The 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Game
Rank 588 582 526
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -56
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 9 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.031% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 8
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£330 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £297 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £593 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £275
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +29.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16804 16921 14747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.19% 31.06% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10336 10429 8788
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 653 673
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.54 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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
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 12 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 27 April 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
England -8 9 £330 -12.00% 15
London -18 3 £380 -20.00% 7
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 - 1
South East - 3 £300 - 2
City of London +4 1 - -
South West - 1 £313 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £330 -
Yorkshire - 1 £330 - 3
Oxford - 1 £300 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £330 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
4 5 (31.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (25.00%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Social Media
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Advertising
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Programming
7 2 (12.50%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) Middleware
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (12.50%) SOA
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) Client/Server

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (18.75%) Advertising
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Scala Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Database Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Games Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Flash Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML5
2 5 (31.25%) CSS3
2 5 (31.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (12.50%) iOS SDK
3 2 (12.50%) Laravel
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) Symfony
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) Flash
4 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.25%) Corona SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Social Media
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Android
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Programming
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Game Development
4 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
3 1 (6.25%) Lua
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
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