Period
to 21 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 21 July 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 West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 187 194
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 28 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.52% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the General category 1.56% 0.83% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
South West median daily rate £525 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -17.24% -3.33%
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
South West median hourly rate £26.98 £30.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% -13.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26.14 £15.08 £31.63
90th Percentile £27.83 £51.00 £39.25
England median hourly rate £29.35 £30.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year -2.18% +32.35% -43.33%

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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,795 1,817 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.50% 32.80% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 1,227 1,266
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £238 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 62 111
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +7.99%
10th Percentile £15.48 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £54.50
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the South West

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the South West

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the South West

Games
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Cornwall +9 15 - - 2
Dorset - 6 - - 10
Devon +17 3 - -
Somerset +10 2 - - 2
Wiltshire +4 1 £525 +300.00% 2
Gloucestershire 0 1 - - 6
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 19 (67.86%) Degree
2 18 (64.29%) Visualisation
2 18 (64.29%) Data Visualisation
2 18 (64.29%) Collaborative Working
3 15 (53.57%) Postgraduate
4 12 (42.86%) Time Management
5 10 (35.71%) HTML
6 9 (32.14%) C#
6 9 (32.14%) CSS
6 9 (32.14%) Instructional Design
7 6 (21.43%) Infographics
7 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) .NET
7 6 (21.43%) Java
7 6 (21.43%) XHTML
7 6 (21.43%) Finance
7 6 (21.43%) JSON
7 6 (21.43%) jQuery
7 6 (21.43%) Node.js
7 6 (21.43%) Splunk
7 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 6 (21.43%) Analytics
7 6 (21.43%) User Experience
8 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (14.29%) Coaching
9 4 (14.29%) HTML5

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Designer
3 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Games Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Games Artist
5 3 (10.71%) Games Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Lecturer
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum Master
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) HTML
2 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 6 (21.43%) .NET
3 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 6 (21.43%) jQuery
3 6 (21.43%) JSON
3 6 (21.43%) Node.js
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) XHTML
4 4 (14.29%) HTML5
4 4 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (3.57%) Flash
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (3.57%) PhoneGap
5 1 (3.57%) Pixi.js
5 1 (3.57%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) User Experience
2 3 (10.71%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Collaborative Working
1 18 (64.29%) Data Visualisation
1 18 (64.29%) Visualisation
2 12 (42.86%) Time Management
3 9 (32.14%) Instructional Design
4 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Infographics
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Line Management
7 3 (10.71%) Pedagogy
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Psychology
7 3 (10.71%) UX Design
8 2 (7.14%) Game Development
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
9 1 (3.57%) Decision-Making
9 1 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Degree
2 15 (53.57%) Postgraduate
3 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Splunk
2 3 (10.71%) Apple