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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 216 155 192
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +37
Contract jobs citing Games 38 76 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.90% 0.37%
As % of the General category 1.21% 2.52% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 18
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£250 £274 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% -15.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £165 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £311 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £301 £311
% change year-on-year
+13.97% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £20.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.92% -41.42%
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
3135 3015 2751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.95% 35.78% 36.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1495 1221
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 133 165
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -9 10 £240 -18.64% 5
East Sussex +1 7 £250 +51.51% 1
Berkshire -34 7 £358 +60.67%
Oxfordshire -17 4 - - 5
West Sussex -9 2 £225 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £396 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £168 - 1
Kent - 1 £425 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 18 (24.00%) C#
2 17 (22.67%) C++
3 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.67%) Retail
5 13 (17.33%) Python
5 13 (17.33%) Game Development
6 12 (16.00%) SQL
6 12 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
8 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 9 (12.00%) Analytics
9 9 (12.00%) Marketing
9 9 (12.00%) Mathematics
10 8 (10.67%) Physics
10 8 (10.67%) CRM
10 8 (10.67%) Finance
11 7 (9.33%) Windows
11 7 (9.33%) XML
11 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
12 6 (8.00%) Multithreading
12 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.00%) Image Processing
12 6 (8.00%) Video Processing
12 6 (8.00%) JSON
12 6 (8.00%) Google
12 6 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
12 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.00%) Signal Processing
12 6 (8.00%) Visualisation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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
1 3 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.67%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.33%) Maya
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) IaaS
2 3 (4.00%) PaaS
2 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) 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%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.33%) QlikView
2 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.33%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (18.67%) Retail
2 9 (12.00%) Marketing
3 8 (10.67%) Finance
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Publishing
5 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Developer
2 9 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Computer Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Product Manager
6 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) iOS Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Games Producer
7 2 (2.67%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Programmer
7 2 (2.67%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Change Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) XML
2 6 (8.00%) JSON
2 6 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
2 6 (8.00%) HTML
2 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) CSS
4 4 (5.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (4.00%) J2ME
5 3 (4.00%) REST
5 3 (4.00%) Java ME
5 3 (4.00%) Spring
5 3 (4.00%) OAuth
5 3 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (2.67%) D3.js
6 2 (2.67%) HTML5
6 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.67%) Raphaël
6 2 (2.67%) Flash
6 2 (2.67%) Web Services
6 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (10.67%) Physics
3 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) Statistics
6 2 (2.67%) Animation
6 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.67%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.33%) Clustering
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) DTV
7 1 (1.33%) Xbox
7 1 (1.33%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.33%) New Media
7 1 (1.33%) Kinect
7 1 (1.33%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Android
2 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) Game Development
3 12 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (12.00%) Analytics
5 8 (10.67%) CRM
6 6 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (8.00%) Image Processing
6 6 (8.00%) Video Processing
6 6 (8.00%) Signal Processing
6 6 (8.00%) Project Management
6 6 (8.00%) TDD
6 6 (8.00%) Scrum
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.33%) Product Management
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.33%) Web Analytics
8 4 (5.33%) DevOps
8 4 (5.33%) Business Transformation
8 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) C#
2 17 (22.67%) C++
3 13 (17.33%) Python
4 12 (16.00%) SQL
5 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.00%) C
6 6 (8.00%) Java
6 6 (8.00%) MATLAB
7 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.67%) R
8 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) PhD
2 4 (5.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) CRISC
3 2 (2.67%) ISEB
3 2 (2.67%) CISSP
3 2 (2.67%) CISA
3 2 (2.67%) CISM
4 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Google
3 3 (4.00%) Facebook
3 3 (4.00%) Twitter
4 2 (2.67%) Adobe
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) ATG
5 1 (1.33%) Cadence
5 1 (1.33%) Apple
5 1 (1.33%) Juniper
5 1 (1.33%) NetApp
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) hybris
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