The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 48 39
Contract jobs citing Games 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.84% 0.29%
As % of the General category - 3.17% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
South East

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

General Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
132 126 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 27.67% 26.58% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 45
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £55.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +129.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.52 £24.57 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £55.00 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Games
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Games
Top 10 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Games
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft