The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
South East / Berkshire
Rank 96 113 124
Rank change year-on-year +17 +11  
Contract jobs citing Games 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the General category 0.52% 0.90% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £438 £298 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -27.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £276 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £320 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £357
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
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 Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 766 995 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 41.81% 40.51% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 420 533
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.93 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £49.50 £32.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Berkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Berkshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead -4 2 £525 - 4
Slough - 1 £350 - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (30.77%) Scrum
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) OpenGL
2 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (15.38%) Records Management
3 2 (15.38%) SAS EBI
3 2 (15.38%) Video Content Ingestion
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 2 (15.38%) DirectX
3 2 (15.38%) DRM
3 2 (15.38%) Documentum
3 2 (15.38%) SAS
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) WDK
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Document Management
3 2 (15.38%) Web Analytics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Documentum
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) SAS EBI
2 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
2 1 (7.69%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) 3D Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Documentum Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SAS Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) OpenGL
2 2 (15.38%) DirectX
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) WDK
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) WebGL
3 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
1 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk
1 2 (15.38%) IPTV
1 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
2 1 (7.69%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (7.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) 3D Rendering
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (15.38%) Document Management
3 2 (15.38%) DRM
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Records Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Video Content Ingestion
3 2 (15.38%) Web Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Product Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft