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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 263 178
Rank change year-on-year +52 -85  
Contract jobs citing Games 27 14 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.16% 0.97%
As % of the General category 0.98% 0.51% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 23
Median daily rate £335 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2750 2768 3266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 36.00% 31.42% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1580 1760
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 96 94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.18 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £52.50 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 9 £535 +15.67% 7
Buckinghamshire - 5 £345 - 6
Surrey - 5 £356 - 12
East Sussex +4 3 £225 -43.75%
Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) C++
3 16 (32.00%) C#
4 13 (26.00%) TDD
5 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.00%) BDD
7 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (18.00%) Scrum
8 9 (18.00%) Java
9 8 (16.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 7 (14.00%) Microservices
11 6 (12.00%) Unreal Engine
11 6 (12.00%) Online Games
11 6 (12.00%) iPad
11 6 (12.00%) C
11 6 (12.00%) Linux
11 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (12.00%) Degree
11 6 (12.00%) Finance
12 5 (10.00%) Retail
12 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
12 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.00%) Game Development
12 5 (10.00%) User Stories
12 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
13 4 (8.00%) Low Latency
13 4 (8.00%) Apache Camel
13 4 (8.00%) Bitbucket
13 4 (8.00%) Oracle Linux

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 4 (8.00%) Apache
1 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Maya
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.00%) FlexRay
1 1 (2.00%) NAS
1 1 (2.00%) SAN
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (8.00%) Maven
4 3 (6.00%) Gerrit
5 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) Selenium
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Publishing
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 2 (4.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) French Language
6 1 (2.00%) German Language
6 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Developer
2 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
2 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Games Developer
3 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (8.00%) Scrum Master
4 3 (6.00%) Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Account Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Android Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Author
5 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Programmer
5 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Technical Author
5 2 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.00%) 3D Developer
6 1 (2.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (12.00%) Unreal Engine
3 4 (8.00%) Apache Camel
3 4 (8.00%) Grails
3 4 (8.00%) J2EE
3 4 (8.00%) Java EE
3 4 (8.00%) JMS
3 4 (8.00%) REST
3 4 (8.00%) Spring
3 4 (8.00%) Spring Integration
4 3 (6.00%) .NET
4 3 (6.00%) Dropwizard
4 3 (6.00%) Spring Boot
5 2 (4.00%) Android NDK
5 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.00%) CSS
5 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 2 (4.00%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) iPad
1 6 (12.00%) Online Games
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) IPTV
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) ThreadX
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) TDD
3 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.00%) BDD
5 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (18.00%) Scrum
7 7 (14.00%) Microservices
8 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.00%) Game Development
9 5 (10.00%) User Stories
10 4 (8.00%) ATDD
10 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.00%) Low Latency
11 3 (6.00%) DevOps
11 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.00%) MVC
12 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
12 2 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) C++
2 16 (32.00%) C#
3 9 (18.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) C
5 4 (8.00%) Groovy
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.00%) Korn
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Freescale
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Intel
3 1 (2.00%) JDA
3 1 (2.00%) Motorola
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.00%) RedPrairie
3 1 (2.00%) SAP