The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
South East / Kent
Rank - 52 39
Contract jobs citing Games 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.65% 1.14%
As % of the General category - 1.59% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £625 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +78.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 95 189 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 33.69% 41.00% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 144 50
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £180 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £21.78 £177.50 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.73% +371.82%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Kent

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Kent

Games
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (100.00%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) Game Development
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (66.67%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (33.33%) OAuth
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java