Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 330 324
Rank change year-on-year -26 -6 +58
Contract jobs citing Games 681 720 756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.92% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 498 539
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £284 £264 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £478 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +9.14% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 20
England median hourly rate £12.24 £27.66 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.77% +12.90% -34.23%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £46.28 £47.50 £42.84
UK median hourly rate £11.78 £27.66 £24.50
% change year-on-year -57.41% +12.90% -34.23%

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 34,874 37,534 35,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.20% 39.47% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,313 25,101 23,535
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.42% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 820 872
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.47 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +11.62% -5.14%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.03 £48.28 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £23.58 £26.30 £24.41
% change year-on-year -10.36% +7.74% -3.33%

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 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -35 411 £488 +5.41% 408
South East +20 98 £513 +24.24% 81
North of England -52 67 £375 -9.09% 177
South West +18 53 £425 +25.93% 42
Yorkshire -27 35 £394 -12.50% 44
North West -26 31 £360 +5.88% 119
Midlands -24 28 £338 +12.50% 76
West Midlands -17 23 £325 +36.70% 45
East of England -38 16 £375 +2.74% 60
East Midlands -2 6 £350 +5.26% 29
North East -15 1 - - 14
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 281 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (25.84%) Java
3 159 (23.35%) TDD
4 153 (22.47%) JavaScript
5 117 (17.18%) HTML
6 109 (16.01%) Git (software)
7 105 (15.42%) Microservices
8 104 (15.27%) Docker
9 103 (15.12%) CSS
10 93 (13.66%) Jenkins
11 92 (13.51%) Degree
12 90 (13.22%) Spring
13 89 (13.07%) BDD
14 88 (12.92%) React
15 86 (12.63%) Scrum
15 86 (12.63%) Web Services
15 86 (12.63%) Java 8
16 84 (12.33%) C#
16 84 (12.33%) REST
17 83 (12.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 81 (11.89%) Spring Boot
19 78 (11.45%) Test Automation
20 74 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
21 70 (10.28%) Finance
21 70 (10.28%) NoSQL
22 69 (10.13%) User Experience
22 69 (10.13%) Python
23 68 (9.99%) RESTful
24 67 (9.84%) SQL
25 64 (9.40%) C++

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 42 (6.17%) MQSeries
2 22 (3.23%) CMS
3 17 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.35%) Confluence
5 10 (1.47%) CoreMedia CMS
6 9 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.17%) WordPress
8 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.44%) Apache
9 3 (0.44%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.29%) Jetty
10 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.29%) Mule
10 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (1.17%) Maya
3 8 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.88%) InVision
4 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.73%) 3ds Max
5 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.44%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.29%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.29%) InDesign
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.15%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 18 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.62%) GitHub
5 7 (1.03%) PaaS
5 7 (1.03%) SaaS
6 6 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.88%) IaaS
6 6 (0.88%) Serverless
7 5 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.44%) Apigee
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.29%) Google Play
9 2 (0.29%) Slack
9 2 (0.29%) Trello
9 2 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.17%) Internet
2 6 (0.88%) Firewall
3 5 (0.73%) VPN
4 4 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.59%) LAN
4 4 (0.59%) SSL
4 4 (0.59%) WAN
5 3 (0.44%) DNS
5 3 (0.44%) HTTP
5 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.29%) DSL
6 2 (0.29%) Intranet
6 2 (0.29%) NAS
6 2 (0.29%) SAN
6 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.29%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) FCoE
7 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.15%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.28%) NoSQL
2 53 (7.78%) MongoDB
3 51 (7.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 42 (6.17%) Couchbase
5 26 (3.82%) SQL Server
6 25 (3.67%) Big Data
6 25 (3.67%) MySQL
7 16 (2.35%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.62%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.62%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.32%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.32%) Redis
12 6 (0.88%) HBase
13 5 (0.73%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.73%) Impala
13 5 (0.73%) Power BI
14 4 (0.59%) OLTP
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 109 (16.01%) Git (software)
2 93 (13.66%) Jenkins
3 53 (7.78%) Maven
4 31 (4.55%) JIRA
5 28 (4.11%) Cucumber
6 27 (3.96%) Selenium
7 18 (2.64%) Jasmine
8 17 (2.50%) JUnit
9 15 (2.20%) webpack
10 14 (2.06%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.47%) Gradle
12 9 (1.32%) Subversion
13 8 (1.17%) Ant
13 8 (1.17%) RSpec
14 7 (1.03%) Grunt
14 7 (1.03%) gulp
14 7 (1.03%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.88%) GitLab
16 5 (0.73%) Mockito
16 5 (0.73%) Travis CI
General
1 70 (10.28%) Finance
2 43 (6.31%) Banking
3 33 (4.85%) Marketing
4 31 (4.55%) Retail
5 13 (1.91%) Advertising
6 12 (1.76%) Online Betting
7 9 (1.32%) Publishing
8 8 (1.17%) French Language
9 6 (0.88%) Russian Language
9 6 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 5 (0.73%) German Language
11 4 (0.59%) Automotive
11 4 (0.59%) Legal
11 4 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 339 (49.78%) Developer
2 103 (15.12%) Java Developer
3 56 (8.22%) Games Developer
4 50 (7.34%) Senior Developer
5 42 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 40 (5.87%) JavaScript Developer
7 39 (5.73%) React Developer
7 39 (5.73%) Scrum Master
8 35 (5.14%) Designer
9 33 (4.85%) Analyst
10 29 (4.26%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.23%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.08%) Architect
12 21 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 21 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (2.94%) C++ Developer
14 19 (2.79%) Software Engineer
14 19 (2.79%) Tester
15 18 (2.64%) .NET Developer
16 16 (2.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.18%) HTML
2 103 (15.12%) CSS
3 90 (13.22%) Spring
4 88 (12.92%) React
5 86 (12.63%) Web Services
6 84 (12.33%) REST
7 83 (12.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 81 (11.89%) Spring Boot
9 68 (9.99%) RESTful
10 58 (8.52%) HTML5
11 57 (8.37%) Node.js
12 55 (8.08%) AngularJS
13 52 (7.64%) Hibernate
14 45 (6.61%) Play Framework
15 44 (6.46%) JMS
16 42 (6.17%) JSON
16 42 (6.17%) Spring MVC
17 37 (5.43%) .NET
18 32 (4.70%) Unreal Engine
19 31 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.13%) User Experience
2 57 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 40 (5.87%) Online Games
5 27 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 21 (3.08%) Mobile Games
8 20 (2.94%) Fintech
9 19 (2.79%) Animation
10 16 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
11 15 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.06%) Online Gambling
13 12 (1.76%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.62%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.32%) Over-the-Top Content
16 8 (1.17%) Augmented Reality
16 8 (1.17%) Video\Live Streaming
17 7 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.64%) Linux
2 39 (5.73%) Android
3 32 (4.70%) Windows
4 25 (3.67%) Unix
5 23 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.94%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.20%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.73%) CentOS
9 5 (0.73%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.29%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (23.35%) TDD
3 105 (15.42%) Microservices
4 89 (13.07%) BDD
5 86 (12.63%) Scrum
6 78 (11.45%) Test Automation
7 74 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (9.40%) Visualisation
9 62 (9.10%) DevOps
10 57 (8.37%) Software Engineering
11 56 (8.22%) Front End Development
11 56 (8.22%) User Stories
12 55 (8.08%) Data Visualisation
13 54 (7.93%) Project Management
14 52 (7.64%) MVC
15 48 (7.05%) Kanban
16 47 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
17 46 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
17 46 (6.75%) Time Management
18 44 (6.46%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 176 (25.84%) Java
2 153 (22.47%) JavaScript
3 86 (12.63%) Java 8
4 84 (12.33%) C#
5 69 (10.13%) Python
6 67 (9.84%) SQL
7 64 (9.40%) C++
8 61 (8.96%) Scala
9 42 (6.17%) Java 9
10 26 (3.82%) C
11 20 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.94%) TypeScript
12 18 (2.64%) PHP
13 15 (2.20%) Go
14 11 (1.62%) ES6
14 11 (1.62%) R
15 8 (1.17%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (13.51%) Degree
2 36 (5.29%) Postgraduate
3 14 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.17%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.03%) PhD
7 6 (0.88%) PMP
7 6 (0.88%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.59%) CIPD
8 4 (0.59%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.44%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.29%) CCNP
10 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CISSP
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.26%) QA
2 8 (1.17%) PMO
3 7 (1.03%) WCAG
4 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (15.27%) Docker
2 25 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.88%) HDFS
4 3 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.44%) KVM
4 3 (0.44%) NFS
5 2 (0.29%) Firmware
5 2 (0.29%) Samba
5 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.29%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) RHEV
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (5.14%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.52%) Ansible
3 15 (2.20%) Puppet
4 13 (1.91%) Terraform
5 7 (1.03%) Grafana
6 6 (0.88%) Consul
7 5 (0.73%) Kibana
7 5 (0.73%) logstash
8 4 (0.59%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.44%) Nagios
10 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.29%) Opsview
10 2 (0.29%) Packer
10 2 (0.29%) SCCM
10 2 (0.29%) SnapVault
11 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (4.99%) Google
2 31 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.35%) Adobe
4 15 (2.20%) Oracle
5 9 (1.32%) Tableau
6 6 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.88%) Hortonworks
6 6 (0.88%) HP
6 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.73%) Apple
8 4 (0.59%) Autodesk
8 4 (0.59%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.44%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.44%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.44%) MapR
9 3 (0.44%) Samsung
9 3 (0.44%) Splunk
9 3 (0.44%) VMware
10 2 (0.29%) Mirantis
10 2 (0.29%) Veeam