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 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 68 65
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Contract jobs citing Games 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 0.57% 0.72%
As % of the General category 3.52% 1.49% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £535 £465 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.05% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.75
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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 256 335 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.99% 38.20% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 166 132
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +40.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £35.60
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 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 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) ATDD
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Publishing
5 1 (11.11%) MBA
5 1 (11.11%) Legal
5 1 (11.11%) Advertising
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Content Management
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

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 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) French Language
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Italian Language
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 2 (22.22%) Account Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (11.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (44.44%) TDD
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) ATDD
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Campaign Management
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft