The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 42 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.57% 0.31% 0.61%
As % of the General category 2.63% 1.75% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £525 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% -9.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
76 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.84% 17.48% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 45
Median daily rate £400 £381 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £37.55 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +34.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
1 3 (50.00%) PlayStation
1 3 (50.00%) Oculus Rift
1 3 (50.00%) HTC Vive
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Games Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) HTC Vive
1 3 (50.00%) Oculus Rift
1 3 (50.00%) PlayStation
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
2 1 (16.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Vertica