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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 261 181 181
Rank change year-on-year
-80 0
Contract jobs citing Games 10 90 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.95% 0.76%
As % of the General category 0.33% 2.79% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 28
Median daily rate £475 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £278 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 £10.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%
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
2991 3225 3136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.14% 34.15% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1680 1668
Median daily rate £413 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 83 129
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.78 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

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
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 28 May 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 -19 4 £463 +23.33% 4
Surrey -19 4 £475 +31.03% 15
East Sussex +7 1 - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) TDD
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) MS Office
4 4 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 4 (14.29%) Finance
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) Marketing
4 4 (14.29%) Game Development
5 3 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (10.71%) PaaS
5 3 (10.71%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (10.71%) Docker
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) User Experience
5 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum

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 (10.71%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Documentum
2 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) PaaS
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) OSPF
4 2 (7.14%) RIP
5 1 (3.57%) 802.11
5 1 (3.57%) Broadband
5 1 (3.57%) DOCSIS
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) SNMP
5 1 (3.57%) SSH
5 1 (3.57%) Telnet
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) NUnit
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
1 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Analyst
2 2 (7.14%) Games Developer
2 2 (7.14%) iOS Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
2 2 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
3 1 (3.57%) C# Programmer
3 1 (3.57%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Kafka
2 2 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
2 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) WDK
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) DTV
2 2 (7.14%) IPTV
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) MPEG
2 2 (7.14%) Social Media
2 2 (7.14%) Streaming Video
2 2 (7.14%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.57%) Blog
3 1 (3.57%) Economics
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (3.57%) PlayStation
3 1 (3.57%) Psychology
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) STB
3 1 (3.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) TDD
3 4 (14.29%) Game Development
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.14%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.14%) User Stories
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Go
4 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCDST
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe
2 2 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) Tektronix
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