Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 346 345 361
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16 -19
Contract jobs citing Games 531 684 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.83% 1.83% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 443 447
England median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £243 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £435
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 21
England median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +284.62% -56.67% +33.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £12.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year +289.26% -57.18% +33.24%

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 29,060 37,409 40,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.93% 39.79% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,922 24,820 27,027
England median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £293 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 995 981
England median hourly rate £21.87 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -2.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.05 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.98 £21.63 £22.01
% change year-on-year +1.62% -1.72% +7.35%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +8 327 £491 -1.75% 319
East of England +83 60 £234 -37.67% 55
Midlands +61 45 £250 -28.57% 76
South East -23 43 £400 -21.95% 100
North of England +15 42 £425 +11.84% 137
North West +18 23 £431 +15.00% 82
East Midlands +29 22 £330 -5.71% 30
West Midlands +43 21 £250 -39.39% 45
Yorkshire +9 19 £425 +6.25% 45
South West -38 11 £380 -10.59% 43
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 200 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 126 (23.73%) Java
4 113 (21.28%) HTML
5 111 (20.90%) E-Commerce
6 106 (19.96%) CSS
7 84 (15.82%) TDD
8 79 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
9 78 (14.69%) Python
10 74 (13.94%) Git (software)
11 66 (12.43%) Finance
12 62 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (11.68%) User Experience
13 57 (10.73%) Scrum
14 56 (10.55%) SQL
14 56 (10.55%) WebSphere
15 55 (10.36%) C#
15 55 (10.36%) React
15 55 (10.36%) AngularJS
16 53 (9.98%) DevOps
16 53 (9.98%) Linux
17 52 (9.79%) IBM
17 52 (9.79%) AWS
18 49 (9.23%) Test Automation
18 49 (9.23%) Jenkins
19 48 (9.04%) Degree
20 47 (8.85%) Node.js
21 46 (8.66%) Docker
22 44 (8.29%) JIRA
22 44 (8.29%) Retail

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 56 (10.55%) WebSphere
2 32 (6.03%) CMS
3 17 (3.20%) Confluence
3 17 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
4 16 (3.01%) Apache
5 8 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (1.32%) JBoss
7 4 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.75%) SAS
7 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.38%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.45%) Sketch
3 10 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (1.88%) Maya
4 8 (1.51%) 3ds Max
5 6 (1.13%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.56%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.56%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.56%) Zeplin
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.38%) Figma
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.19%) InDesign
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.19%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (7.16%) Magento
2 8 (1.51%) Shopify
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.38%) MultiChain
4 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.38%) Quorum
4 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.38%) Unica
5 1 (0.19%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.79%) AWS
2 41 (7.72%) Azure
3 20 (3.77%) GCP
4 14 (2.64%) Serverless
5 12 (2.26%) GitHub
6 9 (1.69%) Force.com
6 9 (1.69%) Office 365
7 8 (1.51%) SaaS
8 7 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.13%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.94%) IaaS
10 5 (0.94%) PaaS
11 4 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.75%) Route 53
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
1 11 (2.07%) Firewall
2 10 (1.88%) HTTP
3 9 (1.69%) VPN
4 6 (1.13%) VXLAN
5 5 (0.94%) DNS
5 5 (0.94%) OSPF
5 5 (0.94%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.75%) DHCP
6 4 (0.75%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.75%) Internet
6 4 (0.75%) IPv4
6 4 (0.75%) IPv6
6 4 (0.75%) Network Security
6 4 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (0.75%) Skype
6 4 (0.75%) SSH
6 4 (0.75%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.56%) LAN
7 3 (0.56%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.97%) MySQL
2 31 (5.84%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 21 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.64%) Big Data
7 12 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.88%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.51%) Redis
10 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.13%) DB2
10 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.13%) Power BI
11 5 (0.94%) HBase
11 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 74 (13.94%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 44 (8.29%) JIRA
4 35 (6.59%) Jasmine
5 29 (5.46%) Karma Test Runner
6 24 (4.52%) Grunt
7 17 (3.20%) Bower
8 15 (2.82%) Subversion
9 10 (1.88%) Selenium
10 9 (1.69%) webpack
11 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.32%) GitLab
11 7 (1.32%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.13%) Maven
12 6 (1.13%) Mocha
12 6 (1.13%) Mockito
12 6 (1.13%) MSTest
12 6 (1.13%) NUnit
13 5 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (12.43%) Finance
2 44 (8.29%) Retail
3 33 (6.21%) Banking
3 33 (6.21%) Marketing
4 15 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.07%) Advertising
7 8 (1.51%) Automotive
7 8 (1.51%) Front Office
7 8 (1.51%) Legal
8 6 (1.13%) Military
8 6 (1.13%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.75%) iGaming
9 4 (0.75%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Electronics
10 3 (0.56%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 244 (45.95%) Developer
2 40 (7.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 33 (6.21%) Senior Developer
4 32 (6.03%) Python Developer
5 27 (5.08%) Designer
5 27 (5.08%) Games Developer
5 27 (5.08%) React Developer
6 25 (4.71%) Java Developer
7 21 (3.95%) Scrum Master
8 20 (3.77%) Analyst
8 20 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 19 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (3.01%) C# Developer
10 16 (3.01%) Magento Developer
11 15 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.82%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.64%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (2.64%) PHP Developer
13 13 (2.45%) Architect
13 13 (2.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (21.28%) HTML
2 106 (19.96%) CSS
3 55 (10.36%) AngularJS
3 55 (10.36%) React
4 47 (8.85%) Node.js
5 40 (7.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 39 (7.34%) Sass
7 36 (6.78%) Web Services
8 35 (6.59%) XHTML
9 34 (6.40%) HTML5
10 31 (5.84%) RESTful
11 29 (5.46%) JSON
12 28 (5.27%) J2EE
13 26 (4.90%) .NET
13 26 (4.90%) REST
14 25 (4.71%) Spring
15 24 (4.52%) Semantic HTML
15 24 (4.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (4.33%) LESS
17 22 (4.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.68%) User Experience
2 43 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.46%) Online Games
4 25 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (4.52%) W3C
6 19 (3.58%) Animation
7 17 (3.20%) Vector Graphics
8 12 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.26%) Mobile Games
9 9 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
9 9 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.69%) PlayStation
10 8 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.98%) Linux
2 32 (6.03%) Android
3 30 (5.65%) Windows
4 21 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 21 (3.95%) Unix
5 8 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.13%) CentOS
7 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.56%) AIX
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Android TV
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (20.90%) E-Commerce
3 84 (15.82%) TDD
4 79 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (10.73%) Scrum
7 53 (9.98%) DevOps
8 49 (9.23%) Test Automation
9 42 (7.91%) User Stories
10 40 (7.53%) Wireframes
11 39 (7.34%) BDD
11 39 (7.34%) Front End Development
12 38 (7.16%) Microservices
13 37 (6.97%) Project Management
14 36 (6.78%) Game Development
15 35 (6.59%) OO
16 34 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (6.40%) Machine Learning
16 34 (6.40%) Sprint Planning
17 33 (6.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 136 (25.61%) JavaScript
2 126 (23.73%) Java
3 78 (14.69%) Python
4 56 (10.55%) SQL
5 55 (10.36%) C#
6 40 (7.53%) PHP
7 37 (6.97%) C++
8 20 (3.77%) Scala
9 18 (3.39%) C
10 17 (3.20%) ES6
11 14 (2.64%) TypeScript
12 13 (2.45%) Java 8
13 9 (1.69%) Ruby
14 5 (0.94%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.94%) Clojure
14 5 (0.94%) Go
14 5 (0.94%) Groovy
14 5 (0.94%) R
14 5 (0.94%) SOQL
14 5 (0.94%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 48 (9.04%) Degree
2 21 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.88%) CCNP
3 10 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.75%) JNCIP
7 3 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.56%) PhD
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.19%) CCDP
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) MCSA
9 1 (0.19%) MCSE
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.33%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) PMO
3 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.38%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (8.66%) Docker
2 10 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.94%) Firmware
4 3 (0.56%) vSphere
5 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (3.01%) Terraform
2 15 (2.82%) Ansible
3 14 (2.64%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.32%) Nagios
6 6 (1.13%) SCCM
6 6 (1.13%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.75%) Packer
8 3 (0.56%) Consul
8 3 (0.56%) Grafana
8 3 (0.56%) Graphite
8 3 (0.56%) Puppet
8 3 (0.56%) WMI
9 2 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.38%) Opsview
9 2 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) linkerd
10 1 (0.19%) Marathon
10 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 52 (9.79%) IBM
2 31 (5.84%) hybris
3 27 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.95%) Adobe
4 21 (3.95%) Oracle
5 18 (3.39%) Sitecore
6 16 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.26%) Cisco
7 12 (2.26%) Google
8 8 (1.51%) Juniper
8 8 (1.51%) Perforce
8 8 (1.51%) Zend
9 7 (1.32%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.32%) SAP
9 7 (1.32%) VMware
10 6 (1.13%) Tableau
11 4 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.75%) Roku
11 4 (0.75%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.56%) Veeam