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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Gaming
Rank 637 632 623
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.006% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £300 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
17651 17872 17553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.90% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11426 11092 10792
Median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 688 713
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.89 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.81% -7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

Social Gaming
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Social Gaming as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 5 £375 +25.00%
England +3 5 £375 +25.00%

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Social Gaming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Social Gaming.

1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Struts
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Flash
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) W3C
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (20.00%) DHTML
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) JSTL

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Play
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Games Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C++ Games Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (20.00%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) DHTML
3 1 (20.00%) Flash
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) JSTL
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (20.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
1 1 (20.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
1 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple
1 1 (20.00%) Google