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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 269 192 188
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 14 78 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the General category 0.44% 2.25% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 40 26
Average daily rate £413 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 £10.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
3163 3473 3248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.82% 34.40% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1790 1714
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 88 123
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.02 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 7 £444 +26.78% 11
Berkshire -13 2 - - 5
Kent -32 2 £500 +42.92% 1
Oxfordshire +3 1 £313 +4.16% 5
East Sussex -2 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 6 (17.65%) TDD
4 6 (17.65%) Finance
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
4 6 (17.65%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 6 (17.65%) Game Development
5 5 (14.71%) Analytics
5 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) C++
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Java
6 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.76%) .NET
6 4 (11.76%) MS Office
6 4 (11.76%) DHCP
6 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
7 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (8.82%) Streaming Video
7 3 (8.82%) Silverlight
7 3 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
7 3 (8.82%) RESTful

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.82%) PaaS
2 2 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) BGP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) OSPF
3 3 (8.82%) RIP
4 2 (5.88%) DOCSIS
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) MPLS
4 2 (5.88%) SNMP
4 2 (5.88%) SSH
4 2 (5.88%) Telnet
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) 802.11
5 1 (2.94%) Broadband
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) NuGet
3 1 (2.94%) NUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Billing
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Tester
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Data Scientist
4 2 (5.88%) Games Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Graduate
4 2 (5.88%) iOS Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Programmer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) HTML5
2 3 (8.82%) RESTful
2 3 (8.82%) Silverlight
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Kafka
3 2 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.94%) CSS3
4 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.94%) LAMP
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) DTV
3 3 (8.82%) IPTV
3 3 (8.82%) MPEG
3 3 (8.82%) Streaming Video
3 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 3 (8.82%) Video on Demand
4 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.88%) Social Media
4 2 (5.88%) Xbox
5 1 (2.94%) Blog
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Kinect
5 1 (2.94%) Oculus Rift
5 1 (2.94%) PlayStation
5 1 (2.94%) Psychology
5 1 (2.94%) Statistics
5 1 (2.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Game Development
2 6 (17.65%) Scrum
2 6 (17.65%) TDD
3 5 (14.71%) Analytics
3 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.82%) DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) User Stories
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 3 (8.82%) Video Processing
6 2 (5.88%) BDD
6 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) iOS Development
6 2 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.88%) Product Management
6 2 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) C#
1 5 (14.71%) C++
2 4 (11.76%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) R
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.94%) Go
5 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCDST
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Adobe
2 3 (8.82%) Apple
3 2 (5.88%) Tektronix
4 1 (2.94%) Perforce
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