The first 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Slough region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 31 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Games 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.40% 0.42% -
As % of the General category 0.78% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-48.00% +50.00%
General Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
128 115 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 50.79% 48.52% 60.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 58 69
Average daily rate £350 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Games
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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 22 July 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) ECMAScript
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SCORM
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (33.33%) Online Games
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) SCORM
1 1 (33.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ECMAScript
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware