Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 19 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 77 102
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 36 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.32% 1.09% 0.25%
As % of the General category 6.20% 2.81% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.89% - +7.46%
10th Percentile £180 £393 £378
90th Percentile £406 £575 £523
East of England median daily rate £320 £438 £430
% change year-on-year -26.86% +1.74% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 581 533 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 37.46% 38.60% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 327 249
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £213 £202 £212
90th Percentile £594 £538 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +34.27%
10th Percentile £14.15 £13.75 £12.96
90th Percentile £41.80 £35.25 £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.30% +27.88% -13.33%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Hertfordshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Hertfordshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Hertfordshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Hertfordshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Watford +18 33 £275 -37.14%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £180 - 1
Borehamwood - 3 £275 -
Games
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 30 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 19 (52.78%) DNA
3 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 12 (33.33%) Java
4 12 (33.33%) Linux
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
6 9 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 9 (25.00%) Retail
7 8 (22.22%) JIRA
7 8 (22.22%) PHP
7 8 (22.22%) Apache
8 7 (19.44%) Internet
8 7 (19.44%) HTML
8 7 (19.44%) MySQL
8 7 (19.44%) CSS
8 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
8 7 (19.44%) Time Management
8 7 (19.44%) Confluence
9 6 (16.67%) Web Development
9 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle
9 6 (16.67%) DB2
9 6 (16.67%) J2EE
9 6 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (16.67%) User Stories
9 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (13.89%) Conceptual Models
10 5 (13.89%) Quantitative Research

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (22.22%) Apache
3 7 (19.44%) Confluence
3 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
4 5 (13.89%) JBoss
5 4 (11.11%) MQSeries
6 3 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (8.33%) nginx
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
2 6 (16.67%) DB2
3 5 (13.89%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.22%) JIRA
3 5 (13.89%) Axure RP
3 5 (13.89%) JMeter
3 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.89%) Subversion
3 5 (13.89%) The Grinder
4 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) Log4j
4 4 (11.11%) Maven
4 4 (11.11%) Mockito
4 4 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium
7 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Consultant
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) User Experience Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 3 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Demandware Developer
5 3 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Salesforce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) CSS
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) J2EE
3 5 (13.89%) EJB
3 5 (13.89%) JSP
3 5 (13.89%) REST
3 5 (13.89%) Spring
3 5 (13.89%) Web Services
4 4 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (11.11%) Apache Camel
4 4 (11.11%) JDBC
4 4 (11.11%) JMS
4 4 (11.11%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) SOAP
4 4 (11.11%) Spring Boot
4 4 (11.11%) Spring Security
4 4 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (11.11%) XSD
4 4 (11.11%) XSLT
5 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) AIX
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 4 (11.11%) HPUX
3 4 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 19 (52.78%) DNA
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Time Management
5 6 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.67%) User Stories
5 6 (16.67%) Web Development
6 5 (13.89%) Competitor Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Conceptual Models
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (13.89%) Ethnographic Research
6 5 (13.89%) Ethnography
6 5 (13.89%) Heuristic Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (13.89%) Qualitative Research
6 5 (13.89%) Quantitative Research
6 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Statistics
6 5 (13.89%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) PHP
4 5 (13.89%) AWK
4 5 (13.89%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) PMO
1 2 (5.56%) QA
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Grafana
2 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
1 6 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (13.89%) AppDynamics
2 5 (13.89%) Dynatrace
2 5 (13.89%) New Relic
3 4 (11.11%) IBM
3 4 (11.11%) Talend
4 3 (8.33%) Adobe
4 3 (8.33%) Demandware
5 2 (5.56%) hybris
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) PayPal