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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 598 550 560
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +10
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 6 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
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£288 £450 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +56.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £227 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
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% -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Mobile Games Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 -15 6 £288 -36.11% 9
London +9 4 £325 -27.77% 5
City of London +9 1 £325 -35.00% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Dundee - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) HTML5
4 6 (31.58%) Mobile App
5 5 (26.32%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Android
7 3 (15.79%) JPA
7 3 (15.79%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Spring
7 3 (15.79%) Java EE
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
7 3 (15.79%) Online Games
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
7 3 (15.79%) J2EE
7 3 (15.79%) SOAP
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) SOA
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Social Gaming
8 2 (10.53%) Game Development
8 2 (10.53%) Node.js
8 2 (10.53%) Online Gambling

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (10.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Maya
2 1 (5.26%) ZBrush
2 1 (5.26%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Java Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Games Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Games Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) HTML5
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) JPA
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) CSS3
5 1 (5.26%) Android SDK
5 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) DOM
5 1 (5.26%) Flash
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.79%) Online Games
3 2 (10.53%) Online Gambling
3 2 (10.53%) Social Gaming
3 2 (10.53%) Animation
4 1 (5.26%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Android
1 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) TDD
2 3 (15.79%) SOA
2 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
2 3 (15.79%) BDD
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (10.53%) Game Development
4 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Product Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) OOP
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB