Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 337 328
Rank change year-on-year +49 -9 -15
Contract jobs citing Games 802 574 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.68% 0.74%
As % of the General category 2.30% 1.77% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 400 540
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £305 £213 £248
90th Percentile £638 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 19
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +37.95% -42.91%
10th Percentile £26.14 £21.34 £7.88
90th Percentile £95.75 £75.00 £37.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year +34.92% +37.95% -42.91%

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 34,904 32,432 36,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.62% 38.54% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,038 21,416 24,469
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £297 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 838 911
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -7.41% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.10 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% -9.09% +22.22%

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 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +47 524 £480 +11.30% 354
South East +30 101 £473 +36.96% 90
North of England -36 97 £375 +7.14% 126
North West -13 55 £350 +40.00% 78
Midlands +17 46 £358 +2.36% 93
Yorkshire -28 42 £450 +7.14% 43
East Midlands +19 25 £350 - 26
East of England +1 22 £365 +2.46% 55
West Midlands -9 21 £400 +14.29% 66
South West -1 9 £525 +50.00% 33
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 351 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (26.06%) Java
3 188 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 182 (22.69%) TDD
5 150 (18.70%) Scrum
6 138 (17.21%) Test Automation
7 124 (15.46%) Python
8 119 (14.84%) Kanban
9 118 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
10 117 (14.59%) SQL
11 110 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
12 107 (13.34%) User Stories
13 106 (13.22%) C#
14 104 (12.97%) HTML
15 94 (11.72%) Microservices
15 94 (11.72%) BDD
16 93 (11.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 90 (11.22%) RESTful
18 89 (11.10%) Finance
19 87 (10.85%) Git (software)
20 86 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
21 85 (10.60%) Analytics
21 85 (10.60%) CSS
22 82 (10.22%) NoSQL
23 80 (9.98%) Software Engineering
24 79 (9.85%) DevOps
25 78 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
25 78 (9.73%) Spring
26 75 (9.35%) Web Services
26 75 (9.35%) MongoDB

