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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / South East
Rank 200 235 218
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -17
Contract jobs citing Games 33 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.38% 0.69% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 29
Median daily rate £320 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £154 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
2399 2905 3101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.04% 34.79% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1547 1677
Median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 120 92
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +41.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.66 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +14 10 £225 -48.57% 8
East Sussex +13 10 £320 -8.57% 3
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Kent -4 3 £388 -13.88% 1
Surrey +16 2 - - 6
Hampshire - 2 £315 - 6
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £345 +10.40% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) .NET
3 12 (20.00%) TDD
3 12 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 12 (20.00%) QA
4 10 (16.67%) Scrum
4 10 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.67%) Android
4 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 10 (16.67%) User Stories
5 9 (15.00%) Selenium
5 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.00%) C++
5 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.33%) JSON
6 8 (13.33%) Online Games
6 8 (13.33%) Scala
6 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Android Development
6 8 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
7 7 (11.67%) RSpec
7 7 (11.67%) HTML5
7 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
7 7 (11.67%) HTML
7 7 (11.67%) CSS
8 6 (10.00%) JUnit

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 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) Documentum
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.67%) Maya
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
3 2 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MySQL
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) SAS EBI
3 1 (1.67%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 9 (15.00%) Selenium
3 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.67%) RSpec
4 6 (10.00%) JUnit
5 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.67%) Appium
6 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.67%) JMeter
6 1 (1.67%) Maven
6 1 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 3 (5.00%) Advertising
2 2 (3.33%) Danish Language
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) QA Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Quality Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.67%) Games Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Android Developer
7 3 (5.00%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) JSON
3 7 (11.67%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) HTML5
4 6 (10.00%) CSS3
4 6 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.33%) OpenGL
5 5 (8.33%) XML
6 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.67%) jQuery
7 3 (5.00%) JSTL
7 3 (5.00%) REST
7 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 3 (5.00%) XSLT
8 2 (3.33%) COM
8 2 (3.33%) DirectX
8 2 (3.33%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Online Games
2 6 (10.00%) iPhone
3 3 (5.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) IPTV
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.67%) AS400
5 1 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.67%) EPoS
5 1 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) Social Media
5 1 (1.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Android
2 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Unix
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (20.00%) TDD
3 10 (16.67%) Scrum
3 10 (16.67%) User Stories
4 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (13.33%) Android Development
5 8 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 8 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.00%) iOS Development
6 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.00%) Web Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.00%) Coaching
9 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.00%) MVC
9 3 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) C#
2 9 (15.00%) C++
2 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.33%) Scala
4 5 (8.33%) Java
5 4 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (5.00%) C
6 3 (5.00%) SQL
6 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.00%) XPath
7 2 (3.33%) Go
8 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco
3 2 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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