Period
to 21 October 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 21 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 312 335
Rank change year-on-year +40 +23 -45
Contract jobs citing Games 106 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the General category 2.05% 0.95% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 36 33
South East median daily rate £513 £361 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.87% -9.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £390 £244 £283
90th Percentile £538 £564 £500
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
South East median hourly rate £11.78 £45.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.82% +429.41% -20.93%
England median hourly rate £20.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -30.42% +25.00% -36.84%

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 5,159 5,805 5,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.62% 35.75% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,972 3,196 3,135
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 200 233
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -6.98% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.72 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £45.24
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.44 £23.72
% change year-on-year -11.12% +11.49% +3.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 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
Hampshire +33 58 £513 +58.30% 14
Thames Valley -13 21 £500 +33.33% 44
Berkshire -5 14 £495 +15.12% 14
Surrey -13 14 £494 +51.92% 14
West Sussex -3 7 £138 -66.67% 3
Oxfordshire -2 6 £500 +14.29% 23
East Sussex 0 3 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £563 +56.25% 7
Kent +7 1 - - 6
Middlesex - 1 - -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 64 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (53.77%) TDD
3 50 (47.17%) Microservices
4 49 (46.23%) Docker
5 48 (45.28%) Java
6 47 (44.34%) Git (software)
6 47 (44.34%) Scala
6 47 (44.34%) Jenkins
7 43 (40.57%) Spring
7 43 (40.57%) MongoDB
7 43 (40.57%) NoSQL
7 43 (40.57%) RESTful
7 43 (40.57%) Spring Boot
7 43 (40.57%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (39.62%) Java 9
8 42 (39.62%) Java 8
8 42 (39.62%) Play Framework
8 42 (39.62%) Spring MVC
8 42 (39.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 42 (39.62%) BDD
8 42 (39.62%) Couchbase
8 42 (39.62%) REST
8 42 (39.62%) Maven
8 42 (39.62%) MVC
8 42 (39.62%) Hibernate
8 42 (39.62%) Web Services
8 42 (39.62%) MQSeries
8 42 (39.62%) JMS
9 16 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (12.26%) Scrum

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 (39.62%) MQSeries
2 3 (2.83%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.94%) Confluence
4 1 (0.94%) Drupal
4 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Slack
2 2 (1.89%) Trello
2 2 (1.89%) Yammer
3 1 (0.94%) Apple Pay
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.94%) GitHub
3 1 (0.94%) Google Pay
3 1 (0.94%) IaaS
3 1 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.94%) Samsung Pay
3 1 (0.94%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Wireless
2 3 (2.83%) 3GPP
2 3 (2.83%) 5G
2 3 (2.83%) Bluetooth
2 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) GSM
2 3 (2.83%) LTE
2 3 (2.83%) NFC
2 3 (2.83%) UMTS
2 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.83%) WiMAX
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
3 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) WAN
4 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.57%) MongoDB
1 43 (40.57%) NoSQL
2 42 (39.62%) Apache Cassandra
2 42 (39.62%) Couchbase
3 6 (5.66%) Redis
4 4 (3.77%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.94%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (44.34%) Git (software)
1 47 (44.34%) Jenkins
2 42 (39.62%) Maven
3 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.72%) JUnit
3 5 (4.72%) RSpec
3 5 (4.72%) Selenium
3 5 (4.72%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.72%) webpack
4 3 (2.83%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.89%) GitLab
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (0.94%) Grunt
6 1 (0.94%) gulp
6 1 (0.94%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.94%) TestRail
General
1 5 (4.72%) Publishing
2 4 (3.77%) Advertising
3 3 (2.83%) Finance
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Billing
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) French Language
4 1 (0.94%) German Language
4 1 (0.94%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.94%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (56.60%) Developer
2 44 (41.51%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
4 6 (5.66%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.66%) Scrum Master
5 4 (3.77%) Analyst
5 4 (3.77%) Data Scientist
5 4 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (3.77%) Software Engineer
5 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
6 3 (2.83%) Architect
6 3 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (2.83%) Digital Product Manager
6 3 (2.83%) IT Support
6 3 (2.83%) Lead Architect
6 3 (2.83%) Lead Developer
6 3 (2.83%) Product Manager
6 3 (2.83%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.57%) RESTful
1 43 (40.57%) Spring
1 43 (40.57%) Spring Boot
2 42 (39.62%) Hibernate
2 42 (39.62%) JMS
2 42 (39.62%) Play Framework
2 42 (39.62%) REST
2 42 (39.62%) Spring MVC
2 42 (39.62%) Web Services
3 11 (10.38%) HTML
4 10 (9.43%) CSS
4 10 (9.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (8.49%) Node.js
6 8 (7.55%) React
7 6 (5.66%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (4.72%) CSS3
8 5 (4.72%) JSON
8 5 (4.72%) Kafka
9 4 (3.77%) D3.js
9 4 (3.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (40.57%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (2.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.83%) PMI
6 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.94%) Animation
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.94%) Life Science
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.94%) NHS
7 1 (0.94%) Online Games
7 1 (0.94%) Social Media
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.72%) Linux
4 4 (3.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.83%) Android
5 3 (2.83%) CentOS
5 3 (2.83%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (53.77%) TDD
3 50 (47.17%) Microservices
4 42 (39.62%) BDD
4 42 (39.62%) MVC
5 16 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (12.26%) Scrum
6 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.32%) User Stories
8 10 (9.43%) Open Source
8 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.43%) Visualisation
9 9 (8.49%) Front End Development
10 8 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.55%) Migration
10 8 (7.55%) Project Management
11 7 (6.60%) Machine Learning
11 7 (6.60%) Mathematics
12 6 (5.66%) Decision-Making
12 6 (5.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.28%) Java
2 47 (44.34%) Scala
3 42 (39.62%) Java 8
3 42 (39.62%) Java 9
4 10 (9.43%) Python
5 9 (8.49%) C++
6 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.66%) C
8 5 (4.72%) C#
9 4 (3.77%) R
9 4 (3.77%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.94%) GLSL
11 1 (0.94%) PHP
11 1 (0.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Degree
1 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.89%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.89%) PMP
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.94%) PhD
5 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) WCAG
3 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (46.23%) Docker
2 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) KVM
3 2 (1.89%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) Grafana
2 1 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.77%) Tableau
3 2 (1.89%) BT
3 2 (1.89%) Mirantis
3 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.89%) Samsung
4 1 (0.94%) Apple
4 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.94%) Facebook
4 1 (0.94%) Google
4 1 (0.94%) Klarna
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle
4 1 (0.94%) PayPal
4 1 (0.94%) WorldPay