The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 27 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.78% - 1.45%
As % of the General category 9.09% - 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
Games
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
77 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 41.62% 37.76% 44.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 26 27
Median daily rate £388 £325 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Games
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Swing
1 5 (71.43%) AWT
1 5 (71.43%) Regular Expression
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Zend
3 2 (28.57%) Magento
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) XHTML
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) XSL
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) OO PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Java Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Senior Java Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Magento Developer
4 2 (28.57%) PHP Developer
4 2 (28.57%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) AWT
1 5 (71.43%) Regular Expression
1 5 (71.43%) Swing
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) XHTML
2 2 (28.57%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Zend