Period
to 21 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 166 177
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 +6
Contract jobs citing Games 31 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.45% 0.43% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 22
Scotland median daily rate £500 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +66.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £438 £146 £96
90th Percentile £538 £388 £350
UK median daily rate £475 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £11.78 - -
UK median hourly rate £19.99 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.37% -7.69% -18.75%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,142 1,873 2,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.94% 43.42% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 993 1,316
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £260
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 25
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £28.80 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.31% +30.91% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £9.56
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.40 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Scotland

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 23 £500 - 2
Edinburgh -15 5 £450 +20.00% 8
Fife -2 1 - -
Dundee -13 1 - -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Games.

1 22 (70.97%) Java
1 22 (70.97%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) Scala
2 18 (58.06%) Analytics
2 18 (58.06%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (58.06%) Java 8
3 17 (54.84%) Degree
3 17 (54.84%) Computer Science
4 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (48.39%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (32.26%) Hadoop
6 10 (32.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (32.26%) Akka
6 10 (32.26%) Kafka
6 10 (32.26%) MapReduce
6 10 (32.26%) Impala
6 10 (32.26%) Apache Spark
7 8 (25.81%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (25.81%) RESTful
7 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
7 8 (25.81%) JPA
7 8 (25.81%) Spring
7 8 (25.81%) JSON
7 8 (25.81%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) Hibernate
7 8 (25.81%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) TDD
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (22.58%) Kanban

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (32.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Hadoop
1 10 (32.26%) Impala
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Software Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Scala Software Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum Master
5 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Android Developer
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Mobile Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Python Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Scala Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Akka
1 10 (32.26%) Kafka
2 8 (25.81%) Hibernate
2 8 (25.81%) JPA
2 8 (25.81%) JSON
2 8 (25.81%) RESTful
2 8 (25.81%) Spring
3 3 (9.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (6.45%) J2EE
4 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
4 2 (6.45%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (6.45%) WebGL
5 1 (3.23%) .NET
5 1 (3.23%) GraphQL
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.23%) Velocity
5 1 (3.23%) WinForms
5 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (58.06%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (54.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
5 2 (6.45%) iPad
5 2 (6.45%) iPhone
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.23%) RIA
6 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Android
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) Analytics
3 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (32.26%) MapReduce
6 8 (25.81%) Collaborative Working
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (22.58%) Kanban
7 7 (22.58%) TDD
8 6 (19.35%) ATDD
8 6 (19.35%) Coaching
8 6 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (19.35%) Feature Driven Development
8 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 6 (19.35%) User Stories
9 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
10 3 (9.68%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) Java
2 18 (58.06%) Java 8
2 18 (58.06%) Scala
3 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) GLSL
3 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Lua
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Degree
2 10 (32.26%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft