The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 209 144 204
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +60
Contract jobs citing Games 35 93 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 1.10% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.07% 2.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 29
Average daily rate
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£300 £213 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3262 3134 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.43% 36.97% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1563 1695
Average daily rate £371 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 125 159
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% -3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £42.10 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Games
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
East Sussex +6 10 £200 -63.63% 1
Kent +4 10 £350 +22.80% 9
Surrey -48 6 £325 +85.71% 6
Oxfordshire +6 4 £300 -33.33% 4
Berkshire -21 3 £300 - 8
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 4
Hampshire -12 1 £325 - 2
West Sussex - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (32.38%) SQL
2 33 (31.43%) Game Development
3 26 (24.76%) XML
4 24 (22.86%) Java
4 24 (22.86%) Mobile App
5 23 (21.90%) Twitter
5 23 (21.90%) Google
6 22 (20.95%) JSON
6 22 (20.95%) Rapid Prototyping
6 22 (20.95%) C++
7 21 (20.00%) C#
7 21 (20.00%) SOA
7 21 (20.00%) Internet
7 21 (20.00%) OAuth
7 21 (20.00%) Facebook
7 21 (20.00%) REST
7 21 (20.00%) Spring
7 21 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 20 (19.05%) Use Case
8 20 (19.05%) TDD
9 15 (14.29%) HTML
10 13 (12.38%) Project Management
10 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
10 13 (12.38%) Degree
11 12 (11.43%) Windows
11 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
12 11 (10.48%) C
12 11 (10.48%) Publishing
12 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
13 10 (9.52%) Mathematics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (5.71%) CMS
2 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) Node.js
4 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.90%) Drupal
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.62%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.76%) MS Office
3 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.90%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.95%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.95%) InDesign
6 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.95%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (2.86%) SAN
2 3 (2.86%) LAN
2 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) VoIP
3 2 (1.90%) DMZ
3 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 2 (1.90%) BGP
3 2 (1.90%) Firewall
4 1 (0.95%) Network Security
4 1 (0.95%) NAS
4 1 (0.95%) WAN
4 1 (0.95%) DHCP
4 1 (0.95%) LDAP
4 1 (0.95%) VPN
4 1 (0.95%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) DB2
3 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.90%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.90%) Selenium
2 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (10.48%) Publishing
2 8 (7.62%) Marketing
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
3 5 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
4 1 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) Developer
2 16 (15.24%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Lead Developer
4 10 (9.52%) Programmer
5 7 (6.67%) Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Designer
6 6 (5.71%) C Developer
7 5 (4.76%) Games Designer
7 5 (4.76%) UI Designer
7 5 (4.76%) Games Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.81%) DBA
8 4 (3.81%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Web Designer
8 4 (3.81%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Web Designer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Games Designer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Designer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) XML
2 22 (20.95%) JSON
3 21 (20.00%) Spring
3 21 (20.00%) OAuth
3 21 (20.00%) REST
4 15 (14.29%) HTML
5 10 (9.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 9 (8.57%) HTML5
6 9 (8.57%) .NET
7 8 (7.62%) CSS
8 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.76%) jQuery
10 4 (3.81%) Java ME
10 4 (3.81%) Middleware
10 4 (3.81%) J2ME
10 4 (3.81%) Direct3D
11 3 (2.86%) iOS SDK
11 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Mobile App
2 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 8 (7.62%) Xbox
5 7 (6.67%) Online Games
6 6 (5.71%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (4.76%) Physics
8 3 (2.86%) Statistics
8 3 (2.86%) Animation
8 3 (2.86%) New Media
9 2 (1.90%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.90%) iSeries
10 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.95%) Open Source
10 1 (0.95%) Social Media
10 1 (0.95%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.95%) SCORM
10 1 (0.95%) Clustering
10 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.43%) Windows
2 10 (9.52%) Android
2 10 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 9 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Game Development
2 22 (20.95%) Rapid Prototyping
3 21 (20.00%) SOA
3 21 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 20 (19.05%) TDD
4 20 (19.05%) Use Case
5 13 (12.38%) Project Management
6 9 (8.57%) Scrum
7 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.67%) Time Management
7 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.67%) Analytics
8 6 (5.71%) Content Management
9 5 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.81%) Workflow
11 3 (2.86%) MVC
11 3 (2.86%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.86%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.86%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.38%) SQL
2 24 (22.86%) Java
3 22 (20.95%) C++
4 21 (20.00%) C#
5 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.48%) C
7 4 (3.81%) Python
8 3 (2.86%) PHP
9 1 (0.95%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.95%) VBA
9 1 (0.95%) Perl
9 1 (0.95%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.95%) Lua
9 1 (0.95%) Scala
9 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.95%) R
9 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) JNCIP
2 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.90%) PhD
2 2 (1.90%) CCNP
2 2 (1.90%) ISEB
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) NLBS
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) Google
1 23 (21.90%) Twitter
2 21 (20.00%) Facebook
3 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.76%) Adobe
5 4 (3.81%) VMware
6 3 (2.86%) Perforce
6 3 (2.86%) Alias
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco
7 2 (1.90%) IBM
7 2 (1.90%) Juniper
7 2 (1.90%) Endeca
7 2 (1.90%) Coremetrics
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle
8 1 (0.95%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.95%) NetApp
8 1 (0.95%) Autodesk
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