Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 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.

Sony PlayStation
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 877 889
Rank change year-on-year +38 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing PlayStation 20 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.061% 0.034% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -16.67% +39.35%
10th Percentile £434 £369 £369
90th Percentile £536 £488 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £384
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £27.66 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.85% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
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 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

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 7 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 19 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 +47 19 £490 +8.89% 8
London +6 16 £490 +8.89% 4
UK excluding London +43 4 - - 6
North of England +75 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
South East - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PlayStation 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 PlayStation.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (55.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (50.00%) XML
4 10 (50.00%) Internet
5 9 (45.00%) CSS
5 9 (45.00%) HTML5
5 9 (45.00%) CSS3
6 8 (40.00%) CMS
6 8 (40.00%) Content Management
7 7 (35.00%) Degree
7 7 (35.00%) Web Services
8 6 (30.00%) J2EE
8 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (30.00%) JIRA
8 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Selenium
8 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Project Management
8 6 (30.00%) Scrum
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
8 6 (30.00%) System Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
8 6 (30.00%) Front End Development

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 8 (40.00%) CMS
2 4 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (10.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
1 4 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (20.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 6 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Angular Developer
5 2 (10.00%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Animator
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 10 (50.00%) XML
3 9 (45.00%) CSS
3 9 (45.00%) CSS3
3 9 (45.00%) HTML5
4 7 (35.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) J2EE
6 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (25.00%) Flash
6 5 (25.00%) Node.js
7 4 (20.00%) Ajax
7 4 (20.00%) HTML5 Canvas
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) JSP
7 4 (20.00%) JSTL
7 4 (20.00%) SVG
7 4 (20.00%) XHTML
8 2 (10.00%) React
8 2 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (5.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) User Experience
3 4 (20.00%) Xbox
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) Animation
4 1 (5.00%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.00%) HTC Vive
4 1 (5.00%) iPad
4 1 (5.00%) iPhone
4 1 (5.00%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Content Management
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) Front End Development
3 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (30.00%) System Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) ES6
4 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MBA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Facebook
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Samsung
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter