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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 217 144 218
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +74
Contract jobs citing Games 41 93 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 1.08% 0.42%
As % of the General category 1.27% 3.05% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 46 14
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£310 £231 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.05% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+109.28% -22.22%
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
3219 3053 3533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.32% 35.56% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1579 1488
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 167
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 October 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 October 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
Surrey -12 9 £245 +9.49% 6
Berkshire -48 7 £538 +209.35% 6
Kent +1 6 £431 +42.56% 2
Oxfordshire -15 6 £310 +37.77% 9
Hampshire -21 3 £238 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 27 (35.53%) C++
2 23 (30.26%) Game Development
3 20 (26.32%) SQL
4 16 (21.05%) XML
4 16 (21.05%) JSON
5 15 (19.74%) TDD
6 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.42%) Java
6 14 (18.42%) C#
6 14 (18.42%) Internet
7 13 (17.11%) Google
7 13 (17.11%) Mathematics
7 13 (17.11%) Twitter
8 12 (15.79%) REST
8 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
8 12 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
8 12 (15.79%) Facebook
8 12 (15.79%) Use Case
8 12 (15.79%) OAuth
8 12 (15.79%) Rapid Prototyping
8 12 (15.79%) Spring
8 12 (15.79%) SOA
9 11 (14.47%) C
9 11 (14.47%) Python
10 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
11 9 (11.84%) Physics
11 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
12 8 (10.53%) Signal Processing
12 8 (10.53%) User Experience
13 7 (9.21%) Scrum

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (3.95%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Node.js
2 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.95%) MS Office
4 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) Maya
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.32%) InDesign
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) DHCP
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
2 1 (1.32%) Selenium
2 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (7.89%) Retail
2 4 (5.26%) Publishing
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (44.74%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (10.53%) Programmer
4 7 (9.21%) Computer Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) C++ Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Designer
6 5 (6.58%) UI Designer
6 5 (6.58%) C Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Games Designer
6 5 (6.58%) Lead Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Web Designer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Web Designer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Games Designer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Designer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior UI Designer
8 2 (2.63%) Principal Security Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) XML
1 16 (21.05%) JSON
2 12 (15.79%) OAuth
2 12 (15.79%) Spring
2 12 (15.79%) REST
3 7 (9.21%) HTML
4 6 (7.89%) CSS
4 6 (7.89%) J2ME
4 6 (7.89%) Java ME
5 5 (6.58%) .NET
5 5 (6.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (6.58%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (5.26%) Middleware
6 4 (5.26%) Flash
7 3 (3.95%) WinForms
7 3 (3.95%) Ajax
7 3 (3.95%) HTML5
7 3 (3.95%) Direct3D
7 3 (3.95%) jQuery
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Mathematics
2 12 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.84%) Physics
3 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
4 8 (10.53%) User Experience
5 5 (6.58%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.63%) Xbox
7 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.63%) Online Games
8 1 (1.32%) New Media
8 1 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.32%) Clustering
8 1 (1.32%) SCORM
8 1 (1.32%) Animation
8 1 (1.32%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Android
2 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Game Development
2 15 (19.74%) TDD
3 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.79%) Use Case
4 12 (15.79%) SOA
4 12 (15.79%) Rapid Prototyping
4 12 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
5 8 (10.53%) Signal Processing
6 7 (9.21%) Multithreading
6 7 (9.21%) Scrum
6 7 (9.21%) Image Processing
6 7 (9.21%) Video Processing
7 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.26%) CRM
7 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.95%) Business Transformation
8 3 (3.95%) Analytics
8 3 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.95%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.53%) C++
2 20 (26.32%) SQL
3 14 (18.42%) C#
3 14 (18.42%) Java
4 11 (14.47%) C
4 11 (14.47%) Python
5 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.21%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) Scala
8 1 (1.32%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) PhD
2 6 (7.89%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) CRISC
3 2 (2.63%) CISSP
3 2 (2.63%) CISA
3 2 (2.63%) CISM
4 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Google
1 13 (17.11%) Twitter
2 12 (15.79%) Facebook
3 7 (9.21%) Adobe
4 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco
5 1 (1.32%) NetApp
5 1 (1.32%) Apple
5 1 (1.32%) Perforce
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