Period
to 17 January 2019

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 6 months to 17 January 2019 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 167 162
Rank change year-on-year -18 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing Games 10 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.83% 0.48%
As % of the General category 0.69% 2.26% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 12
East of England median daily rate £404 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.62% -16.57% +12.90%
10th Percentile £310 £358 £363
90th Percentile £597 £499 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
East of England median hourly rate £11.78 £11.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.09% -72.50% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £12.39 £12.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £11.78 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -66.34% +42.86% +40.00%

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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,440 1,770 1,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.93% 36.92% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1,014 843
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £284 £275 £213
90th Percentile £600 £598 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 138 105
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.67% +66.67% -14.69%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.32 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.97 £44.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Bedfordshire +13 5 £475 +9.20% 3
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £404 - 14
Hertfordshire -30 1 - - 6
Essex - 1 - - 8
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Workshop Facilitation
2 2 (20.00%) Community of Practice
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) XHTML
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) DNA

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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (10.00%) Maya
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Ingres
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) 3D Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Unity 3D Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Reality Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) React
1 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XHTML
1 1 (10.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Workshop Facilitation
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) Community of Practice
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) DNA
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) ES6
2 1 (10.00%) Lua
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe
1 1 (10.00%) Zend