The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Games in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Games over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 570 522 570
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +48
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 17 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.13% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
Average daily rate £375 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.54% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13894 12270 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.45% 25.73% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8594 7366 8606
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 610 744
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.12 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%

Mobile Games
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mobile Games Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Games
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK.

Mobile Games Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Games
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Mobile Games Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Games
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK.

Mobile Games Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 16 £375 +19.04% 4
London -10 9 £475 +35.90% 3
City of London +3 5 £525 +31.25%
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games.

1 25 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (32.00%) HTML5
5 7 (28.00%) Java
5 7 (28.00%) CSS
6 5 (20.00%) Game Development
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
7 4 (16.00%) jQuery
7 4 (16.00%) Online Games
7 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.00%) Flash
8 3 (12.00%) Spring
8 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) Java EE
8 3 (12.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (12.00%) SOA
8 3 (12.00%) HTTP
8 3 (12.00%) OOP
8 3 (12.00%) SOAP
8 3 (12.00%) Web Services
8 3 (12.00%) PHP
8 3 (12.00%) J2EE
8 3 (12.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (12.00%) JPA

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 25 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Games Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Flash Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Product Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Implementation Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Games Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Flash Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
2 8 (32.00%) HTML5
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 4 (16.00%) jQuery
4 4 (16.00%) Flash
5 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (12.00%) Spring
5 3 (12.00%) Java EE
5 3 (12.00%) JPA
5 3 (12.00%) RESTful
5 3 (12.00%) J2EE
5 3 (12.00%) SOAP
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 2 (8.00%) XML
6 2 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (4.00%) DOM
7 1 (4.00%) JSP
7 1 (4.00%) CSS3
7 1 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Online Games
2 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Online Gambling
3 2 (8.00%) BBC
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Flash Games
4 1 (4.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Game Development
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) TDD
3 3 (12.00%) OOP
3 3 (12.00%) SOA
3 3 (12.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) BDD
3 3 (12.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Nagios
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Siebel
1 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe