The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 127 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the General category 0.27% 0.73% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£270 £425 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +183.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1113 1102 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.50% 44.63% 51.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 537 652
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 25
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.30 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
UK

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 3 £270 -36.47% 3
Dundee - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - - 4
Games
UK

Games
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Maya
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (20.00%) DirectX
3 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Houdini
3 1 (20.00%) Game Development
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maya
1 1 (20.00%) Houdini
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (20.00%) DirectX
2 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Game Development
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Apple