Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 151 178
Rank change year-on-year +53 +27 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 20 44 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.01% 1.03% 0.45%
As % of the General category 3.13% 3.00% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Median daily rate £373 £100 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +272.50% -73.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £246 £100 £281
90th Percentile £435 £100 £445
England median daily rate £450 £455 £475
% change year-on-year -1.10% -4.21% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year -37.50% +36.31% -4.57%

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 640 1,467 1,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.21% 34.24% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 872 954
Median daily rate £438 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +3.33% +4.65%
10th Percentile £213 £280 £238
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 63 124
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.36 £17.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +27.01% -45.83%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £59.00 £48.50 £44.63
Median hourly rate £27.32 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.76% +2.22% +5.88%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Games in the East of England

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Games in the East of England over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Games in the East of England

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in the East of England.

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 10 July 2020. 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
Hertfordshire +5 10 - - 13
Cambridgeshire +40 5 £338 +237.50% 9
Bedfordshire - 4 £400 -
Suffolk +8 1 £375 - 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (40.00%) Magento
3 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (30.00%) Retail
4 6 (30.00%) Azure
5 5 (25.00%) Game Development
5 5 (25.00%) Machine Learning
5 5 (25.00%) Reinforcement Learning
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (25.00%) Adobe
5 5 (25.00%) Python
5 5 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) XHTML
6 4 (20.00%) Time Management
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (20.00%) User Stories
6 4 (20.00%) AWS
6 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation

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 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (15.00%) Sketch
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Magento
2 3 (15.00%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Azure
2 4 (20.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) NuGet
3 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) Power BI
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Grunt
2 3 (15.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (15.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) TestRail
General
1 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Development Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (15.00%) React Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Games Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) XHTML
3 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.00%) JSP
3 3 (15.00%) JSTL
3 3 (15.00%) Node.js
3 3 (15.00%) React
3 3 (15.00%) Sass
3 3 (15.00%) Semantic HTML
3 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (15.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (15.00%) Vue.js
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (5.00%) Autofac
4 1 (5.00%) AutoMapper
4 1 (5.00%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
1 3 (15.00%) W3C
2 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) Online Games
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (25.00%) Game Development
3 5 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 5 (25.00%) Reinforcement Learning
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 4 (20.00%) Time Management
4 4 (20.00%) User Stories
4 4 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
5 3 (15.00%) 3D Programming
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (15.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 3 (15.00%) OO
5 3 (15.00%) Sprint Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) C++
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Adobe
1 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (15.00%) hybris
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Demandware
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Zend