Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 179 175
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 39 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.72% 0.10% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.79% 0.24% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 16
Scotland median daily rate £475 £240 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.92% +10.34% -24.35%
10th Percentile £235 £235 £95
90th Percentile £538 £245 £260
UK median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £11.78 - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -56.67% +23.71% -37.82%

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 2,181 2,106 2,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.52% 43.49% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 1,083 1,113
Scotland median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 44 24
Scotland median hourly rate £24.75 £28.80 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +38.80% -30.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.40 £9.56
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.50 £23.72
% change year-on-year -11.92% +11.74% -0.15%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +10 24 £500 -
Edinburgh - 8 £419 - 5
Fife +4 2 - -
Dundee -10 1 - - 2
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 25 (64.10%) Java
2 23 (58.97%) Software Engineering
3 20 (51.28%) Analytics
4 19 (48.72%) Scala
5 18 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (46.15%) Java 8
5 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (43.59%) Degree
6 17 (43.59%) Computer Science
7 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
9 10 (25.64%) Hadoop
9 10 (25.64%) Kafka
9 10 (25.64%) MapReduce
9 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (25.64%) Apache Spark
9 10 (25.64%) Akka
9 10 (25.64%) Impala
9 10 (25.64%) Scrum
10 9 (23.08%) TDD
11 8 (20.51%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
11 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (20.51%) User Stories
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (20.51%) ATDD
11 8 (20.51%) RESTful
11 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
11 8 (20.51%) JPA

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 (25.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) iTunes
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) LAN
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.13%) WAN
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
1 2 (5.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Hadoop
1 10 (25.64%) Impala
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) JUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Scala Software Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Scrum Master
4 8 (20.51%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.56%) Backend Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Python Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Akka
1 10 (25.64%) Kafka
2 8 (20.51%) Hibernate
2 8 (20.51%) JPA
2 8 (20.51%) JSON
2 8 (20.51%) RESTful
2 8 (20.51%) Spring
3 3 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (5.13%) J2EE
4 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (5.13%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (5.13%) WebGL
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Velocity
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.56%) WinForms
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (43.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.26%) iPhone
5 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
6 2 (5.13%) iPad
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.56%) RIA
7 1 (2.56%) User Experience
7 1 (2.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Android
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Software Engineering
2 20 (51.28%) Analytics
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.64%) MapReduce
6 10 (25.64%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
8 8 (20.51%) ATDD
8 8 (20.51%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
8 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
8 8 (20.51%) User Stories
9 7 (17.95%) Kanban
10 6 (15.38%) Feature Driven Development
10 6 (15.38%) OO
11 5 (12.82%) Coaching
12 4 (10.26%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) Java
2 19 (48.72%) Scala
3 18 (46.15%) Java 8
4 3 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) GLSL
5 2 (5.13%) Lua
5 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) SQL
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Degree
2 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) DameWare
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Acronis
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft