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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 195 179 154
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs citing Games 72 69 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.71% 0.98%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.00% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 28
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £119 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
3437 3445 3202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.16% 35.38% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1788 1485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 130 188
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.99 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +18 21 £350 +12.90% 12
Hampshire -2 12 £328 +31.00% 5
Berkshire -12 12 £375 +36.36% 2
West Sussex - 7 £325 - 4
Kent -10 6 £350 -9.67% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £375 -16.66% 2
Oxfordshire -14 3 £275 - 16
East Sussex -10 2 £75 -71.42% 2
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) C#
3 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 22 (19.30%) HTML
4 22 (19.30%) CSS
5 20 (17.54%) .NET
6 19 (16.67%) SQL
7 18 (15.79%) Scrum
8 14 (12.28%) Python
8 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (11.40%) C++
9 13 (11.40%) MVC
10 12 (10.53%) TDD
10 12 (10.53%) Game Development
11 11 (9.65%) Marketing
11 11 (9.65%) HTML5
11 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
11 11 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
12 10 (8.77%) Finance
12 10 (8.77%) Web Development
12 10 (8.77%) NoSQL
13 9 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (7.89%) Retail
13 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (7.89%) Android
13 9 (7.89%) OpenGL
14 8 (7.02%) E-Commerce
14 8 (7.02%) Java
14 8 (7.02%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (4.39%) CMS
2 3 (2.63%) Orchard CMS
2 3 (2.63%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.75%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.14%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.39%) MS Office
4 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.75%) Maya
5 2 (1.75%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.63%) PaaS
3 3 (2.63%) Heroku
3 3 (2.63%) IaaS
3 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Internet
2 3 (2.63%) DNS
3 2 (1.75%) RIP
3 2 (1.75%) SNMP
3 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.75%) VPN
3 2 (1.75%) MPLS
3 2 (1.75%) OSPF
3 2 (1.75%) BGP
3 2 (1.75%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.75%) Telnet
3 2 (1.75%) SSH
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) SMTP
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.26%) Big Data
2 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.75%) OLAP
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.88%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.88%) HBase
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.51%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.75%) Subversion
4 2 (1.75%) Selenium
4 2 (1.75%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.88%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.88%) JBehave
5 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.88%) Hudson
5 1 (0.88%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (9.65%) Marketing
2 10 (8.77%) Finance
3 9 (7.89%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 40 (35.09%) Developer
2 10 (8.77%) Architect
3 8 (7.02%) Web Developer
4 7 (6.14%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.26%) Consultant
5 6 (5.26%) Programmer
5 6 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.39%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (4.39%) Software Architect
6 5 (4.39%) Designer
6 5 (4.39%) iOS Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) UX Designer
7 4 (3.51%) Product Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Python Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Android Developer
8 3 (2.63%) iPad Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.30%) CSS
1 22 (19.30%) HTML
2 20 (17.54%) .NET
3 11 (9.65%) HTML5
4 9 (7.89%) OpenGL
5 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (4.39%) WebGL
7 5 (4.39%) Reactive Extensions
7 5 (4.39%) Task Parallel Library
7 5 (4.39%) Middleware
7 5 (4.39%) Web Services
7 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.39%) JSON
7 5 (4.39%) jQuery
8 4 (3.51%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (2.63%) CSS3
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (2.63%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Physics
2 7 (6.14%) Online Games
3 5 (4.39%) Visualisation
3 5 (4.39%) Graphic Design
3 5 (4.39%) User Experience
4 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.63%) iPad
5 3 (2.63%) Animation
5 3 (2.63%) IPTV
5 3 (2.63%) DTV
6 2 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.75%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.75%) MPEG
6 2 (1.75%) STB
6 2 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.75%) Statistics
6 2 (1.75%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) Android
2 8 (7.02%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.26%) Windows
4 5 (4.39%) Linux
5 2 (1.75%) UNIX
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.79%) Scrum
3 13 (11.40%) MVC
4 12 (10.53%) TDD
4 12 (10.53%) Game Development
5 11 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (8.77%) Web Development
7 9 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (7.02%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.02%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.14%) Automated Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Analytics
10 6 (5.26%) 3D Modelling
10 6 (5.26%) Project Management
11 5 (4.39%) CRM
11 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.39%) Content Management
11 5 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.39%) Time Management
11 5 (4.39%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) C#
2 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 19 (16.67%) SQL
4 14 (12.28%) Python
5 13 (11.40%) C++
6 8 (7.02%) Java
7 7 (6.14%) PHP
8 6 (5.26%) C
9 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.51%) R
10 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 3 (2.63%) ISEB
3 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) PhD
4 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Nagios
1 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
1 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.88%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) Adobe
2 4 (3.51%) Google
3 3 (2.63%) Cadence
3 3 (2.63%) Apple
4 2 (1.75%) Tableau
4 2 (1.75%) Tektronix
5 1 (0.88%) hybris
5 1 (0.88%) ATG
5 1 (0.88%) Perforce
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco
5 1 (0.88%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) Juniper
5 1 (0.88%) NetApp
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