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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 129 129 146
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing Games 10 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.33% 0.031%
As % of the General category 1.14% 1.02% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £366 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +22.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
874 976 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.89% 32.07% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 644 662
Median daily rate £375 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 49 56
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.70 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £10.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £25.00 £26.74
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.48%

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 6 May 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
Wiltshire - 7 £363 - 1
Bristol - 2 £438 - 2
Somerset +10 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Java
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Finance
5 11 (52.38%) Scrum
6 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 9 (42.86%) Spring
7 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 6 (28.57%) CSS
8 6 (28.57%) HTML
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 5 (23.81%) Subversion
9 5 (23.81%) JIRA
9 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
9 5 (23.81%) Unix
9 5 (23.81%) ISEB
9 5 (23.81%) Linux
9 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
9 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
10 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
10 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
10 4 (19.05%) OO
10 4 (19.05%) C++
11 3 (14.29%) C
11 3 (14.29%) C#
11 3 (14.29%) Windows

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 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Subversion
3 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (14.29%) JBehave
4 3 (14.29%) NetBeans
4 3 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.52%) Ant
5 2 (9.52%) Capybara
5 2 (9.52%) Maven
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium
5 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.52%) WATIR
5 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.76%) Grunt
6 1 (4.76%) gulp
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Java Software Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Financial Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Ada Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum Master
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) MongoDB Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
1 9 (42.86%) Spring
2 6 (28.57%) CSS
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) Behat
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Ajax
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Scrum
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) OO
4 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 3 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Time Management
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
7 1 (4.76%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) C++
5 3 (14.29%) Ada
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Rally
2 1 (4.76%) Autodesk
2 1 (4.76%) SAP