Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 359 347
Rank change year-on-year +40 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing Games 774 591 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the General category 2.22% 1.69% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 409 521
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £263
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +14.80% +3.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 24
England median hourly rate £29.35 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% -7.69% -18.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.86 £7.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £19.99 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.37% -7.69% -18.75%

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 34,814 34,984 37,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.25% 39.71% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,045 23,207 24,986
England median daily rate £477 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 773 864
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.71% +6.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.81% +4.58%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +46 491 £500 +11.11% 356
South East +17 101 £500 +44.93% 99
North of England -26 90 £375 +8.70% 127
North West -13 53 £375 +37.61% 83
South West +29 44 £525 +75.00% 42
Yorkshire -13 37 £388 -7.74% 38
Midlands -6 24 £350 - 82
East of England -4 23 £375 +36.36% 51
East Midlands +8 14 £350 - 25
West Midlands -20 11 £400 +28.00% 57
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 314 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (24.16%) Java
3 182 (23.51%) JavaScript
4 168 (21.71%) TDD
5 131 (16.93%) HTML
6 120 (15.50%) Scrum
7 108 (13.95%) C#
7 108 (13.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 106 (13.70%) BDD
9 103 (13.31%) CSS
10 99 (12.79%) Python
11 98 (12.66%) Test Automation
12 95 (12.27%) Microservices
13 94 (12.14%) Git (software)
14 91 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
15 89 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (10.72%) Docker
17 81 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
18 80 (10.34%) User Stories
19 79 (10.21%) RESTful
19 79 (10.21%) Web Services
19 79 (10.21%) SQL
20 77 (9.95%) C++
20 77 (9.95%) Finance
20 77 (9.95%) Spring
20 77 (9.95%) Visualisation
21 75 (9.69%) DevOps
21 75 (9.69%) Degree
22 74 (9.56%) Jenkins
23 71 (9.17%) Kanban

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 35 (4.52%) MQSeries
2 29 (3.75%) Confluence
3 28 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (3.23%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.42%) Apache
5 11 (1.42%) WordPress
6 10 (1.29%) CMS
7 9 (1.16%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.90%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.78%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.78%) Predix
10 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.39%) Moodle
11 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.03%) Maya
4 7 (0.90%) InVision
4 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.39%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.39%) Blender
7 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.26%) InDesign
8 2 (0.26%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.13%) HipChat
9 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
1 5 (0.65%) Summit
2 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.39%) Magento
4 2 (0.26%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.29%) SaaS
5 9 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.16%) GitHub
6 8 (1.03%) PaaS
7 7 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.78%) npm
9 5 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.65%) IaaS
10 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.39%) Serverless
11 3 (0.39%) Slack
12 2 (0.26%) AdWords
12 2 (0.26%) Google Play
12 2 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.68%) VPN
2 12 (1.55%) Firewall
3 11 (1.42%) Internet
4 9 (1.16%) HTTP
5 7 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.90%) SSL
6 6 (0.78%) DNS
6 6 (0.78%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.78%) SAN
6 6 (0.78%) Wireless
7 5 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.65%) LAN
7 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.52%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.52%) GSM
8 4 (0.52%) LTE
8 4 (0.52%) NFC
8 4 (0.52%) UMTS
8 4 (0.52%) WAN
8 4 (0.52%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (9.04%) NoSQL
2 56 (7.24%) MongoDB
3 49 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 42 (5.43%) SQL Server
5 39 (5.04%) MySQL
6 36 (4.65%) Big Data
7 34 (4.39%) Couchbase
8 31 (4.01%) Hadoop
9 27 (3.49%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.33%) Data Lake
11 17 (2.20%) Apache Hive
11 17 (2.20%) Data Mining
12 16 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (2.07%) HBase
13 14 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.81%) Power BI
14 13 (1.68%) Redis
15 11 (1.42%) Impala
16 7 (0.90%) SAP HANA
17 6 (0.78%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 94 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.56%) Jenkins
3 60 (7.75%) JIRA
4 51 (6.59%) Maven
5 25 (3.23%) gulp
6 22 (2.84%) Jasmine
7 18 (2.33%) Grunt
8 17 (2.20%) webpack
9 14 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.55%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.55%) Selenium
10 12 (1.55%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.29%) PhantomJS
12 8 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.90%) JUnit
14 6 (0.78%) Bower
14 6 (0.78%) FishEye
14 6 (0.78%) GoogleTest
14 6 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 77 (9.95%) Finance
2 48 (6.20%) Banking
3 38 (4.91%) Marketing
4 31 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.88%) Retail
6 12 (1.55%) Advertising
7 8 (1.03%) Automotive
8 7 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.78%) Publishing
10 4 (0.52%) iGaming
10 4 (0.52%) Legal
10 4 (0.52%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.39%) Billing
11 3 (0.39%) Law
11 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 386 (49.87%) Developer
2 109 (14.08%) Java Developer
3 58 (7.49%) Games Developer
4 51 (6.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (6.20%) React Developer
5 48 (6.20%) Scrum Master
6 43 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 37 (4.78%) Analyst
8 35 (4.52%) C# Developer
9 32 (4.13%) Architect
9 32 (4.13%) C++ Developer
10 31 (4.01%) Designer
10 31 (4.01%) Senior Developer
11 27 (3.49%) Web Developer
12 26 (3.36%) HTML Developer
13 22 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (2.84%) Project Manager
14 21 (2.71%) Business Analyst
15 20 (2.58%) Software Engineer
16 18 (2.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (16.93%) HTML
2 108 (13.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 103 (13.31%) CSS
4 79 (10.21%) RESTful
4 79 (10.21%) Web Services
5 77 (9.95%) Spring
6 70 (9.04%) AngularJS
6 70 (9.04%) React
7 67 (8.66%) REST
8 63 (8.14%) HTML5
9 61 (7.88%) Node.js
10 56 (7.24%) .NET
11 52 (6.72%) Spring Boot
12 47 (6.07%) Hibernate
13 46 (5.94%) Play Framework
14 42 (5.43%) jQuery
15 39 (5.04%) Unreal Engine
16 36 (4.65%) JMS
16 36 (4.65%) JSON
17 34 (4.39%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.91%) User Experience
2 57 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.94%) Mobile App
5 45 (5.81%) Online Games
6 40 (5.17%) Algorithms
7 33 (4.26%) Computer Science
8 28 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (3.10%) Fintech
10 23 (2.97%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.20%) Animation
11 17 (2.20%) Data Centre
11 17 (2.20%) Mobile Games
12 14 (1.81%) Online Gambling
13 13 (1.68%) Video on Demand
14 12 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.55%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
16 9 (1.16%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 66 (8.53%) Linux
2 37 (4.78%) Android
2 37 (4.78%) Apple iOS
3 32 (4.13%) Windows
4 21 (2.71%) Unix
5 12 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.90%) CentOS
7 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.52%) VMS
9 4 (0.52%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.26%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (21.71%) TDD
3 120 (15.50%) Scrum
4 106 (13.70%) BDD
5 98 (12.66%) Test Automation
6 95 (12.27%) Microservices
7 91 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (10.34%) User Stories
10 77 (9.95%) Visualisation
11 75 (9.69%) DevOps
12 71 (9.17%) Kanban
13 69 (8.91%) Software Engineering
14 67 (8.66%) MVC
15 59 (7.62%) Front End Development
16 57 (7.36%) Collaborative Working
16 57 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
17 54 (6.98%) Data Visualisation
18 49 (6.33%) Mathematics
19 46 (5.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 187 (24.16%) Java
2 182 (23.51%) JavaScript
3 108 (13.95%) C#
4 99 (12.79%) Python
5 79 (10.21%) SQL
6 77 (9.95%) C++
7 66 (8.53%) Java 8
8 56 (7.24%) Scala
9 37 (4.78%) Bash Shell
10 34 (4.39%) Java 9
11 32 (4.13%) PHP
12 26 (3.36%) Go
12 26 (3.36%) R
13 21 (2.71%) C
14 19 (2.45%) ES6
14 19 (2.45%) Ruby
15 15 (1.94%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.94%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.94%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (9.69%) Degree
2 30 (3.88%) Postgraduate
3 16 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.52%) PhD
7 4 (0.52%) PMP
8 3 (0.39%) CCNA
8 3 (0.39%) CCNP
8 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.13%) CBAP
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.65%) QA
2 11 (1.42%) GDPR
3 8 (1.03%) PMO
4 6 (0.78%) GCP
5 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 2 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (10.72%) Docker
2 14 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.29%) HDFS
3 10 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.78%) vSphere
6 4 (0.52%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (4.01%) Ansible
2 27 (3.49%) Puppet
3 26 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.97%) Kubernetes
5 21 (2.71%) Terraform
6 8 (1.03%) Consul
6 8 (1.03%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.65%) Nagios
9 4 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.52%) Kibana
9 4 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.52%) SCCM
10 3 (0.39%) Grafana
10 3 (0.39%) Opsview
10 3 (0.39%) Packer
10 3 (0.39%) Rancher
10 3 (0.39%) SCOM
11 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (4.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.62%) Google
3 20 (2.58%) Tableau
4 15 (1.94%) Adobe
4 15 (1.94%) Oracle
5 12 (1.55%) Atlassian
5 12 (1.55%) VMware
6 10 (1.29%) Hortonworks
7 9 (1.16%) Alteryx
7 9 (1.16%) HP
7 9 (1.16%) Splunk
8 8 (1.03%) Cisco
8 8 (1.03%) SAP
9 7 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.78%) F5
10 6 (0.78%) Mapbox
10 6 (0.78%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.65%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.65%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.65%) Veeam