Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 338 275 297
Rank change year-on-year -63 +22 +51
Contract jobs citing Games 34 104 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.62% 0.37%
As % of the General category 0.70% 1.89% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 64 37
South East median daily rate £340 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +46.15% -
10th Percentile £257 £272 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South East median hourly rate £11.78 - £14.00
10th Percentile £11.17 - £13.00
90th Percentile £12.82 - £15.00
England median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -67.50% +26.98% +37.95%

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 4,874 5,497 5,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.45% 32.80% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,770 2,974 2,927
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 152 216
South East median hourly rate £34.75 £27.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.70% +4.85% -6.36%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.38 £49.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.11 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.91% +4.43% -6.99%

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 24 April 2019.

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
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 24 April 2019. 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
Thames Valley +2 14 £388 +8.77% 19
Berkshire -21 10 £275 -16.98% 11
West Sussex +2 7 £525 -4.55%
Buckinghamshire +26 4 £500 +42.86% 3
Surrey +17 4 - - 9
East Sussex -19 3 £275 -8.33% 3
Kent +5 2 £343 - 10
Hampshire -51 2 - - 15
Games
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) TDD
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.65%) User Stories
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (14.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (14.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (14.71%) RSpec
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.71%) Scala
5 5 (14.71%) Web Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (14.71%) WCAG
5 5 (14.71%) JSON
5 5 (14.71%) Selenium
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) JUnit
5 5 (14.71%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.76%) Finance
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Server

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 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) GitHub
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) HSRP
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
2 2 (5.88%) VLAN
2 2 (5.88%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) VRRP
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
1 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (14.71%) JUnit
1 5 (14.71%) RSpec
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
1 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Marketing
1 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Administrator
2 4 (11.76%) Agile Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
2 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Developer in Test
2 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Games Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Incident Manager
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Network Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Security Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) JSON
2 4 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Core
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) BYOD
2 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
1 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
2 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) TDD
3 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 6 (17.65%) User Stories
4 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (14.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
4 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
4 5 (14.71%) Web Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Break/Fix
5 4 (11.76%) Data Science
5 4 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) SDET
5 4 (11.76%) Time Management
5 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) C#
1 5 (14.71%) Scala
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) Python
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) C++
3 2 (5.88%) ES6
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 2 (5.88%) R
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.88%) PhD
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) WCAG
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) Docker
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) VMware