The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Social Gaming
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 647 635
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.028% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Social Gaming is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15365 17649 17726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.20% 33.26% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 11571 11114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 579 649
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Social Gaming
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Social Gaming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Social Gaming in the UK

Social Gaming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Gaming in the UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Social Gaming
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 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Google