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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 135 124 127
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Games 15 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.30% 0.075%
As % of the General category 1.17% 0.56% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 1
Median daily rate £225 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +12.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +210.00%
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
1277 1601 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 43.41% 54.18% 40.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 801 558
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £284 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 16
Median hourly rate £9.88 £30.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.08% +185.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 - 11 £225 - 1
Glasgow -2 3 £175 -46.15% 1
Angus - 1 £95 -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (65.38%) C++
2 15 (57.69%) Mathematics
3 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (53.85%) Algorithms
4 10 (38.46%) OO
4 10 (38.46%) OOD
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) C#
5 9 (34.62%) Animation
5 9 (34.62%) Android
5 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
6 8 (30.77%) Unreal Engine
6 8 (30.77%) OpenGL
7 7 (26.92%) DirectX
7 7 (26.92%) RenderMan
7 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
7 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
7 7 (26.92%) GLSL
7 7 (26.92%) V-Ray
7 7 (26.92%) HLSL
7 7 (26.92%) Game Development
8 6 (23.08%) R
8 6 (23.08%) Physics
9 5 (19.23%) Scrum
9 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 5 (19.23%) TDD
10 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
10 4 (15.38%) Web Development
10 4 (15.38%) .NET
10 4 (15.38%) 3D Graphics

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 (7.69%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Houdini
1 2 (7.69%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.69%) QGIS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Advertising
1 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) C++ Developer
2 7 (26.92%) C++ Games Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Games Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Games Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) OpenGL
1 8 (30.77%) Unreal Engine
2 7 (26.92%) DirectX
2 7 (26.92%) V-Ray
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) WebGL
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Mathematics
2 14 (53.85%) Algorithms
3 9 (34.62%) Animation
4 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
4 7 (26.92%) RenderMan
5 6 (23.08%) Physics
6 4 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
8 2 (7.69%) e-Learning
8 2 (7.69%) SCORM
9 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (3.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Android
1 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) OO
2 10 (38.46%) OOD
3 7 (26.92%) Game Development
3 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Kanban
5 4 (15.38%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
5 4 (15.38%) SOLID
5 4 (15.38%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Content Development
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) MapReduce
6 2 (7.69%) Open Source
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) C++
2 9 (34.62%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) GLSL
3 7 (26.92%) HLSL
4 6 (23.08%) R
5 2 (7.69%) Lua
5 2 (7.69%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.85%) VMware