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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 65 40 88
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +48
Contract jobs citing Games 4 47 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 4.29% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.50% 10.04% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 3
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£600 £168 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+258.20% -9.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -27.05%
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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
267 468 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.60% 42.74% 50.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 231 142
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £168 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 10
Average hourly rate £71.42 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+308.08% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £50.00 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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 20 October 2014, 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 (42.86%) Publishing
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISA
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) CRISC
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 1 (14.29%) New Media
3 1 (14.29%) Direct3D
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (28.57%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Premiere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Principal Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Programmer
1 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Principal Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Games Producer
2 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) PHP Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (14.29%) SCORM
1 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
1 1 (14.29%) New Media
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 2 (28.57%) SIEM
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (14.29%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) CISA
1 2 (28.57%) CISM
1 2 (28.57%) CRISC
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe