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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 58 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 0.51% 0.23%
As % of the General category 2.19% 1.46% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £438 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
Games
Berkshire

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
274 343 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 35.86% 35.18% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 180 108
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.35 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.64% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £42.80 £33.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Online Games
2 2 (25.00%) Xbox
2 2 (25.00%) Global Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Integrated Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) React
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
3 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
3 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) R
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) LESS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) HTML Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Developer
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) LESS
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Sass
2 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Online Games
1 2 (25.00%) Xbox
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (25.00%) Global Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) Integrated Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (12.50%) R
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle