The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 66 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 7 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.73% 2.28%
As % of the General category 2.19% 5.56% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
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£413 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
320 306 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 35.09% 31.16% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 117 118
Average daily rate £400 £375 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 16
Average hourly rate £10.75 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.56% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Reading region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Reading region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) STB
2 2 (25.00%) SSH
2 2 (25.00%) IPTV
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) MPEG
2 2 (25.00%) RIP
2 2 (25.00%) SNMP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) DOCSIS
2 2 (25.00%) DRM
2 2 (25.00%) DTV
2 2 (25.00%) Telnet
2 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
2 2 (25.00%) Tektronix
2 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) RIP
1 2 (25.00%) SNMP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) MPLS
1 2 (25.00%) OSPF
1 2 (25.00%) BGP
1 2 (25.00%) DOCSIS
1 2 (25.00%) Telnet
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) HBase
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) JBehave
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) STB
2 2 (25.00%) IPTV
2 2 (25.00%) MPEG
2 2 (25.00%) DTV
2 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) DRM
2 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
1 2 (25.00%) Apple
1 2 (25.00%) Tektronix
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle