Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 166 144
Rank change year-on-year +4 -22 +19
Contract jobs citing Games 10 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the General category 0.63% 0.64% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Berkshire median daily rate £490 £316 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.94% -25.59% +54.55%
10th Percentile £238 £270 £273
90th Percentile £650 £517 £451
South East median daily rate £513 £438 £353
% change year-on-year +17.14% +24.11% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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% -

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 1,586 1,566 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 38.40% 38.29% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 691 709
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £217 £250 £219
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.68 £48.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +38.54% -5.88% +2.00%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Maidenhead - 3 £490 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Reading -13 1 £175 -61.64% 7
Slough - 1 £400 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) KVM
4 2 (20.00%) Trello
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) GitLab
4 2 (20.00%) Docker
4 2 (20.00%) Yammer
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) ATDD
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (20.00%) Slack
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation

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 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (20.00%) Slack
1 2 (20.00%) Trello
1 2 (20.00%) Yammer
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (10.00%) InfluxDB
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) GitLab
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) French Language
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) German Language
2 1 (10.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (10.00%) Japanese Language
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Software Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Jinja
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) PMI
3 1 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) ATDD
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Economics
2 2 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) User Stories
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
1 2 (20.00%) KVM
1 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Mirantis
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat