Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 293 348
Rank change year-on-year -21 +55 -50
Contract jobs citing Games 58 60 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the General category 1.03% 1.18% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 29
South East median daily rate £425 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.57% +8.46% +4.84%
10th Percentile £257 £286 £159
90th Percentile £561 £471 £575
England median daily rate £450 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +9.42% +2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +429.41% - -
England median hourly rate £31.75 £24.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +29.59% +40.00% -31.37%

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 5,646 5,100 6,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.07% 33.19% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,107 2,854 3,543
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 216 229
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +2.00% +28.21%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.33 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.63 £43.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.86% -3.85% +14.69%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Thames Valley -21 20 £363 -9.38% 38
Hampshire +12 16 £513 +28.13% 8
Berkshire -12 11 £270 -36.47% 13
Surrey -16 11 £363 +26.09% 7
Oxfordshire - 7 £438 - 15
West Sussex -6 6 £413 +11.86% 5
East Sussex -16 4 £410 +28.13% 9
Buckinghamshire -40 2 £333 -11.33% 10
Kent -15 1 £300 -22.58% 6
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) Python
3 13 (22.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 13 (22.41%) Unreal Engine
4 12 (20.69%) Visualisation
5 11 (18.97%) Open Source
5 11 (18.97%) Trend Analysis
5 11 (18.97%) Data Cleansing
5 11 (18.97%) Analytics
5 11 (18.97%) R
5 11 (18.97%) Tableau
5 11 (18.97%) Machine Learning
5 11 (18.97%) D3.js
5 11 (18.97%) Data Mining
5 11 (18.97%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.97%) Predictive Analysis
5 11 (18.97%) Sentiment Analysis
6 10 (17.24%) Linux
6 10 (17.24%) C#
6 10 (17.24%) Matplotlib
6 10 (17.24%) Pandas
6 10 (17.24%) Jupyter
6 10 (17.24%) Mathematics
6 10 (17.24%) Quantitative Analysis
6 10 (17.24%) NumPy
7 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
7 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
7 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (15.52%) Data Analysis
7 9 (15.52%) Statistics

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 10 (17.24%) Jupyter
2 2 (3.45%) Drupal
2 2 (3.45%) WordPress
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (1.72%) MicroStation
1 1 (1.72%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) BGP
1 2 (3.45%) OSPF
1 2 (3.45%) RIP
1 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.72%) ATM
2 1 (1.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) Data Mining
2 6 (10.34%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) Bugzilla
2 2 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.45%) Maven
2 2 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Marketing
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Military
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) Data Scientist
3 5 (8.62%) Analyst
3 5 (8.62%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Games Developer
4 4 (6.90%) HTML Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Java Games Developer
4 4 (6.90%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 13 (22.41%) Unreal Engine
2 11 (18.97%) D3.js
3 10 (17.24%) Matplotlib
3 10 (17.24%) NumPy
3 10 (17.24%) Pandas
4 7 (12.07%) CSS
4 7 (12.07%) HTML
5 4 (6.90%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.90%) RESTful
5 4 (6.90%) Spring
6 3 (5.17%) CSS3
6 3 (5.17%) jQuery
6 3 (5.17%) OpenGL
7 2 (3.45%) Ajax
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) ATL
7 2 (3.45%) CGI
7 2 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.07%) User Experience
4 3 (5.17%) Online Games
4 3 (5.17%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.45%) Animation
5 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.45%) Digital TV
5 2 (3.45%) MPEG
5 2 (3.45%) Social Media
5 2 (3.45%) STB
5 2 (3.45%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.72%) iPad
6 1 (1.72%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.72%) Robotics
6 1 (1.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) AIX
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Visualisation
3 11 (18.97%) Analytics
3 11 (18.97%) Data Cleansing
3 11 (18.97%) Machine Learning
3 11 (18.97%) Open Source
3 11 (18.97%) Predictive Analysis
3 11 (18.97%) Sentiment Analysis
3 11 (18.97%) Software Engineering
3 11 (18.97%) Trend Analysis
4 10 (17.24%) Mathematics
4 10 (17.24%) Quantitative Analysis
5 9 (15.52%) Data Analysis
5 9 (15.52%) Statistics
6 8 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.34%) DevOps
7 6 (10.34%) OO
7 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Python
2 11 (18.97%) R
3 10 (17.24%) C#
4 8 (13.79%) Java
4 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.79%) SQL
5 6 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.34%) C++
6 4 (6.90%) PHP
7 3 (5.17%) C
8 2 (3.45%) GLSL
8 2 (3.45%) Korn
8 2 (3.45%) OCaml
8 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
1 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Tableau
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe
2 2 (3.45%) Apple
2 2 (3.45%) IBM
2 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.45%) Tektronix
2 2 (3.45%) Zend
3 1 (1.72%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.72%) Facebook
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Splunk
3 1 (1.72%) Twitter