Period
to 25 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 25 February 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 393 316
Rank change year-on-year +10 -77 +7
Contract jobs citing Games 360 552 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.61% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.59% 1.54% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 360 551
England median daily rate £450 £471 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +1.89% +11.78%
10th Percentile £200 £256 £305
90th Percentile £626 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £450
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 14
England median hourly rate £11.75 £11.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.25% -70.55% +90.20%
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £67.75
UK median hourly rate £11.75 £11.78 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% -70.55% +90.20%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 22,673 35,772 38,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.70% 39.72% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,608 23,830 25,642
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £475
% change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 983 1,002
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.56
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +4.76%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in England

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in England

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in England

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in England

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Games in England

Games
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
London +39 241 £475 -5.00% 306
North of England +40 37 £375 -1.32% 154
East of England +50 34 £325 -13.33% 56
South East +37 26 £350 -31.71% 86
North West +23 20 £275 -23.61% 86
Yorkshire +29 17 £450 +12.50% 43
Midlands +35 13 £313 -0.79% 88
East Midlands +42 8 £298 -4.03% 31
West Midlands +39 5 £313 -3.10% 57
South West -1 2 - - 41
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 England region with a requirement for Games.

1 111 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 75 (20.83%) HTML
3 75 (20.83%) CSS
4 69 (19.17%) Java
4 69 (19.17%) Python
5 61 (16.94%) E-Commerce
6 55 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (14.17%) User Experience
8 45 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 44 (12.22%) C#
10 39 (10.83%) AWS
11 36 (10.00%) Android
11 36 (10.00%) Linux
12 35 (9.72%) Web Services
12 35 (9.72%) Degree
13 34 (9.44%) MySQL
13 34 (9.44%) Finance
13 34 (9.44%) AngularJS
14 33 (9.17%) JIRA
15 32 (8.89%) Game Development
15 32 (8.89%) DevOps
16 31 (8.61%) Node.js
17 28 (7.78%) Azure
17 28 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (7.50%) Apple iOS
18 27 (7.50%) SQL
18 27 (7.50%) Microservices
18 27 (7.50%) React
18 27 (7.50%) Front End Development

