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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 207 251 225
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -26
Contract jobs citing Games 32 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the General category 1.28% 0.72% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 31
Median daily rate £325 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £531 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
2508 3178 3310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.37% 33.49% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1709 1799
Median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 99 118
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +35.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £12.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +12.24%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 9 £225 -16.66% 6
East Sussex +11 8 £310 -30.14% 2
West Sussex - 6 £369 -
Hampshire +29 5 £438 - 8
Kent - 3 £388 - 3
Surrey +8 1 - - 7
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Scrum
3 14 (20.59%) TDD
3 14 (20.59%) .NET
4 12 (17.65%) C#
4 12 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 12 (17.65%) User Stories
5 11 (16.18%) QA
6 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.24%) HTML
7 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
7 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
7 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (13.24%) Android
7 9 (13.24%) Online Games
8 8 (11.76%) Selenium
8 8 (11.76%) JSON
8 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.76%) C++
8 8 (11.76%) CSS
9 7 (10.29%) Scala
9 7 (10.29%) Automation Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Android Development
9 7 (10.29%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (10.29%) HTML5
10 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
10 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
10 6 (8.82%) RSpec

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.41%) Apache
1 3 (4.41%) CMS
1 3 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.94%) SAS
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) BGP
2 2 (2.94%) DOCSIS
2 2 (2.94%) LAN
2 2 (2.94%) MPLS
2 2 (2.94%) OSPF
2 2 (2.94%) RIP
2 2 (2.94%) SNMP
2 2 (2.94%) SSH
2 2 (2.94%) Telnet
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
3 1 (1.47%) SAN
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Big Data
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) SAS EBI
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.47%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
2 8 (11.76%) Selenium
3 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.82%) JUnit
3 6 (8.82%) RSpec
4 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.47%) Appium
5 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.47%) JMeter
5 1 (1.47%) WATIR
General
1 5 (7.35%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Danish Language
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (41.18%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Test Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) QA Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Quality Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Games Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.41%) Android Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.41%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Tester
9 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) HTML
3 8 (11.76%) CSS
3 8 (11.76%) JSON
4 7 (10.29%) HTML5
5 6 (8.82%) XML
6 5 (7.35%) CSS3
6 5 (7.35%) OpenGL
6 5 (7.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.88%) jQuery
8 2 (2.94%) DirectX
8 2 (2.94%) JSTL
8 2 (2.94%) Node.js
8 2 (2.94%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.94%) Spring
8 2 (2.94%) Web Services
8 2 (2.94%) WebGL
8 2 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Online Games
2 5 (7.35%) iPhone
3 3 (4.41%) IPTV
3 3 (4.41%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.94%) Digital TV
4 2 (2.94%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile Games
4 2 (2.94%) MPEG
4 2 (2.94%) STB
4 2 (2.94%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Xbox
5 1 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) AS400
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Android
2 6 (8.82%) Unix
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Scrum
3 14 (20.59%) TDD
4 12 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 12 (17.65%) User Stories
5 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.29%) Android Development
7 7 (10.29%) Automation Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.35%) iOS Development
9 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.35%) Web Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Front End Development
10 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.88%) OO
11 3 (4.41%) CRM
11 3 (4.41%) SDLC
11 3 (4.41%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) C#
2 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.76%) C++
4 7 (10.29%) Scala
5 6 (8.82%) Java
6 5 (7.35%) SQL
7 4 (5.88%) Python
8 3 (4.41%) C
8 3 (4.41%) Go
8 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) XPath
10 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
2 5 (7.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) Docker
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) VMware
3 3 (4.41%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Adobe
4 2 (2.94%) Apple
4 2 (2.94%) Tektronix
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
Brighton
Revolution Technology
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Posted: 24 days ago