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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 113 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 12 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the General category 1.21% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Median daily rate £115 £288 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £218 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
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
991 1813 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.26% 55.34% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 901 515
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +90.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +9 9 £225 -
Glasgow +5 1 £170 -47.69%
Angus - 1 £95 -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (54.17%) C++
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (54.17%) Mathematics
2 12 (50.00%) Android
2 12 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 12 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 9 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) OO
3 9 (37.50%) C#
4 8 (33.33%) OOD
5 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 7 (29.17%) Data Structures
6 6 (25.00%) WebGL
6 6 (25.00%) Animation
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Game Development
8 4 (16.67%) R
8 4 (16.67%) GLSL
8 4 (16.67%) HLSL
8 4 (16.67%) V-Ray
8 4 (16.67%) SOLID
8 4 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
8 4 (16.67%) RenderMan
8 4 (16.67%) Web Development
8 4 (16.67%) Kanban

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 (8.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Houdini
1 2 (8.33%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.33%) QGIS
General
1 3 (12.50%) Multimedia
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
1 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Games Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Games Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) 3D Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) e-Learning Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Games Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Games Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior UX Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) WebGL
2 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) DirectX
2 4 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 4 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (16.67%) V-Ray
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Mathematics
2 12 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 7 (29.17%) Data Structures
4 6 (25.00%) Animation
5 4 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (16.67%) Physics
5 4 (16.67%) RenderMan
6 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (8.33%) e-Learning
7 2 (8.33%) SCORM
8 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (4.17%) Informatics
8 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Android
1 12 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) OO
3 8 (33.33%) OOD
4 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.83%) Game Development
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) SOLID
6 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Content Development
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) MapReduce
8 2 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C++
2 9 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) GLSL
3 4 (16.67%) HLSL
3 4 (16.67%) R
4 2 (8.33%) Lua
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.17%) VMware