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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 31 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.69% 0.37% -
As % of the General category 1.55% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£335 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
Berkshire

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
129 132 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 44.64% 49.07% 43.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 71 57
Average daily rate £336 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £473 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 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 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
1 3 (50.00%) Time Management
1 3 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Heroku
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) Django
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) JBehave
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Online Games
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) D3.js
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Xen

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Heroku
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) JBehave
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Python Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Django Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Python/Django Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Python Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Django
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) D3.js
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (16.67%) Animation
1 1 (16.67%) Online Games
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
1 3 (50.00%) Time Management
1 3 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Xen
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) VMware