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 24 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.33%) Apache
3 10 (2.78%) CMS
4 9 (2.50%) Confluence
5 8 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (2.22%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.11%) JBoss
7 4 (1.11%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) nginx
9 2 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) Drupal
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 20 (5.56%) Sketch
2 18 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.50%) Maya
4 8 (2.22%) 3ds Max
5 6 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.67%) CINEMA 4D
6 4 (1.11%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.83%) InVision
7 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (0.56%) Figma
8 2 (0.56%) Lectora
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.56%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.28%) Houdini
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (6.67%) Magento
2 14 (3.89%) Shopify
3 2 (0.56%) Unica
4 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.83%) AWS
2 28 (7.78%) Azure
3 16 (4.44%) Serverless
4 13 (3.61%) GCP
5 11 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.50%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.94%) Office 365
7 7 (1.94%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.39%) GitHub
9 4 (1.11%) Force.com
9 4 (1.11%) Google Play
10 3 (0.83%) Firebase
10 3 (0.83%) SaaS
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.56%) IaaS
11 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.33%) HTTP
2 11 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (2.50%) Firewall
4 6 (1.67%) VPN
4 6 (1.67%) VXLAN
5 5 (1.39%) DNS
5 5 (1.39%) Internet
5 5 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (1.11%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.11%) IPv4
6 4 (1.11%) IPv6
6 4 (1.11%) OSPF
6 4 (1.11%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.83%) DHCP
7 3 (0.83%) Network Security
7 3 (0.83%) Skype
7 3 (0.83%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (0.83%) SSL
8 2 (0.56%) 5G
8 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.44%) MySQL
2 21 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (2.78%) Big Data
4 10 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.22%) Redis
7 7 (1.94%) Power BI
8 5 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.11%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.11%) DB2
10 3 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.83%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (9.17%) JIRA
2 21 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.72%) Jasmine
4 14 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 12 (3.33%) Grunt
6 5 (1.39%) Selenium
6 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.83%) Maven
7 3 (0.83%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.56%) Ant
8 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.56%) GitLab
8 2 (0.56%) Protractor
8 2 (0.56%) Subversion
8 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.56%) webpack
9 1 (0.28%) JMeter
General
1 34 (9.44%) Finance
2 25 (6.94%) Marketing
3 15 (4.17%) Banking
4 12 (3.33%) Retail
5 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.50%) Front Office
6 9 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.39%) Automotive
7 5 (1.39%) Back Office
7 5 (1.39%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.11%) Military
8 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.11%) Publishing
9 3 (0.83%) Electronics
9 3 (0.83%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) iGaming
11 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 160 (44.44%) Developer
2 23 (6.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (5.28%) Designer
3 19 (5.28%) Python Developer
3 19 (5.28%) React Developer
4 18 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 12 (3.33%) Analyst
5 12 (3.33%) Games Developer
5 12 (3.33%) Java Developer
6 10 (2.78%) Administrator
6 10 (2.78%) Architect
6 10 (2.78%) C# Developer
6 10 (2.78%) Scrum Master
7 9 (2.50%) Angular Developer
7 9 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (2.50%) iOS Developer
8 8 (2.22%) Applications Support
8 8 (2.22%) Consultant
8 8 (2.22%) Network Engineer
9 7 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (20.83%) CSS
1 75 (20.83%) HTML
2 45 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 35 (9.72%) Web Services
4 34 (9.44%) AngularJS
5 31 (8.61%) Node.js
6 27 (7.50%) React
7 26 (7.22%) XHTML
8 24 (6.67%) Sass
8 24 (6.67%) Spring
9 21 (5.83%) HTML5
10 18 (5.00%) LAMP
10 18 (5.00%) REST
10 18 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
11 17 (4.72%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (4.44%) RESTful
12 16 (4.44%) Semantic HTML
12 16 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (4.17%) Vue.js
14 14 (3.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.17%) User Experience
2 23 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.44%) W3C
5 14 (3.89%) Animation
6 12 (3.33%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.78%) Online Games
8 9 (2.50%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
10 7 (1.94%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (1.39%) FMCG
12 4 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.11%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.11%) Social Media
12 4 (1.11%) Video Editing
12 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.00%) Android
1 36 (10.00%) Linux
2 27 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 21 (5.83%) Windows
4 13 (3.61%) Unix
5 6 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.11%) CentOS
7 3 (0.83%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.28%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) VyOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (16.94%) E-Commerce
3 55 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (8.89%) DevOps
4 32 (8.89%) Game Development
5 28 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (7.50%) Front End Development
6 27 (7.50%) Microservices
7 26 (7.22%) Scrum
7 26 (7.22%) Wireframes
8 24 (6.67%) OO
8 24 (6.67%) Open Source
9 23 (6.39%) Sprint Planning
10 22 (6.11%) Computer Science
10 22 (6.11%) Machine Learning
11 21 (5.83%) TDD
11 21 (5.83%) Test Automation
12 20 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
12 20 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 20 (5.56%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 88 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 69 (19.17%) Java
2 69 (19.17%) Python
3 44 (12.22%) C#
4 27 (7.50%) SQL
5 23 (6.39%) C++
6 18 (5.00%) PHP
6 18 (5.00%) Scala
6 18 (5.00%) TypeScript
7 12 (3.33%) C
8 9 (2.50%) Kotlin
8 9 (2.50%) Ruby
9 8 (2.22%) Apple Swift
9 8 (2.22%) Clojure
10 7 (1.94%) Groovy
11 4 (1.11%) ES6
11 4 (1.11%) R
12 3 (0.83%) Go
12 3 (0.83%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (9.72%) Degree
2 9 (2.50%) CCNP
2 9 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.11%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.28%) CCDP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.83%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (5.83%) Docker
2 10 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.11%) Firmware
4 3 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) HDFS
5 1 (0.28%) LXC
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.61%) Terraform
3 8 (2.22%) Ansible
4 6 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.39%) Nagios
6 3 (0.83%) SCCM
7 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.56%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.28%) FreeIPA
8 1 (0.28%) Grafana
8 1 (0.28%) Graphite
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.28%) Istio
8 1 (0.28%) Kibana
8 1 (0.28%) linkerd
8 1 (0.28%) Oozie
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) WSUS
8 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (6.94%) hybris
2 24 (6.67%) IBM
3 22 (6.11%) Adobe
4 15 (4.17%) Oracle
5 10 (2.78%) Google
6 9 (2.50%) Cisco
6 9 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.50%) Zend
7 7 (1.94%) Juniper
7 7 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.11%) Apple
8 4 (1.11%) Perforce
8 4 (1.11%) SAP
8 4 (1.11%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.11%) Tableau
8 4 (1.11%) VMware
9 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.83%) Demandware
9 3 (0.83%) Roku
9 3 (0.83%) Veeam