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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 246 217
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29  
Contract jobs citing Games 26 21 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.23% 0.54%
As % of the General category 0.94% 0.66% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 33
Median daily rate £350 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.16% +12.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £633 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.53% -1.53%  

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 2758 3190 3433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.20% 34.39% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1730 1768
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 121 85
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.45 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Surrey +14 8 £413 -7.04%
East Sussex +12 7 £225 - 4
Berkshire +22 4 £438 +47.05% 11
Buckinghamshire - 2 £320 - 3
Hampshire - 2 £375 - 3
West Sussex - 2 £408 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) C++
3 13 (21.31%) TDD
4 12 (19.67%) C#
5 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
6 10 (16.39%) Automated Testing
6 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.39%) Scrum
7 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
8 8 (13.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (13.11%) QA
8 8 (13.11%) Android
8 8 (13.11%) .NET
8 8 (13.11%) Java
9 7 (11.48%) CSS
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
9 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.48%) Selenium
9 7 (11.48%) JSON
9 7 (11.48%) User Stories
9 7 (11.48%) Automation Testing
9 7 (11.48%) BDD
10 6 (9.84%) RSpec
10 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
10 6 (9.84%) CSS3
10 6 (9.84%) HTML5
10 6 (9.84%) Scala

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 2 (3.28%) CMS
1 2 (3.28%) Documentum
1 2 (3.28%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maya
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 2 (3.28%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 2 (3.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.64%) DHCP
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) MySQL
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 2 (3.28%) SAS EBI
3 1 (1.64%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.64%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
3 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.48%) Selenium
4 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.84%) RSpec
5 5 (8.20%) JUnit
6 3 (4.92%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.64%) Appium
7 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) JMeter
7 1 (1.64%) Maven
7 1 (1.64%) Subversion
7 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.64%) WATIR
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Advertising
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Developer
2 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Quality Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Games Developer
4 5 (8.20%) QA Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Android Developer
6 3 (4.92%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Development Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Documentum Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Programmer
7 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
1 8 (13.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (11.48%) CSS
2 7 (11.48%) JSON
3 6 (9.84%) CSS3
3 6 (9.84%) HTML
3 6 (9.84%) HTML5
3 6 (9.84%) OpenGL
4 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.20%) jQuery
4 5 (8.20%) XML
5 4 (6.56%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (6.56%) Web Services
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.92%) Dropwizard
6 3 (4.92%) JSTL
6 3 (4.92%) REST
6 3 (4.92%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.92%) XSLT
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Mobile Games
2 4 (6.56%) Online Games
3 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.28%) iPad
4 2 (3.28%) iPhone
4 2 (3.28%) IPTV
4 2 (3.28%) Social Media
4 2 (3.28%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Android
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Unix
5 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.64%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) TDD
3 10 (16.39%) Automated Testing
3 10 (16.39%) Scrum
4 7 (11.48%) Automation Testing
4 7 (11.48%) BDD
4 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
4 7 (11.48%) User Stories
5 6 (9.84%) Android Development
5 6 (9.84%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.20%) Game Development
6 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.20%) Web Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Microservices
7 4 (6.56%) MVC
7 4 (6.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) C++
2 12 (19.67%) C#
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.11%) Java
5 6 (9.84%) C
5 6 (9.84%) Scala
6 4 (6.56%) SQL
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.92%) XPath
8 2 (3.28%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.28%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.64%) Korn
9 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) WCAG
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
2 2 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco
2 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Freescale
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) Intel
3 1 (1.64%) JDA
3 1 (1.64%) Motorola
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.64%) RedPrairie
3 1 (1.64%) SAP