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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 309 307
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2  
Contract jobs citing Games 278 349 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.64% 1.94% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 265 205
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.28 £8.25 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +233.33% -76.77%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16974 18019 19637
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.26% 36.44% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11203 12251 12926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 443 488
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.10 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -28 179 £425 +3.65% 161
North West +35 27 £275 +4.76% 35
South East +35 23 £345 -18.82% 32
Yorkshire -31 14 £410 -0.60% 51
East of England +6 12 £300 - 18
North East +84 10 £320 - 4
South West -6 5 £394 +8.62% 12
East Midlands -16 4 £338 +3.84% 10
West Midlands +20 3 £350 +7.69% 30
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Games.

1 263 (45.82%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (31.01%) Java
3 134 (23.34%) TDD
4 126 (21.95%) Scrum
5 120 (20.91%) Test Automation
6 116 (20.21%) JavaScript
7 103 (17.94%) HTML
8 101 (17.60%) SQL
9 90 (15.68%) BDD
10 81 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (13.59%) Git (software)
12 74 (12.89%) Jenkins
12 74 (12.89%) C#
13 73 (12.72%) CSS
13 73 (12.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 69 (12.02%) C++
15 67 (11.67%) Finance
16 62 (10.80%) E-Commerce
17 60 (10.45%) Kanban
18 58 (10.10%) Degree
18 58 (10.10%) Python
19 56 (9.76%) QA
19 56 (9.76%) Selenium
19 56 (9.76%) Cucumber
20 55 (9.58%) HTML5
21 53 (9.23%) User Stories
21 53 (9.23%) Microservices
22 52 (9.06%) Web Services
23 47 (8.19%) JIRA
24 45 (7.84%) Analytics

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 22 (3.83%) Confluence
2 15 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.92%) Apache
5 10 (1.74%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.57%) CMS
6 9 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.39%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.39%) Kinematics
8 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.05%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.87%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.87%) Jetty
11 4 (0.70%) IIS
11 4 (0.70%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.70%) WordPress
12 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.05%) Maya
5 4 (0.70%) 3ds Max
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.70%) ZBrush
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.35%) InDesign
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.17%) InVision
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.17%) Mingle
8 1 (0.17%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 14 (2.44%) Magento
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.22%) GitHub
5 5 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.87%) Office 365
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.52%) AdWords
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.52%) Route 53
6 3 (0.52%) Twilio
6 3 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.79%) Internet
2 9 (1.57%) Firewall
3 7 (1.22%) HTTP
3 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.70%) SSL
4 4 (0.70%) WAN
5 3 (0.52%) PBX
5 3 (0.52%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.52%) Skype
6 2 (0.35%) BGP
6 2 (0.35%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.35%) MPLS
6 2 (0.35%) NAS
6 2 (0.35%) OSPF
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 2 (0.35%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) CTI
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.92%) NoSQL
2 24 (4.18%) MySQL
3 23 (4.01%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.31%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.14%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.79%) Big Data
7 15 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (2.61%) DB2
7 15 (2.61%) DbVisualizer
7 15 (2.61%) Redis
8 13 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.09%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.92%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.39%) HBase
12 5 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 78 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 74 (12.89%) Jenkins
3 56 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 56 (9.76%) Selenium
4 47 (8.19%) JIRA
5 40 (6.97%) WebDriver
6 33 (5.75%) Maven
7 25 (4.36%) JUnit
8 17 (2.96%) RSpec
8 17 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.26%) Subversion
10 11 (1.92%) Ant
11 8 (1.39%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.39%) Gradle
11 8 (1.39%) Hudson
11 8 (1.39%) Mockito
11 8 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.22%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.22%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.22%) Mercurial
General
1 67 (11.67%) Finance
2 40 (6.97%) Retail
3 35 (6.10%) Banking
4 33 (5.75%) Marketing
5 27 (4.70%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.96%) Advertising
6 17 (2.96%) Back Office
7 8 (1.39%) Publishing
8 6 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.87%) iGaming
9 5 (0.87%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.52%) Automotive
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Front Office
10 3 (0.52%) German Language
10 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.52%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 248 (43.21%) Developer
2 61 (10.63%) Java Developer
3 50 (8.71%) Games Developer
4 42 (7.32%) Tester
5 37 (6.45%) Analyst
6 28 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 27 (4.70%) C# Developer
7 27 (4.70%) Scrum Master
8 26 (4.53%) Senior Developer
9 25 (4.36%) Test Engineer
10 21 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (3.31%) Java Games Developer
12 19 (3.31%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.14%) C++ Developer
14 16 (2.79%) Architect
14 16 (2.79%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.79%) Designer
14 16 (2.79%) Java Automation Tester
14 16 (2.79%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (17.94%) HTML
2 73 (12.72%) CSS
2 73 (12.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 55 (9.58%) HTML5
4 52 (9.06%) Web Services
5 43 (7.49%) RESTful
6 41 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 40 (6.97%) REST
8 37 (6.45%) Spring
9 36 (6.27%) JSON
10 32 (5.57%) Node.js
11 30 (5.23%) XML
12 29 (5.05%) .NET
12 29 (5.05%) React
13 24 (4.18%) CSS3
14 23 (4.01%) J2EE
15 20 (3.48%) Hibernate
16 19 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails
16 19 (3.31%) SOAP
17 18 (3.14%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.32%) Online Games
2 41 (7.14%) User Experience
3 38 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.92%) iPad
7 11 (1.92%) Social Media
8 9 (1.57%) Animation
8 9 (1.57%) Mobile Games
9 8 (1.39%) Equities
9 8 (1.39%) Fintech
10 7 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.05%) Xbox
12 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.87%) Clustering
12 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
13 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.32%) Unix
2 41 (7.14%) Linux
3 38 (6.62%) Android
4 26 (4.53%) Apple iOS
5 25 (4.36%) Windows
6 12 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.87%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.70%) Solaris
12 3 (0.52%) AIX
12 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.35%) HPUX
14 1 (0.17%) CentOS
14 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.17%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (45.82%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (23.34%) TDD
3 126 (21.95%) Scrum
4 120 (20.91%) Test Automation
5 90 (15.68%) BDD
6 81 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (10.80%) E-Commerce
8 60 (10.45%) Kanban
9 53 (9.23%) Microservices
9 53 (9.23%) User Stories
10 45 (7.84%) Analytics
11 41 (7.14%) DevOps
12 34 (5.92%) MVC
13 33 (5.75%) Software Engineering
14 30 (5.23%) High Availability
15 29 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (5.05%) OO
16 26 (4.53%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (4.53%) Game Development
16 26 (4.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 178 (31.01%) Java
2 116 (20.21%) JavaScript
3 101 (17.60%) SQL
4 74 (12.89%) C#
5 69 (12.02%) C++
6 58 (10.10%) Python
7 42 (7.32%) Scala
8 40 (6.97%) Ruby
9 25 (4.36%) C
10 21 (3.66%) Objective-C
11 19 (3.31%) PHP
12 13 (2.26%) Go
12 13 (2.26%) Groovy
13 12 (2.09%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.39%) R
15 8 (1.39%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.05%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (10.10%) Degree
2 19 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.05%) ISEB
6 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.35%) CCIE
7 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.35%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.35%) PhD
7 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.17%) MBA
8 1 (0.17%) MCSE
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.76%) QA
2 19 (3.31%) WCAG
3 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.70%) MiFID
4 2 (0.35%) COBIT
4 2 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (5.40%) Docker
2 14 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) XenApp
4 3 (0.52%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.09%) Puppet
2 11 (1.92%) Ansible
3 10 (1.74%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.39%) Kibana
4 8 (1.39%) logstash
5 7 (1.22%) Grafana
6 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.05%) SCCM
7 4 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.52%) StatsD
9 2 (0.35%) Mesos
9 2 (0.35%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.17%) Consul
10 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.17%) Marathon
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.17%) Oozie
10 1 (0.17%) Packer
10 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (6.10%) Oracle
2 34 (5.92%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.66%) IBM
4 18 (3.14%) Google
5 16 (2.79%) Adobe
5 16 (2.79%) VMware
6 14 (2.44%) HP
6 14 (2.44%) hybris
7 11 (1.92%) Splunk
8 9 (1.57%) Sybase
9 8 (1.39%) AppDynamics
9 8 (1.39%) Facebook
9 8 (1.39%) NVIDIA
10 6 (1.05%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.05%) Symantec
11 5 (0.87%) Talend
11 5 (0.87%) Zend
12 4 (0.70%) Apigee
12 4 (0.70%) Citrix
12 4 (0.70%) Tableau
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