The first 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 586 539 586
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +47
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.041% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £375 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -27 1 £375 -14.28% 6
England -91 1 £375 -14.28% 6
Scotland - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
4 3 (37.50%) Game Development
4 3 (37.50%) ActionScript
4 3 (37.50%) Flash
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) iPhone
5 2 (25.00%) Facebook
5 2 (25.00%) iPad
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) C++
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Lua
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) PhoneGap
General
1 8 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Flash Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Flash
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Game Development
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (37.50%) ActionScript
4 2 (25.00%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Lua
5 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Facebook