The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 - 34
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.26% - 0.92%
As % of the General category 5.06% - 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Cambridge with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 79 63 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 24.92% 15.33% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 19
Median daily rate £375 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £557 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Cambridge

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Cambridge

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

1 4 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) Redis
2 3 (60.00%) D3.js
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (60.00%) LESS
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) Leaflet
2 3 (60.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Polymer
2 3 (60.00%) Web Components
2 3 (60.00%) OpenLayers
2 3 (60.00%) Angular 2
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) Java

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (60.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (20.00%) Predix
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Redis
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (20.00%) Games Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) Angular 2
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) D3.js
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Leaflet
2 3 (60.00%) LESS
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) OpenLayers
2 3 (60.00%) Polymer
2 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) OWASP
1 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) R
2 1 (20.00%) Scala
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Vertica