Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 373 306 363
Rank change year-on-year -67 +57 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 541 790 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.84% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.80% 2.23% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 529 406
England median daily rate £465 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +16.56% +1.88%
10th Percentile £213 £310 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
England median hourly rate £40.00 £29.35 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.31% -2.18% +15.75%
10th Percentile £27.00 £11.17 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £73.75 £75.00
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +88.75% -33.33% +15.75%

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 30,119 35,384 34,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.60% 37.42% 39.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,720 23,395 22,674
England median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 815 831
England median hourly rate £31.17 £26.98 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.54% +7.92% -
10th Percentile £13.48 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.90 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -46 340 £520 +4.00% 341
North of England -9 63 £425 +13.33% 149
East of England +30 46 £100 -73.33% 68
Midlands +22 41 £230 -45.88% 77
South East -37 37 £370 -22.15% 87
Yorkshire +12 32 £425 - 56
North West -9 26 £450 +20.00% 82
East Midlands +28 24 £275 -21.43% 23
West Midlands +19 15 £215 -54.13% 52
South West -31 14 £325 -38.10% 50
North East - 5 £577 - 11
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 223 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (26.62%) Java
3 119 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 115 (21.26%) TDD
5 99 (18.30%) E-Commerce
6 95 (17.56%) Python
7 92 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
8 86 (15.90%) HTML
8 86 (15.90%) Git (software)
9 80 (14.79%) C#
10 78 (14.42%) SQL
10 78 (14.42%) DevOps
11 76 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (13.86%) Jenkins
13 73 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
14 71 (13.12%) Scrum
15 70 (12.94%) Finance
16 69 (12.75%) CSS
17 67 (12.38%) Retail
17 67 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 65 (12.01%) Test Automation
19 63 (11.65%) User Experience
20 62 (11.46%) JIRA
20 62 (11.46%) Linux
21 58 (10.72%) WebSphere
22 54 (9.98%) React
23 53 (9.80%) Docker
23 53 (9.80%) BDD
24 52 (9.61%) IBM
25 50 (9.24%) Banking

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 58 (10.72%) WebSphere
2 34 (6.28%) Confluence
3 20 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (3.51%) CMS
5 15 (2.77%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.48%) nginx
9 7 (1.29%) Apache
10 6 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.92%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.92%) JBoss
12 4 (0.74%) CoreMedia CMS
12 4 (0.74%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.74%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.55%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.37%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 12 (2.22%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.11%) Sketch
3 5 (0.92%) Maya
3 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.37%) Blender
6 2 (0.37%) InVision
6 2 (0.37%) ZBrush
6 2 (0.37%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.18%) Figma
7 1 (0.18%) Houdini
7 1 (0.18%) MotionBuilder
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (5.73%) Magento
2 6 (1.11%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.74%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.55%) Shopify
5 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) MultiChain
6 1 (0.18%) Quorum
6 1 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (4.25%) GitHub
4 23 (4.25%) Serverless
5 21 (3.88%) PaaS
6 18 (3.33%) SaaS
7 12 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
7 12 (2.22%) IaaS
7 12 (2.22%) Office 365
7 12 (2.22%) Route 53
8 11 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (1.66%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.48%) CloudFront
10 8 (1.48%) npm
10 8 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.66%) Firewall
1 9 (1.66%) Internet
2 8 (1.48%) HTTP
3 5 (0.92%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (0.74%) VPN
5 3 (0.55%) LAN
5 3 (0.55%) Network Security
5 3 (0.55%) SSH
6 2 (0.37%) HSRP
6 2 (0.37%) IPsec
6 2 (0.37%) VLAN
6 2 (0.37%) VRRP
6 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 1 (0.18%) BGP
7 1 (0.18%) MPLS
7 1 (0.18%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.18%) OSPF
7 1 (0.18%) RSVP
7 1 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.65%) NoSQL
2 33 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.36%) MySQL
4 27 (4.99%) SQL Server
5 26 (4.81%) Big Data
6 22 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 16 (2.96%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.77%) Redis
10 10 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.29%) DB2
13 7 (1.29%) DbVisualizer
14 5 (0.92%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.92%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.92%) HBase
15 4 (0.74%) Power BI
16 3 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 86 (15.90%) Git (software)
2 75 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 62 (11.46%) JIRA
4 29 (5.36%) Jasmine
5 24 (4.44%) JUnit
6 20 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 19 (3.51%) Grunt
8 17 (3.14%) Karma Test Runner
8 17 (3.14%) Selenium
9 16 (2.96%) TeamCity
10 15 (2.77%) Maven
10 15 (2.77%) Subversion
11 14 (2.59%) Bower
12 11 (2.03%) gulp
12 11 (2.03%) Mockito
12 11 (2.03%) WebDriver
13 9 (1.66%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.48%) Gradle
14 8 (1.48%) IBM UrbanCode
14 8 (1.48%) SonarQube
General
1 70 (12.94%) Finance
2 67 (12.38%) Retail
3 50 (9.24%) Banking
4 25 (4.62%) Marketing
5 14 (2.59%) Advertising
6 12 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.85%) Legal
8 9 (1.66%) French Language
8 9 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.66%) Online Betting
9 8 (1.48%) Law
10 7 (1.29%) Publishing
11 3 (0.55%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) German Language
12 2 (0.37%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 224 (41.40%) Developer
2 38 (7.02%) Java Developer
3 37 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (5.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 30 (5.55%) Python Developer
4 30 (5.55%) Senior Developer
5 28 (5.18%) Analyst
5 28 (5.18%) Scrum Master
6 25 (4.62%) React Developer
7 22 (4.07%) Project Manager
8 20 (3.70%) Games Developer
9 18 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 18 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (3.14%) Tester
11 15 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (2.59%) Designer
12 14 (2.59%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.40%) Agile Scrum Master
14 12 (2.22%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.90%) HTML
2 69 (12.75%) CSS
3 54 (9.98%) React
4 50 (9.24%) Node.js
5 47 (8.69%) AngularJS
5 47 (8.69%) RESTful
6 43 (7.95%) .NET
7 40 (7.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 37 (6.84%) REST
9 36 (6.65%) Web Services
10 33 (6.10%) J2EE
11 28 (5.18%) HTML5
11 28 (5.18%) JSON
11 28 (5.18%) Spring
12 27 (4.99%) Django
13 25 (4.62%) Sass
14 23 (4.25%) Kafka
14 23 (4.25%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (4.25%) XHTML
15 22 (4.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.65%) User Experience
2 47 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.95%) Online Games
4 33 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.51%) W3C
6 18 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.59%) Digital Media
8 14 (2.59%) Vector Graphics
9 13 (2.40%) Mobile Games
9 13 (2.40%) Social Media
10 12 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
11 9 (1.66%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.66%) FMCG
11 9 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.48%) Video on Demand
13 7 (1.29%) Animation
13 7 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.46%) Linux
2 35 (6.47%) Unix
3 25 (4.62%) Windows
4 21 (3.88%) Android
5 12 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.03%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.48%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.11%) CentOS
11 5 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.18%) AIX
14 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (21.26%) TDD
3 99 (18.30%) E-Commerce
4 92 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
5 78 (14.42%) DevOps
6 76 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (13.12%) Scrum
8 65 (12.01%) Test Automation
9 53 (9.80%) BDD
10 47 (8.69%) Kanban
11 43 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (7.58%) User Stories
13 35 (6.47%) Microservices
14 33 (6.10%) Mentoring
14 33 (6.10%) Software Engineering
14 33 (6.10%) Time Management
15 32 (5.91%) ATDD
15 32 (5.91%) Front End Development
16 31 (5.73%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (5.36%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 144 (26.62%) Java
2 119 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 95 (17.56%) Python
4 80 (14.79%) C#
5 78 (14.42%) SQL
6 44 (8.13%) C++
7 24 (4.44%) Scala
8 21 (3.88%) PHP
9 18 (3.33%) C
10 16 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.96%) Java 8
11 15 (2.77%) ES6
12 13 (2.40%) Ruby
13 12 (2.22%) Groovy
14 10 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.92%) Go
15 5 (0.92%) R
16 4 (0.74%) Clojure
16 4 (0.74%) ES7
16 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (4.07%) Degree
2 14 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.48%) AWS Certification
3 8 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.55%) MCSA
5 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.37%) MCP
6 2 (0.37%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.18%) CCNP
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.14%) QA
2 9 (1.66%) PMO
3 4 (0.74%) WCAG
4 3 (0.55%) GDPR
4 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PSD2
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (9.80%) Docker
2 9 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.55%) Firmware
6 2 (0.37%) HDFS
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) iptables
Systems Management
1 41 (7.58%) Terraform
2 36 (6.65%) Kubernetes
3 27 (4.99%) Ansible
4 23 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.59%) Puppet
6 11 (2.03%) SCCM
7 5 (0.92%) Consul
7 5 (0.92%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.74%) Packer
9 3 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.37%) Grafana
10 2 (0.37%) Kibana
11 1 (0.18%) Graphite
11 1 (0.18%) Marathon
11 1 (0.18%) Mesos
11 1 (0.18%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.18%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 52 (9.61%) IBM
2 45 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.73%) hybris
4 21 (3.88%) Adobe
5 18 (3.33%) Oracle
6 17 (3.14%) Google
7 15 (2.77%) Sitecore
8 14 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.66%) SAP
11 8 (1.48%) Facebook
12 7 (1.29%) Cisco
12 7 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.29%) VMware
13 6 (1.11%) Citrix
14 5 (0.92%) Elastic Path
15 4 (0.74%) Tableau
16 2 (0.37%) Black Duck
16 2 (0.37%) Databricks
16 2 (0.37%) Sybase