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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 147 161 126
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -35
Contract jobs citing Games 53 65 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.90% 1.16%
As % of the General category 1.76% 1.54% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 80
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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
3010 4209 4788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.34% 58.53% 60.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2236 3105 3549
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 69 78
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £57.75 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 28 (28.00%) Java
2 27 (27.00%) Online Games
3 26 (26.00%) Finance
3 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (25.00%) Analytics
5 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 20 (20.00%) Marketing
6 19 (19.00%) QA
7 17 (17.00%) Social Media
8 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (16.00%) Project Management
9 15 (15.00%) QlikView
9 15 (15.00%) Mobile App
10 14 (14.00%) DevOps
10 14 (14.00%) Blog
10 14 (14.00%) TDD
10 14 (14.00%) CRM
11 13 (13.00%) HTML
11 13 (13.00%) Web Services
11 13 (13.00%) Scrum
11 13 (13.00%) WebTrends
12 12 (12.00%) SQL
12 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.00%) Spring
12 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.00%) Online Marketing
13 11 (11.00%) Danish Language
13 11 (11.00%) Degree
13 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (11.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.00%) Mule
3 3 (3.00%) Node.js
4 2 (2.00%) CMS
4 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) TYPO3
5 1 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
2 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (13.00%) WebTrends
2 5 (5.00%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (3.00%) Siebel Analytics
3 3 (3.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) GitHub
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.00%) Responsys
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.00%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) DNS
2 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.00%) tcpdump
2 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) MVNO
3 1 (1.00%) SAN
3 1 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) QlikView
2 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.00%) MySQL
3 4 (4.00%) Big Data
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.00%) MS Access
6 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.00%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) JMeter
2 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.00%) JUnit
3 2 (2.00%) Selenium
3 2 (2.00%) jMock
3 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.00%) Grunt
3 2 (2.00%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.00%) Behat
4 1 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.00%) Toad
4 1 (1.00%) Subversion
4 1 (1.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.00%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.00%) Mockito
4 1 (1.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.00%) Axure RP
General
1 26 (26.00%) Finance
2 20 (20.00%) Marketing
3 11 (11.00%) Danish Language
4 8 (8.00%) Banking
5 7 (7.00%) Legal
6 6 (6.00%) Retail
7 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (4.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.00%) Publishing
9 2 (2.00%) Billing
10 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
10 1 (1.00%) Electronics
10 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (37.00%) Developer
2 16 (16.00%) Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.00%) Designer
5 6 (6.00%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (6.00%) Consultant
6 5 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.00%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) QlikView Developer
8 3 (3.00%) Web Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.00%) Development Manager
9 2 (2.00%) Administrator
9 2 (2.00%) Operations Manager
9 2 (2.00%) Tester
9 2 (2.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) Web Services
1 13 (13.00%) HTML
2 12 (12.00%) Spring
3 11 (11.00%) Hibernate
4 10 (10.00%) HTML5
5 7 (7.00%) CSS
5 7 (7.00%) RESTful
6 6 (6.00%) Backbone.js
6 6 (6.00%) J2EE
6 6 (6.00%) JSON
7 5 (5.00%) jQuery
7 5 (5.00%) Memcached
7 5 (5.00%) Apache Camel
8 4 (4.00%) REST
8 4 (4.00%) CSS3
8 4 (4.00%) .NET
9 3 (3.00%) XML
9 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.00%) Android SDK
10 2 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.00%) Online Games
2 17 (17.00%) Social Media
3 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (15.00%) Mobile App
5 14 (14.00%) Blog
6 11 (11.00%) New Media
7 9 (9.00%) User Experience
8 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.00%) Robotics
9 3 (3.00%) Mobile Games
9 3 (3.00%) Fixed Income
9 3 (3.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (2.00%) Physics
10 2 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (2.00%) Cryptography
10 2 (2.00%) Spread Betting
10 2 (2.00%) Social Gaming
10 2 (2.00%) Reference Data
10 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
11 1 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.00%) UNIX
3 4 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (3.00%) Android
4 3 (3.00%) Windows
5 1 (1.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.00%) Analytics
3 20 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 16 (16.00%) Project Management
5 14 (14.00%) CRM
5 14 (14.00%) TDD
5 14 (14.00%) DevOps
6 13 (13.00%) Scrum
7 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.00%) Online Marketing
8 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (11.00%) Marketing Strategy
8 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (10.00%) BDD
10 9 (9.00%) B2C
11 8 (8.00%) OO
12 7 (7.00%) Game Development
12 7 (7.00%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.00%) Low Latency
13 6 (6.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) Java
2 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.00%) SQL
4 11 (11.00%) Python
5 10 (10.00%) PHP
6 7 (7.00%) Ruby
7 6 (6.00%) C#
8 5 (5.00%) C++
8 5 (5.00%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.00%) Scala
9 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.00%) VBScript
10 1 (1.00%) VBA
10 1 (1.00%) Perl
10 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.00%) Clojure
10 1 (1.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) Haskell
10 1 (1.00%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) vCloud
2 1 (1.00%) HDFS
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.00%) Lotus
3 10 (10.00%) Oracle
4 5 (5.00%) Omniture
5 4 (4.00%) Google
6 3 (3.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.00%) Siebel
7 2 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.00%) Tableau
8 1 (1.00%) Eloqua
8 1 (1.00%) Talend
8 1 (1.00%) Neolane
8 1 (1.00%) Teradata
8 1 (1.00%) Remedy
8 1 (1.00%) Sony
8 1 (1.00%) Unica
8 1 (1.00%) Zend
8 1 (1.00%) Foundry
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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