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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Gaming
Rank 587 598 559
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -39
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.006% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£275 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 8 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 17 April 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 +1 6 £275 -26.66% 7
London +9 5 £263 -30.00% 6
Oxford - 1 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 - 1
City of London - 1 - -
South East - 1 £275 - 1
East of England - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) Flash Games
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Online Games
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Redis
3 2 (28.57%) Facebook
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
3 2 (28.57%) Flash
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Nagios

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) Redis
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ActionScript Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Flash Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Flash
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (14.29%) iOS SDK
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Flash Games
1 2 (28.57%) Online Games
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Programming
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Facebook
2 1 (14.29%) Perforce