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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Gaming
Rank 577 564 526
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.025% 0.013% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
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£263 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £375 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
15713 15522 13882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.65% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9718 9471 8323
Average daily rate £425 £407 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 616 780
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.65 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 7 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 4 March 2015. 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 -2 4 £263 -30.00% 14
London -5 4 £263 -30.00% 6
City of London - 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (44.44%) ActionScript
2 4 (44.44%) Flash
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (33.33%) Mobile Games
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Facebook
4 2 (22.22%) Android Development
4 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
4 2 (22.22%) Game Development
4 2 (22.22%) Graphic Design
4 2 (22.22%) Flash Games
4 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (22.22%) Lua
4 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (22.22%) Maya
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) B2C
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (22.22%) Maya
1 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) ActionScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Games Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Flash Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Flash
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) iOS SDK
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Games
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Graphic Design
2 2 (22.22%) Flash Games
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) Online Games
3 1 (11.11%) Social Media
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Android Development
2 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
2 2 (22.22%) Game Development
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) B2C
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) ActionScript
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (22.22%) Lua
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Facebook