The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 30 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Games 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.01% 0.77% -
As % of the General category 5.04% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

General Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
119 139 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 39.80% 53.46% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 78 76
Average daily rate £350 £438 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £153 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -22.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £17.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £33.50 £30.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Slough region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Slough region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
1 4 (50.00%) Graphic Design
1 4 (50.00%) Information Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) Axure RP
1 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) ARCserve

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) JBehave
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) UX Designer
1 4 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Graphic Design
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
2 1 (12.50%) Xbox
2 1 (12.50%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
1 4 (50.00%) Information Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) ARCserve
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper