The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 130 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Games 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.45% 0.14% -
As % of the General category 0.97% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £351 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%
Games
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1335 1478 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.89% 50.91% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 757 517
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 17
Median hourly rate £30.21 £16.85 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.31% +60.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Games
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 5 £350 -
Edinburgh -9 3 - - 3
Dundee - 3 £225 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (64.71%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Mathematics
3 9 (52.94%) Algorithms
4 8 (47.06%) Unreal Engine
4 8 (47.06%) Animation
4 8 (47.06%) OOD
4 8 (47.06%) OpenGL
5 7 (41.18%) DirectX
5 7 (41.18%) RenderMan
5 7 (41.18%) V-Ray
5 7 (41.18%) Game Development
5 7 (41.18%) GLSL
5 7 (41.18%) HLSL
6 6 (35.29%) R
6 6 (35.29%) Physics
7 5 (29.41%) OO
8 4 (23.53%) C#
8 4 (23.53%) Scrum
9 3 (17.65%) MVC
9 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 3 (17.65%) Java
9 3 (17.65%) .NET
9 3 (17.65%) TDD
9 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 3 (17.65%) Web Development
9 3 (17.65%) Android
9 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
9 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
9 3 (17.65%) SOLID

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.88%) ArcGIS
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Houdini
1 1 (5.88%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) QGIS
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) git-flow
General
1 2 (11.76%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) C++ Developer
2 7 (41.18%) C++ Games Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Games Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) e-Learning Developer
5 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) OpenGL
1 8 (47.06%) Unreal Engine
2 7 (41.18%) DirectX
2 7 (41.18%) V-Ray
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) MSMQ
5 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (5.88%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Algorithms
1 9 (52.94%) Mathematics
2 8 (47.06%) Animation
3 7 (41.18%) RenderMan
4 6 (35.29%) Physics
5 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
6 2 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.76%) e-Learning
6 2 (11.76%) SCORM
7 1 (5.88%) Informatics
7 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) OOD
3 7 (41.18%) Game Development
4 5 (29.41%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) SOLID
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
7 2 (11.76%) Content Development
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
8 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.88%) OOP
8 1 (5.88%) Process Management
8 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) GLSL
2 7 (41.18%) HLSL
3 6 (35.29%) R
4 4 (23.53%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) Lua
7 1 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) VMware