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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 185 215 141
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -74
Contract jobs citing Games 76 36 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.39% 1.11%
As % of the General category 2.25% 1.10% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 41
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£400 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £200 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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
3378 3269 3133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.43% 35.54% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1741 1552
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 106 133
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.25 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Oxfordshire +6 34 £525 +75.00% 14
Berkshire +15 13 £310 +3.33%
Surrey -1 8 £550 +69.23% 6
East Sussex -8 8 £550 +175.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £494 +64.58% 2
Hampshire -5 3 £375 +15.38% 5
Kent -12 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.38%) Game Development
3 27 (17.53%) C#
3 27 (17.53%) SQL
4 25 (16.23%) Scrum
5 24 (15.58%) Marketing
6 23 (14.94%) JavaScript
6 23 (14.94%) C++
6 23 (14.94%) .NET
7 22 (14.29%) HTML
8 20 (12.99%) TDD
9 19 (12.34%) Degree
9 19 (12.34%) Photoshop
9 19 (12.34%) CSS
9 19 (12.34%) MVC
9 19 (12.34%) NoSQL
10 17 (11.04%) Online Games
11 16 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (9.74%) Big Data
12 15 (9.74%) Android
13 14 (9.09%) OpenGL
13 14 (9.09%) Python
14 13 (8.44%) C
14 13 (8.44%) Physics
14 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (8.44%) Apple iOS
15 12 (7.79%) Web Development
16 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
16 11 (7.14%) Java

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (2.60%) CMS
2 3 (1.95%) Orchard CMS
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.30%) Node.js
3 2 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (12.34%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.84%) Maya
2 9 (5.84%) 3ds Max
2 9 (5.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.90%) ZBrush
4 4 (2.60%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (2.60%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.30%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.65%) Simulink
7 1 (0.65%) MS Office
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.95%) Heroku
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) Internet
2 3 (1.95%) MPLS
2 3 (1.95%) OSPF
2 3 (1.95%) BGP
2 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.95%) Firewall
3 2 (1.30%) SSH
3 2 (1.30%) VPN
3 2 (1.30%) DNS
3 2 (1.30%) RIP
3 2 (1.30%) SNMP
3 2 (1.30%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.30%) Telnet
4 1 (0.65%) VLAN
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.34%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.74%) Big Data
3 8 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.25%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.25%) MySQL
5 3 (1.95%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.95%) HBase
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.30%) OLAP
6 2 (1.30%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) QlikView
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.95%) Bugzilla
2 3 (1.95%) Selenium
2 3 (1.95%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.30%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.65%) JBehave
4 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.65%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) Hudson
4 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.65%) NuGet
General
1 24 (15.58%) Marketing
2 6 (3.90%) Advertising
3 5 (3.25%) Retail
4 4 (2.60%) Finance
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (33.12%) Developer
2 18 (11.69%) Designer
3 15 (9.74%) Architect
4 13 (8.44%) Programmer
5 11 (7.14%) Games Developer
6 10 (6.49%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.19%) Web Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Consultant
8 7 (4.55%) Software Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Designer
9 6 (3.90%) Animator
9 6 (3.90%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Visual Designer
10 5 (3.25%) Video Game Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.94%) .NET
2 22 (14.29%) HTML
3 19 (12.34%) CSS
4 14 (9.09%) OpenGL
5 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (7.14%) HTML5
6 11 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
6 11 (7.14%) Task Parallel Library
7 6 (3.90%) JSON
8 5 (3.25%) Middleware
8 5 (3.25%) Flash
8 5 (3.25%) WebGL
8 5 (3.25%) REST
8 5 (3.25%) OAuth
8 5 (3.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (3.25%) Unreal Engine
9 4 (2.60%) jQuery
9 4 (2.60%) CSS3
9 4 (2.60%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Online Games
2 13 (8.44%) Physics
3 11 (7.14%) Xbox
4 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.19%) Graphic Design
4 8 (5.19%) Animation
5 6 (3.90%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.90%) User Experience
5 6 (3.90%) Social Media
6 5 (3.25%) STB
7 4 (2.60%) Mobile Games
8 3 (1.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.95%) IPTV
8 3 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.95%) Photography
8 3 (1.95%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.95%) iPad
8 3 (1.95%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Android
2 13 (8.44%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.25%) Linux
4 3 (1.95%) Windows
5 2 (1.30%) UNIX
6 1 (0.65%) CentOS
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.38%) Game Development
3 25 (16.23%) Scrum
4 20 (12.99%) TDD
5 19 (12.34%) MVC
6 16 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (7.79%) Web Development
8 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.84%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (5.19%) 3D Modelling
10 8 (5.19%) Web Design
10 8 (5.19%) Android Development
11 6 (3.90%) BDD
11 6 (3.90%) Mobile Application Development
11 6 (3.90%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.90%) Workflow
11 6 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.25%) Time Management
12 5 (3.25%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.53%) C#
1 27 (17.53%) SQL
2 23 (14.94%) C++
2 23 (14.94%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.09%) Python
4 13 (8.44%) C
5 11 (7.14%) Java
6 7 (4.55%) PHP
7 3 (1.95%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.30%) Ruby
8 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.30%) Scala
8 2 (1.30%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.30%) R
9 1 (0.65%) VBA
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.34%) Degree
2 5 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) MCSE
4 1 (0.65%) CCNP
4 1 (0.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.65%) Xen
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Puppet
1 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.30%) Ansible
1 2 (1.30%) Mesos
2 1 (0.65%) Oozie
2 1 (0.65%) Nagios
2 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (6.49%) Adobe
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.95%) Google
4 2 (1.30%) Perforce
4 2 (1.30%) VMware
4 2 (1.30%) Cadence
4 2 (1.30%) Apple
4 2 (1.30%) Cisco
4 2 (1.30%) Tektronix
4 2 (1.30%) Tableau
4 2 (1.30%) Facebook
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) EMC
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Symantec
5 1 (0.65%) McAfee
5 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
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