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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 229 234 219
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Games 34 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the General category 1.22% 1.21% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 14
Median daily rate £388 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +3.49%
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
2784 3480 3101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.13% 35.81% 33.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 2016 1702
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 88
Median hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +9 14 £431 +34.76% 5
East Sussex +7 9 £335 -39.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 5 £375 +11.11% 1
West Sussex -3 3 £363 -9.37% 2
Hampshire +2 2 £103 -70.71% 7
Middlesex -4 1 £475 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Scrum
3 9 (20.45%) TDD
3 9 (20.45%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) .NET
3 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (18.18%) Online Games
5 7 (15.91%) User Stories
6 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.64%) Marketing
7 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (11.36%) QA
7 5 (11.36%) iOS Development
8 4 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (9.09%) Android Development
8 4 (9.09%) Selenium
8 4 (9.09%) Android
8 4 (9.09%) iPhone
8 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 4 (9.09%) C++
8 4 (9.09%) Java
8 4 (9.09%) Windows
8 4 (9.09%) CRM
9 3 (6.82%) HTML
9 3 (6.82%) MS Excel

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 2 (4.55%) CMS
1 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Documentum
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.82%) DHCP
2 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) BGP
3 2 (4.55%) DOCSIS
3 2 (4.55%) MPLS
3 2 (4.55%) OSPF
3 2 (4.55%) RIP
3 2 (4.55%) SNMP
3 2 (4.55%) SSH
3 2 (4.55%) Telnet
3 2 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
1 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) NUnit
3 1 (2.27%) RSpec
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (13.64%) Marketing
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
2 5 (11.36%) Test Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 3 (6.82%) Games Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) iOS Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) JSON
4 2 (4.55%) Silverlight
4 2 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.27%) CSS3
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) LESS
5 1 (2.27%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.27%) Qt
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) Sass
5 1 (2.27%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Online Games
2 4 (9.09%) iPhone
3 2 (4.55%) Digital TV
3 2 (4.55%) iPad
3 2 (4.55%) IPTV
3 2 (4.55%) MPEG
3 2 (4.55%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.55%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.55%) Xbox
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.27%) Blog
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
4 1 (2.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Scrum
3 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (20.45%) TDD
4 7 (15.91%) User Stories
5 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.36%) iOS Development
5 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.09%) Android Development
6 4 (9.09%) CRM
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) SDLC
7 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Coaching
8 2 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (4.55%) Global Marketing
8 2 (4.55%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) C#
2 4 (9.09%) C++
2 4 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) PHP
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) Scala
4 2 (4.55%) SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.27%) Go
5 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) R
5 1 (2.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) MCDST
2 1 (2.27%) MCSA
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe
2 2 (4.55%) Apple
2 2 (4.55%) Tektronix
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day + benefits & holiday allowed
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Volt
Rate: £8.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 18 days ago