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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / South East
Rank 215 242 211
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -31
Contract jobs citing Games 27 17 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.19% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.06% 0.56% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 38
Median daily rate £350 £369 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £264 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £633 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
2553 3052 3367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.61% 34.73% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1677 1765
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 134 81
Median hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +11 7 £438 +34.61% 9
East Sussex - 6 £275 - 2
Surrey +5 5 £575 +39.39% 1
Hampshire - 4 £333 - 6
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £320 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) QA
3 9 (16.36%) TDD
3 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
3 9 (16.36%) C++
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.36%) .NET
4 8 (14.55%) C#
4 8 (14.55%) Scrum
4 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
4 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
5 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (12.73%) HTML5
5 7 (12.73%) Android
5 7 (12.73%) JSON
5 7 (12.73%) Selenium
5 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
5 7 (12.73%) HTML
5 7 (12.73%) CSS
6 6 (10.91%) XML
6 6 (10.91%) Windows
6 6 (10.91%) Java
6 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.91%) Scala
6 6 (10.91%) User Stories
6 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
6 6 (10.91%) CSS3
6 6 (10.91%) 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 (5.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) Documentum
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.64%) SAS
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) Maya
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) MySQL
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) SAS EBI
3 1 (1.82%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.82%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
1 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
2 7 (12.73%) Selenium
3 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.91%) RSpec
4 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.82%) Appium
6 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA
6 1 (1.82%) JMeter
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) WATIR
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Danish Language
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Developer
2 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (7.27%) Python Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Development Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.64%) 3D Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) CSS
2 7 (12.73%) HTML
2 7 (12.73%) HTML5
2 7 (12.73%) JSON
2 7 (12.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (10.91%) CSS3
3 6 (10.91%) XML
4 5 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.09%) jQuery
4 5 (9.09%) OpenGL
5 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.27%) Web Services
6 3 (5.45%) JSTL
6 3 (5.45%) REST
6 3 (5.45%) XSLT
7 2 (3.64%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (3.64%) Node.js
7 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.64%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Mobile Games
2 4 (7.27%) Online Games
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) iPhone
4 2 (3.64%) IPTV
4 2 (3.64%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.82%) AS400
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) Social Media
5 1 (1.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Android
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Unix
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.82%) AIX
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
2 9 (16.36%) TDD
3 8 (14.55%) Scrum
4 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (10.91%) User Stories
6 5 (9.09%) Android Development
6 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 4 (7.27%) BDD
7 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.27%) Front End Development
7 4 (7.27%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.27%) MVC
7 4 (7.27%) SDLC
7 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.45%) Microservices
8 3 (5.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) C++
1 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.55%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) Scala
4 4 (7.27%) C
4 4 (7.27%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.45%) XPath
6 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) Go
7 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.82%) Groovy
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
7 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) QA
2 5 (9.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) Freescale
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
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