The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 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.

Gaming
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.61% - 2.28%
As % of the General category 1.75% - 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 - £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +233.33% -76.77%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 114 112 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 34.76% 23.24% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 134 163
Median daily rate £350 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.40 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Gloucestershire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Gloucestershire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Gloucestershire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Games in Gloucestershire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Games
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (40.00%) EJB
3 2 (40.00%) STL
3 2 (40.00%) Automotive
3 2 (40.00%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
3 2 (40.00%) Java EE
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (40.00%) Apache Pig
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (60.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (40.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) EJB
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
1 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) STL
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (40.00%) Vector Graphics
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree