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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 585 569 573
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 11 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.079% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 20
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£288 £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +72.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £314 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £314 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.31% -10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+366.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 20 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 17 September 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 -20 11 £288 -39.47% 6
London +15 8 £325 -35.00% 5
City of London +24 2 £338 - 2
North West - 1 £250 - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bath - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) Android
4 6 (33.33%) HTML5
5 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
5 5 (27.78%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) Flash
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
7 3 (16.67%) Game Development
7 3 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (16.67%) Social Gaming
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
7 3 (16.67%) ActionScript
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) OOP
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) Legal
8 2 (11.11%) Maya
8 2 (11.11%) Marketing
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (11.11%) Online Gambling
8 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Animation

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 2 (11.11%) Maya
3 1 (5.56%) ZBrush
3 1 (5.56%) Mudbox
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Mocha
1 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.56%) Bower
1 1 (5.56%) Grunt
1 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.56%) Ant
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Games Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Games Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.56%) UI Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) CRM Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.56%) Games Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Games Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) HTML5
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) Flash
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (11.11%) RESTful
6 1 (5.56%) CSS3
6 1 (5.56%) WebSockets
6 1 (5.56%) PhoneGap
6 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.56%) Sass
6 1 (5.56%) LESS
6 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (5.56%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
6 1 (5.56%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Social Gaming
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 2 (11.11%) Online Gambling
3 2 (11.11%) Animation
4 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.56%) Xbox
4 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
4 1 (5.56%) Flash Games
4 1 (5.56%) Online Games
4 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Android
2 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Scrum
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Game Development
3 2 (11.11%) OOP
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (5.56%) Product Management
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Insight
4 1 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) User Stories
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) Campaign Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
2 3 (16.67%) ActionScript
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (5.56%) Lua
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Facebook
1 1 (5.56%) Perforce
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe