The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 June 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 of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 120 137
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Contract jobs citing Games 11 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.48% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.63% 0.58% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £8.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -79.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 674 855 909
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.29% 34.28% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 437 512
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 92 76
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £12.20 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the East of England

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the East of England

Games
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Hertfordshire - 9 £275 - 10
Suffolk - 2 £338 - 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) Python
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Retail
5 4 (19.05%) JSON
5 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (19.05%) RESTful
5 4 (19.05%) Node.js
5 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (19.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (14.29%) LESS
6 3 (14.29%) Coaching
6 3 (14.29%) User Experience
6 3 (14.29%) Leaflet
6 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (14.29%) REST
6 3 (14.29%) Redis
6 3 (14.29%) Office 365
6 3 (14.29%) D3.js
6 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (14.29%) Skype
6 3 (14.29%) OneDrive

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.76%) Predix
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
1 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) PBX
1 3 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) Redis
3 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (4.76%) GIS
4 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Appium
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Log4j
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Mockito
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Economy
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Migration Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Python Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Manager
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) HTML Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) JSON
2 4 (19.05%) Node.js
2 4 (19.05%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
3 3 (14.29%) D3.js
3 3 (14.29%) HTML5
3 3 (14.29%) J2EE
3 3 (14.29%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) Leaflet
3 3 (14.29%) LESS
3 3 (14.29%) OpenLayers
3 3 (14.29%) Polymer
3 3 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (14.29%) REST
3 3 (14.29%) Web Components
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Animation
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) HPUX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) OWASP
3 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Kanban
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) R
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) hybris
1 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Talend
2 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software
2 1 (4.76%) Vertica
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