The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 79 71
Contract jobs citing Games 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the General category - 0.56% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £449
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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 285 356 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.25% 35.28% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 153 112
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -18.42%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Reading

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Reading

Games
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (50.00%) DirectX
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) 3D Rendering
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) WebGL
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5 Canvas
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Graphics Developer
2 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) DirectX
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5 Canvas
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (50.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) 3D Rendering
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft