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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 151 144 137
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 49 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.96% 1.06%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.72% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 50
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£413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £212 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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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
2912 3789 3423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.61% 55.74% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 2878 2619
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 54 54
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £40.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 37 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) Java
3 28 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 26 (25.00%) Online Games
5 22 (21.15%) Finance
6 21 (20.19%) HTML
7 18 (17.31%) HTML5
7 18 (17.31%) Analytics
8 17 (16.35%) SQL
8 17 (16.35%) Web Services
8 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
9 16 (15.38%) Spring
10 15 (14.42%) TDD
10 15 (14.42%) Hibernate
10 15 (14.42%) Scrum
11 14 (13.46%) Degree
12 13 (12.50%) QA
13 12 (11.54%) Oracle
13 12 (11.54%) DevOps
14 11 (10.58%) Mobile App
14 11 (10.58%) CSS
14 11 (10.58%) OO
14 11 (10.58%) JSON
14 11 (10.58%) Marketing
14 11 (10.58%) QlikView
15 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.62%) Linux
15 10 (9.62%) J2EE
15 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (9.62%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (4.81%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.85%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) Node.js
3 3 (2.88%) WordPress
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) CMS
4 2 (1.92%) Mule
4 2 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.96%) Drupal
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) WebTrends
2 3 (2.88%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.92%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.92%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.92%) GitHub
2 2 (1.92%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Network Security
2 3 (2.88%) Firewall
3 2 (1.92%) DNS
3 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.92%) DVB
3 2 (1.92%) Internet
3 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.92%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.96%) MVNO
4 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.96%) NetScreen
4 1 (0.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) QlikView
2 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.73%) MySQL
3 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.85%) Big Data
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.88%) MS Access
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) JMeter
2 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.88%) Grunt
3 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.88%) Toad
4 2 (1.92%) Maven
4 2 (1.92%) Subversion
4 2 (1.92%) JIRA
4 2 (1.92%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.96%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.96%) Selenium
5 1 (0.96%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.96%) jMock
5 1 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.96%) Xcode
5 1 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Marketing
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 6 (5.77%) Legal
5 5 (4.81%) Danish Language
5 5 (4.81%) Banking
6 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.92%) Advertising
7 2 (1.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.96%) German Language
8 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (46.15%) Developer
2 16 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 6 (5.77%) Designer
4 6 (5.77%) Security Specialist
4 6 (5.77%) QlikView Developer
5 5 (4.81%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 4 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (3.85%) iOS Developer
7 3 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.88%) Administrator
8 2 (1.92%) Games Developer
8 2 (1.92%) Data Analyst
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (1.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.19%) HTML
2 18 (17.31%) HTML5
3 17 (16.35%) Web Services
4 16 (15.38%) Spring
5 15 (14.42%) Hibernate
6 11 (10.58%) CSS
6 11 (10.58%) JSON
7 10 (9.62%) J2EE
8 8 (7.69%) REST
9 7 (6.73%) jQuery
10 6 (5.77%) RESTful
10 6 (5.77%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.81%) Backbone.js
11 5 (4.81%) CSS3
12 4 (3.85%) .NET
13 3 (2.88%) Spring Integration
13 3 (2.88%) XML
14 2 (1.92%) Flash
14 2 (1.92%) XHTML
14 2 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.00%) Online Games
2 11 (10.58%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.62%) Social Media
3 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.73%) User Experience
5 6 (5.77%) Blog
6 5 (4.81%) New Media
7 4 (3.85%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.88%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.88%) Robotics
8 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.88%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (2.88%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.92%) Mobile Games
9 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.92%) Replication
9 2 (1.92%) W3C
9 2 (1.92%) Interactive TV
9 2 (1.92%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Linux
1 10 (9.62%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.73%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) Android
4 4 (3.85%) UNIX
5 2 (1.92%) VMS
5 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.92%) CentOS
5 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.31%) Analytics
3 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
4 15 (14.42%) TDD
4 15 (14.42%) Scrum
5 12 (11.54%) DevOps
6 11 (10.58%) OO
7 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.65%) CRM
8 9 (8.65%) Project Management
9 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.73%) BDD
10 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.73%) Kanban
10 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.77%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.77%) ETL
11 6 (5.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.73%) Java
2 28 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 17 (16.35%) SQL
4 9 (8.65%) Python
5 7 (6.73%) PHP
6 6 (5.77%) C#
6 6 (5.77%) Scala
7 5 (4.81%) Ruby
7 5 (4.81%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.81%) C++
8 3 (2.88%) VBA
8 3 (2.88%) VBScript
8 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.92%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.92%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.96%) Clojure
10 1 (0.96%) Haskell
10 1 (0.96%) Erlang
10 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.92%) CCIE
2 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) CCNP
3 1 (0.96%) ISEB
3 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Nessus
2 5 (4.81%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.92%) Nagios
4 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.77%) Qualys
3 6 (5.77%) Splunk
4 5 (4.81%) Lotus
5 4 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (2.88%) Siebel
6 3 (2.88%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.92%) Cisco
7 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 2 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.92%) Omniture
7 2 (1.92%) Tableau
7 2 (1.92%) New Relic
8 1 (0.96%) Talend
8 1 (0.96%) F5
8 1 (0.96%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.96%) Teradata
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