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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 622 595
Rank change year-on-year +47 -27  
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.013% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £275
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 13431 15664 14974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.99% 31.35% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8725 10365 9165
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 530 626
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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

Social Gaming
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 Social Gaming within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 1 £300 - 2
Social Gaming
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (100.00%) Games
1 4 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Facebook
3 2 (50.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Animation
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Polish Language
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) MVC

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 (25.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Games Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++ Games Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Application Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Games Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Animation
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Facebook
2 1 (25.00%) Google