The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 228 221 121
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -100
Contract jobs citing Games 42 30 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.33% 1.35%
As % of the General category 1.18% 0.97% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 54
Average daily rate
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£344 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +25.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3557 3102 3268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.89% 33.92% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1703 1650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 88 112
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Games
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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
Surrey +6 11 £325 - 7
East Sussex +2 8 £550 - 3
Berkshire +1 8 £320 +6.66% 7
Oxfordshire -21 4 £431 +42.56% 13
Hampshire -7 2 £350 +7.69% 3
Kent -7 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £338 - 3
Middlesex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £400 - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 35 (27.13%) Game Development
2 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (18.60%) C++
4 23 (17.83%) Scrum
5 22 (17.05%) C#
5 22 (17.05%) Marketing
6 21 (16.28%) SQL
7 19 (14.73%) Degree
8 17 (13.18%) TDD
8 17 (13.18%) Photoshop
8 17 (13.18%) NoSQL
9 16 (12.40%) .NET
9 16 (12.40%) Online Games
9 16 (12.40%) Android
10 14 (10.85%) Python
10 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (10.85%) OpenGL
11 13 (10.08%) Physics
11 13 (10.08%) Big Data
12 12 (9.30%) MVC
12 12 (9.30%) Java
12 12 (9.30%) C
13 11 (8.53%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.53%) Apple iOS
13 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (7.75%) Xbox
14 10 (7.75%) Reactive Extensions
14 10 (7.75%) Task Parallel Library
14 10 (7.75%) Web Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (1.55%) Apache
1 2 (1.55%) CMS
1 2 (1.55%) Node.js
1 2 (1.55%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.78%) IIS
2 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Photoshop
2 9 (6.98%) Maya
2 9 (6.98%) 3ds Max
2 9 (6.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.65%) ZBrush
4 3 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) Simulink
5 1 (0.78%) MS Office
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.33%) Heroku
4 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.33%) MPLS
2 3 (2.33%) OSPF
2 3 (2.33%) BGP
2 3 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.33%) Firewall
3 2 (1.55%) SSH
3 2 (1.55%) VPN
3 2 (1.55%) DNS
3 2 (1.55%) RIP
3 2 (1.55%) SNMP
3 2 (1.55%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.55%) Telnet
4 1 (0.78%) VLAN
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.18%) NoSQL
2 13 (10.08%) Big Data
3 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.33%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.55%) OLAP
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.55%) HBase
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Bugzilla
1 3 (2.33%) Selenium
2 2 (1.55%) Subversion
2 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.78%) JBehave
3 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.78%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.78%) NuGet
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (17.05%) Marketing
2 6 (4.65%) Advertising
3 4 (3.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Interactive Media
4 1 (0.78%) French Language
4 1 (0.78%) German Language
4 1 (0.78%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Finance
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (29.46%) Developer
2 15 (11.63%) Designer
3 13 (10.08%) Architect
3 13 (10.08%) Programmer
4 11 (8.53%) Games Developer
5 9 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.43%) Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Software Architect
7 6 (4.65%) Animator
7 6 (4.65%) Senior Designer
7 6 (4.65%) Android Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Visual Designer
8 5 (3.88%) Video Game Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.10%) Games Programmer
9 4 (3.10%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Tester
9 4 (3.10%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) .NET
2 14 (10.85%) OpenGL
3 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (7.75%) Reactive Extensions
4 10 (7.75%) Task Parallel Library
5 8 (6.20%) HTML
6 6 (4.65%) Unreal Engine
7 5 (3.88%) OAuth
7 5 (3.88%) REST
7 5 (3.88%) JSON
7 5 (3.88%) Flash
7 5 (3.88%) CSS
8 3 (2.33%) Web Services
8 3 (2.33%) Django
8 3 (2.33%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.33%) HTML5
8 3 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (1.55%) CSS3
9 2 (1.55%) RESTful
9 2 (1.55%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Online Games
2 13 (10.08%) Physics
3 10 (7.75%) Xbox
4 8 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.20%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.43%) Animation
6 6 (4.65%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.65%) Social Media
7 5 (3.88%) Graphic Design
7 5 (3.88%) STB
8 4 (3.10%) Mobile Games
8 4 (3.10%) User Experience
9 3 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.33%) PlayStation
9 3 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (2.33%) IPTV
9 3 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (2.33%) Photography
9 3 (2.33%) Video Editing
10 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.40%) Android
2 11 (8.53%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.65%) Windows
3 6 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.78%) CentOS
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Game Development
2 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.83%) Scrum
4 17 (13.18%) TDD
5 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (9.30%) MVC
7 11 (8.53%) Software Engineering
8 10 (7.75%) Web Development
9 9 (6.98%) Android Development
10 8 (6.20%) 3D Modelling
11 6 (4.65%) Mobile Application Development
11 6 (4.65%) Web Design
11 6 (4.65%) Workflow
12 5 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.88%) Software Architecture
13 4 (3.10%) Time Management
13 4 (3.10%) Kanban
13 4 (3.10%) Test Automation
13 4 (3.10%) Quantitative Analysis
13 4 (3.10%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) C++
2 22 (17.05%) C#
3 21 (16.28%) SQL
4 14 (10.85%) Python
5 12 (9.30%) C
5 12 (9.30%) Java
6 8 (6.20%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.33%) PHP
8 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 2 (1.55%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.55%) Scala
8 2 (1.55%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (1.55%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.55%) R
9 1 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) IronPython
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.73%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) MCSE
4 1 (0.78%) CCNP
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.78%) Xen
2 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.78%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Puppet
1 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.55%) Ansible
1 2 (1.55%) Mesos
2 1 (0.78%) Nagios
2 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (6.98%) Adobe
2 3 (2.33%) Apple
2 3 (2.33%) Cisco
2 3 (2.33%) Google
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.55%) Tektronix
3 2 (1.55%) Tableau
3 2 (1.55%) Facebook
3 2 (1.55%) Perforce
3 2 (1.55%) VMware
3 2 (1.55%) Cadence
4 1 (0.78%) IBM
4 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Symantec
4 1 (0.78%) McAfee
4 1 (0.78%) HP
4 1 (0.78%) EMC
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
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