Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 82 90
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 +14
Contract jobs citing Games 34 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.20% 1.07% 0.28%
As % of the General category 5.60% 3.05% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.89% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £340 £393 £378
90th Percentile £422 £575 £523
East of England median daily rate £365 £438 £388
% change year-on-year -16.57% +12.90% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -72.50% - -

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 607 492 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 39.26% 35.02% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 295 269
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% +2.24%
10th Percentile £244 £205 £210
90th Percentile £588 £547 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 51
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -29.07% +40.61%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.32 £12.63
90th Percentile £41.80 £44.09 £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £24.69 £26.25
% change year-on-year +51.90% -5.95% +16.67%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 +13 32 £365 -16.57% 4
Borehamwood - 3 £365 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 £300 - 8
Games
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 29 (85.29%) E-Commerce
2 23 (67.65%) DNA
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) Retail
3 11 (32.35%) WebSphere
4 10 (29.41%) JIRA
5 9 (26.47%) Time Management
5 9 (26.47%) Confluence
5 9 (26.47%) User Stories
5 9 (26.47%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 8 (23.53%) Linux
6 8 (23.53%) PHP
6 8 (23.53%) HTML
6 8 (23.53%) Java
6 8 (23.53%) CSS
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) DB2
7 6 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.65%) Web Development
8 5 (14.71%) Statistics
8 5 (14.71%) Competitor Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
8 5 (14.71%) Usability Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) AppDynamics
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery

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 11 (32.35%) WebSphere
2 9 (26.47%) Confluence
3 5 (14.71%) Apache
3 5 (14.71%) JBoss
3 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (8.82%) nginx
5 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
2 5 (14.71%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (8.82%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) JIRA
2 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 5 (14.71%) Axure RP
3 5 (14.71%) JMeter
3 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
3 5 (14.71%) The Grinder
4 3 (8.82%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium
6 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (32.35%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Consultant
3 9 (26.47%) Business Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Performance Consultant
6 5 (14.71%) User Experience Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) C++ Developer
7 3 (8.82%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Demandware Developer
7 3 (8.82%) PHP Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Retail Business Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Salesforce Business Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) CSS
1 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML5
2 3 (8.82%) LAMP
2 3 (8.82%) Laravel
2 3 (8.82%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (8.82%) Node.js
2 3 (8.82%) Symfony
2 3 (8.82%) XHTML
2 3 (8.82%) Yii
3 2 (5.88%) Ajax
3 2 (5.88%) EJB
3 2 (5.88%) J2EE
3 2 (5.88%) JPA
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 2 (5.88%) JSP
3 2 (5.88%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) Spring
3 2 (5.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) User Experience
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) CMDB
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) AIX
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) E-Commerce
2 23 (67.65%) DNA
3 9 (26.47%) Acceptance Criteria
3 9 (26.47%) Time Management
3 9 (26.47%) User Stories
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 6 (17.65%) Web Development
5 5 (14.71%) Competitor Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (14.71%) Ethnography
5 5 (14.71%) Information Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) MVC
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Qualitative Research
5 5 (14.71%) Quantitative Research
5 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Statistics
5 5 (14.71%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) PHP
3 5 (14.71%) AWK
3 5 (14.71%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) C++
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PMO
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Grafana
2 3 (8.82%) Ansible
2 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.82%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
1 6 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (14.71%) AppDynamics
2 5 (14.71%) Dynatrace
2 5 (14.71%) New Relic
3 3 (8.82%) Adobe
3 3 (8.82%) Demandware
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) BMC
5 1 (2.94%) hybris
5 1 (2.94%) PayPal