The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 142 144 148
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.070% 0.30% 0.063%
As % of the General category 0.23% 0.91% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Median daily rate £280 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
880 1097 1115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.96% 32.81% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 740 734
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 75 49
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £55.00 £41.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the South West region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the South West region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Games
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol - 2 £280 - 5
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 5 (33.33%) Spring
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 4 (26.67%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (20.00%) Confluence
7 3 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (20.00%) Behat
7 3 (20.00%) Capybara
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) Capybara
3 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (20.00%) NetBeans
3 3 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (20.00%) Subversion
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (20.00%) WATIR
3 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) JBehave
4 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Financial Software Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Ada Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Ada Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (20.00%) Behat
2 3 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) Ada
5 3 (20.00%) C
5 3 (20.00%) Ruby
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Rally
2 1 (6.67%) Autodesk
2 1 (6.67%) SAP