Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 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.

Gaming
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 145 146
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing Games 52 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.14% 0.96% 1.14%
As % of the General category 4.10% 3.18% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 71
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £235 £225
90th Percentile £538 £675 £563
England median daily rate £463 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +11.78% +3.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £21.03 £25.75
% change year-on-year +90.20% -18.33% +0.98%

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 1,267 1,385 1,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 27.74% 30.09% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 916 1,312
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +1.44% +5.98%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £572 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 49
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.55 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.63% -9.68% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.37 £11.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.75 £41.95
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 25 February 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
West Yorkshire +7 44 £475 +26.67% 37
South Yorkshire +14 8 £525 +10.53% 10
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Java
3 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.77%) Ruby
5 14 (26.92%) Kafka
5 14 (26.92%) Collaborative Working
6 13 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (23.08%) Node.js
7 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 12 (23.08%) Microservices
7 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (21.15%) DevOps
9 10 (19.23%) User Experience
9 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
9 10 (19.23%) Kanban
9 10 (19.23%) Linux
9 10 (19.23%) Python
10 9 (17.31%) Scrum
11 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
11 8 (15.38%) PHP
11 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (13.46%) Apache Spark
12 7 (13.46%) Docker
12 7 (13.46%) Hadoop
12 7 (13.46%) Splunk
12 7 (13.46%) Redis
12 7 (13.46%) Finance

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 7 (13.46%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Heroku
2 2 (3.85%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DSL
2 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) AMQP
3 2 (3.85%) BGP
3 2 (3.85%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) IPsec
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) HTTP
4 1 (1.92%) NetScreen
4 1 (1.92%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.92%) SMS
4 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
2 7 (13.46%) Hadoop
2 7 (13.46%) Redis
3 6 (11.54%) Apache Hive
3 6 (11.54%) HBase
3 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.62%) Big Data
5 4 (7.69%) Pentaho
6 3 (5.77%) MySQL
7 2 (3.85%) Couchbase
7 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.69%) Selenium
4 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.77%) Gatling
4 3 (5.77%) JIRA
4 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.85%) Hudson
5 2 (3.85%) JMeter
6 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) nodeunit
6 1 (1.92%) RSpec
6 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Marketing
3 4 (7.69%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.92%) iGaming
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Developer
2 6 (11.54%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Hadoop Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Software Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) Kafka
2 13 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (23.08%) Node.js
4 5 (9.62%) LAMP
4 5 (9.62%) Memcached
4 5 (9.62%) REST
5 4 (7.69%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (7.69%) Spring
6 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.85%) Express
6 2 (3.85%) HTML
6 2 (3.85%) HTML5
6 2 (3.85%) React
6 2 (3.85%) Velocity
7 1 (1.92%) Akka
7 1 (1.92%) J2EE
7 1 (1.92%) SOAP
7 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.92%) Web Services
7 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) User Experience
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.92%) Blog
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.62%) CentOS
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Collaborative Working
3 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (23.08%) Microservices
3 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.15%) DevOps
5 10 (19.23%) Kanban
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
7 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.54%) BDD
8 6 (11.54%) Coaching
8 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.54%) TDD
8 6 (11.54%) Workflow
9 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
9 5 (9.62%) User Stories
10 4 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.77%) Ruby
4 10 (19.23%) Python
5 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 8 (15.38%) PHP
6 6 (11.54%) Scala
7 5 (9.62%) C#
8 4 (7.69%) HiveQL
9 2 (3.85%) Kotlin
9 2 (3.85%) Perl
10 1 (1.92%) ES6
10 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) GDPR
2 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.85%) QA
4 1 (1.92%) PMO
4 1 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Varnish
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (11.54%) Graphite
2 6 (11.54%) Opsview
3 5 (9.62%) Grafana
3 5 (9.62%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.77%) Puppet
5 2 (3.85%) Ansible
6 1 (1.92%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.92%) OpenView
6 1 (1.92%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Splunk
2 5 (9.62%) New Relic
3 4 (7.69%) Informatica
3 4 (7.69%) Talend
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) CA
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) F5
5 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Aruba
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) Nimsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) VMware