Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 195 205
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 50 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.83% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the General category 2.61% 0.43% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
South West median daily rate £525 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +11.03% -3.33%
10th Percentile £383 £380 £265
90th Percentile £533 £493 £449
England median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South West median hourly rate £11.78 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% - -
England median hourly rate £20.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -30.42% +25.00% -36.84%

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 1,915 1,876 1,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.69% 34.05% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,263 1,245
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £256 £249
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 63 97
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.42
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -11.32% +11.58% +4.03%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 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 +15 36 - - 4
Dorset +4 5 - - 3
Bristol -7 4 £425 -10.53% 38
Devon +10 3 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £525 - 6
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 40 (80.00%) Degree
2 39 (78.00%) Visualisation
2 39 (78.00%) Data Visualisation
3 36 (72.00%) Postgraduate
4 35 (70.00%) Collaborative Working
5 29 (58.00%) Time Management
6 22 (44.00%) Instructional Design
7 14 (28.00%) HTML
7 14 (28.00%) Infographics
7 14 (28.00%) User Experience
8 13 (26.00%) C#
8 13 (26.00%) CSS
9 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (18.00%) HTML5
10 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 8 (16.00%) Pedagogy
11 8 (16.00%) Python
11 8 (16.00%) UX Design
12 6 (12.00%) Project Management
12 6 (12.00%) Node.js
13 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
13 5 (10.00%) Analytics
13 5 (10.00%) Web Services
13 5 (10.00%) Finance
13 5 (10.00%) XHTML
13 5 (10.00%) SQL
13 5 (10.00%) .NET
13 5 (10.00%) JSON
13 5 (10.00%) jQuery

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 1 (2.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.00%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Designer
1 16 (32.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Games Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Games Designer
4 6 (12.00%) Games Artist
5 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Product Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Games Producer
8 2 (4.00%) Scrum Master
9 1 (2.00%) Android Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support
9 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) GUI Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Linux Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Mac Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Node.js Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 13 (26.00%) CSS
3 9 (18.00%) HTML5
3 9 (18.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (12.00%) Node.js
5 5 (10.00%) .NET
5 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (10.00%) jQuery
5 5 (10.00%) JSON
5 5 (10.00%) Web Services
5 5 (10.00%) XHTML
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (2.00%) Flash
6 1 (2.00%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (2.00%) PhoneGap
6 1 (2.00%) Pixi.js
6 1 (2.00%) Vue.js
6 1 (2.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) PMI
3 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (78.00%) Data Visualisation
1 39 (78.00%) Visualisation
2 35 (70.00%) Collaborative Working
3 29 (58.00%) Time Management
4 22 (44.00%) Instructional Design
5 14 (28.00%) Infographics
6 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.00%) Pedagogy
7 8 (16.00%) UX Design
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) Analytics
10 4 (8.00%) Coaching
10 4 (8.00%) Scrum
11 3 (6.00%) Line Management
11 3 (6.00%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (6.00%) Psychology
12 2 (4.00%) Decision-Making
12 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
13 1 (2.00%) Problem-Solving
13 1 (2.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) C#
2 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.00%) Python
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 40 (80.00%) Degree
2 36 (72.00%) Postgraduate
3 3 (6.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
1 1 (2.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Apple
2 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco
2 1 (2.00%) Juniper
2 1 (2.00%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) Splunk