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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 72 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 3 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 2.26% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.07% 5.45% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£449 £115 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+290.21% -54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £115 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £115 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
281 422 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.85% 41.49% 46.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 180 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £168 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +7.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 March 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 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
1 2 (33.33%) QA
1 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Copywriting
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (16.67%) HBase
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Premiere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) HBase
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) JBehave
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Server Support
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Games Producer
1 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Copywriting
1 1 (16.67%) Online Games
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management
1 1 (16.67%) Information Management
1 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Kanban
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) BDD
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp
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