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 40 (4.99%) Apache Spark
2 31 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (3.74%) Confluence
4 23 (2.87%) MQSeries
5 16 (2.00%) Jupyter
6 14 (1.75%) Apache
7 11 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.25%) CMS
8 10 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.75%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.75%) Predix
11 5 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.62%) nginx
12 4 (0.50%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.50%) WordPress
13 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.37%) Moodle
13 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.12%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.62%) InVision
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Maya
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.37%) Blender
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.50%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (1.12%) SaaS
6 7 (0.87%) Serverless
7 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.75%) GitHub
7 6 (0.75%) npm
8 5 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.50%) Firebase
9 4 (0.50%) Route 53
10 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.25%) AdWords
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.62%) Internet
2 12 (1.50%) VPN
3 11 (1.37%) HTTP
4 8 (1.00%) Firewall
5 7 (0.87%) SSL
6 6 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.75%) SAN
6 6 (0.75%) SMS
7 5 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.62%) Wireless
8 4 (0.50%) BGP
8 4 (0.50%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.50%) DNS
8 4 (0.50%) DSL
8 4 (0.50%) GSM
8 4 (0.50%) LTE
8 4 (0.50%) Skype
8 4 (0.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.22%) NoSQL
2 75 (9.35%) MongoDB
3 58 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 55 (6.86%) Big Data
5 52 (6.48%) MySQL
6 50 (6.23%) Hadoop
7 38 (4.74%) Relational Database
8 34 (4.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 31 (3.87%) HBase
10 30 (3.74%) Redis
11 29 (3.62%) Data Lake
12 25 (3.12%) Apache Hive
13 24 (2.99%) Couchbase
13 24 (2.99%) Power BI
14 23 (2.87%) Data Mining
15 22 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (2.49%) SAP HANA
17 19 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (2.24%) Lumira
18 18 (2.24%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 87 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 56 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 50 (6.23%) JIRA
4 42 (5.24%) Maven
5 25 (3.12%) gulp
6 24 (2.99%) Jasmine
7 23 (2.87%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.24%) Grunt
9 17 (2.12%) Visual Studio
9 17 (2.12%) webpack
10 16 (2.00%) Selenium
11 14 (1.75%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.50%) JUnit
13 11 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.25%) IntelliJ
14 10 (1.25%) PhantomJS
15 9 (1.12%) Mockito
16 8 (1.00%) Hudson
17 7 (0.87%) Subversion
18 6 (0.75%) Eclipse
General
1 89 (11.10%) Finance
2 55 (6.86%) Banking
3 45 (5.61%) Marketing
4 36 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.11%) Retail
6 12 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.00%) Advertising
8 7 (0.87%) Legal
9 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.75%) Law
10 5 (0.62%) iGaming
10 5 (0.62%) Military
11 4 (0.50%) Automotive
11 4 (0.50%) Publishing
12 3 (0.37%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) German Language
12 3 (0.37%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.25%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 385 (48.00%) Developer
2 111 (13.84%) Java Developer
3 49 (6.11%) Games Developer
4 48 (5.99%) Scrum Master
5 45 (5.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 45 (5.61%) React Developer
6 40 (4.99%) Analyst
7 39 (4.86%) Architect
8 37 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 36 (4.49%) Web Developer
10 35 (4.36%) C++ Developer
11 27 (3.37%) C# Developer
12 26 (3.24%) Data Engineer
13 23 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (2.74%) Business Analyst
14 22 (2.74%) Data Scientist
14 22 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
14 22 (2.74%) Software Developer
15 20 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
16 19 (2.37%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.97%) HTML
2 93 (11.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 90 (11.22%) RESTful
4 85 (10.60%) CSS
5 78 (9.73%) Spring
6 75 (9.35%) Web Services
7 70 (8.73%) REST
8 69 (8.60%) AngularJS
9 67 (8.35%) React
10 65 (8.10%) .NET
11 55 (6.86%) Node.js
12 54 (6.73%) HTML5
13 50 (6.23%) JSON
14 44 (5.49%) Hibernate
15 39 (4.86%) jQuery
16 38 (4.74%) Kafka
16 38 (4.74%) Unreal Engine
17 34 (4.24%) Spring Boot
18 33 (4.11%) Play Framework
19 31 (3.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.73%) User Experience
3 57 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (6.73%) Mobile App
5 49 (6.11%) Online Games
6 48 (5.99%) Computer Science
7 36 (4.49%) Algorithms
8 23 (2.87%) Data Structures
9 22 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (2.49%) Fintech
11 16 (2.00%) Data Centre
12 15 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.75%) Animation
13 14 (1.75%) Mobile Games
14 12 (1.50%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.50%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.25%) Blog
15 10 (1.25%) Online Gambling
16 9 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
17 8 (1.00%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 65 (8.10%) Linux
2 58 (7.23%) Android
3 57 (7.11%) Apple iOS
4 29 (3.62%) Unix
5 23 (2.87%) Windows
6 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.87%) CentOS
8 6 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.50%) VMS
10 4 (0.50%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.12%) Fedora
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (22.69%) TDD
3 150 (18.70%) Scrum
4 138 (17.21%) Test Automation
5 119 (14.84%) Kanban
6 118 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
7 110 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
8 107 (13.34%) User Stories
9 94 (11.72%) BDD
9 94 (11.72%) Microservices
10 85 (10.60%) Analytics
11 80 (9.98%) Software Engineering
12 79 (9.85%) DevOps
13 78 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 62 (7.73%) Collaborative Working
14 62 (7.73%) Visualisation
15 59 (7.36%) MVC
16 54 (6.73%) Web Development
17 52 (6.48%) Front End Development
18 51 (6.36%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 209 (26.06%) Java
2 188 (23.44%) JavaScript
3 124 (15.46%) Python
4 117 (14.59%) SQL
5 106 (13.22%) C#
6 73 (9.10%) C++
7 67 (8.35%) Scala
8 48 (5.99%) Bash Shell
8 48 (5.99%) Java 8
9 38 (4.74%) R
10 31 (3.87%) Ruby
11 29 (3.62%) PHP
12 24 (2.99%) Java 9
13 21 (2.62%) Go
14 20 (2.49%) ES6
15 17 (2.12%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.87%) Groovy
17 13 (1.62%) Perl
17 13 (1.62%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (8.10%) Degree
2 31 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.75%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.12%) PMP
8 5 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.50%) PhD
10 3 (0.37%) CCNA
10 3 (0.37%) CCNP
10 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.12%) CBAP
12 1 (0.12%) CCAB
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.61%) QA
2 17 (2.12%) GDPR
3 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.62%) PMO
5 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.37%) WCAG
7 2 (0.25%) GCP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (7.61%) Docker
2 10 (1.25%) HDFS
3 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.62%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.37%) Varnish
9 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.12%) etcd
10 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.74%) Puppet
3 19 (2.37%) Ansible
3 19 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.37%) Terraform
4 14 (1.75%) Grafana
5 8 (1.00%) Kibana
5 8 (1.00%) logstash
6 7 (0.87%) Consul
7 6 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.62%) SCCM
9 4 (0.50%) StatsD
10 3 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.37%) Graphite
10 3 (0.37%) Nagios
10 3 (0.37%) Opsview
10 3 (0.37%) Rancher
10 3 (0.37%) SCOM
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 52 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.24%) Google
3 29 (3.62%) Tableau
4 23 (2.87%) Splunk
5 21 (2.62%) Oracle
5 21 (2.62%) SAP
6 20 (2.49%) Alteryx
7 11 (1.37%) Adobe
7 11 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.37%) Cisco
8 9 (1.12%) AppDynamics
8 9 (1.12%) Hortonworks
8 9 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.00%) VMware
10 6 (0.75%) Mapbox
11 5 (0.62%) Databricks
11 5 (0.62%) F5
11 5 (0.62%) HP
11 5 (0.62%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.62%) ServiceNow