Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 294 317
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23 -12
Contract jobs citing Games 25 83 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the General category 0.67% 1.58% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 49 44
South East median daily rate £375 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.83% +7.89% +35.23%
10th Percentile £191 £475 £270
90th Percentile £496 £538 £559
England median daily rate £450 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 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 £12.00 £11.78 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.87% -68.59% +53.06%

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 3,704 5,247 6,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.06% 32.77% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 2,999 3,355
South East median daily rate £446 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.86% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 190 198
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £26.83 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.88% +21.93% -2.22%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.37
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.09% - +4.76%

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 January 2020.

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 January 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 +27 10 £400 -20.00% 34
Surrey +41 5 £388 -22.50% 23
East Sussex +21 5 £290 - 2
Hampshire -2 4 £280 -45.37% 19
Berkshire +10 3 £328 -39.91% 16
Oxfordshire +26 2 - - 16
Buckinghamshire +24 2 £475 -5.00% 2
West Sussex +15 1 £520 -0.95% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) Big Data
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Game Development
4 2 (8.00%) User Stories
4 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (8.00%) Texturing
4 2 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (8.00%) AWS
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.00%) 3D Modelling
4 2 (8.00%) TDD

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 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.00%) 3ds Max
3 1 (4.00%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Azure
2 1 (4.00%) GCP
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.00%) Presto
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Military
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Designer
3 4 (16.00%) Augmented Reality Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Virtual Reality Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Data Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3D Artist
5 2 (8.00%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Hadoop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum Master
5 2 (8.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Product Marketing Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) DirectX
2 1 (4.00%) Gson
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (4.00%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (4.00%) Qt
2 1 (4.00%) Retrofit
2 1 (4.00%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.00%) 3D Modelling
2 2 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (8.00%) Game Development
2 2 (8.00%) Scrum
2 2 (8.00%) TDD
2 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (8.00%) Texturing
2 2 (8.00%) User Stories
3 1 (4.00%) Analytics
3 1 (4.00%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (4.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Exploratory Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (4.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (4.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
1 4 (16.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Java 8
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Cadence
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft