The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Social Gaming
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 627 624
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.030% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Social Gaming is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14239 16461 16386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.53% 33.34% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10948 10465
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 530 597
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Social Gaming
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Social Gaming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Social Gaming in England

Social Gaming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Social Gaming in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Gaming in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Social Gaming
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 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Google