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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 118 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 8 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.94% 0.40% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £100 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
847 1739 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.00% 54.48% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 852 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 16
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.36 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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
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 26 September 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
Dundee +3 6 £108 -52.22% 2
Fife - 1 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 14 (63.64%) Android
1 14 (63.64%) Apple iOS
2 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
2 12 (54.55%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) OO
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 8 (36.36%) Data Structures
4 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 7 (31.82%) WebGL
6 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) OOD
6 6 (27.27%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) SOLID
8 4 (18.18%) SaaS
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) Kanban
8 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
8 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 4 (18.18%) Web Development
8 4 (18.18%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (18.18%) MVC
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 3 (13.64%) ISEB

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 2 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Houdini
1 2 (9.09%) Maya
2 1 (4.55%) 3ds Max
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.09%) QGIS
General
1 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
1 6 (27.27%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) 3D Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Tester
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Games Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Games Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Games Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior UX Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) WebGL
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (4.55%) DirectX
4 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.55%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (4.55%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
2 11 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 8 (36.36%) Data Structures
4 4 (18.18%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 3 (13.64%) Animation
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (4.55%) Physics
6 1 (4.55%) RenderMan
6 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Android
1 14 (63.64%) Apple iOS
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) OO
2 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) OOD
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) SOLID
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) Kanban
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 4 (18.18%) Web Development
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Game Development
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) MapReduce
7 2 (9.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C++
2 11 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Lua
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) GLSL
4 1 (4.55%) HLSL
4 1 (4.55%) MAXScript
4 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe