The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 48 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs citing Games 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.60% 0.45% 2.56%
As % of the General category 1.96% 1.25% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Median daily rate £400 £488 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.94% +25.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £364 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £581 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +233.33% -76.77%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 102 160 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 30.45% 36.20% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 186 144
Median daily rate £475 £416 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.11% -6.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £556 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £7.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.38 £12.00 £73.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in South Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in South Yorkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Sheffield +9 2 £400 -33.33% 14
Games
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile First
4 2 (40.00%) RIA
4 2 (40.00%) Online Games
4 2 (40.00%) Online Betting
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) PMI
5 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (40.00%) Online Betting
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Online Games
1 2 (40.00%) RIA
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile First
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) API Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft