Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 328 314
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 53 57 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the General category 0.90% 1.03% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 38
South East median daily rate £373 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +7.14% +14.75%
10th Percentile £268 £278 £263
90th Percentile £568 £491 £577
England median daily rate £434 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.44% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £8.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +429.41% -77.03% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £8.50 £36.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £13.05 £38.00
England median hourly rate £29.00 £24.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year +20.83% -35.57% +4.20%

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 5908 5518 6866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.38% 32.96% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3218 3122 3841
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 241 214
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +8.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £48.59
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 34 £363 -9.38% 18
Berkshire +6 15 £363 -14.71% 7
Surrey -8 11 £350 +21.74% 7
Oxfordshire - 11 £438 - 9
Buckinghamshire -26 8 £345 -8.00% 2
Hampshire +13 3 £324 -26.00% 4
West Sussex -5 3 £413 +11.86% 1
Kent -12 1 £300 -22.58% 1
East Sussex -12 1 £550 +71.88% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Linux
3 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
4 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
4 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (20.75%) MySQL
5 10 (18.87%) C#
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
7 8 (15.09%) HTML
7 8 (15.09%) CSS
7 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 8 (15.09%) Retail
7 8 (15.09%) Online Games
7 8 (15.09%) Docker
7 8 (15.09%) DevOps
8 7 (13.21%) Web Development
8 7 (13.21%) Degree
8 7 (13.21%) Finance
8 7 (13.21%) OOP
8 7 (13.21%) PHP
9 6 (11.32%) OO
9 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.32%) User Stories
9 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
9 6 (11.32%) iPad
10 5 (9.43%) Drupal
10 5 (9.43%) jQuery
10 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
10 5 (9.43%) ATDD

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 5 (9.43%) Drupal
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.55%) WordPress
3 3 (5.66%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (1.89%) Maya
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.89%) MicroStation
1 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.89%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.89%) ATM
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) NAS
1 1 (1.89%) SAN
1 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) MySQL
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
2 4 (7.55%) Maven
2 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (15.09%) Retail
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Electronics
3 4 (7.55%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) French Language
5 1 (1.89%) German Language
5 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.89%) Military
5 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Developer
2 7 (13.21%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (11.32%) HTML Developer
3 6 (11.32%) PHP Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Scrum Master
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (7.55%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.55%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (7.55%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 4 (7.55%) WordPress Developer
6 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) AIX Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) CSS
1 8 (15.09%) HTML
2 5 (9.43%) jQuery
3 4 (7.55%) .NET
3 4 (7.55%) Ajax
3 4 (7.55%) CSS3
3 4 (7.55%) Grails
3 4 (7.55%) HTML5
3 4 (7.55%) JMS
3 4 (7.55%) Spring
3 4 (7.55%) Spring Integration
4 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.66%) Apache Camel
4 3 (5.66%) J2EE
4 3 (5.66%) Java EE
4 3 (5.66%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.66%) REST
4 3 (5.66%) RESTful
4 3 (5.66%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (5.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Online Games
2 6 (11.32%) iPad
3 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.43%) User Experience
4 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.66%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (5.66%) Animation
6 2 (3.77%) Social Media
7 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.89%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.89%) Robotics
7 1 (1.89%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.77%) AIX
4 2 (3.77%) Unix
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
3 10 (18.87%) Scrum
4 8 (15.09%) DevOps
4 8 (15.09%) TDD
5 7 (13.21%) OOP
5 7 (13.21%) Web Development
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (11.32%) OO
6 6 (11.32%) User Stories
7 5 (9.43%) ATDD
7 5 (9.43%) Microservices
7 5 (9.43%) Project Management
7 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.55%) MVC
8 4 (7.55%) SEO
8 4 (7.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) C#
2 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
3 7 (13.21%) PHP
4 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.43%) C++
5 5 (9.43%) Java
6 4 (7.55%) OCaml
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
7 3 (5.66%) C
7 3 (5.66%) Groovy
7 3 (5.66%) Python
8 2 (3.77%) GLSL
8 2 (3.77%) Korn
8 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.89%) Scala
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MBA
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.77%) Zend
3 1 (1.89%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.89%) Facebook
3 1 (1.89%) Twitter