The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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 East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.16% - 4.78%
As % of the General category 0.93% - 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 108 188 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.53% 31.39% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 174 152
Median daily rate £450 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.41% -0.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £13.54 £16.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £38.95 £17.16
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 Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Oxfordshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Oxfordshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Oxfordshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Oxfordshire 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
Oxford - 1 £300 - 3
Games
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Vision
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithm Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Vision
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree