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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 136 140 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -40
Contract jobs citing Games 10 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.063% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.90% 0.18% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
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£375 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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
1112 1100 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.84% 34.77% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 723 477
Average daily rate £400 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £515 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 49 28
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.01 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 2015. 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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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
Gloucestershire - 8 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) Marketing
2 9 (39.13%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Mobile App
3 8 (34.78%) Manufacturing
3 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (34.78%) Electronics
3 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
3 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
3 8 (34.78%) MS Visio
3 8 (34.78%) OpenGL
3 8 (34.78%) DTV
3 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 8 (34.78%) C++
3 8 (34.78%) MS Project
3 8 (34.78%) SAP
3 8 (34.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) Programme Management
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Retail
4 7 (30.43%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (26.09%) Android Development
5 6 (26.09%) Android
6 5 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (17.39%) Logistics
8 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Analytics
9 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (4.35%) Drupal
1 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Project
1 8 (34.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) Maya
2 1 (4.35%) 3ds Max
2 1 (4.35%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQLite
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.35%) NetBeans
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (43.48%) Marketing
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Manufacturing
3 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 8 (34.78%) Electronics
3 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Project Manager
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Android Developer
3 3 (13.04%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Games Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 3D Animator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Android Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) OpenGL
2 5 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (8.70%) iOS SDK
4 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Mobile App
2 8 (34.78%) DTV
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
2 8 (34.78%) Programme Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (26.09%) Android Development
5 4 (17.39%) Logistics
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
7 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) Email Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) 3D Visualisation
7 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.35%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source
7 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) ActionScript
2 1 (4.35%) Ada
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) i2
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook
2 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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