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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 213 159 191
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +32
Contract jobs citing Games 45 79 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.95% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.36% 2.69% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £188 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -32.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £128 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £395 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -38.33%
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
3308 2937 3295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.67% 35.17% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1809 1543 1373
Average daily rate £375 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 105 196
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
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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
Surrey -8 11 £245 +30.66% 5
Oxfordshire -17 10 £310 -6.41% 5
Berkshire -44 7 £375 +123.88% 5
East Sussex - 4 £250 - 2
Hampshire -28 3 £238 - 6
Kent - 2 £313 - 8
West Sussex -4 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Middlesex - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 21 (28.00%) Game Development
2 19 (25.33%) C++
3 18 (24.00%) SQL
4 16 (21.33%) XML
5 15 (20.00%) TDD
5 15 (20.00%) JSON
6 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.67%) Internet
7 13 (17.33%) Java
7 13 (17.33%) Google
8 12 (16.00%) Use Case
8 12 (16.00%) OAuth
8 12 (16.00%) Rapid Prototyping
8 12 (16.00%) Facebook
8 12 (16.00%) Twitter
8 12 (16.00%) REST
8 12 (16.00%) Mobile App
8 12 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 12 (16.00%) SOA
8 12 (16.00%) Spring
9 11 (14.67%) Retail
9 11 (14.67%) Python
9 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.67%) Mathematics
10 9 (12.00%) Physics
10 9 (12.00%) C#
10 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.67%) CRM
11 8 (10.67%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.00%) Maya
5 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.33%) InDesign
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.33%) QlikView
2 1 (1.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (14.67%) Retail
2 7 (9.33%) Marketing
3 5 (6.67%) Finance
4 4 (5.33%) Publishing
5 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.67%) Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Developer
2 12 (16.00%) Mobile Developer
3 7 (9.33%) Computer Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.00%) Programmer
5 5 (6.67%) Designer
5 5 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Product Manager
6 4 (5.33%) UI Designer
6 4 (5.33%) Games Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Games Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior UI Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Web Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Web Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) XML
2 15 (20.00%) JSON
3 12 (16.00%) OAuth
3 12 (16.00%) REST
3 12 (16.00%) Spring
4 6 (8.00%) J2ME
4 6 (8.00%) HTML
4 6 (8.00%) Java ME
5 5 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
5 5 (6.67%) CSS
6 3 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (4.00%) Middleware
6 3 (4.00%) .NET
7 2 (2.67%) Web Services
7 2 (2.67%) Flash
7 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.67%) HTML5
7 2 (2.67%) jQuery
8 1 (1.33%) Java EE
8 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (14.67%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.00%) Physics
4 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.67%) User Experience
7 4 (5.33%) Visualisation
8 3 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (2.67%) Xbox
9 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.33%) Copywriting
10 1 (1.33%) Animation
10 1 (1.33%) Online Games
10 1 (1.33%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (1.33%) New Media
10 1 (1.33%) Clustering
10 1 (1.33%) SCORM
10 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Android
2 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Game Development
2 15 (20.00%) TDD
3 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.00%) Use Case
4 12 (16.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 12 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 12 (16.00%) SOA
5 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.67%) CRM
7 7 (9.33%) Image Processing
7 7 (9.33%) Video Processing
7 7 (9.33%) Multithreading
7 7 (9.33%) Analytics
7 7 (9.33%) Signal Processing
8 5 (6.67%) Scrum
9 4 (5.33%) Project Management
9 4 (5.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.33%) Business Transformation
9 4 (5.33%) Product Management
9 4 (5.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) C++
2 18 (24.00%) SQL
3 13 (17.33%) Java
4 11 (14.67%) Python
5 9 (12.00%) C#
6 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.33%) MATLAB
7 5 (6.67%) C
8 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.33%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) PhD
2 4 (5.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) CISSP
3 2 (2.67%) CISA
3 2 (2.67%) CISM
3 2 (2.67%) CRISC
4 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Google
2 12 (16.00%) Facebook
2 12 (16.00%) Twitter
3 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.00%) Adobe
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.33%) Juniper
6 1 (1.33%) NetApp
6 1 (1.33%) Apple
6 1 (1.33%) HP
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
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