Period
to 21 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Oculus Rift in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oculus Rift over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Oculus Rift
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 839 874
Rank change year-on-year -35 +35 -3
Contract jobs citing Oculus Rift 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.009% 0.032% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £243 £275 £281
90th Percentile £508 £368 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Oculus Rift 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 33,077 31,380 35,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.50% 32.67% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,158 20,487 22,527
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +1.65% +4.93% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 1,105 1,420
UK median hourly rate £21.85 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.38 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.60 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +14.29%

Oculus Rift
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Oculus Rift as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Oculus Rift in the UK

Oculus Rift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oculus Rift in the UK

Oculus Rift
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oculus Rift over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oculus Rift in the UK

Oculus Rift
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oculus Rift in the UK

Oculus Rift
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 Oculus Rift within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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
England -14 3 £375 +15.38% 4
London -49 2 £375 +15.38% 2
UK excluding London +17 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Oculus Rift 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 Oculus Rift.

1 3 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Games
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Game Development
3 1 (33.33%) GitHub
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) Android Development
3 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery

Oculus Rift
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 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) Google Play
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) OAuth
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SOLID
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft