Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 202 202
Rank change year-on-year +13 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Games 8 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.42% 0.40% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 16
South West median daily rate £403 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £380 £261 £325
90th Percentile £493 £400 £438
England median daily rate £434 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.44% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
South West median hourly rate £15.50 - £24.00
10th Percentile £15.05 - £12.40
90th Percentile £39.95 - £36.00
England median hourly rate £29.00 £24.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year +20.83% -35.57% +4.20%

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 1887 1743 2054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.58% 30.02% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1249 1397
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £263
90th Percentile £574 £563 £532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 94 121
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -13.75% +40.35%
10th Percentile £12.29 £12.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £57.63 £49.60 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Cornwall -10 2 £394 +12.50%
Bristol -11 2 £475 +58.33% 5
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Physics
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (25.00%) Redis
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (25.00%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Android

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) NonStop SQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior C++ Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
2 1 (12.50%) Online Gambling
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) OOP
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet