The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 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 General category for the Wales region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 71 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.27% 0.19% -
As % of the General category 0.83% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-48.00% +50.00%
General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
240 166 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.04% 32.36% 35.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 113 154
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £429 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £10.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £10.10 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £10.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Games
UK

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Wales region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Wales region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Games
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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
South Wales -14 2 £650 +62.50% 1
North Wales - - - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Games 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 Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Scala

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
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