Period
to 22 October 2018

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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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.

Gaming
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 147 161
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 14 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.36% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the General category 0.90% 0.92% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
Berkshire median daily rate £495 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.12% +1.18% +37.10%
10th Percentile £294 £105 £325
90th Percentile £563 £613 £572
South East median daily rate £513 £361 £400
% change year-on-year +41.87% -9.69% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £8.50
South East median hourly rate £11.78 £45.00 £8.50
% change year-on-year -73.82% +429.41% -20.93%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,553 1,633 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 39.53% 40.97% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 712 764
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £205 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 72
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.35 £39.60 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +62.50% -6.22% +0.36%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Berkshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -16 4 £475 -12.44% 6
Bracknell +2 3 - - 2
Maidenhead - 2 £490 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Slough -7 1 £400 +280.95% 1
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) ATDD
4 3 (21.43%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) PMI
4 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) PMP
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel

Games
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Slack
2 2 (14.29%) Trello
2 2 (14.29%) Yammer
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) CouchDB
1 1 (7.14%) InfluxDB
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) GitLab
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
2 1 (7.14%) Italian Language
2 1 (7.14%) Japanese Language
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Lead Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 2 (14.29%) Software Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Development Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Jinja
1 1 (7.14%) Kafka
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
1 1 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) PMI
3 1 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) ATDD
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (21.43%) Kanban
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) User Stories
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Economics
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) PMP
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PhD
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
1 2 (14.29%) KVM
1 2 (14.29%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Grafana
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Mirantis
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat