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 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 603 557 530
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -27
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 5 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.030% 0.075% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 13
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£275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £263
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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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
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 22 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 18 December 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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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 -36 5 £275 -21.42% 9
London +16 2 £275 -21.42% 6
West Midlands -3 2 £375 - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Flash
4 6 (37.50%) Android
5 5 (31.25%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
5 5 (31.25%) Photoshop
5 5 (31.25%) HTML5
5 5 (31.25%) Social Gaming
5 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
6 4 (25.00%) Game Development
6 4 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (25.00%) Maya
7 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
7 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (18.75%) Lua
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) MySQL
7 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
7 3 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (18.75%) Android Development
7 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
8 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (12.50%) CSS3
8 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (12.50%) OO

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Photoshop
2 4 (25.00%) Maya
3 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (6.25%) ZBrush
4 1 (6.25%) Mudbox
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
2 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
1 1 (6.25%) Mocha
1 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
1 1 (6.25%) Bower
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Games Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Database Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Games Producer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Database Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) Flash
3 5 (31.25%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) JSON
6 1 (6.25%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (6.25%) WebSockets
6 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
6 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (6.25%) LESS
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Social Gaming
2 4 (25.00%) User Experience
3 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (12.50%) Animation
5 1 (6.25%) Flash Games
5 1 (6.25%) Statistics
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) Xbox
5 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
5 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (18.75%) Android Development
3 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) B2C
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) ActionScript 3.0
2 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
3 4 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (18.75%) Lua
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Perforce
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) Facebook