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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 43 - 50
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.21% - 1.50%
As % of the General category 3.54% - 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £500 - £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

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 113 114 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 34.24% 25.28% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 70 56
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Gloucestershire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 25 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
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Games
South West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (40.00%) EJB
3 2 (40.00%) STL
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) 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%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Java EE
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching

Games
Top Related 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
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 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%) Scrum Master
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%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) STL
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
1 1 (20.00%) Vector Graphics
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP