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 3 months to 25 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 139 128
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11  
Contract jobs citing Games 2 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.093% 0.48% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.22% 1.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Median daily rate £375 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 907 1265 1628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.34% 43.70% 53.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 685 824
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 26
Median hourly rate £28.75 £9.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.13% -67.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.88 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £13.60 £57.20
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 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 3 months to 25 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
Edinburgh - 2 £375 - 3
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (50.00%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Node.js
4 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) React
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Games Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
1 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
1 2 (33.33%) React
2 1 (16.67%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SOLID
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
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