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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Game
Rank 624 598 577
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -21
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 6 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.032% 0.055% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £296 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -23.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £226 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £93.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -66.66%

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 6 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 2 September 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 -9 6 £325 +9.70% 12
London -12 3 £295 -13.86% 6
South East - 3 £325 -
Guildford - 2 £325 -
Surrey - 2 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) RESTful
5 4 (25.00%) HTML5
5 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Development
6 3 (18.75%) CSS3
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
7 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
7 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (12.50%) Physics
7 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
7 2 (12.50%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
7 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (6.25%) Libgdx
8 1 (6.25%) Android Development

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Games Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Designer
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) RESTful
3 4 (25.00%) HTML5
3 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (18.75%) CSS3
4 3 (18.75%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
6 1 (6.25%) UIKit
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (6.25%) Libgdx
6 1 (6.25%) Flash
6 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Physics
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Development
4 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Game Development
5 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe