Period
to 21 July 2018

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

Sony PlayStation
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 841 897
Rank change year-on-year -40 +56 -36
Contract jobs citing PlayStation 10 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.052% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
UK median daily rate £450 £490 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +5.95% -16.29%
10th Percentile £415 £441 £448
90th Percentile £475 £510 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £13.60 £27.66 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.83% -30.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 - £40.00

PlayStation 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 35,374 32,809 37,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.96% 34.19% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,998 21,317 24,548
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,119 1,115 1,231
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +20.00%

PlayStation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PlayStation in the UK

PlayStation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PlayStation in the UK

PlayStation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PlayStation in the UK

PlayStation
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 PlayStation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -36 10 £450 -8.16% 16
London -52 9 £450 -8.16% 8
UK excluding London -18 1 - - 8
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PlayStation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PlayStation.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) Internet
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) HP ALM
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) Appium
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing

PlayStation
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 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) ColdFusion
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Appium
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (20.00%) Applitools
2 2 (20.00%) JMeter
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) PlayReady
3 2 (20.00%) Widevine
4 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Xbox
3 2 (20.00%) MPEG
3 2 (20.00%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) IPTV
4 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Content Management
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) API Testing
5 2 (20.00%) DRM
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Samsung
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Perforce