The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 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.

Gaming
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 79 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17  
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.29% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the General category 1.20% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £510 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.53% -1.53%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 166 182 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.68% 26.49% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 129 99
Median daily rate £394 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £265 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% +35.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £66.50 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Wales

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Wales

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Wales

Games
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
South Wales +19 2 £510 - 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (66.67%) Scala
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Cloudera
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Pingdom
2 1 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 1 (33.33%) PagerDuty
2 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (33.33%) Terraform
2 1 (33.33%) Consul
2 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Scala Developer
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Java
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Consul
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Pingdom
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) PagerDuty