The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 35 43
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.33% 0.94%
As % of the General category - 1.23% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 88 81 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.00% 26.56% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 129
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £310 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Median hourly rate £12.67 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.20% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Bedfordshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Bedfordshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Bedfordshire