The first 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 16 April 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 South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 175 152 164
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing Games 71 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.98% 0.83%
As % of the General category 2.03% 2.59% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 45
Average daily rate £285 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +294.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +38.46%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3501 3202 3991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.40% 37.69% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1486 1751
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 187 213
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Games
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 31 £275 -18.81% 8
East Sussex -5 11 £190 -15.55% 2
Kent +2 9 £388 +40.90% 3
Hampshire 0 6 £250 -24.24% 1
Surrey -45 6 £310 +41.71% 7
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 - 3
Middlesex -6 2 £300 -33.33%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 48 (31.79%) C++
1 48 (31.79%) SQL
2 42 (27.81%) C#
3 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
3 30 (19.87%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.54%) Degree
4 28 (18.54%) Game Development
5 26 (17.22%) .NET
6 23 (15.23%) JavaScript
7 20 (13.25%) C
8 19 (12.58%) Analytics
9 18 (11.92%) HTML
9 18 (11.92%) SLA
9 18 (11.92%) Project Management
10 17 (11.26%) Computer Science
11 16 (10.60%) MS Visio
11 16 (10.60%) Mobile App
12 15 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (9.93%) XML
13 14 (9.27%) Windows
13 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.27%) Publishing
13 14 (9.27%) Marketing
14 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
14 13 (8.61%) MS Office
14 13 (8.61%) Java
15 12 (7.95%) Linux
15 12 (7.95%) Scrum
15 12 (7.95%) Online Games
15 12 (7.95%) HTML5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (5.30%) CMS
2 5 (3.31%) Drupal
2 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.65%) IIS
4 3 (1.99%) Node.js
5 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.60%) MS Visio
3 13 (8.61%) MS Office
4 9 (5.96%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (5.30%) Photoshop
6 5 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (3.31%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.66%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.28%) Internet
2 3 (1.99%) SAN
2 3 (1.99%) LAN
2 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
3 2 (1.32%) VoIP
3 2 (1.32%) DMZ
3 2 (1.32%) Intranet
3 2 (1.32%) BGP
3 2 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) NAS
4 1 (0.66%) WAN
4 1 (0.66%) DHCP
4 1 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.66%) VPN
4 1 (0.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.97%) MySQL
3 4 (2.65%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.99%) MS Access
5 2 (1.32%) DB2
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (9.27%) Publishing
1 14 (9.27%) Marketing
2 11 (7.28%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Retail
3 4 (2.65%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
4 2 (1.32%) Interactive Media
5 1 (0.66%) Military
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (24.50%) Developer
2 21 (13.91%) Analyst
3 11 (7.28%) Programmer
4 10 (6.62%) Business Analyst
4 10 (6.62%) Test Engineer
5 9 (5.96%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.30%) Lead Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Coordinator
7 7 (4.64%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.64%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.97%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Drupal Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Consultant
10 4 (2.65%) Games Programmer
10 4 (2.65%) SQL DBA
10 4 (2.65%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.65%) DBA
10 4 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (1.99%) Designer
11 3 (1.99%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.22%) .NET
2 18 (11.92%) HTML
3 15 (9.93%) XML
4 12 (7.95%) HTML5
4 12 (7.95%) REST
5 9 (5.96%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.96%) Spring
5 9 (5.96%) JSON
5 9 (5.96%) OAuth
6 8 (5.30%) jQuery
7 6 (3.97%) CSS
7 6 (3.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (3.97%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (3.31%) Flash
8 5 (3.31%) iOS SDK
9 4 (2.65%) RESTful
9 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (2.65%) Ajax
10 3 (1.99%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) Computer Science
2 16 (10.60%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.95%) Online Games
4 10 (6.62%) Xbox
5 8 (5.30%) Mathematics
6 7 (4.64%) Statistics
7 4 (2.65%) Animation
7 4 (2.65%) Open Source
7 4 (2.65%) New Media
8 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.99%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.32%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.32%) Social Network
9 2 (1.32%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.32%) iSeries
10 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.66%) Social Media
10 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.66%) Clustering
10 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.27%) Windows
2 12 (7.95%) Linux
3 10 (6.62%) Android
4 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.54%) Game Development
2 19 (12.58%) Analytics
3 18 (11.92%) Project Management
4 15 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
6 12 (7.95%) Scrum
6 12 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.28%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.28%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.62%) Rapid Prototyping
9 9 (5.96%) Content Management
9 9 (5.96%) SOA
9 9 (5.96%) Mobile Application Development
10 8 (5.30%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.30%) TDD
10 8 (5.30%) Process Architecture
10 8 (5.30%) Time Management
10 8 (5.30%) Use Case
11 7 (4.64%) Software Architecture
11 7 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.79%) C++
1 48 (31.79%) SQL
2 42 (27.81%) C#
3 23 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.25%) C
5 13 (8.61%) Java
5 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.30%) Python
7 7 (4.64%) PHP
8 5 (3.31%) ActionScript
8 5 (3.31%) UnrealScript
9 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.32%) VBScript
10 2 (1.32%) Ruby
10 2 (1.32%) Lua
10 2 (1.32%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.66%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) VBA
11 1 (0.66%) RPG
Qualifications
1 28 (18.54%) Degree
2 8 (5.30%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.30%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.32%) JNCIP
3 2 (1.32%) CCNP
4 1 (0.66%) PhD
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) SLA
2 9 (5.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) NLBS
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) Google
2 11 (7.28%) Facebook
3 9 (5.96%) Twitter
3 9 (5.96%) Perforce
4 4 (2.65%) VMware
5 3 (1.99%) Alias
6 2 (1.32%) Endeca
6 2 (1.32%) Coremetrics
6 2 (1.32%) Juniper
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle
7 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.66%) NetApp
7 1 (0.66%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.66%) Tableau
7 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
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