The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 596 558 568
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +10
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 5 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.074% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
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£275 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £373 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £136
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
17829 16321 16382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.67% 31.58% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11225 10213 9585
Average daily rate £410 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 691 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Social Gaming
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Social Gaming Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Social Gaming
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK.

Social Gaming Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Social Gaming
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
London -5 5 £275 -32.09% 3
England -39 5 £275 -32.09% 3
City of London - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 19 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (63.16%) XML
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) HTTP
3 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (47.37%) Ruby
3 9 (47.37%) JSON
3 9 (47.37%) Scalability Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (47.37%) NoSQL
3 9 (47.37%) Sinatra
3 9 (47.37%) REST
3 9 (47.37%) Redis
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (26.32%) Android
5 5 (26.32%) Online Games
5 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (26.32%) Mobile Games
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
6 4 (21.05%) Maya
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Marketing
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Graphic Design
7 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
7 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) ActionScript

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
1 4 (21.05%) Maya
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) SPSS
3 1 (5.26%) ZBrush
3 1 (5.26%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) HTTP
1 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (47.37%) NoSQL
1 9 (47.37%) Redis
2 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
General
1 19 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Programmer
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Designer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) XML
2 9 (47.37%) JSON
2 9 (47.37%) Sinatra
2 9 (47.37%) REST
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 3 (15.79%) Flash
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Online Games
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile Games
2 3 (15.79%) Graphic Design
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Social Media
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
3 2 (10.53%) Animation
4 1 (5.26%) Xbox
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Android
2 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Scalability Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) B2C
4 3 (15.79%) Game Development
4 3 (15.79%) Android Development
4 3 (15.79%) iOS Development
5 2 (10.53%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Programming
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
3 3 (15.79%) Lua
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Facebook
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