Period
to 25 February 2018

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 6 months to 25 February 2018 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
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 139 133
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 24 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.81% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the General category 2.62% 0.37% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 10
East Midlands median daily rate £335 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.59% +61.11% -35.25%
10th Percentile £192 £238 £224
90th Percentile £397 £428 £338
England median daily rate £463 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +11.78% +3.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £21.03 £25.75
% change year-on-year +90.20% -18.33% +0.98%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 916 1,095 1,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 30.80% 35.11% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 762 667
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £209 £182 £221
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 33
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £19.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.25% +9.64% +31.60%
10th Percentile £8.53 £9.73 £10.04
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.75 £42.05
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +5 7 £348 -0.71% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 6 £650 +62.50% 10
Leicestershire +5 5 £220 -23.48% 10
Northamptonshire - 4 £345 - 6
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Kanban
3 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 13 (54.17%) Scrum
4 13 (54.17%) Coaching
5 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (33.33%) User Stories
7 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) CSS
8 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (25.00%) PLM
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (25.00%) React
9 5 (20.83%) Analytics
9 5 (20.83%) Web Development
9 5 (20.83%) Project Management
10 4 (16.67%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) OOD
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Jasmine
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (16.67%) TypeScript
11 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (12.50%) Backbone.js
11 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) UI Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Web Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Games Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum Master
4 4 (16.67%) Web UI Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Coach
6 2 (8.33%) Games Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Video Game Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (25.00%) React
3 3 (12.50%) Backbone.js
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) CSS3
4 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
4 2 (8.33%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (4.17%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Xbox
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Kanban
3 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 13 (54.17%) Coaching
4 13 (54.17%) Scrum
5 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (33.33%) User Stories
7 6 (25.00%) PLM
8 5 (20.83%) Analytics
8 5 (20.83%) Project Management
8 5 (20.83%) Web Development
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (16.67%) OO
9 4 (16.67%) OOD
10 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 2 (8.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) TypeScript
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Apple