Period
to 19 October 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 19 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 355 351
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 +27
Contract jobs citing Games 716 628 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the General category 2.06% 1.72% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 417 512
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £286 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £580 £550
UK median daily rate £490 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +15.29% +6.25% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 23
England median hourly rate £20.88 £30.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.42% +25.00% -36.84%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £7.88
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.15 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -56.67% +23.71% -36.18%

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 34,802 36,440 35,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.94% 39.86% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,169 24,436 24,091
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 798 794 914
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.22 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.09% +10.56% +3.49%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.44 £23.75
% change year-on-year -11.72% +11.33% -1.04%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 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
London +12 445 £500 +11.11% 384
South East +46 109 £513 +41.87% 93
North of England -42 68 £378 -8.48% 152
South West +22 51 £525 +30.43% 56
North West -25 36 £375 +10.29% 90
Yorkshire -12 31 £400 -5.88% 45
Midlands -5 27 £350 +7.69% 88
West Midlands -12 18 £400 +14.29% 57
East of England -26 15 £375 +11.11% 46
East Midlands -1 10 £350 +7.69% 31
North East -11 1 - - 17
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for Games.

1 291 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (25.42%) Java
3 163 (22.77%) TDD
4 157 (21.93%) JavaScript
5 124 (17.32%) HTML
6 106 (14.80%) BDD
7 104 (14.53%) Docker
7 104 (14.53%) CSS
8 103 (14.39%) Microservices
8 103 (14.39%) Git (software)
9 99 (13.83%) Degree
10 96 (13.41%) Scrum
11 92 (12.85%) C#
12 91 (12.71%) Jenkins
12 91 (12.71%) Java 8
13 88 (12.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 88 (12.29%) Spring
14 87 (12.15%) Web Services
15 84 (11.73%) REST
16 79 (11.03%) React
16 79 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
17 78 (10.89%) Spring Boot
18 77 (10.75%) Test Automation
19 75 (10.47%) NoSQL
20 72 (10.06%) RESTful
21 71 (9.92%) Finance
22 69 (9.64%) SQL
23 68 (9.50%) C++
23 68 (9.50%) HTML5
23 68 (9.50%) 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 45 (6.28%) MQSeries
2 22 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.51%) Confluence
4 15 (2.09%) CMS
5 14 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.54%) WordPress
7 8 (1.12%) Apache
8 6 (0.84%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.70%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.70%) CoreMedia CMS
10 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.42%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
Applications
1 17 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.26%) Maya
4 7 (0.98%) InVision
4 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.70%) 3ds Max
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.42%) InDesign
9 2 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.28%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.14%) Blender
10 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 2 (0.28%) Shopify
3 2 (0.28%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.26%) GitHub
5 8 (1.12%) PaaS
6 7 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (0.98%) SaaS
6 7 (0.98%) Serverless
7 6 (0.84%) IaaS
8 5 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.70%) Slack
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.28%) Apigee
11 2 (0.28%) Trello
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.54%) Internet
2 8 (1.12%) Firewall
2 8 (1.12%) VPN
3 6 (0.84%) SSL
3 6 (0.84%) Wireless
4 5 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.56%) DNS
5 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.56%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.42%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.42%) GSM
6 3 (0.42%) HTTP
6 3 (0.42%) LAN
6 3 (0.42%) LTE
6 3 (0.42%) NFC
6 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.42%) UMTS
6 3 (0.42%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.47%) NoSQL
2 60 (8.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 60 (8.38%) MongoDB
3 45 (6.28%) Couchbase
4 39 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 28 (3.91%) Big Data
6 27 (3.77%) MySQL
7 20 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.09%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.68%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.26%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.26%) HBase
12 9 (1.26%) Redis
13 8 (1.12%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.12%) Impala
13 8 (1.12%) Power BI
14 6 (0.84%) OLTP
15 4 (0.56%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 103 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 91 (12.71%) Jenkins
3 60 (8.38%) Maven
4 40 (5.59%) JIRA
5 23 (3.21%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.79%) Jasmine
7 19 (2.65%) Selenium
8 17 (2.37%) webpack
9 10 (1.40%) JUnit
10 9 (1.26%) gulp
10 9 (1.26%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.26%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.12%) Gradle
11 8 (1.12%) Grunt
11 8 (1.12%) Subversion
12 6 (0.84%) Moq
12 6 (0.84%) NUnit
12 6 (0.84%) RSpec
13 5 (0.70%) GitLab
13 5 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 71 (9.92%) Finance
2 51 (7.12%) Banking
3 32 (4.47%) Retail
4 29 (4.05%) Marketing
5 16 (2.23%) Advertising
6 11 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.40%) Publishing
8 7 (0.98%) Automotive
8 7 (0.98%) Online Betting
8 7 (0.98%) Russian Language
9 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) French Language
10 4 (0.56%) German Language
10 4 (0.56%) Legal
11 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 355 (49.58%) Developer
2 108 (15.08%) Java Developer
3 61 (8.52%) Games Developer
4 48 (6.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 43 (6.01%) JavaScript Developer
5 43 (6.01%) Senior Developer
6 41 (5.73%) React Developer
6 41 (5.73%) Scrum Master
7 37 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 37 (5.17%) Designer
8 31 (4.33%) Analyst
9 29 (4.05%) Architect
10 24 (3.35%) Project Manager
11 23 (3.21%) Software Engineer
12 22 (3.07%) HTML Developer
13 21 (2.93%) .NET Developer
13 21 (2.93%) Senior Java Developer
14 18 (2.51%) C++ Developer
15 16 (2.23%) HTML CSS Developer
16 15 (2.09%) 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (17.32%) HTML
2 104 (14.53%) CSS
3 88 (12.29%) Spring
3 88 (12.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 87 (12.15%) Web Services
5 84 (11.73%) REST
6 79 (11.03%) React
7 78 (10.89%) Spring Boot
8 72 (10.06%) RESTful
9 68 (9.50%) HTML5
10 54 (7.54%) Node.js
11 52 (7.26%) AngularJS
11 52 (7.26%) Play Framework
12 49 (6.84%) Hibernate
13 45 (6.28%) JMS
13 45 (6.28%) Spring MVC
14 41 (5.73%) .NET
15 34 (4.75%) JSON
16 32 (4.47%) CSS3
16 32 (4.47%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.50%) User Experience
2 59 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (6.28%) Online Games
4 43 (6.01%) Mobile App
5 36 (5.03%) Computer Science
6 35 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (4.05%) Algorithms
8 24 (3.35%) Fintech
9 20 (2.79%) Mobile Games
9 20 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (2.37%) 3D Graphics
11 16 (2.23%) Animation
12 15 (2.09%) Online Gambling
13 13 (1.82%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (1.54%) Data Centre
15 11 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (1.54%) Video on Demand
16 8 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.96%) Linux
2 43 (6.01%) Android
3 32 (4.47%) Apple iOS
4 28 (3.91%) Windows
5 20 (2.79%) Unix
6 17 (2.37%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.40%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.84%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.70%) CentOS
9 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.42%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.28%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (22.77%) TDD
3 106 (14.80%) BDD
4 103 (14.39%) Microservices
5 96 (13.41%) Scrum
6 79 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (10.75%) Test Automation
8 68 (9.50%) DevOps
9 67 (9.36%) Software Engineering
10 66 (9.22%) Visualisation
11 62 (8.66%) Front End Development
11 62 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (8.52%) MVC
13 57 (7.96%) User Stories
14 56 (7.82%) Data Visualisation
15 51 (7.12%) Project Management
16 48 (6.70%) Kanban
17 46 (6.42%) OO
18 45 (6.28%) Collaborative Working
19 44 (6.15%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 182 (25.42%) Java
2 157 (21.93%) JavaScript
3 92 (12.85%) C#
4 91 (12.71%) Java 8
5 69 (9.64%) SQL
6 68 (9.50%) C++
7 67 (9.36%) Scala
8 66 (9.22%) Python
9 45 (6.28%) Java 9
10 27 (3.77%) C
11 26 (3.63%) TypeScript
12 23 (3.21%) PHP
13 20 (2.79%) Go
14 19 (2.65%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.54%) ES6
16 10 (1.40%) R
16 10 (1.40%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.26%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.98%) Ruby
19 6 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 99 (13.83%) Degree
2 36 (5.03%) Postgraduate
3 15 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.26%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.26%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.98%) PMP
8 5 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.42%) PhD
11 2 (0.28%) CCNP
11 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.14%) CISSP
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.77%) QA
2 12 (1.68%) PMO
3 5 (0.70%) WCAG
4 4 (0.56%) GDPR
5 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.28%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (14.53%) Docker
2 18 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.26%) HDFS
4 6 (0.84%) vSphere
5 5 (0.70%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.42%) KVM
6 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (3.91%) Ansible
2 25 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.65%) Puppet
4 14 (1.96%) Terraform
5 8 (1.12%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.98%) Consul
7 6 (0.84%) Grafana
7 6 (0.84%) Kibana
7 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.84%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.70%) Nagios
9 4 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.56%) logstash
10 3 (0.42%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.42%) Packer
11 2 (0.28%) Control-M
11 2 (0.28%) Opsview
11 2 (0.28%) Salt
11 2 (0.28%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 31 (4.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.77%) Google
3 16 (2.23%) Oracle
4 13 (1.82%) Adobe
5 11 (1.54%) Tableau
6 9 (1.26%) Hortonworks
7 7 (0.98%) HP
8 6 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.70%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.70%) Apple
9 5 (0.70%) Cloudera
9 5 (0.70%) MapR
9 5 (0.70%) VMware
10 4 (0.56%) Autodesk
10 4 (0.56%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.56%) SaltStack
10 4 (0.56%) Samsung
10 4 (0.56%) Splunk
10 4 (0.56%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.42%) IBM