The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 April 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 - 89
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.093% - 0.31%
As % of the General category 0.25% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £295 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -5.40% -1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -15.62%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 406 511 553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.63% 48.12% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 204 220
Median daily rate £414 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £24.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.16% -26.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% +16.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Buckinghamshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Buckinghamshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Milton Keynes - 1 £295 - 3
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (50.00%) Grails
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Integration
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle