The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Watford 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 8 16
Contract jobs citing Games 0 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 13.79% 4.39%
As % of the General category - 27.27% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate - £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +1.12%
General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
81 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 59.12% 50.57% 56.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 20
Average daily rate £400 £433 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +13.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.86 - £25.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 - £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.77 - £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Games
Hertfordshire

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
1 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Management
1 4 (80.00%) FMCG
1 4 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) BPMN
2 1 (20.00%) Online Games
2 1 (20.00%) UML

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
1 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) DBA
1 4 (80.00%) Administrator
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 4 (80.00%) SQL DBA
1 4 (80.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) FMCG
2 1 (20.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Management
1 4 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) BPMN
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL