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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
London / City of London
Rank 138 102 156
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +54
Contract jobs citing Games 15 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 1.41% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.01% 2.52% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 24
Median daily rate £433 £338 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.14% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.53% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.98 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
1490 1786 2697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.66% 56.11% 51.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1419 2097
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
Median hourly rate £19.60 £32.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.76% +79.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £55.00 £24.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, 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 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Banking
3 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 12 (23.08%) Finance
4 12 (23.08%) Java
5 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
5 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
6 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (17.31%) TDD
6 9 (17.31%) AngularJS
6 9 (17.31%) React
7 8 (15.38%) Validation
8 7 (13.46%) SQL
9 6 (11.54%) C#
9 6 (11.54%) Advertising
9 6 (11.54%) Scrum
9 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Web Development
9 6 (11.54%) REST
9 6 (11.54%) Front End Development
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.62%) Kanban
10 5 (9.62%) Scala
10 5 (9.62%) webpack
10 5 (9.62%) gulp
10 5 (9.62%) GitHub
10 5 (9.62%) Grunt
10 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
10 5 (9.62%) .NET

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 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.92%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Acrobat
1 2 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.85%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) GitHub
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) AMQP
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.92%) IPv6
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) MRTG
2 1 (1.92%) Network Security
2 1 (1.92%) OSPF
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.92%) HBase
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Grunt
1 5 (9.62%) gulp
1 5 (9.62%) webpack
2 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.77%) Selenium
3 2 (3.85%) JUnit
3 2 (3.85%) Mockito
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.92%) Geb
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) MSI
4 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) WATIR
General
1 16 (30.77%) Banking
2 12 (23.08%) Finance
3 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
4 6 (11.54%) Advertising
5 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.77%) Publishing
7 2 (3.85%) Legal
7 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.92%) German Language
8 1 (1.92%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.92%) Retail
8 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Angular Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Games Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Pricing Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Junior
6 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Scala Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Development Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.85%) Telecoms Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) AngularJS
1 9 (17.31%) React
2 6 (11.54%) REST
3 5 (9.62%) .NET
4 4 (7.69%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) HTML
4 4 (7.69%) HTML5
4 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (7.69%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 3 (5.77%) SOAP
5 3 (5.77%) Spring
6 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.85%) JPA
6 2 (3.85%) jQuery
6 2 (3.85%) JSON
6 2 (3.85%) OpenCV
6 2 (3.85%) OpenGL
6 2 (3.85%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Animation
2 4 (7.69%) Spread Betting
3 2 (3.85%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
3 2 (3.85%) Fintech
3 2 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (1.92%) Social Gaming
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
4 9 (17.31%) TDD
5 8 (15.38%) Validation
6 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Front End Development
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
6 6 (11.54%) Web Development
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) Kanban
7 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.69%) BDD
8 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.69%) DevOps
8 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.69%) User Stories
9 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
3 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 6 (11.54%) C#
5 5 (9.62%) Scala
6 3 (5.77%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) Python
7 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.92%) Go
8 1 (1.92%) Groovy
8 1 (1.92%) HiveQL
8 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.92%) Pig Latin
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) MCDST
2 1 (1.92%) MCTS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) Oozie
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) Sysprep
1 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Adobe
3 2 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.92%) Infoblox
4 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.92%) Tableau
4 1 (1.92%) VMware
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Generous Daily Rate - Negotiable - DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago