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 3 months to 29 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 128 139
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Games 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the General category 1.43% 0.88% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Median daily rate £325 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £338 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
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 West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 837 909 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.45% 31.28% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 620 667
Median daily rate £390 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 65 31
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.93 £57.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 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
Bristol +3 4 £300 -33.33% 8
Wiltshire +2 4 £150 -55.55% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 - 2
Somerset - 1 £350 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) Apache
3 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) Big Data
3 5 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (17.39%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) Coaching
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 4 (17.39%) vRealize
4 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
4 4 (17.39%) Spring
4 4 (17.39%) Brocade
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Zenoss
4 4 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (17.39%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) Puppet
4 4 (17.39%) SSL

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) Apache
1 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Pig
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) 3ds Max
1 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
1 2 (8.70%) ZBrush
2 1 (4.35%) Maya
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) SMTP
1 4 (17.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Capybara
2 1 (4.35%) JBehave
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.35%) RSpec
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Avionics
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Scrum Master
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 3D Artist
3 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Games Artist
3 2 (8.70%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
2 4 (17.39%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
4 2 (8.70%) EJB
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) Java EE
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) STL
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Compass CSS Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Ext JS
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
1 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
2 2 (8.70%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.70%) Animation
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Interactive TV
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Games
3 1 (4.35%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Coaching
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) 3D Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.70%) Feature Driven Development
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
1 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) AWK
4 3 (13.04%) C
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) vRealize
1 4 (17.39%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Brocade
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) Dell
1 4 (17.39%) EMC
1 4 (17.39%) HP
1 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
1 4 (17.39%) Symantec
1 4 (17.39%) Veritas
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP