Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 140 150
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 +25
Contract jobs citing Games 13 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.88% 0.95% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £350 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +17.65% -37.37%
10th Percentile £270 £235 £157
90th Percentile £553 £505 £563
South East median daily rate £513 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +48.55% +6.15% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - £8.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.69% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £8.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +429.41% -70.69% -

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 1,478 1,580 1,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 37.00% 40.16% 39.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 690 879
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +0.06% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £219
90th Percentile £588 £575 £542
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 58 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -11.36% +32.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.85 £11.54
90th Percentile £50.00 £41.50 £47.55
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +37.50%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +14 6 £525 +133.33% 3
Bracknell - 2 - -
Slough +2 1 £430 +22.86% 1
Newbury - 1 £475 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 4 (30.77%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (15.38%) STB
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) MPEG
3 2 (15.38%) RIP
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) ATL
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Adobe
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) CRM

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (7.69%) MicroStation
1 1 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) OSPF
1 2 (15.38%) RIP
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) HTML Developer
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Linux Developer
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL Developer
1 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
1 2 (15.38%) PHP MySQL Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Scrum Master
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Testing Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Sales Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ATL
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
1 2 (15.38%) Yii
2 1 (7.69%) Direct3D
2 1 (7.69%) DirectX
2 1 (7.69%) Kafka
2 1 (7.69%) Mason
2 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.69%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Digital TV
1 2 (15.38%) MPEG
1 2 (15.38%) STB
1 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
1 2 (15.38%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) ATDD
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) OOP
2 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) User Stories
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Video Processing
2 2 (15.38%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Campaign Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) PHP
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe
1 2 (15.38%) Apple
1 2 (15.38%) Tektronix
1 2 (15.38%) Zend
2 1 (7.69%) Autodesk
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft