Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 882 876
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -
Contract jobs citing Oculus Rift 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.018% 0.028% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
UK median daily rate £225 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -35.29% -
10th Percentile £95 £263 £269
90th Percentile £318 £340 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £425
% change year-on-year +18.18% -35.29% -
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 33125 35556 36418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.45% 33.30% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21743 23342 22947
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £243
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 1194 1405
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +7.89% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.68 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.84 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.60% +16.67% -5.26%

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 26 September 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 4 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 26 September 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 +18 6 £225 -35.71% 3
London +6 5 £148 - 2
UK excluding London +46 1 £325 +18.18% 1
South West +7 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 5 (83.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 5 (83.33%) HTC Vive
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (33.33%) Animation
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) WebGL
4 1 (16.67%) 3D Animation
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Online Games
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) CryEngine
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
4 1 (16.67%) PlayStation
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) Games
4 1 (16.67%) Maya
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maya
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Animator
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Games Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (16.67%) CryEngine
3 1 (16.67%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) HTC Vive
2 2 (33.33%) Animation
2 2 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Online Games
3 1 (16.67%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Animation
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA