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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 212 141 211
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +70
Contract jobs citing Games 31 109 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 1.25% 0.40%
As % of the General category 0.99% 3.39% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 48 18
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£350 £281 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £158 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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
3134 3217 3775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.77% 36.83% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1646 1595
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 124
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Kent +7 12 £431 +42.56% 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £310 - 4
Surrey -42 4 £325 +36.84% 4
Berkshire -42 3 £600 +100.00% 10
Buckinghamshire - 2 £375 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (37.89%) Game Development
2 34 (35.79%) SQL
3 26 (27.37%) C++
3 26 (27.37%) XML
4 25 (26.32%) Twitter
4 25 (26.32%) JSON
5 24 (25.26%) Java
6 23 (24.21%) SOA
6 23 (24.21%) Internet
6 23 (24.21%) OAuth
6 23 (24.21%) TDD
6 23 (24.21%) Spring
6 23 (24.21%) Google
6 23 (24.21%) Facebook
6 23 (24.21%) Mobile App
6 23 (24.21%) Mobile Application Development
6 23 (24.21%) REST
7 22 (23.16%) Rapid Prototyping
7 22 (23.16%) Use Case
8 18 (18.95%) C#
9 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
10 12 (12.63%) Mathematics
11 11 (11.58%) Windows
11 11 (11.58%) User Experience
12 10 (10.53%) C
12 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
12 10 (10.53%) Physics
13 9 (9.47%) HTML
13 9 (9.47%) Publishing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (4.21%) CMS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Drupal
3 1 (1.05%) Node.js
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.16%) MS Office
4 2 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.11%) Maya
5 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.05%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) Internet
2 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.16%) LAN
3 2 (2.11%) BGP
3 2 (2.11%) Firewall
3 2 (2.11%) DMZ
3 2 (2.11%) SAN
3 2 (2.11%) VoIP
4 1 (1.05%) Network Security
4 1 (1.05%) NAS
4 1 (1.05%) LDAP
4 1 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) WAN
4 1 (1.05%) DHCP
4 1 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.16%) MySQL
2 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.11%) Selenium
3 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.47%) Publishing
2 5 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Developer
2 19 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Lead Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) C++ Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Designer
6 6 (6.32%) C Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Computer Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Games Designer
7 5 (5.26%) UI Designer
7 5 (5.26%) Games Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Web Designer
8 4 (4.21%) Web Designer
8 4 (4.21%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.21%) DBA
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Designer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior UI Designer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Games Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.37%) XML
2 25 (26.32%) JSON
3 23 (24.21%) OAuth
3 23 (24.21%) Spring
3 23 (24.21%) REST
4 9 (9.47%) HTML
5 8 (8.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 7 (7.37%) HTML5
6 7 (7.37%) .NET
7 6 (6.32%) Middleware
7 6 (6.32%) J2ME
7 6 (6.32%) CSS
7 6 (6.32%) Java ME
8 4 (4.21%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (4.21%) Flash
8 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.21%) jQuery
8 4 (4.21%) Ajax
9 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Mobile App
2 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.63%) Mathematics
3 11 (11.58%) User Experience
4 10 (10.53%) Physics
5 6 (6.32%) Xbox
5 6 (6.32%) Online Games
6 5 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.16%) Animation
7 3 (3.16%) New Media
8 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.05%) Statistics
9 1 (1.05%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (1.05%) Open Source
9 1 (1.05%) Social Media
9 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.05%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Android
2 7 (7.37%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.32%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) Game Development
2 23 (24.21%) SOA
2 23 (24.21%) TDD
2 23 (24.21%) Mobile Application Development
3 22 (23.16%) Rapid Prototyping
3 22 (23.16%) Use Case
4 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.42%) Scrum
6 7 (7.37%) Project Management
7 6 (6.32%) Signal Processing
8 5 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 5 (5.26%) Time Management
8 5 (5.26%) Image Processing
8 5 (5.26%) Video Processing
9 4 (4.21%) MVC
9 4 (4.21%) CRM
9 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.21%) Content Management
10 3 (3.16%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.16%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) SQL
2 26 (27.37%) C++
3 24 (25.26%) Java
4 18 (18.95%) C#
5 10 (10.53%) C
5 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.42%) Python
7 5 (5.26%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
9 1 (1.05%) Lua
9 1 (1.05%) Scala
9 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.05%) R
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.05%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) PhD
3 2 (2.11%) CISA
3 2 (2.11%) CISM
3 2 (2.11%) CISSP
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.11%) CCNP
3 2 (2.11%) CRISC
3 2 (2.11%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
1 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) NLBS
1 1 (1.05%) vSphere
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Twitter
2 23 (24.21%) Google
2 23 (24.21%) Facebook
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.26%) Adobe
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco
5 3 (3.16%) Alias
5 3 (3.16%) VMware
6 2 (2.11%) Juniper
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle
7 1 (1.05%) NetApp
7 1 (1.05%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.05%) Perforce
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