The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 80 91
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11  
Contract jobs citing Games 6 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.39% 0.85% 0.42%
As % of the General category 1.19% 2.48% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £358 £225 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.88% -23.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £224 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +3.92% -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 the East Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 506 565 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 33.31% 34.26% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 361 340
Median daily rate £425 £370 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -12.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £189 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 21
Median hourly rate £28.75 £10.44 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.38% -34.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.72 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the East Midlands

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in the East Midlands

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the East Midlands

Games
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Leicestershire 0 4 £283 +25.55% 2
Derbyshire -17 1 £350 +55.55% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (71.43%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Xbox
2 3 (42.86%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Game Development
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Retail

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Games Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Games Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Games Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum Master
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Xbox
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin