Period
to 25 February 2018

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 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 313 326
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 -41
Contract jobs citing Games 760 682 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the General category 2.16% 2.08% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 482 561
England median daily rate £463 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.78% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
England median hourly rate £40.00 £21.03 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.20% -18.33% +0.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.50 £15.73
90th Percentile £67.75 £75.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £21.03 £25.75
% change year-on-year +90.20% -18.33% +0.98%

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 35,229 32,762 38,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.34% 37.15% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,536 21,796 25,127
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £429
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.90% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 837 1,032
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.27 £47.81 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.43% -9.09% +21.25%

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 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
London -1 488 £475 +9.20% 367
North of England +3 95 £408 +6.19% 158
South East +11 75 £513 +48.55% 69
Midlands +38 54 £330 -17.50% 92
Yorkshire +4 52 £475 +22.58% 60
East of England +5 40 £365 -20.65% 79
North West -6 36 £340 -15.00% 87
West Midlands +19 30 £288 -36.11% 49
East Midlands +19 24 £335 -7.59% 42
North East +44 7 £350 - 11
South West +7 6 £338 -3.57% 30
Games
UK

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

1 354 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (31.84%) Java
3 179 (23.55%) JavaScript
4 161 (21.18%) Test Automation
5 153 (20.13%) TDD
6 147 (19.34%) Scrum
7 130 (17.11%) Kanban
8 118 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
9 112 (14.74%) SQL
10 104 (13.68%) Python
11 103 (13.55%) E-Commerce
12 101 (13.29%) User Stories
13 98 (12.89%) Git (software)
14 95 (12.50%) HTML
14 95 (12.50%) Software Engineering
15 94 (12.37%) CSS
16 92 (12.11%) C#
16 92 (12.11%) Finance
17 85 (11.18%) Scala
17 85 (11.18%) NoSQL
18 82 (10.79%) Microservices
18 82 (10.79%) Spring
19 80 (10.53%) MongoDB
20 78 (10.26%) RESTful
21 75 (9.87%) BDD
21 75 (9.87%) Analytics
21 75 (9.87%) User Experience
21 75 (9.87%) Degree
21 75 (9.87%) Linux
22 74 (9.74%) DevOps

