The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 61 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.30% - 0.60%
As % of the General category 0.91% - 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £320 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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

General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
219 334 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.74% 46.52% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 129 167
Median daily rate £406 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £14.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.11 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £14.40 £15.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (50.00%) Grails
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Integration
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle