Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 863 873
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 +11
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 10 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.073% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 10
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +23.08% +18.18%
10th Percentile £172 £82 £254
90th Percentile £495 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -50.00% +23.08% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £42.76 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34387 34442 37167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.11% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22828 22601 23638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1184 1467
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

Mobile Games
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mobile Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Games over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 5 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 6 months to 20 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
England +11 9 £475 +18.75% 13
London -19 8 £475 +46.15% 6
North of England +49 1 £200 -50.00% 4
UK excluding London +24 1 £200 -50.00% 8
North West +11 1 £200 -50.00%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (80.00%) Game Development
3 7 (70.00%) Android
3 7 (70.00%) iOS Development
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) Pair Programming
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) React Native
4 6 (60.00%) Jest
4 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (60.00%) Kanban
4 6 (60.00%) Android Development
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (20.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Flash
6 1 (10.00%) Adobe
6 1 (10.00%) Back Office
6 1 (10.00%) MVC
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby

Mobile Games
Co-occurring 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 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Flash Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Flash Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Games Designer
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Jest
1 6 (60.00%) React Native
2 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) Robotlegs
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (70.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Game Development
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) iOS Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Android Development
3 6 (60.00%) Kanban
3 6 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe
1 1 (10.00%) Google