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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Social Gaming
UK
Rank 608 - 617
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Social Gaming 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% - 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £275
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 14315 16559 16101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 31.12% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 10794 9724
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 560 677
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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

Social Gaming
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 1 £300 -
London - 1 £300 -
England - 1 £300 -

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (100.00%) Games
1 4 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Facebook
3 2 (50.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Animation
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Polish Language
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) MVC

Social Gaming
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Games Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++ Games Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Application Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Games Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Animation
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Facebook
2 1 (25.00%) Google