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 23 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.

Mobile Game
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 637 631
Rank change year-on-year +41 -6  
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.033% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Median daily rate £225 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £127 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £345 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £78 £330
% change year-on-year +190.32% -76.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 588 656
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Games over the 3 months to 23 June 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 4 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 23 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
England +32 6 £225 -30.76% 11
North West +26 4 £225 +190.32%
Manchester +15 4 £225 +190.32%
London +4 2 £425 +25.92% 9

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 11 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (63.64%) Android
2 7 (63.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (54.55%) Apple iOS
4 5 (45.45%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) QA
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Phone
6 3 (27.27%) Android Development
6 3 (27.27%) Marmalade SDK
6 3 (27.27%) HTML5
6 3 (27.27%) JIRA
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Confluence
7 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
7 2 (18.18%) Apple Swift
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (9.09%) Material Design
8 1 (9.09%) Samsung

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 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Android Studio
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Android Developer
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Games Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Games Developer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) Marmalade SDK
3 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
3 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) Material Design
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Android
2 6 (54.55%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Android Development
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Apple Swift
3 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Samsung