Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 164 188
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 +15
Contract jobs citing Games 42 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.82% 0.49% 0.24%
As % of the General category 2.35% 1.59% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 10
East of England median daily rate £350 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% -2.42%
10th Percentile £197 £363 £296
90th Percentile £447 £566 £454
England median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -35.57% +4.20%

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 1785 1514 1897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 34.65% 31.05% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 886 966
East of England median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £263 £206 £225
90th Percentile £596 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £432
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.17% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 123 201
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +25.00% -13.33%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.87 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.44 £24.23
% change year-on-year +3.56% +0.87% +12.70%

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 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +19 36 £275 -38.89% 8
Bedfordshire -6 4 £431 -11.08% 1
Essex - 1 £450 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 31 (73.81%) E-Commerce
2 19 (45.24%) DNA
3 15 (35.71%) SQL
4 13 (30.95%) Retail
5 12 (28.57%) Java
5 12 (28.57%) Linux
6 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
7 9 (21.43%) Tomcat
8 8 (19.05%) Apache
8 8 (19.05%) PHP
8 8 (19.05%) MySQL
8 8 (19.05%) JIRA
9 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
9 7 (16.67%) Confluence
9 7 (16.67%) Time Management
9 7 (16.67%) HTML
9 7 (16.67%) CSS
9 7 (16.67%) Internet
10 6 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (14.29%) Oracle
10 6 (14.29%) J2EE
10 6 (14.29%) DB2
10 6 (14.29%) Web Development
10 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.29%) REST
10 6 (14.29%) User Stories
10 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (11.90%) Conceptual Models

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 9 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 8 (19.05%) Apache
3 7 (16.67%) Confluence
3 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 5 (11.90%) JBoss
5 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
6 3 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (7.14%) nginx
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) MySQL
2 6 (14.29%) DB2
3 5 (11.90%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.05%) JIRA
3 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
3 5 (11.90%) JMeter
3 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.90%) Subversion
3 5 (11.90%) The Grinder
4 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 4 (9.52%) JUnit
4 4 (9.52%) Log4j
4 4 (9.52%) Maven
4 4 (9.52%) Mockito
4 4 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (7.14%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.38%) Selenium
7 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (30.95%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Consultant
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) User Experience Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Leader
7 3 (7.14%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Demandware Developer
7 3 (7.14%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) CSS
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) J2EE
2 6 (14.29%) REST
3 5 (11.90%) EJB
3 5 (11.90%) JSP
3 5 (11.90%) Spring
3 5 (11.90%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (9.52%) Apache Camel
4 4 (9.52%) JDBC
4 4 (9.52%) JMS
4 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 4 (9.52%) SOAP
4 4 (9.52%) Spring Boot
4 4 (9.52%) Spring Security
4 4 (9.52%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) XSD
4 4 (9.52%) XSLT
5 3 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) User Experience
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) AIX
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) HPUX
3 4 (9.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) E-Commerce
2 19 (45.24%) DNA
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.67%) Time Management
5 6 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.29%) User Stories
5 6 (14.29%) Web Development
6 5 (11.90%) Competitor Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Conceptual Models
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Ethnographic Research
6 5 (11.90%) Ethnography
6 5 (11.90%) Heuristic Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (11.90%) Qualitative Research
6 5 (11.90%) Quantitative Research
6 5 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Statistics
6 5 (11.90%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) PHP
4 5 (11.90%) AWK
4 5 (11.90%) Perl
5 4 (9.52%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PMO
1 2 (4.76%) QA
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Grafana
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
1 6 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (11.90%) AppDynamics
2 5 (11.90%) Dynatrace
2 5 (11.90%) New Relic
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
3 4 (9.52%) Talend
4 3 (7.14%) Adobe
4 3 (7.14%) Demandware
5 2 (4.76%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) PayPal