The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Games in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile Games over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mobile Game
UK
Rank 588 634 612
Rank change year-on-year +46 -22  
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.060% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £250 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 - £286
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

Mobile Games is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Mobile Games
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mobile Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +24 4 £233 -33.57% 11
South East - 2 £233 -
Brighton - 2 £233 -
East Sussex - 2 £233 -
North West +27 1 £150 -
Manchester +14 1 £150 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £265 -
South West - 1 £265 -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mobile Games.

1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) TDD
4 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
4 13 (46.43%) AngularJS
4 13 (46.43%) React
5 11 (39.29%) Android
5 11 (39.29%) QA
6 10 (35.71%) BDD
7 9 (32.14%) Android Development
7 9 (32.14%) ES6
7 9 (32.14%) Online Games
8 8 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 7 (25.00%) Docker
9 7 (25.00%) DevOps
9 7 (25.00%) Coaching
9 7 (25.00%) Apigee
9 7 (25.00%) Microservices
9 7 (25.00%) Mobile First
9 7 (25.00%) React Native
9 7 (25.00%) Fraud Detection
9 7 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
9 7 (25.00%) Hazelcast
9 7 (25.00%) Neo4j
9 7 (25.00%) Backbone.js
9 7 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (25.00%) Game Development
9 7 (25.00%) Node.js

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) 3ds Max
1 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (25.00%) Hazelcast
1 7 (25.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Grunt
3 3 (10.71%) gulp
3 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
3 3 (10.71%) Mocha
3 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.57%) Android Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) CocoaPods
4 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
General
1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Android Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Games Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (10.71%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Mobile Games Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.14%) 3D Animator
4 2 (7.14%) 3D Modeller
4 2 (7.14%) Animator
4 2 (7.14%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Programmer
4 2 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Android Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) AngularJS
1 13 (46.43%) React
2 8 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 7 (25.00%) CSS
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (25.00%) Node.js
3 7 (25.00%) React Native
3 7 (25.00%) RESTful
4 6 (21.43%) Pixi.js
4 6 (21.43%) REST
4 6 (21.43%) WebGL
5 4 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (14.29%) Spring
5 4 (14.29%) Spring Integration
6 3 (10.71%) CSS3
6 3 (10.71%) HTML5
7 1 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Online Games
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Animation
4 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Android
2 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) TDD
3 10 (35.71%) BDD
4 9 (32.14%) Android Development
5 7 (25.00%) Coaching
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) DevOps
5 7 (25.00%) Fraud Detection
5 7 (25.00%) Game Development
5 7 (25.00%) High Availability
5 7 (25.00%) Microservices
5 7 (25.00%) Mobile First
5 7 (25.00%) OOP
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) API Design
7 4 (14.29%) B2B
7 4 (14.29%) Web Development
8 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (32.14%) ES6
4 4 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) Apple Swift
5 3 (10.71%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Apigee
2 2 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) Facebook
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) PubNub
3 1 (3.57%) Samsung