Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 325 368
Rank change year-on-year -14 +43 -63
Contract jobs citing Games 685 726 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.82% 2.03% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 528 484
England median daily rate £434 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.44% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £552 £565
UK median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 7
England median hourly rate £28.33 £24.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -34.46% +3.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.50 £13.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.84 £100.75
UK median hourly rate £28.33 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +16.82% -34.46% +3.50%

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 37657 35791 41061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 36.60% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25252 24068 26748
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 867 1122
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.29 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.30 £47.00 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.24% - +13.64%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -30 455 £463 +10.12% 249
North of England +34 92 £400 +5.26% 69
South East +2 58 £373 -0.67% 41
East of England +1 42 £320 -26.86% 23
Yorkshire +11 40 £425 +6.25% 35
North West +5 38 £340 -10.53% 28
Midlands +16 31 £325 -3.70% 42
West Midlands +18 16 £263 -22.22% 30
East Midlands 0 15 £340 -6.21% 12
North East +59 14 £320 -5.88% 6
South West -3 8 £385 +10.00% 10
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 316 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (34.89%) Java
3 174 (25.40%) JavaScript
4 144 (21.02%) Test Automation
5 131 (19.12%) E-Commerce
6 127 (18.54%) Scrum
6 127 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
7 124 (18.10%) TDD
8 122 (17.81%) SQL
9 111 (16.20%) CSS
10 110 (16.06%) HTML
11 107 (15.62%) Finance
12 104 (15.18%) Git (software)
13 91 (13.28%) Linux
14 87 (12.70%) C#
14 87 (12.70%) Kanban
15 84 (12.26%) Unix
16 83 (12.12%) BDD
17 81 (11.82%) User Experience
18 80 (11.68%) Scala
19 79 (11.53%) Software Engineering
20 77 (11.24%) Jenkins
21 75 (10.95%) Cucumber
22 74 (10.80%) DevOps
23 73 (10.66%) Retail
24 71 (10.36%) REST
25 70 (10.22%) User Stories
26 69 (10.07%) Microservices
27 66 (9.64%) RESTful
27 66 (9.64%) Spring

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 29 (4.23%) Confluence
2 28 (4.09%) WebSphere
3 25 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (3.21%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.63%) Apache
6 15 (2.19%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.75%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.46%) MQSeries
9 9 (1.31%) Apache Pig
10 8 (1.17%) CMS
11 7 (1.02%) Drupal
12 6 (0.88%) WordPress
13 5 (0.73%) JBoss
14 4 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.58%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.58%) nginx
15 3 (0.44%) Jetty
15 3 (0.44%) Marvel
16 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.29%) Kinematics
Applications
1 25 (3.65%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.46%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.44%) InDesign
7 3 (0.44%) InVision
8 2 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.15%) HipChat
9 1 (0.15%) Maya
9 1 (0.15%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Magento
2 4 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.58%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.61%) npm
5 9 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (1.02%) Google Play
7 6 (0.88%) GitHub
7 6 (0.88%) SaaS
8 4 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.58%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.58%) Force.com
8 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.58%) Route 53
8 4 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.21%) Internet
2 4 (0.58%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.44%) HTTP
3 3 (0.44%) Network Security
3 3 (0.44%) SMS
4 2 (0.29%) AMQP
4 2 (0.29%) ATM
4 2 (0.29%) FTP
4 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.29%) WAN
5 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.15%) BGP
5 1 (0.15%) CTI
5 1 (0.15%) DHCP
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) LAN
5 1 (0.15%) MPLS
5 1 (0.15%) OSPF
5 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.05%) NoSQL
2 60 (8.76%) Relational Database
3 53 (7.74%) MySQL
4 46 (6.72%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 25 (3.65%) RDBMS
7 24 (3.50%) Big Data
8 22 (3.21%) SQL Server
9 19 (2.77%) Redis
10 17 (2.48%) DB2
11 15 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.75%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.75%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.61%) DbVisualizer
14 9 (1.31%) Blockchain
15 8 (1.17%) Impala
15 8 (1.17%) MarkLogic
15 8 (1.17%) Riak
16 7 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 104 (15.18%) Git (software)
2 77 (11.24%) Jenkins
3 75 (10.95%) Cucumber
4 62 (9.05%) JIRA
5 44 (6.42%) Selenium
6 33 (4.82%) Maven
6 33 (4.82%) WebDriver
7 32 (4.67%) JUnit
8 21 (3.07%) Jasmine
9 20 (2.92%) Subversion
10 18 (2.63%) Mockito
11 17 (2.48%) Axure RP
11 17 (2.48%) gulp
12 13 (1.90%) RSpec
13 11 (1.61%) nodeunit
14 10 (1.46%) webpack
15 9 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 9 (1.31%) Eclipse
15 9 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (1.31%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (15.62%) Finance
2 73 (10.66%) Retail
3 54 (7.88%) Banking
4 42 (6.13%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.96%) Marketing
6 16 (2.34%) Online Betting
7 13 (1.90%) Back Office
8 7 (1.02%) Electronics
9 6 (0.88%) Advertising
10 4 (0.58%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Automotive
11 3 (0.44%) Front Office
11 3 (0.44%) German Language
11 3 (0.44%) iGaming
11 3 (0.44%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 333 (48.61%) Developer
2 107 (15.62%) Java Developer
3 62 (9.05%) Games Developer
4 53 (7.74%) Tester
5 52 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 43 (6.28%) Analyst
7 40 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
8 36 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 36 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 35 (5.11%) Designer
10 34 (4.96%) Scrum Master
11 28 (4.09%) Web Developer
12 27 (3.94%) Java Games Developer
13 26 (3.80%) Business Analyst
13 26 (3.80%) Project Manager
13 26 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
14 23 (3.36%) Node.js Developer
15 22 (3.21%) UX Designer
16 20 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
16 20 (2.92%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.20%) CSS
2 110 (16.06%) HTML
3 71 (10.36%) REST
4 66 (9.64%) RESTful
4 66 (9.64%) Spring
5 65 (9.49%) Web Services
6 62 (9.05%) React
7 59 (8.61%) Node.js
8 55 (8.03%) AngularJS
9 53 (7.74%) HTML5
10 46 (6.72%) .NET
11 42 (6.13%) CSS3
11 42 (6.13%) JSON
12 41 (5.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 37 (5.40%) JMS
14 33 (4.82%) Hibernate
14 33 (4.82%) Kafka
15 31 (4.53%) XML
16 25 (3.65%) J2EE
17 24 (3.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.82%) User Experience
2 65 (9.49%) Online Games
3 49 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.28%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 21 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.92%) Equities
8 15 (2.19%) Virtual Team
9 14 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.75%) Animation
10 12 (1.75%) Blog
10 12 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
11 11 (1.61%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.61%) Fintech
12 10 (1.46%) Replication
13 9 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.31%) Mobile Games
13 9 (1.31%) Social Media
14 8 (1.17%) iPad
15 7 (1.02%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.28%) Linux
2 84 (12.26%) Unix
3 44 (6.42%) Android
4 34 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 28 (4.09%) Mac OS X
6 17 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.90%) CentOS
8 9 (1.31%) Windows
9 7 (1.02%) AIX
10 6 (0.88%) HPUX
10 6 (0.88%) Solaris
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.44%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (21.02%) Test Automation
3 131 (19.12%) E-Commerce
4 127 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
4 127 (18.54%) Scrum
5 124 (18.10%) TDD
6 87 (12.70%) Kanban
7 83 (12.12%) BDD
8 79 (11.53%) Software Engineering
9 74 (10.80%) DevOps
10 70 (10.22%) User Stories
11 69 (10.07%) Microservices
12 53 (7.74%) Front End Development
13 52 (7.59%) Pair Programming
14 49 (7.15%) Web Development
15 48 (7.01%) OO
16 47 (6.86%) Mentoring
17 46 (6.72%) MVC
18 45 (6.57%) Acceptance Criteria
19 44 (6.42%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 239 (34.89%) Java
2 174 (25.40%) JavaScript
3 122 (17.81%) SQL
4 87 (12.70%) C#
5 80 (11.68%) Scala
6 63 (9.20%) Python
7 40 (5.84%) C++
8 31 (4.53%) PHP
9 30 (4.38%) Bash Shell
10 29 (4.23%) Ruby
11 26 (3.80%) R
12 18 (2.63%) Objective-C
13 17 (2.48%) ES6
13 17 (2.48%) Go
13 17 (2.48%) Groovy
13 17 (2.48%) TypeScript
14 16 (2.34%) Perl
15 15 (2.19%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.90%) C
17 12 (1.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 62 (9.05%) Degree
2 20 (2.92%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.90%) PMI Certification
4 13 (1.90%) PMP
5 11 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.73%) VCP6
7 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.44%) ISEB
8 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.29%) MBA
10 1 (0.15%) CCIE
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.76%) QA
2 20 (2.92%) WCAG
3 10 (1.46%) GDPR
4 4 (0.58%) GCP
4 4 (0.58%) SLA
5 3 (0.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (8.03%) Docker
2 7 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.73%) vCloud
3 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.73%) vSphere
4 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) HDFS
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (3.94%) Grafana
1 27 (3.94%) Puppet
2 26 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.07%) Kibana
3 21 (3.07%) logstash
4 18 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 14 (2.04%) Ansible
6 8 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 8 (1.17%) StatsD
7 7 (1.02%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.02%) Terraform
8 5 (0.73%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.58%) Packer
10 3 (0.44%) Graphite
10 3 (0.44%) Opsview
11 1 (0.15%) AppManager
11 1 (0.15%) Oozie
11 1 (0.15%) Salt
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (8.61%) Oracle
2 34 (4.96%) Splunk
3 27 (3.94%) Google
3 27 (3.94%) IBM
4 26 (3.80%) AppDynamics
5 20 (2.92%) Adobe
5 20 (2.92%) Sybase
6 19 (2.77%) hybris
7 14 (2.04%) Microsoft
8 12 (1.75%) New Relic
9 9 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.02%) Tableau
10 7 (1.02%) VMware
11 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.88%) Talend
12 5 (0.73%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.73%) HP
12 5 (0.73%) Maxymiser
13 4 (0.58%) Optimizely
13 4 (0.58%) PayPal