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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 110 102
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs citing Games 9 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.50% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.10% 1.35% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Median daily rate £535 £463 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.67% +30.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £331 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £558 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +233.33% -76.77%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 816 886 1062
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 44.40% 37.23% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 415 502
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £25.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +24 9 £535 +15.05%
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Publishing
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) User Stories
3 3 (23.08%) ATDD
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (7.69%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
3 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum Master
2 2 (15.38%) Account Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 3D Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Documentum Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (7.69%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) WDK
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) IPTV
2 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) ATDD
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) DRM
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.69%) Records Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft