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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 108 167 161
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 55 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the General category 3.10% 1.25% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 25
Median daily rate £375 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £570 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £187.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-77.50% +220.00%
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
1777 3046 3055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.46% 52.44% 51.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1495 2385 2345
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 41 25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £38.14 £44.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.78%) HTML
3 36 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 36 (38.71%) CSS
4 32 (34.41%) HTML5
5 31 (33.33%) User Experience
6 30 (32.26%) CSS3
6 30 (32.26%) Responsive Web Design
7 26 (27.96%) Advertising
7 26 (27.96%) Scrum
8 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
8 25 (26.88%) Node.js
8 25 (26.88%) User Stories
9 24 (25.81%) Backbone.js
10 21 (22.58%) REST
11 18 (19.35%) Git (software)
12 16 (17.20%) Front End Development
12 16 (17.20%) TDD
12 16 (17.20%) jQuery
13 15 (16.13%) Web Development
13 15 (16.13%) Ajax
13 15 (16.13%) OOP
13 15 (16.13%) gulp
13 15 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (15.05%) Grunt
14 14 (15.05%) Bower
14 14 (15.05%) Sass
14 14 (15.05%) Java
14 14 (15.05%) CMS
15 13 (13.98%) Finance

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 14 (15.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Photoshop
2 8 (8.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.45%) Fireworks
4 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
5 3 (3.23%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (2.15%) GIMP
6 2 (2.15%) MS Office
6 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.08%) GitHub
3 1 (1.08%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.53%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.23%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.13%) gulp
3 14 (15.05%) Bower
3 14 (15.05%) Grunt
4 3 (3.23%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.23%) Selenium
5 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.08%) Ant
6 1 (1.08%) Appium
6 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) GoCD
6 1 (1.08%) JIRA
6 1 (1.08%) Maven
6 1 (1.08%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.08%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 26 (27.96%) Advertising
2 13 (13.98%) Finance
3 10 (10.75%) Retail
4 7 (7.53%) Banking
4 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.45%) Electronics
6 4 (4.30%) Marketing
7 2 (2.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (54.84%) Developer
2 16 (17.20%) Designer
3 15 (16.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (13.98%) Web Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.75%) UX Designer
7 9 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (8.60%) Games Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Java Games Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Telecoms Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Telecoms Java Developer
10 6 (6.45%) Angular Developer
11 5 (5.38%) HTML Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.38%) UI Designer
12 4 (4.30%) Analyst
12 4 (4.30%) HTML CSS Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (4.30%) UI Developer
13 3 (3.23%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (39.78%) HTML
2 36 (38.71%) CSS
3 32 (34.41%) HTML5
4 30 (32.26%) CSS3
5 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
5 25 (26.88%) Node.js
6 24 (25.81%) Backbone.js
7 21 (22.58%) REST
8 16 (17.20%) jQuery
9 15 (16.13%) Ajax
9 15 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (15.05%) Sass
11 13 (13.98%) LESS
11 13 (13.98%) WebSockets
12 11 (11.83%) React
13 5 (5.38%) J2EE
14 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
14 4 (4.30%) RESTful
14 4 (4.30%) Spring
14 4 (4.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (33.33%) User Experience
2 10 (10.75%) Mathematics
2 10 (10.75%) Online Games
3 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.38%) Digital Media
4 5 (5.38%) Social Media
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.30%) NHS
6 3 (3.23%) Animation
7 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.08%) Physics
8 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) Statistics
8 1 (1.08%) Video Editing
8 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
1 4 (4.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Android
3 1 (1.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.26%) Responsive Web Design
3 26 (27.96%) Scrum
4 25 (26.88%) User Stories
5 16 (17.20%) Front End Development
5 16 (17.20%) TDD
6 15 (16.13%) OOP
6 15 (16.13%) Web Development
7 12 (12.90%) Project Management
8 11 (11.83%) Wireframes
9 10 (10.75%) Kanban
10 9 (9.68%) BDD
11 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.53%) Automated Testing
12 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.53%) Use Case
13 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
13 6 (6.45%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 14 (15.05%) Java
3 9 (9.68%) SQL
4 3 (3.23%) C++
5 2 (2.15%) C#
5 2 (2.15%) Groovy
5 2 (2.15%) Scala
6 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.08%) Go
6 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) Python
6 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Ansible
1 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.08%) Nagios
2 1 (1.08%) Pingdom
2 1 (1.08%) Terraform
2 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.15%) Facebook
3 1 (1.08%) Google
3 1 (1.08%) hybris
3 1 (1.08%) New Relic
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.08%) PayPal
3 1 (1.08%) Perforce
3 1 (1.08%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.08%) Splunk
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