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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / South West
Rank 126 132 141
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing Games 13 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the General category 1.46% 0.94% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 6
Median daily rate £375 £388 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +35.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.43% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
892 962 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.10% 32.58% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 657 670
Median daily rate £390 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £57.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.61% +45.55%

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
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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £458 - 4
Wiltshire -2 3 £450 +16.12%
Somerset - 3 £350 - 2
Bristol -1 2 - - 6
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) Apache
3 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Big Data
4 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
4 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 4 (23.53%) Puppet
4 4 (23.53%) Spring
4 4 (23.53%) Brocade
4 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Zenoss
4 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (23.53%) SMTP
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Dell
4 4 (23.53%) EMC
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL

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 5 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Pig
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
1 4 (23.53%) SMTP
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
2 1 (5.88%) Capybara
2 1 (5.88%) JBehave
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) RSpec
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Avionics
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum Master
3 2 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer in Test
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Python Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
2 4 (23.53%) Spring
3 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
4 2 (11.76%) EJB
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) Java EE
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js
4 2 (11.76%) STL
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) Compass CSS Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
1 4 (23.53%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Android
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Coaching
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) ATDD
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Feature Driven Development
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) AWK
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (23.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) NetBackup
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
1 4 (23.53%) vRealize
1 4 (23.53%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Brocade
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
1 4 (23.53%) Dell
1 4 (23.53%) EMC
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
1 4 (23.53%) Symantec
1 4 (23.53%) Veritas
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP