Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 164 160
Rank change year-on-year -35 -4 +37
Contract jobs citing Games 16 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the General category 0.98% 2.61% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 12
East of England median daily rate £375 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -25.71% +1.74%
10th Percentile £276 £197 £363
90th Percentile £430 £446 £566
England median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
East of England median hourly rate - - £8.63
England median hourly rate £20.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -30.42% +25.00% -38.46%

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 1,641 1,684 1,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.25% 33.70% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 996 879
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £205
90th Percentile £600 £600 £555
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 117 146
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +29.03% +6.90%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.35 £51.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.47 £23.59
% change year-on-year -11.22% +12.21% +3.33%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 +10 6 £300 -29.82% 4
Cambridgeshire - 5 £403 - 13
Norfolk - 4 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire -37 1 - - 15
Games
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 4 (25.00%) React
5 3 (18.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Confluence
5 3 (18.75%) Game Development
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (18.75%) Physics
5 3 (18.75%) Lua
5 3 (18.75%) Kanban

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 (18.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) 3ds Max
1 3 (18.75%) Maya
1 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Appium
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Gradle
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 4 (25.00%) HTML Developer
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (25.00%) React Developer
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Games Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum Master
6 2 (12.50%) 3D Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Augmented Reality Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Unity 3D Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Reality Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) jQuery
2 4 (25.00%) React
3 3 (18.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (6.25%) Online Games
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Coaching
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Decision-Making
3 3 (18.75%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Kanban
3 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 3 (18.75%) Physics
3 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (18.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 3 (18.75%) Service Design
4 1 (6.25%) SDET
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (18.75%) Lua
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Adobe