Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 848 907
Rank change year-on-year -42 +59 -28
Contract jobs citing PlayStation 7 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.020% 0.062% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
UK median daily rate £450 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +8.89% -16.67%
10th Percentile £425 £434 £369
90th Percentile £475 £536 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
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 35,098 33,751 37,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.09% 34.15% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,914 22,048 24,238
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,052 1,251
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.45 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

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 20 September 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 -45 7 £450 -8.16% 20
London -29 6 £450 -8.16% 16
UK excluding London -14 1 - - 4
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Android
2 3 (42.86%) Video\Live Streaming
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Xbox
2 3 (42.86%) Samsung
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Applitools
3 2 (28.57%) HP ALM
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) Widevine
3 2 (28.57%) PlayReady
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) CMS
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) MPEG
3 2 (28.57%) Internet

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 2 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Appium
1 2 (28.57%) Applitools
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) TestNG
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Product Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Product Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Product Owner
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) PlayReady
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) Widevine
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Video\Live Streaming
1 3 (42.86%) Xbox
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) MPEG
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (14.29%) Apple TV
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (14.29%) STB
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) DRM
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Samsung
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Sony