Period
to 5 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 5 August 2020 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 145 159
Rank change year-on-year +44 +14 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 4 26 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.63% 0.85%
As % of the General category 0.70% 1.66% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 23
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £425 £244 £269
90th Percentile £475 £580 £535
England median daily rate £450 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% +18.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.78
England median hourly rate £34.25 £46.25 £29.35
% change year-on-year -25.95% +57.61% -2.18%

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

All General Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 570 1,564 1,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 38.54% 38.11% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 1,084 992
Median daily rate £450 £438 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.76% -0.98%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £548
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 65 57
Median hourly rate £19.56 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +6.86% +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.10 £10.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £42.73
Median hourly rate £31.20 £23.00 £22.61
% change year-on-year +35.63% +1.72% +5.16%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +43 3 £450 - 13
South Yorkshire +39 1 - - 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Kafka
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) HBase
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Online Games
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Basecamp
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Sqoop

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Basecamp
2 1 (25.00%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) BigQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) HBase
2 1 (25.00%) Impala
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) Sqoop
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Product Owner
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) Akka
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) PySpark
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Science
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Java 8
2 1 (25.00%) Kotlin
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Graphite
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Confluent
1 1 (25.00%) Google