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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 120 120
Rank change year-on-year +15 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the General category 0.54% 0.84% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Median daily rate £221 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.78% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £363 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +3.92% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.53% -1.53%  

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 739 1308 1362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 41.49% 50.06% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 664 700
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 28
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +93.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.18 £48.80 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Dundee - 3 £93 - 3
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
1 5 (55.56%) Android
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) OOD
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 3 (33.33%) SOLID
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing

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 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (11.11%) CloudFront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Applications Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Games Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (11.11%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 3 (33.33%) SOLID
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) Lua
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Packer
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) New Relic
1 1 (11.11%) SaltStack
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