The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 March 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Games 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.49% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the General category 1.48% 0.58% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.53% -1.53%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 271 342 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 33.37% 37.62% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 247 218
Median daily rate £375 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% -3.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 1
Median hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +3.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Bristol

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (50.00%) ATDD
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
1 2 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Coaching
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Animation
2 1 (25.00%) Physics
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Interactive TV
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (25.00%) Maya
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Texturing

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (25.00%) Maya
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Animation
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Interactive TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ATDD
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Coaching
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Physics
2 1 (25.00%) Texturing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Python