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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 121 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.70% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£270 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
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
1149 1060 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.11% 43.23% 50.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 475 627
Average daily rate £400 £380 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.13 £20.50 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 -7 7 £270 - 3
Edinburgh -10 1 - - 5
Dundee - - - - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (50.00%) Competitor Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
1 4 (50.00%) Social Media
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Game Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 1 (12.50%) DirectX
3 1 (12.50%) Maya
3 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Houdini

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.50%) Maya
1 1 (12.50%) Houdini
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
1 1 (12.50%) DirectX
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Competitor Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Apple