Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 136 141
Rank change year-on-year -29 +5 +22
Contract jobs citing Games 10 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.70% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.59% 1.84% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Berkshire median daily rate £275 £453 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.23% -13.81% +31.25%
10th Percentile £262 £265 £303
90th Percentile £401 £526 £611
South East median daily rate £360 £428 £345
% change year-on-year -15.79% +23.91% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 1,688 1,466 1,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 40.69% 38.03% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 630 652
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £210
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.46% +70.49% -6.15%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.94 £12.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.50 £35.18
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £24.73
% change year-on-year +15.38% +31.45% -1.10%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Reading -5 6 £275 -47.62% 3
Maidenhead +3 1 - -
Bracknell -10 1 - -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) GitHub
3 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
3 3 (30.00%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Core
3 3 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (20.00%) Trend Analysis

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 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Cosmos DB
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Core
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Burndown Charts
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Product Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau