The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 172 158 162
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 27 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the General category 0.94% 1.40% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 34
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£275 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £735 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
Games
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2869 3134 3618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.66% 52.53% 56.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2247 2398 2761
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 66
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £47.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the City of London region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the City of London region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 22 (33.33%) HTML
2 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.76%) HTML5
5 15 (22.73%) CSS
6 14 (21.21%) SQL
7 11 (16.67%) Finance
7 11 (16.67%) CSS3
8 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (13.64%) Java
9 8 (12.12%) C#
9 8 (12.12%) Python
9 8 (12.12%) Scrum
9 8 (12.12%) QA
9 8 (12.12%) Online Games
10 7 (10.61%) TDD
10 7 (10.61%) User Experience
11 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 6 (9.09%) Adobe
11 6 (9.09%) C++
11 6 (9.09%) XML
11 6 (9.09%) Flash
11 6 (9.09%) Android
11 6 (9.09%) Analytics
11 6 (9.09%) REST
12 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
12 5 (7.58%) Game Development
12 5 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
12 5 (7.58%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.55%) Node.js
2 3 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (4.55%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Maya
1 4 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.55%) Shockwave
3 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.52%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.52%) MS Office
4 1 (1.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Network Security
2 2 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.52%) NAS
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.52%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.52%) OSPF
3 1 (1.52%) BGP
3 1 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) SAN
3 1 (1.52%) LAN
3 1 (1.52%) WAN
3 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.03%) OLAP
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.03%) HBase
1 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) CruiseControl
1 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.55%) Axure RP
2 3 (4.55%) Selenium
2 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 3 (4.55%) Maven
3 2 (3.03%) JMeter
3 2 (3.03%) JUnit
3 2 (3.03%) WebLOAD
3 2 (3.03%) TestNG
3 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.03%) RSpec
3 2 (3.03%) Bower
3 2 (3.03%) Grunt
3 2 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Interactive Media
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Advertising
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Developer
2 10 (15.15%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Designer
6 4 (6.06%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Lead C# Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) HTML
2 17 (25.76%) HTML5
3 15 (22.73%) CSS
4 11 (16.67%) CSS3
5 6 (9.09%) XML
5 6 (9.09%) Flash
5 6 (9.09%) REST
6 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.58%) jQuery
7 4 (6.06%) Middleware
7 4 (6.06%) SOAP
7 4 (6.06%) .NET
8 3 (4.55%) D3.js
8 3 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (4.55%) JSON
8 3 (4.55%) Web Services
8 3 (4.55%) Spring
8 3 (4.55%) XML-RPC
9 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.12%) Online Games
3 7 (10.61%) User Experience
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.55%) Flash Games
4 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile Games
5 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Social Gaming
6 1 (1.52%) Kinect
6 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.52%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.52%) Animation
6 1 (1.52%) W3C
6 1 (1.52%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Android
2 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) UNIX
4 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.12%) Scrum
3 7 (10.61%) TDD
4 6 (9.09%) Analytics
5 5 (7.58%) Game Development
5 5 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (7.58%) CRM
6 4 (6.06%) Workflow
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.06%) OO
6 4 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) DevOps
6 4 (6.06%) BDD
7 3 (4.55%) SIEM
7 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.55%) Data Governance
7 3 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.55%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 9 (13.64%) Java
4 8 (12.12%) C#
4 8 (12.12%) Python
5 6 (9.09%) C++
6 3 (4.55%) Lua
6 3 (4.55%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Scala
8 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.03%) CCIE
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.52%) CCNP
3 1 (1.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Nessus
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 2 (3.03%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.09%) Adobe
2 5 (7.58%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (7.58%) Perforce
3 3 (4.55%) Splunk
3 3 (4.55%) Qualys
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (3.03%) Citrix
4 2 (3.03%) F5
5 1 (1.52%) comScore
5 1 (1.52%) Facebook
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Juniper
5 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £100 - £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
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