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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 133 142 126
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing Games 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the General category 1.12% 0.70% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Average daily rate £400 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
984 1004 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.03% 31.14% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 662 544
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 32
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.80 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire - 8 £394 - 2
Bristol +2 3 £450 - 8
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (61.11%) Java
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) Hibernate
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) Spring
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Subversion
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) Unix
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) JBehave
7 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (11.11%) OO
7 2 (11.11%) Apache
7 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (11.11%) C#
7 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) Ant
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (11.11%) Ant
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) JBehave
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Grunt
4 1 (5.56%) gulp
4 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
4 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Java Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum Master
3 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Games Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Hibernate
1 8 (44.44%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.56%) UML
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) Ada
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet