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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 117 173 171
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 44 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.32% 0.52% 0.72%
As % of the General category 2.53% 0.98% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 21
Median daily rate £375 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%
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
1739 2863 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.21% 52.70% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 2236 2407
Median daily rate £500 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 40 37
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 May 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 May 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 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.22%) HTML
3 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 27 (30.00%) CSS
5 25 (27.78%) HTML5
5 25 (27.78%) User Experience
6 22 (24.44%) CSS3
7 21 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 21 (23.33%) User Stories
7 21 (23.33%) Scrum
8 19 (21.11%) Advertising
9 18 (20.00%) Node.js
9 18 (20.00%) AngularJS
10 17 (18.89%) REST
10 17 (18.89%) Backbone.js
10 17 (18.89%) TDD
11 16 (17.78%) Java
12 15 (16.67%) Project Management
12 15 (16.67%) Online Games
13 14 (15.56%) Front End Development
14 13 (14.44%) Finance
15 12 (13.33%) Wireframes
16 11 (12.22%) Degree
16 11 (12.22%) Mathematics
16 11 (12.22%) Retail
16 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
16 11 (12.22%) Kanban
16 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
17 10 (11.11%) BDD
17 10 (11.11%) React

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 18 (20.00%) Node.js
2 8 (8.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.11%) Jetty
3 1 (1.11%) SAS
3 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 9 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (8.89%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.11%) GIMP
5 1 (1.11%) MS Office
5 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.11%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.11%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) Bower
2 8 (8.89%) Grunt
2 8 (8.89%) gulp
3 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.33%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.22%) JIRA
4 2 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (1.11%) Ant
5 1 (1.11%) Appium
5 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.11%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.11%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.11%) Xcode
General
1 19 (21.11%) Advertising
2 13 (14.44%) Finance
3 11 (12.22%) Retail
4 8 (8.89%) Banking
4 8 (8.89%) Electronics
4 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.33%) Marketing
6 2 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (50.00%) Developer
2 20 (22.22%) Designer
3 15 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (14.44%) Java Developer
5 10 (11.11%) UX Designer
6 9 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (10.00%) Games Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Java Games Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Telecoms Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Telecoms Java Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Web Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Angular Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.67%) UI Designer
10 5 (5.56%) HTML Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) C++ Developer
11 4 (4.44%) HTML CSS Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.22%) HTML
2 27 (30.00%) CSS
3 25 (27.78%) HTML5
4 22 (24.44%) CSS3
5 18 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 17 (18.89%) Backbone.js
6 17 (18.89%) REST
7 10 (11.11%) jQuery
7 10 (11.11%) React
8 9 (10.00%) Ajax
8 9 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (7.78%) LESS
9 7 (7.78%) Sass
9 7 (7.78%) WebSockets
10 5 (5.56%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.56%) J2EE
10 5 (5.56%) Spring
11 4 (4.44%) RESTful
11 4 (4.44%) Web Services
12 3 (3.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.78%) User Experience
2 15 (16.67%) Online Games
3 11 (12.22%) Mathematics
4 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 7 (7.78%) Social Media
6 5 (5.56%) Digital Media
6 5 (5.56%) NHS
7 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.22%) Animation
9 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) Mobile Games
9 1 (1.11%) Physics
9 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) Statistics
9 1 (1.11%) Video Editing
9 1 (1.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 5 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Unix
3 1 (1.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 21 (23.33%) Scrum
2 21 (23.33%) User Stories
3 17 (18.89%) TDD
4 15 (16.67%) Project Management
5 14 (15.56%) Front End Development
6 12 (13.33%) Wireframes
7 11 (12.22%) Kanban
8 10 (11.11%) BDD
9 9 (10.00%) OOP
9 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.00%) Use Case
9 9 (10.00%) Web Development
10 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.89%) UX Design
11 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
2 16 (17.78%) Java
3 10 (11.11%) SQL
4 4 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) Groovy
5 2 (2.22%) Scala
6 1 (1.11%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.11%) Go
6 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.11%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Ansible
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Nagios
2 1 (1.11%) Pingdom
2 1 (1.11%) Terraform
2 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.11%) Facebook
2 1 (1.11%) Google
2 1 (1.11%) hybris
2 1 (1.11%) New Relic
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle
2 1 (1.11%) PayPal
2 1 (1.11%) Perforce
2 1 (1.11%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.11%) Splunk
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