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 29 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 of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 120 123
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Games 11 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the General category 1.75% 0.53% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £388 £300 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.16% -41.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 627 756 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.49% 30.48% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 392 457
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 46
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Cambridgeshire - 4 £525 - 9
Hertfordshire - 4 £325 - 8
Suffolk +2 2 £375 - 1
Essex -8 1 - - 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) RESTful
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (26.67%) LESS
3 4 (26.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (20.00%) Angular 2
4 3 (20.00%) OpenLayers
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) User Experience
4 3 (20.00%) Polymer
4 3 (20.00%) Web Components
4 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (20.00%) D3.js
4 3 (20.00%) Leaflet
4 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Redis
4 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (20.00%) Node.js
4 3 (20.00%) OWASP
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) JSON
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms

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 3 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.67%) Predix
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) PBX
1 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) Redis
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Appium
1 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Grunt
1 1 (6.67%) gulp
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
2 2 (13.33%) HTML Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) HTML5
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
2 4 (26.67%) LESS
2 4 (26.67%) RESTful
2 4 (26.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (20.00%) Angular 2
3 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (20.00%) D3.js
3 3 (20.00%) JSON
3 3 (20.00%) Leaflet
3 3 (20.00%) Node.js
3 3 (20.00%) OpenLayers
3 3 (20.00%) Polymer
3 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (20.00%) Web Components
4 1 (6.67%) Sass
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Animation
2 1 (6.67%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.67%) Learning Management System
2 1 (6.67%) Online Games
2 1 (6.67%) SCORM
2 1 (6.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) Coaching
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) OWASP
3 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) ATDD
5 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) R
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) hybris
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Vertica
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