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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Gaming
Rank 580 554 564
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 13 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.027% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.094% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £320 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £440 £145
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +203.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Social Gaming Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
England -29 13 £400 - 3
London +4 11 £438 +9.37% 3
City of London +13 1 £275 -33.33%
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 3
Dundee - - - - 1

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (61.54%) XML
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) Ruby
2 8 (61.54%) JSON
2 8 (61.54%) Scalability Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
2 8 (61.54%) Sinatra
2 8 (61.54%) REST
2 8 (61.54%) Redis
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (30.77%) Online Games
5 3 (23.08%) Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Animation
6 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
6 2 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) CRM
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) SPSS
1 1 (7.69%) Maya
1 1 (7.69%) ZBrush
1 1 (7.69%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
1 8 (61.54%) Redis
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 13 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) JSON
1 8 (61.54%) Sinatra
1 8 (61.54%) REST
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Online Games
2 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Games
2 2 (15.38%) Animation
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
3 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Scalability Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Facebook