Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 151 189
Rank change year-on-year -24 +38 -12
Contract jobs citing Games 18 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.86% 0.67% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 12
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £197
90th Percentile £470 £440 £373
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year +34.92% +37.95% -42.91%

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 2,082 1,492 2,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.80% 40.83% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 829 1,300
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £254 £260
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 18
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% -13.72% +26.84%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.54 £10.72
90th Percentile £46.50 £49.70 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% -9.09% +22.22%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 - 8 £400 - 4
Dundee -7 5 £250 +170.27% 2
Edinburgh -24 3 £225 -40.00% 16
Fife - 2 - -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) TDD
2 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (66.67%) Kanban
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) Android
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) Apple iOS
4 8 (44.44%) Feature Driven Development
4 8 (44.44%) ATDD
4 8 (44.44%) User Stories
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (38.89%) C#
6 6 (33.33%) Game Development
6 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 6 (33.33%) Data Structures
6 6 (33.33%) Algorithms
6 6 (33.33%) Mobile Development
6 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (27.78%) Coaching
7 5 (27.78%) OOD
7 5 (27.78%) C++
8 4 (22.22%) Objective-C
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 4 (22.22%) Apple Swift
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (22.22%) SOLID
8 4 (22.22%) Scaled Agile Framework

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 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Houdini
1 1 (5.56%) Maya
1 1 (5.56%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) iTunes
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Scrum Master
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Python Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Director
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) React
1 3 (16.67%) React Native
1 3 (16.67%) Velocity
1 3 (16.67%) WebGL
2 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.56%) Django
3 1 (5.56%) Flash
3 1 (5.56%) Flask
3 1 (5.56%) GraphQL
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 6 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (16.67%) iPad
3 3 (16.67%) iPhone
3 3 (16.67%) Xbox
4 1 (5.56%) Animation
4 1 (5.56%) PlayStation
4 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Android
1 8 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (66.67%) Kanban
2 12 (66.67%) TDD
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) ATDD
4 8 (44.44%) Feature Driven Development
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) User Stories
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (33.33%) Game Development
6 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 6 (33.33%) Mobile Development
6 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (27.78%) Coaching
7 5 (27.78%) OOD
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (22.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Apple Swift
4 4 (22.22%) Objective-C
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) ActionScript
6 2 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (5.56%) Lua
7 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Xamarin