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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 226 211 180
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -31
Contract jobs citing Games 20 52 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.54% 0.74%
As % of the General category 0.66% 1.60% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 38 18
Average daily rate £319 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £179 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £490 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
3046 3245 3063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.58% 34.01% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1699 1547
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 87 147
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +10 11 £298 -32.38% 7
Kent -5 3 £625 +47.05% 2
Surrey -19 3 - - 7
East Sussex +6 2 £230 -8.00% 2
Oxfordshire +2 1 £313 - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) Scrum
3 11 (22.45%) C++
4 9 (18.37%) TDD
4 9 (18.37%) Degree
4 9 (18.37%) Game Development
5 8 (16.33%) Finance
5 8 (16.33%) C#
6 7 (14.29%) .NET
6 7 (14.29%) Java
6 7 (14.29%) Validation
6 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.20%) Apple
8 5 (10.20%) Windows
8 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.20%) Analytics
8 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (10.20%) Hadoop
9 4 (8.16%) Video on Demand
9 4 (8.16%) Video Processing
9 4 (8.16%) Product Management
9 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (8.16%) Silverlight
9 4 (8.16%) Ruby
9 4 (8.16%) IPTV
9 4 (8.16%) Docker

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (6.12%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 2 (4.08%) IaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.16%) BGP
2 4 (8.16%) OSPF
2 4 (8.16%) RIP
3 3 (6.12%) DOCSIS
3 3 (6.12%) MPLS
3 3 (6.12%) SNMP
3 3 (6.12%) SSH
3 3 (6.12%) Telnet
3 3 (6.12%) VPN
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) 802.11
5 1 (2.04%) Broadband
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.04%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) HBase
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) NuGet
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
2 2 (4.08%) Billing
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Developer
2 7 (14.29%) Programmer
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Games Programmer
4 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Manager
6 3 (6.12%) C++ Games Programmer
6 3 (6.12%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Games Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Coach
7 2 (4.08%) Business Operations Manager
7 2 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Data Scientist
7 2 (4.08%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) Silverlight
3 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) HTML5
4 2 (4.08%) Kafka
4 2 (4.08%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.04%) jQuery
5 1 (2.04%) LAMP
5 1 (2.04%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (2.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.04%) WinForms
5 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) DTV
3 4 (8.16%) IPTV
3 4 (8.16%) MPEG
3 4 (8.16%) STB
3 4 (8.16%) Streaming Video
3 4 (8.16%) Video on Demand
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
5 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile Games
5 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.08%) Xbox
6 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.04%) Kinect
6 1 (2.04%) Online Games
6 1 (2.04%) Psychology
6 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) Scrum
3 9 (18.37%) Game Development
3 9 (18.37%) TDD
4 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.29%) Validation
5 5 (10.20%) Analytics
5 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.16%) DevOps
6 4 (8.16%) Product Management
6 4 (8.16%) Video Processing
7 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.12%) BDD
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Business Development
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.12%) DRM
7 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.12%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) C++
2 8 (16.33%) C#
3 7 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (8.16%) Ruby
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) SQL
6 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.08%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) R
7 1 (2.04%) Go
7 1 (2.04%) IronPython
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Mesos
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Apple
3 4 (8.16%) Adobe
4 3 (6.12%) Cadence
4 3 (6.12%) Tektronix
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
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