Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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.

Gaming
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 150 161
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +17
Contract jobs citing Games 13 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.32% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.81% 1.34% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +32.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £105 £290 £213
90th Percentile £498 £582 £563
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - £8.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.03% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £8.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +429.41% -77.03% -

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 1605 1642 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 39.58% 38.28% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 741 1032
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £204
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +29.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £43.10 £46.15
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% +8.89% +31.39%

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 25 November 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 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 25 November 2017. 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 +9 9 £363 -14.71% 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Slough +5 1 £105 - 2
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Zend
4 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) Social Media
4 2 (15.38%) OOP
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Publishing
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Yii
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
5 1 (7.69%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (7.69%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix

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%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MicroStation
1 1 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
3 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Account Manager
1 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
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%) Software Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) ATM Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Sales Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) Yii
2 1 (7.69%) ATL
2 1 (7.69%) Direct3D
2 1 (7.69%) DirectX
2 1 (7.69%) Mason
2 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
2 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) OOP
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) ATDD
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
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++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MBA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Zend
2 1 (7.69%) Autodesk
2 1 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter