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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 139 100 133
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +33
Contract jobs citing Games 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.090% 0.36% 0.065%
As % of the General category 0.25% 1.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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
1184 710 1257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.69% 32.18% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 482 840
Average daily rate £400 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.48 £40.75 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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
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 18 September 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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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
Dorset - 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 3
Devon - - - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) OpenGL
2 3 (60.00%) DirectX
2 3 (60.00%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Game Development
2 3 (60.00%) Multicast
2 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Programmer
1 3 (60.00%) Graphics Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (60.00%) DirectX
1 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Game Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (20.00%) ATDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle