Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 302 357
Rank change year-on-year +23 +55 -112
Contract jobs citing Games 108 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the General category 1.94% 1.00% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 43 21
South East median daily rate £475 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.75% -13.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £281
90th Percentile £538 £550 £600
England median daily rate £475 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +16.56% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
South East median hourly rate £11.78 - £15.00
10th Percentile £11.17 - £12.00
90th Percentile £12.39 - £26.20
England median hourly rate £29.35 £30.00 £25.92
% change year-on-year -2.18% +15.75% -35.21%

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 5,562 5,707 6,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.61% 35.82% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,103 3,135 3,423
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +4.81% +1.38%
10th Percentile £263 £249 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 238 217
South East median hourly rate £32.82 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.37 £11.55 £11.46
90th Percentile £53.25 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £26.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.92% - +11.11%

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 17 July 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
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 July 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 +35 43 £489 +30.38% 15
Thames Valley +3 36 £475 +37.68% 40
Berkshire -9 25 £475 +35.71% 14
Surrey -36 11 £424 +4.31% 10
West Sussex +9 8 £140 -65.00% 4
East Sussex -1 7 £300 +33.33% 4
Oxfordshire -2 6 - - 17
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £475 +37.68% 9
Kent - 2 - - 11
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 46 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 26 (24.07%) Python
4 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 23 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (20.37%) Java
6 22 (20.37%) TDD
6 22 (20.37%) Software Engineering
7 21 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (18.52%) Decision-Making
9 19 (17.59%) Mathematics
10 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 18 (16.67%) Analytics
11 17 (15.74%) HTML
12 16 (14.81%) Scrum
12 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
12 16 (14.81%) Computer Science
12 16 (14.81%) Statistics
12 16 (14.81%) Visualisation
12 16 (14.81%) Open Source
12 16 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
12 16 (14.81%) Data Science
13 15 (13.89%) Unreal Engine
13 15 (13.89%) RESTful
13 15 (13.89%) Machine Learning
13 15 (13.89%) Degree
13 15 (13.89%) Test Automation
13 15 (13.89%) C++
14 13 (12.04%) Microservices

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 12 (11.11%) Jupyter
2 10 (9.26%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.78%) Moodle
4 2 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.63%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Wireless
2 5 (4.63%) 5G
2 5 (4.63%) Bluetooth
2 5 (4.63%) GSM
2 5 (4.63%) LTE
2 5 (4.63%) NFC
2 5 (4.63%) UMTS
2 5 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (4.63%) WiMAX
3 4 (3.70%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.78%) SMS
5 2 (1.85%) Firewall
6 1 (0.93%) 3G
6 1 (0.93%) 4G
6 1 (0.93%) DHCP
6 1 (0.93%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 10 (9.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (9.26%) Couchbase
2 10 (9.26%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.33%) MySQL
4 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.85%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.04%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.26%) Maven
4 4 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.78%) Grunt
5 3 (2.78%) gulp
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.78%) webpack
6 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.85%) JIRA
6 2 (1.85%) JUnit
6 2 (1.85%) MonoDevelop
6 2 (1.85%) RSpec
6 2 (1.85%) Selenium
6 2 (1.85%) Subversion
6 2 (1.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (5.56%) Marketing
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Military
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) French Language
4 1 (0.93%) German Language
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (36.11%) Developer
2 15 (13.89%) Data Scientist
2 15 (13.89%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.33%) Architect
4 8 (7.41%) Scrum Master
5 7 (6.48%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Data Centre Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (5.56%) Lead Architect
7 5 (4.63%) CRM Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Migration Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.70%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Linux Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 17 (15.74%) HTML
3 15 (13.89%) RESTful
3 15 (13.89%) Unreal Engine
4 12 (11.11%) D3.js
4 12 (11.11%) Matplotlib
4 12 (11.11%) NumPy
4 12 (11.11%) Pandas
4 12 (11.11%) REST
5 11 (10.19%) Play Framework
5 11 (10.19%) Web Services
6 10 (9.26%) CSS
6 10 (9.26%) Hibernate
6 10 (9.26%) JMS
6 10 (9.26%) Spring
6 10 (9.26%) Spring Boot
6 10 (9.26%) Spring MVC
7 7 (6.48%) jQuery
7 7 (6.48%) JSON
7 7 (6.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.19%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.41%) User Experience
5 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.85%) Online Games
10 1 (0.93%) Animation
10 1 (0.93%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.93%) Life Science
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.93%) PMI
10 1 (0.93%) Social Media
10 1 (0.93%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Linux
2 9 (8.33%) Windows
3 8 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.48%) Android
5 5 (4.63%) VxWorks
6 4 (3.70%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.85%) CentOS
8 2 (1.85%) Unix
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (20.37%) Software Engineering
3 22 (20.37%) TDD
4 20 (18.52%) Decision-Making
5 19 (17.59%) Mathematics
6 18 (16.67%) Analytics
7 16 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
7 16 (14.81%) Data Science
7 16 (14.81%) Open Source
7 16 (14.81%) Scrum
7 16 (14.81%) Statistics
7 16 (14.81%) Visualisation
8 15 (13.89%) Machine Learning
8 15 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 13 (12.04%) Microservices
10 12 (11.11%) Predictive Analysis
10 12 (11.11%) Quantitative Analysis
10 12 (11.11%) Sentiment Analysis
10 12 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) Python
2 22 (20.37%) Java
3 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.89%) C++
5 12 (11.11%) R
5 12 (11.11%) Scala
6 11 (10.19%) C#
7 10 (9.26%) Java 8
7 10 (9.26%) Java 9
8 8 (7.41%) C
9 6 (5.56%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.63%) PHP
11 4 (3.70%) Go
11 4 (3.70%) Ruby
12 3 (2.78%) GLSL
13 1 (0.93%) Lua
13 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.89%) Degree
4 4 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.85%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.93%) PhD
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) WCAG
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Tableau
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.63%) Adobe
5 2 (1.85%) BT
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.93%) Capita
6 1 (0.93%) Klarna
6 1 (0.93%) PayPal
6 1 (0.93%) Samsung
6 1 (0.93%) WorldPay