Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 17 December 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 312 300
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12 +38
Contract jobs citing Games 97 65 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.85% 1.11% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 36
South East median daily rate £513 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.24% +13.79% +7.41%
10th Percentile £429 £260 £277
90th Percentile £538 £543 £481
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
South East median hourly rate £11.78 £45.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.82% +429.41% -77.03%
England median hourly rate £12.24 £27.66 £24.50
% change year-on-year -55.77% +12.90% -10.09%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,233 5,851 5,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.99% 34.83% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,972 3,216 2,968
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £222
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 193 225
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £20.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -20.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.60 £23.68
% change year-on-year -9.76% +12.31% -5.28%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the South East

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the South East

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in the South East

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the South East

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Games in the South East

Games
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Hampshire +12 55 £513 - 9
Thames Valley +12 15 £500 +35.59% 32
Surrey -17 12 £500 +21.21% 13
Berkshire -4 11 £458 +95.72% 13
West Sussex -6 10 £138 -66.67% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 2 £531 +47.57% 6
Oxfordshire +6 2 £500 +14.29% 13
Kent +10 1 - - 9
East Sussex -17 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (59.79%) TDD
3 50 (51.55%) Docker
4 49 (50.52%) Microservices
4 49 (50.52%) Jenkins
4 49 (50.52%) Scala
5 48 (49.48%) Java
6 43 (44.33%) Spring
6 43 (44.33%) RESTful
6 43 (44.33%) Git (software)
6 43 (44.33%) MongoDB
6 43 (44.33%) NoSQL
6 43 (44.33%) Spring Boot
7 42 (43.30%) Java 9
7 42 (43.30%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (43.30%) Java 8
7 42 (43.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 42 (43.30%) BDD
7 42 (43.30%) Spring MVC
7 42 (43.30%) Play Framework
7 42 (43.30%) REST
7 42 (43.30%) Couchbase
7 42 (43.30%) Maven
7 42 (43.30%) MVC
7 42 (43.30%) Hibernate
7 42 (43.30%) Web Services
7 42 (43.30%) MQSeries
7 42 (43.30%) JMS
8 14 (14.43%) User Stories
8 14 (14.43%) Test Automation

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 42 (43.30%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.09%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) Drupal
4 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.06%) Slack
1 2 (2.06%) Trello
1 2 (2.06%) Yammer
2 1 (1.03%) Apple Pay
2 1 (1.03%) GitHub
2 1 (1.03%) Google Pay
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Samsung Pay
2 1 (1.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (44.33%) MongoDB
1 43 (44.33%) NoSQL
2 42 (43.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 42 (43.30%) Couchbase
3 6 (6.19%) Redis
4 5 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.12%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.06%) Big Data
6 2 (2.06%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.03%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (50.52%) Jenkins
2 43 (44.33%) Git (software)
3 42 (43.30%) Maven
4 7 (7.22%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.22%) JUnit
4 7 (7.22%) RSpec
4 7 (7.22%) Selenium
4 7 (7.22%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.12%) webpack
6 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.06%) GitLab
8 1 (1.03%) JIRA
8 1 (1.03%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.03%) TestRail
General
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Publishing
3 4 (4.12%) Advertising
3 4 (4.12%) Marketing
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) French Language
6 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.03%) German Language
6 1 (1.03%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.03%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 56 (57.73%) Developer
2 44 (45.36%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (8.25%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) Data Scientist
5 5 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (5.15%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.15%) Scrum Master
6 4 (4.12%) Agile Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Mobile Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Developer in Test
7 3 (3.09%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (2.06%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Digital Product Manager
8 2 (2.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (44.33%) RESTful
1 43 (44.33%) Spring
1 43 (44.33%) Spring Boot
2 42 (43.30%) Hibernate
2 42 (43.30%) JMS
2 42 (43.30%) Play Framework
2 42 (43.30%) REST
2 42 (43.30%) Spring MVC
2 42 (43.30%) Web Services
3 7 (7.22%) JSON
3 7 (7.22%) React
3 7 (7.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (6.19%) CSS
4 6 (6.19%) HTML
4 6 (6.19%) Unreal Engine
5 5 (5.15%) Kafka
5 5 (5.15%) Node.js
6 4 (4.12%) D3.js
6 4 (4.12%) gRPC
7 3 (3.09%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 42 (43.30%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.09%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.06%) PMI
5 1 (1.03%) Animation
5 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Windows
2 10 (10.31%) Windows 10
3 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.19%) Linux
5 3 (3.09%) Android
5 3 (3.09%) CentOS
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (59.79%) TDD
3 49 (50.52%) Microservices
4 42 (43.30%) BDD
4 42 (43.30%) MVC
5 14 (14.43%) Test Automation
5 14 (14.43%) User Stories
6 12 (12.37%) Scrum
7 10 (10.31%) Open Source
8 9 (9.28%) Migration
8 9 (9.28%) Visualisation
9 8 (8.25%) Break/Fix
9 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.25%) Time Management
10 7 (7.22%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.22%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (7.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 7 (7.22%) Machine Learning
10 7 (7.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.52%) Scala
2 48 (49.48%) Java
3 42 (43.30%) Java 8
3 42 (43.30%) Java 9
4 11 (11.34%) Python
5 6 (6.19%) C++
6 5 (5.15%) R
7 4 (4.12%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.09%) C
9 2 (2.06%) C#
9 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (1.03%) PHP
10 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.03%) Ruby
10 1 (1.03%) SQL
10 1 (1.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (5.15%) Degree
3 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.09%) PhD
4 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.06%) PMP
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) WCAG
2 5 (5.15%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (51.55%) Docker
2 11 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.06%) KVM
3 2 (2.06%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.06%) Ansible
3 1 (1.03%) Grafana
3 1 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Tableau
3 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.06%) BT
3 2 (2.06%) Mirantis
3 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.06%) Samsung
4 1 (1.03%) Apple
4 1 (1.03%) Facebook
4 1 (1.03%) Google
4 1 (1.03%) Klarna
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle
4 1 (1.03%) PayPal
4 1 (1.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.03%) WorldPay