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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 147 157 155
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 38 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.65% 0.81%
As % of the General category 1.45% 1.19% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 39
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£395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £213 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £307 £311
% change year-on-year
+16.31% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -15.66%
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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
2623 3196 3337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.22% 54.46% 57.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2033 2332 2605
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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 50 38
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.61 £42.50 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 24 (26.37%) HTML
4 22 (24.18%) Java
5 19 (20.88%) Finance
6 18 (19.78%) Online Games
6 18 (19.78%) HTML5
7 14 (15.38%) TDD
8 13 (14.29%) QA
8 13 (14.29%) Scrum
8 13 (14.29%) SQL
8 13 (14.29%) Web Services
8 13 (14.29%) CSS
9 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
9 12 (13.19%) Spring
10 11 (12.09%) Analytics
10 11 (12.09%) User Experience
11 10 (10.99%) DevOps
12 9 (9.89%) AngularJS
12 9 (9.89%) Hibernate
12 9 (9.89%) J2EE
12 9 (9.89%) Apple iOS
13 8 (8.79%) REST
14 7 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (7.69%) BDD
14 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (7.69%) jQuery
14 7 (7.69%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (5.49%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (4.40%) Node.js
3 3 (3.30%) WordPress
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) SAS
4 2 (2.20%) CMS
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) JBoss
5 1 (1.10%) Drupal
5 1 (1.10%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Shockwave
2 3 (3.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) InDesign
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.10%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Network Security
2 3 (3.30%) Firewall
3 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 2 (2.20%) DVB
4 1 (1.10%) NetScreen
4 1 (1.10%) OSPF
4 1 (1.10%) BGP
4 1 (1.10%) LDAP
4 1 (1.10%) LAN
4 1 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) FTP
4 1 (1.10%) SAN
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.10%) NAS
4 1 (1.10%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.10%) MVNO
4 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) MySQL
2 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.30%) QlikView
3 3 (3.30%) MS Access
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.20%) OLAP
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.49%) JMeter
3 4 (4.40%) Grunt
3 4 (4.40%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.30%) Toad
4 3 (3.30%) Subversion
5 2 (2.20%) Maven
5 2 (2.20%) JIRA
5 2 (2.20%) Selenium
5 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.20%) Bower
5 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.10%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.10%) Xcode
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Marketing
3 6 (6.59%) Retail
4 5 (5.49%) Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Advertising
6 3 (3.30%) Interactive Media
7 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (48.35%) Developer
2 13 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Security Specialist
6 5 (5.49%) Designer
7 4 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.40%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.30%) iOS Developer
8 3 (3.30%) QlikView Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) HTML
2 18 (19.78%) HTML5
3 13 (14.29%) CSS
3 13 (14.29%) Web Services
4 12 (13.19%) Spring
5 9 (9.89%) J2EE
5 9 (9.89%) Hibernate
5 9 (9.89%) AngularJS
6 8 (8.79%) REST
7 7 (7.69%) jQuery
8 5 (5.49%) JSON
8 5 (5.49%) RESTful
8 5 (5.49%) Flash
9 4 (4.40%) .NET
9 4 (4.40%) CSS3
9 4 (4.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (3.30%) Backbone.js
10 3 (3.30%) Spring Integration
10 3 (3.30%) D3.js
10 3 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Online Games
2 11 (12.09%) User Experience
3 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.59%) Visualisation
5 4 (4.40%) Flash Games
5 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.40%) Social Media
6 3 (3.30%) W3C
6 3 (3.30%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.30%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile Games
7 2 (2.20%) Replication
7 2 (2.20%) Interactive TV
7 2 (2.20%) Social Gaming
7 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.10%) Kinect
8 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Apple iOS
2 7 (7.69%) Linux
2 7 (7.69%) Android
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) VMS
4 2 (2.20%) CentOS
4 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.38%) TDD
3 13 (14.29%) Scrum
4 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
5 11 (12.09%) Analytics
6 10 (10.99%) DevOps
7 7 (7.69%) BDD
7 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.69%) OO
8 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.59%) Data Governance
8 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (6.59%) SIEM
8 6 (6.59%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (5.49%) Kanban
9 5 (5.49%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 22 (24.18%) Java
3 13 (14.29%) SQL
4 6 (6.59%) Python
5 5 (5.49%) C#
6 4 (4.40%) PHP
6 4 (4.40%) Scala
7 3 (3.30%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.30%) VBA
7 3 (3.30%) VBScript
8 2 (2.20%) C++
8 2 (2.20%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 2 (2.20%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.10%) C
9 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) VCP4
2 2 (2.20%) CCIE
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.10%) CCNP
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Nessus
2 2 (2.20%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
1 6 (6.59%) Qualys
1 6 (6.59%) Splunk
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle
2 5 (5.49%) Adobe
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) New Relic
4 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.20%) Citrix
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 1 (1.10%) Juniper
5 1 (1.10%) Perforce
5 1 (1.10%) Google
5 1 (1.10%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.10%) Apple
5 1 (1.10%) F5
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago