Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 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
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 319 289
Rank change year-on-year +144 -30 +19
Contract jobs citing Games 12 36 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.25% 0.60%
As % of the General category 0.77% 0.71% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 61
Median daily rate £390 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -22.50% +44.93%
10th Percentile £253 £265 £300
90th Percentile £508 £470 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.50 £50.00 £11.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +324.45% -73.82%
10th Percentile £42.75 £50.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.25 £50.00 £12.39
England median hourly rate £34.25 £45.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year -23.89% +53.35% -2.18%

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 1,556 5,094 5,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.15% 34.77% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 2,752 3,237
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £258
90th Percentile £618 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 217 176
Median hourly rate £29.90 £30.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +7.62% +40.69%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.50 £13.18
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £51.75
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year +31.91% +2.49% +6.56%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Games in the South East

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Games in the South East over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Games in the South East

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in the South East.

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 15 August 2020. 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 +98 5 £445 +18.67% 8
Hampshire +78 3 - - 8
Oxfordshire +45 3 £390 - 4
Surrey +75 2 £400 - 22
Berkshire +75 2 £500 +81.82% 2
East Sussex +38 1 - - 2
Kent +30 1 £255 -28.17% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Law
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) BPR
3 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) R
3 2 (16.67%) Big Data
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) GLSL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Tableau
4 1 (8.33%) Data Governance
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Azure
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall

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 1 (8.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (8.33%) GCP
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Power Platform
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) BGP
1 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) NetScreen
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) BigQuery
2 1 (8.33%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
2 1 (8.33%) Looker
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation Manager
2 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Data Modeller
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (8.33%) Games Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) Gson
1 1 (8.33%) HATEOAS
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) Next.js
1 1 (8.33%) OpenCL
1 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
1 1 (8.33%) OpenGL ES
1 1 (8.33%) Redux
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) Retrofit
1 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (8.33%) Vulkan
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Games
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) BPR
1 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Android Development
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Vision
2 1 (8.33%) Deep Learning
2 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Single Customer View
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) R
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) ES6
4 1 (8.33%) GLSL
4 1 (8.33%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (8.33%) HLSL
4 1 (8.33%) Java 8
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Brocade
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix
1 1 (8.33%) Google
1 1 (8.33%) Juniper
1 1 (8.33%) NVIDIA
1 1 (8.33%) Tableau
1 1 (8.33%) VMware