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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 122 117 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Games 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the General category 0.16% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
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 - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
1276 979 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.82% 39.64% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 473 448
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 29
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £38.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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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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
Edinburgh -11 2 - - 9
Glasgow - - - - 5
Midlothian - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Social Media
2 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Maya
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
4 1 (12.50%) DirectX
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) CryEngine
4 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 1 (12.50%) iPad
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Houdini
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) iPhone

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) WinForms
2 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 1 (12.50%) DirectX
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CryEngine
2 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Competitor Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification