Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 90 99
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 11 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.61% 0.37%
As % of the General category 2.38% 1.52% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Reading median daily rate £535 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.88% +54.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £620 £495 £288
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £425 £320
% change year-on-year -14.71% +32.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £8.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -77.03% -

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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 462 594 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 35.95% 40.00% 35.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 256 362
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £254 £218 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.07% -24.24% +47.50%
10th Percentile £10.65 £14.93 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.40 £37.18 £66.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +30.43%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Reading

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) ATDD
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) Publishing
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Measurement
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (9.09%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (9.09%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Direct3D
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing

Games
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MicroStation
1 1 (9.09%) SOLIDWORKS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) French Language
3 1 (9.09%) German Language
3 1 (9.09%) Italian Language
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Scrum Master
2 2 (18.18%) Account Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3D Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ATL
1 1 (9.09%) Direct3D
1 1 (9.09%) DirectX
1 1 (9.09%) Mason
1 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
1 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (9.09%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (9.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (36.36%) TDD
1 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) ATDD
2 3 (27.27%) BDD
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Measurement
4 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MBA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Autodesk
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft