Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 407 293 305
Rank change year-on-year -114 +12 +24
Contract jobs citing Games 518 802 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.86% 0.81%
As % of the General category 1.66% 2.28% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 579 493
England median daily rate £463 £458 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +10.91% -
10th Percentile £225 £305 £244
90th Percentile £650 £632 £563
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +1.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 15
England median hourly rate £11.78 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.55% +63.27% +7.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £13.29
90th Percentile £46.75 £69.75 £75.00
UK median hourly rate £11.78 £37.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -68.59% +53.06% +7.29%

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 31,278 35,235 32,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.44% 37.90% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,919 23,314 21,430
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.36%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £681 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 826 824
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.57% +6.74% -2.03%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £48.62
UK median hourly rate £25.30 £26.78 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.53% +7.10% -9.09%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 -53 350 £488 +2.63% 231
North of England -37 72 £380 +1.33% 90
South East -43 40 £500 +4.11% 50
Yorkshire -14 38 £400 -11.11% 31
North West -25 30 £380 +11.76% 46
Midlands -22 24 £300 -9.09% 52
West Midlands -22 19 £300 +4.35% 31
East of England +2 14 £375 +2.74% 35
South West -33 9 £450 +33.33% 27
East Midlands -1 5 £310 -10.79% 21
North East -8 4 £586 +67.43% 13
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 190 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.59%) JavaScript
3 104 (20.08%) Java
4 93 (17.95%) TDD
5 75 (14.48%) Git (software)
5 75 (14.48%) Test Automation
5 75 (14.48%) Finance
6 73 (14.09%) React
7 72 (13.90%) SQL
7 72 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (13.71%) C#
8 71 (13.71%) HTML
8 71 (13.71%) Python
9 69 (13.32%) Scrum
10 68 (13.13%) DevOps
11 65 (12.55%) Jenkins
12 63 (12.16%) CSS
13 60 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
14 59 (11.39%) Node.js
14 59 (11.39%) User Experience
15 57 (11.00%) Docker
16 53 (10.23%) Mobile App
16 53 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (9.65%) .NET
18 49 (9.46%) User Stories
19 48 (9.27%) Banking
20 44 (8.49%) C++
20 44 (8.49%) Linux
20 44 (8.49%) Microservices
21 43 (8.30%) Unity (Game Engine)

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 21 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.47%) CMS
3 12 (2.32%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.12%) Confluence
5 9 (1.74%) nginx
6 8 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.54%) CoreMedia CMS
6 8 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.97%) Ethereum
7 5 (0.97%) Hyperledger
8 4 (0.77%) WordPress
9 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.58%) Drupal
9 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.39%) Jetty
10 2 (0.39%) Mule
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.97%) Maya
2 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.77%) InVision
4 3 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.58%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.39%) Blender
5 2 (0.39%) MotionBuilder
6 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.19%) Houdini
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.19%) Pixate
6 1 (0.19%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.77%) Magento
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (3.67%) GitHub
5 16 (3.09%) PaaS
6 11 (2.12%) Serverless
7 10 (1.93%) npm
7 10 (1.93%) SaaS
8 8 (1.54%) IaaS
9 6 (1.16%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.77%) Office 365
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.58%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.58%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.58%) Route 53
11 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.70%) Internet
2 8 (1.54%) HTTP
3 5 (0.97%) Firewall
3 5 (0.97%) VPN
4 4 (0.77%) LAN
4 4 (0.77%) WAN
5 3 (0.58%) Wireless
6 2 (0.39%) HSRP
6 2 (0.39%) Intranet
6 2 (0.39%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.39%) Network Security
6 2 (0.39%) Skype
6 2 (0.39%) SSL
6 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.39%) VLAN
6 2 (0.39%) VRRP
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.19%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.34%) NoSQL
2 27 (5.21%) MySQL
3 26 (5.02%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.44%) Big Data
5 15 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.35%) Redis
9 5 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.97%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.77%) Power BI
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.58%) Text Mining
12 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 65 (12.55%) Jenkins
3 36 (6.95%) Cucumber
4 30 (5.79%) JUnit
5 24 (4.63%) Selenium
6 20 (3.86%) JIRA
7 15 (2.90%) Maven
8 14 (2.70%) Jasmine
9 13 (2.51%) Gradle
9 13 (2.51%) gulp
9 13 (2.51%) RSpec
9 13 (2.51%) WebDriver
10 12 (2.32%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.12%) webpack
12 9 (1.74%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.54%) IBM UrbanCode
13 8 (1.54%) Subversion
14 7 (1.35%) Bitbucket
15 6 (1.16%) Grunt
15 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 75 (14.48%) Finance
2 48 (9.27%) Banking
3 36 (6.95%) Retail
4 28 (5.41%) Marketing
5 23 (4.44%) French Language
6 10 (1.93%) Online Betting
7 9 (1.74%) German Language
8 8 (1.54%) Law
9 6 (1.16%) Advertising
9 6 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.97%) Publishing
10 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.77%) Legal
11 4 (0.77%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.77%) Russian Language
11 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.58%) Front Office
12 3 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 240 (46.33%) Developer
2 45 (8.69%) Java Developer
3 37 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (6.95%) Senior Developer
5 31 (5.98%) Analyst
5 31 (5.98%) Scrum Master
6 29 (5.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 26 (5.02%) React Developer
8 24 (4.63%) C# Developer
9 22 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
10 21 (4.05%) Python Developer
11 18 (3.47%) C++ Developer
11 18 (3.47%) Mobile Developer
11 18 (3.47%) Tester
12 16 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (2.90%) Business Analyst
13 15 (2.90%) Django Developer
13 15 (2.90%) Project Manager
13 15 (2.90%) Python/Django Developer
14 14 (2.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.09%) React
2 71 (13.71%) HTML
3 63 (12.16%) CSS
4 59 (11.39%) Node.js
5 50 (9.65%) .NET
6 43 (8.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 41 (7.92%) JSON
7 41 (7.92%) Web Services
8 39 (7.53%) REST
9 35 (6.76%) AngularJS
9 35 (6.76%) Spring
10 32 (6.18%) RESTful
11 28 (5.41%) Spring Boot
12 25 (4.83%) Unreal Engine
13 24 (4.63%) HTML5
14 21 (4.05%) Django
15 19 (3.67%) XML
16 18 (3.47%) Kafka
16 18 (3.47%) Sass
17 16 (3.09%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.39%) User Experience
2 53 (10.23%) Mobile App
3 34 (6.56%) Online Games
4 25 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.09%) Fintech
6 14 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.51%) Animation
8 12 (2.32%) Mobile Games
9 11 (2.12%) FMCG
10 10 (1.93%) Social Media
11 9 (1.74%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.74%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.54%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.35%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.35%) e-Learning
13 7 (1.35%) RIA
13 7 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.35%) Video on Demand
13 7 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.49%) Linux
2 33 (6.37%) Android
3 27 (5.21%) Unix
4 20 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.90%) Windows
6 7 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.97%) CentOS
7 5 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (17.95%) TDD
3 75 (14.48%) Test Automation
4 72 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (13.32%) Scrum
6 68 (13.13%) DevOps
7 53 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (9.46%) User Stories
9 44 (8.49%) Microservices
10 41 (7.92%) Front End Development
11 40 (7.72%) E-Commerce
12 39 (7.53%) Kanban
13 33 (6.37%) BDD
14 31 (5.98%) Software Engineering
15 28 (5.41%) Coaching
15 28 (5.41%) Project Management
16 27 (5.21%) Acceptance Criteria
17 26 (5.02%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (5.02%) Mentoring
17 26 (5.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 117 (22.59%) JavaScript
2 104 (20.08%) Java
3 72 (13.90%) SQL
4 71 (13.71%) C#
4 71 (13.71%) Python
5 44 (8.49%) C++
6 27 (5.21%) Java 8
7 24 (4.63%) Scala
8 19 (3.67%) C
9 18 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.09%) ES6
10 16 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.51%) Groovy
11 13 (2.51%) Ruby
12 11 (2.12%) PHP
13 10 (1.93%) R
13 10 (1.93%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.35%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.97%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 30 (5.79%) Degree
2 13 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.97%) PhD
6 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.77%) CIPD
8 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.39%) CCNP
9 2 (0.39%) ISEB
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PMP
10 1 (0.19%) CEH
10 1 (0.19%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.19%) CISSP
10 1 (0.19%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.60%) QA
2 13 (2.51%) WCAG
3 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.77%) PMO
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) PSD2
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (11.00%) Docker
2 10 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.77%) Firmware
5 2 (0.39%) HDFS
5 2 (0.39%) NFS
5 2 (0.39%) Samba
5 2 (0.39%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) iptables
6 1 (0.19%) KVM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) RHEV
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (7.34%) Kubernetes
2 30 (5.79%) Terraform
3 26 (5.02%) Ansible
4 13 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.32%) Puppet
6 6 (1.16%) Consul
7 3 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.58%) Grafana
7 3 (0.58%) Kibana
7 3 (0.58%) logstash
8 2 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.39%) Packer
8 2 (0.39%) SCCM
8 2 (0.39%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.19%) Nagios
9 1 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.19%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.05%) Google
3 11 (2.12%) Atlassian
4 10 (1.93%) Adobe
4 10 (1.93%) IBM
4 10 (1.93%) Oracle
5 8 (1.54%) Facebook
6 4 (0.77%) hybris
6 4 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.58%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.58%) Cisco
7 3 (0.58%) Splunk
7 3 (0.58%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.58%) VMware
8 2 (0.39%) Citrix
8 2 (0.39%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.39%) Tableau
8 2 (0.39%) Temenos
8 2 (0.39%) Zend