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 28 (3.68%) Confluence
1 28 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (3.42%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.37%) MQSeries
4 17 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.11%) Jupyter
6 15 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.32%) Apache
7 10 (1.32%) CMS
8 8 (1.05%) JBoss
9 6 (0.79%) nginx
10 5 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.66%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.66%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.53%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.53%) Marvel
12 3 (0.39%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.39%) Jetty
12 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (1.97%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.45%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.39%) InVision
7 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) HipChat
9 1 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.13%) Maya
9 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.26%) Summit
2 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (1.58%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (1.32%) Serverless
7 8 (1.05%) SaaS
8 7 (0.92%) npm
9 6 (0.79%) Route 53
10 5 (0.66%) Firebase
11 4 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.53%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.53%) Force.com
11 4 (0.53%) GitHub
11 4 (0.53%) Google Play
11 4 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.11%) Internet
2 5 (0.66%) Bluetooth
2 5 (0.66%) SMS
3 4 (0.53%) BGP
3 4 (0.53%) DSL
3 4 (0.53%) HTTP
3 4 (0.53%) VPN
4 3 (0.39%) DHCP
4 3 (0.39%) DNS
4 3 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.39%) Network Security
5 2 (0.26%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.26%) AMQP
5 2 (0.26%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.26%) Firewall
5 2 (0.26%) IPsec
5 2 (0.26%) RIP
5 2 (0.26%) SAN
5 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.18%) NoSQL
2 80 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 54 (7.11%) MySQL
4 48 (6.32%) Relational Database
5 45 (5.92%) Big Data
6 40 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 36 (4.74%) Hadoop
8 35 (4.61%) Redis
9 23 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (2.63%) Data Mining
11 18 (2.37%) Apache Hive
12 17 (2.24%) Couchbase
12 17 (2.24%) HBase
12 17 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.97%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.71%) Data Lake
15 13 (1.71%) SAP HANA
16 12 (1.58%) Lumira
16 12 (1.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 98 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 59 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 57 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 47 (6.18%) JIRA
5 31 (4.08%) Maven
6 29 (3.82%) JUnit
7 25 (3.29%) Selenium
8 17 (2.24%) Jasmine
9 16 (2.11%) gulp
10 15 (1.97%) Mockito
11 14 (1.84%) IntelliJ
11 14 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.58%) RSpec
13 11 (1.45%) Axure RP
13 11 (1.45%) Hudson
14 10 (1.32%) webpack
15 9 (1.18%) Subversion
15 9 (1.18%) Visual Studio
16 8 (1.05%) Xcode
17 7 (0.92%) JMeter
General
1 92 (12.11%) Finance
2 62 (8.16%) Banking
3 56 (7.37%) Retail
4 42 (5.53%) Marketing
5 40 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.92%) Military
7 7 (0.92%) Online Betting
8 5 (0.66%) Advertising
8 5 (0.66%) Legal
9 4 (0.53%) Automotive
9 4 (0.53%) iGaming
10 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 3 (0.39%) German Language
10 3 (0.39%) Law
10 3 (0.39%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 345 (45.39%) Developer
2 117 (15.39%) Java Developer
3 58 (7.63%) Games Developer
4 47 (6.18%) React Developer
5 45 (5.92%) Analyst
5 45 (5.92%) Scrum Master
6 43 (5.66%) Senior Developer
6 43 (5.66%) Tester
7 38 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 29 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 27 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 27 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 25 (3.29%) Architect
10 25 (3.29%) Automation Tester
10 25 (3.29%) Business Analyst
11 23 (3.03%) Java Web Developer
12 22 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
13 21 (2.76%) Data Scientist
13 21 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
14 20 (2.63%) Java Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (12.50%) HTML
2 94 (12.37%) CSS
3 82 (10.79%) Spring
4 78 (10.26%) RESTful
5 73 (9.61%) REST
6 65 (8.55%) React
7 63 (8.29%) Web Services
8 61 (8.03%) AngularJS
9 60 (7.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 55 (7.24%) HTML5
11 47 (6.18%) .NET
12 46 (6.05%) JSON
12 46 (6.05%) Node.js
13 44 (5.79%) Hibernate
14 35 (4.61%) JMS
15 32 (4.21%) Kafka
16 29 (3.82%) CSS3
17 27 (3.55%) Spring Boot
18 25 (3.29%) jQuery
18 25 (3.29%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.87%) User Experience
2 64 (8.42%) Online Games
3 55 (7.24%) Computer Science
4 51 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (5.53%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.37%) Mobile Games
7 18 (2.37%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.71%) Animation
10 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.45%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.45%) Equities
12 10 (1.32%) Fintech
13 9 (1.18%) Media Streaming
13 9 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
13 9 (1.18%) Social Media
14 6 (0.79%) Replication
14 6 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.87%) Linux
2 63 (8.29%) Android
3 56 (7.37%) Unix
4 55 (7.24%) Apple iOS
5 23 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 14 (1.84%) Windows
7 9 (1.18%) CentOS
7 9 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.66%) AIX
9 3 (0.39%) HPUX
9 3 (0.39%) Solaris
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (21.18%) Test Automation
3 153 (20.13%) TDD
4 147 (19.34%) Scrum
5 130 (17.11%) Kanban
6 118 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (13.55%) E-Commerce
8 101 (13.29%) User Stories
9 95 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 82 (10.79%) Microservices
11 75 (9.87%) Analytics
11 75 (9.87%) BDD
12 74 (9.74%) DevOps
13 63 (8.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 61 (8.03%) Mentoring
15 58 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (7.50%) Web Development
17 52 (6.84%) Coaching
18 50 (6.58%) Open Source
19 48 (6.32%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 242 (31.84%) Java
2 179 (23.55%) JavaScript
3 112 (14.74%) SQL
4 104 (13.68%) Python
5 92 (12.11%) C#
6 85 (11.18%) Scala
7 47 (6.18%) C++
8 42 (5.53%) Bash Shell
9 39 (5.13%) R
10 33 (4.34%) Ruby
11 32 (4.21%) PHP
12 24 (3.16%) Groovy
13 20 (2.63%) TypeScript
14 17 (2.24%) Java 9
14 17 (2.24%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.11%) Kotlin
16 13 (1.71%) ES6
17 11 (1.45%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.45%) Perl
18 10 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (9.87%) Degree
2 30 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (2.11%) PMI Certification
5 16 (2.11%) PMP
6 13 (1.71%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.66%) VCP6
8 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCAB
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.82%) QA
2 20 (2.63%) GDPR
3 14 (1.84%) WCAG
4 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.66%) GCP
6 4 (0.53%) SLA
7 3 (0.39%) PMO
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (7.24%) Docker
2 7 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.66%) vCloud
3 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.66%) vSphere
4 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.39%) Varnish
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) etcd
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (4.47%) Grafana
2 24 (3.16%) Puppet
3 17 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.58%) Kibana
5 12 (1.58%) logstash
5 12 (1.58%) StatsD
5 12 (1.58%) Terraform
6 11 (1.45%) Ansible
7 6 (0.79%) Graphite
7 6 (0.79%) Opsview
8 5 (0.66%) Packer
8 5 (0.66%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.39%) SCCM
10 2 (0.26%) Consul
10 2 (0.26%) Oozie
11 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.13%) OpenView
11 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 36 (4.74%) Google
2 34 (4.47%) Splunk
3 32 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.21%) Oracle
4 23 (3.03%) Tableau
5 17 (2.24%) Adobe
5 17 (2.24%) AppDynamics
6 14 (1.84%) New Relic
6 14 (1.84%) SAP
7 12 (1.58%) Alteryx
7 12 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.58%) Sybase
8 7 (0.92%) VMware
9 6 (0.79%) Apple
9 6 (0.79%) Talend
10 5 (0.66%) Cisco
10 5 (0.66%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.66%) hybris
10 5 (0.66%) IBM
11 4 (0.53%) Informatica