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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 139 127 126
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.16% 0.075%
As % of the General category 0.86% 0.34% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% +25.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +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
1397 1471 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.75% 48.45% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 768 496
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £491 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £20.69 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.33% +88.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.76 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £65.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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
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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Edinburgh -10 3 - - 4
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) C++
1 8 (53.33%) OpenGL
1 8 (53.33%) Animation
1 8 (53.33%) Unreal Engine
2 7 (46.67%) HLSL
2 7 (46.67%) GLSL
2 7 (46.67%) V-Ray
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) DirectX
2 7 (46.67%) RenderMan
3 6 (40.00%) OOD
3 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (40.00%) Physics
3 6 (40.00%) Game Development
3 6 (40.00%) R
3 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (20.00%) Multimedia
5 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
5 2 (13.33%) SCORM
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Process Management
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) Content Development
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.67%) User Experience
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
1 1 (6.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Houdini
1 1 (6.67%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) git-flow
General
1 3 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C++ Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C++ Games Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Games Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Communications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) e-Learning Designer
4 1 (6.67%) e-Learning Developer
4 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) OpenGL
1 8 (53.33%) Unreal Engine
2 7 (46.67%) DirectX
2 7 (46.67%) V-Ray
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
4 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Animation
2 7 (46.67%) RenderMan
3 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (40.00%) Physics
4 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
4 2 (13.33%) SCORM
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) Informatics
5 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Game Development
2 6 (40.00%) OOD
3 2 (13.33%) Content Development
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Secure Coding
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C++
2 7 (46.67%) GLSL
2 7 (46.67%) HLSL
3 6 (40.00%) R
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) VMware