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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 207 189 180
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 54 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.59% 1.70% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 19
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£350 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £115 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £319 £303
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -15.66%
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
3398 3238 2918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.65% 35.97% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 1621 1331
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 149 157
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +3 17 £350 +18.64% 8
Berkshire -9 8 £463 +302.17% 1
West Sussex - 7 £325 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £168 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £375 -16.66%
East Sussex -13 4 £250 +40.84% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 7
Middlesex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 35 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.25%) C#
2 25 (25.25%) JavaScript
3 20 (20.20%) C++
3 20 (20.20%) HTML
3 20 (20.20%) CSS
4 16 (16.16%) .NET
5 15 (15.15%) SQL
5 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.14%) Game Development
7 13 (13.13%) Python
7 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
7 13 (13.13%) Scrum
8 11 (11.11%) Finance
8 11 (11.11%) Retail
8 11 (11.11%) Marketing
9 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (10.10%) HTML5
9 10 (10.10%) MVC
9 10 (10.10%) Analytics
10 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.08%) Photoshop
11 8 (8.08%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (8.08%) TDD
11 8 (8.08%) Automated Testing
12 7 (7.07%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.07%) Mathematics
12 7 (7.07%) Physics
12 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.07%) MS Office

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 5 (5.05%) CMS
2 3 (3.03%) Orchard CMS
2 3 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.02%) SAS
4 1 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.08%) Photoshop
3 7 (7.07%) MS Office
4 4 (4.04%) Maya
4 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.02%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.01%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) PaaS
2 3 (3.03%) IaaS
2 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.01%) SAN
3 1 (1.01%) LDAP
3 1 (1.01%) DHCP
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.03%) Big Data
4 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.02%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.01%) QlikView
5 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) HBase
5 1 (1.01%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.03%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.02%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.01%) Hudson
4 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.01%) Subversion
4 1 (1.01%) Selenium
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
1 11 (11.11%) Retail
1 11 (11.11%) Marketing
2 3 (3.03%) Multimedia
2 3 (3.03%) Publishing
3 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Developer
2 7 (7.07%) Project Manager
2 7 (7.07%) Consultant
3 6 (6.06%) Web Developer
3 6 (6.06%) Computer Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) Digital Project Manager
4 5 (5.05%) iOS Developer
4 5 (5.05%) Software Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) Programmer
5 4 (4.04%) Analyst
5 4 (4.04%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.04%) Designer
5 4 (4.04%) Product Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (3.03%) UX Designer
6 3 (3.03%) iPad Developer
6 3 (3.03%) Architect
6 3 (3.03%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.02%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.02%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.20%) HTML
1 20 (20.20%) CSS
2 16 (16.16%) .NET
3 10 (10.10%) HTML5
4 7 (7.07%) Middleware
4 7 (7.07%) Unreal Engine
5 6 (6.06%) jQuery
6 5 (5.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.05%) WebGL
7 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.03%) JSON
8 3 (3.03%) CSS3
8 3 (3.03%) XML
9 2 (2.02%) Flash
9 2 (2.02%) Web Services
9 2 (2.02%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Mathematics
1 7 (7.07%) Physics
2 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.04%) Graphic Design
4 4 (4.04%) User Experience
5 3 (3.03%) Animation
5 3 (3.03%) iPad
6 2 (2.02%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.02%) Statistics
6 2 (2.02%) Online Games
6 2 (2.02%) Mobile Games
6 2 (2.02%) Xbox
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.01%) DTV
7 1 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.01%) Copywriting
7 1 (1.01%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Windows
1 6 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.04%) Linux
3 3 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.14%) Game Development
3 13 (13.13%) Scrum
4 10 (10.10%) MVC
4 10 (10.10%) Analytics
5 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.08%) TDD
6 8 (8.08%) Automated Testing
6 8 (8.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.07%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.06%) Content Management
8 6 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.06%) Project Management
8 6 (6.06%) Multithreading
8 6 (6.06%) Image Processing
8 6 (6.06%) Video Processing
8 6 (6.06%) Signal Processing
9 5 (5.05%) User Stories
9 5 (5.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) C#
1 25 (25.25%) JavaScript
2 20 (20.20%) C++
3 15 (15.15%) SQL
4 13 (13.13%) Python
5 7 (7.07%) C
6 6 (6.06%) MATLAB
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) Java
8 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.02%) R
9 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.01%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) PhD
2 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 5 (5.05%) VCP4
3 3 (3.03%) ISEB
4 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.01%) CISSP
5 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.01%) CISA
5 1 (1.01%) CISM
5 1 (1.01%) CRISC
5 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.01%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.01%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.03%) Adobe
2 3 (3.03%) Cadence
2 3 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (1.01%) hybris
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle
3 1 (1.01%) SAP
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco
3 1 (1.01%) HP
3 1 (1.01%) Juniper
3 1 (1.01%) NetApp
3 1 (1.01%) Apple
3 1 (1.01%) ATG
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 12 days ago