Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 300 283 323
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 +15
Contract jobs citing Games 43 108 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.65% 0.34%
As % of the General category 0.92% 1.95% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 69 36
South East median daily rate £400 £513 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +41.87% -9.69%
10th Percentile £268 £390 £244
90th Percentile £514 £538 £564
England median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £11.78 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +324.45% -73.82% +429.41%
England median hourly rate £42.75 £20.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year +104.79% -30.42% +25.00%

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 4,651 5,528 6,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.77% 33.52% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,506 3,191 3,404
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 191 243
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +39.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +9.76%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +22 17 £413 -17.50% 45
Berkshire -16 9 £438 -11.62% 21
Surrey +38 8 £400 -18.99% 14
Hampshire -48 5 £425 -17.07% 18
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £475 -15.56% 4
West Sussex +12 4 £425 +209.09%
East Sussex +8 4 £290 - 7
Kent +12 3 £365 - 9
Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +26 1 - - 20
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) TDD
2 12 (27.91%) C#
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Linux
4 10 (23.26%) Python
4 10 (23.26%) Big Data
5 9 (20.93%) .NET
6 8 (18.60%) Java
6 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
6 8 (18.60%) AWS
7 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) C++
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
8 6 (13.95%) C
8 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
8 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.95%) Azure
8 6 (13.95%) User Stories
8 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
8 6 (13.95%) GCP
9 5 (11.63%) Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) HTML5
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.63%) Banking
9 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
9 5 (11.63%) JIRA

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 3 (6.98%) JBoss
1 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.65%) 3ds Max
3 1 (2.33%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) AWS
2 6 (13.95%) Azure
2 6 (13.95%) GCP
3 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.33%) GitHub
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) Big Data
2 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
4 4 (9.30%) MySQL
4 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.98%) HBase
5 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.33%) Presto
6 1 (2.33%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) MSTest
3 4 (9.30%) NUnit
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.98%) Maven
4 3 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.33%) GitLab
6 1 (2.33%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.33%) Mocha
6 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.33%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.33%) Xdebug
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Military
4 2 (4.65%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Scrum Master
2 6 (13.95%) Software Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Data Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Scrum Master
5 3 (6.98%) Augmented Reality Developer
5 3 (6.98%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Java Scrum Master
5 3 (6.98%) Virtual Reality Developer
6 2 (4.65%) 3D Artist
6 2 (4.65%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Hadoop Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.33%) AIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
2 5 (11.63%) CSS
2 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 5 (11.63%) HTML5
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) JSON
3 4 (9.30%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) XSLT
3 4 (9.30%) ZeroMQ
4 3 (6.98%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.98%) Apache Camel
4 3 (6.98%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (6.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.65%) Android SDK
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.65%) Node.js
5 2 (4.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Online Games
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.98%) CentOS
5 2 (4.65%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) AIX
6 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) TDD
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
6 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
6 6 (13.95%) User Stories
7 5 (11.63%) Analytics
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.63%) Kanban
8 4 (9.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (9.30%) ATDD
8 4 (9.30%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.98%) Burndown Charts
9 3 (6.98%) DevOps
9 3 (6.98%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (6.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) C#
2 10 (23.26%) Python
3 8 (18.60%) Java
4 7 (16.28%) C++
5 6 (13.95%) C
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) ES6
7 2 (4.65%) Java 8
7 2 (4.65%) SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.33%) ES7
8 1 (2.33%) Korn
8 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) R
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Google
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.65%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau