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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 69 60
Contract jobs citing Games 0 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.72% 2.02%
As % of the General category - 2.42% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £449 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +130.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £366 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +22.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
375 289 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 36.76% 29.73% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 114 153
Median daily rate £388 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £243 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% -7.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.19 £25.00 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -0.15%

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 5 May 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 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce
1 1 (33.33%) Streaming Video
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Video Processing
1 1 (33.33%) Tektronix
1 1 (33.33%) Video on Demand
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) Game Development
1 1 (33.33%) NuGet
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) MPEG
1 1 (33.33%) RIP

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 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) DOCSIS
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) RIP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Telnet
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NuGet
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) DTV
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) MPEG
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) Streaming Video
1 1 (33.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) DRM
1 1 (33.33%) Game Development
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce
1 1 (33.33%) Tektronix