Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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.

Oculus Rift
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 879 878
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +20
Contract jobs citing Oculus Rift 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.015% 0.026% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
UK median daily rate £225 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £95 £328 £295
90th Percentile £478 £373 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £400
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 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%

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 20 November 2017.

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 2 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 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 +23 5 £225 -35.71% 2
London -15 5 £225 -35.71% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) HTC Vive
2 3 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (40.00%) iPhone
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) SOLID
4 1 (20.00%) Google Play
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Game Development
4 1 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (20.00%) Online Games
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) OAuth
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing

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 (20.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
1 1 (20.00%) Google Play
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Games Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) OAuth
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) HTC Vive
2 2 (40.00%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (40.00%) iPhone
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Game Development
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft