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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 248 178 191
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +13
Contract jobs citing Games 14 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.97% 0.67%
As % of the General category 0.51% 2.83% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 30
Median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-77.50% +220.00%
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
2768 3250 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.39% 34.44% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 1751 1673
Median daily rate £406 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 95 121
Median hourly rate £21.18 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £10.93 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -11 12 £463 +30.28% 9
East Sussex +11 1 £400 - 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.00%) TDD
4 7 (20.00%) Marketing
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Windows
7 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.43%) MPEG
7 4 (11.43%) DHCP
7 4 (11.43%) RIP
7 4 (11.43%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) MS Office
7 4 (11.43%) Adobe
7 4 (11.43%) Unix
7 4 (11.43%) Apple
7 4 (11.43%) OSPF
7 4 (11.43%) BGP
7 4 (11.43%) DTV
7 4 (11.43%) Finance
7 4 (11.43%) Validation
7 4 (11.43%) Streaming Video
7 4 (11.43%) Silverlight
7 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.43%) IPTV
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) Video Processing
7 4 (11.43%) Video on Demand
7 4 (11.43%) SDLC
8 3 (8.57%) User Experience

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 3 (8.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (8.57%) CMS
1 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Documentum
2 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.57%) PaaS
2 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) BGP
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) OSPF
2 4 (11.43%) RIP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) DOCSIS
3 3 (8.57%) MPLS
3 3 (8.57%) SNMP
3 3 (8.57%) SSH
3 3 (8.57%) Telnet
3 3 (8.57%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) 802.11
4 1 (2.86%) Broadband
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) NUnit
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (20.00%) Marketing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Test Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Games Developer
4 2 (5.71%) iOS Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Product Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Scrum Master
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Silverlight
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) Kafka
3 2 (5.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.86%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.86%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) DTV
1 4 (11.43%) IPTV
1 4 (11.43%) MPEG
1 4 (11.43%) Streaming Video
1 4 (11.43%) Video on Demand
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) Social Media
3 2 (5.71%) STB
3 2 (5.71%) Xbox
4 1 (2.86%) Blog
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Economics
4 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (2.86%) Psychology
4 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) TDD
3 6 (17.14%) Scrum
4 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.43%) SDLC
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.43%) Validation
4 4 (11.43%) Video Processing
5 3 (8.57%) Analytics
5 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) DRM
5 3 (8.57%) Game Development
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.57%) User Stories
5 3 (8.57%) Video Content Ingestion
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 2 (5.71%) Apple Swift
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Go
4 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) MCDST
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Adobe
2 4 (11.43%) Apple
3 3 (8.57%) Tektronix
4 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
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