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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 120 124 157
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +33
Contract jobs citing Games 41 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.01% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.54% 1.86% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 36
Median daily rate £488 £458 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.92 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+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
1617 1885 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.88% 54.35% 51.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1470 2383
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 22
Median hourly rate £20.34 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £14.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.35 £50.00 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +14.00%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.00%) Banking
3 19 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 18 (23.68%) Finance
5 15 (19.74%) HTML
5 15 (19.74%) CSS
5 15 (19.74%) HTML5
5 15 (19.74%) User Experience
5 15 (19.74%) REST
6 14 (18.42%) gulp
6 14 (18.42%) Web Development
6 14 (18.42%) Java
7 13 (17.11%) Business Analysis
7 13 (17.11%) Grunt
8 12 (15.79%) Advertising
8 12 (15.79%) Scrum
9 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
9 11 (14.47%) jQuery
9 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
9 11 (14.47%) CSS3
10 9 (11.84%) Sass
10 9 (11.84%) User Stories
10 9 (11.84%) React
10 9 (11.84%) Ajax
10 9 (11.84%) CMS
10 9 (11.84%) C++
10 9 (11.84%) SQL
10 9 (11.84%) OOP
10 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce

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 9 (11.84%) CMS
2 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.32%) GIMP
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) GitHub
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) DNS
2 3 (3.95%) DHCP
2 3 (3.95%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) AMQP
3 2 (2.63%) FCoE
3 2 (2.63%) SSL
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.32%) IPv4
4 1 (1.32%) IPv6
4 1 (1.32%) MGCP
4 1 (1.32%) MRTG
4 1 (1.32%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.32%) OSPF
4 1 (1.32%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Power BI
5 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) gulp
2 13 (17.11%) Grunt
3 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.53%) Bower
5 5 (6.58%) webpack
6 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) Maven
6 2 (2.63%) Mockito
6 2 (2.63%) Selenium
6 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) JMeter
7 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.32%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) WATIR
General
1 19 (25.00%) Banking
2 18 (23.68%) Finance
3 12 (15.79%) Advertising
4 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.26%) Retail
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (2.63%) Publishing
7 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Polish Language
7 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (60.53%) Developer
2 13 (17.11%) Analyst
2 13 (17.11%) Web Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Angular Developer
4 7 (9.21%) C++ Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Games Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Pricing Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.95%) Java Games Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Junior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Scala Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Telecoms Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 15 (19.74%) CSS
2 15 (19.74%) HTML
2 15 (19.74%) HTML5
2 15 (19.74%) REST
3 11 (14.47%) CSS3
3 11 (14.47%) jQuery
4 9 (11.84%) Ajax
4 9 (11.84%) React
4 9 (11.84%) Sass
5 8 (10.53%) Backbone.js
5 8 (10.53%) LESS
5 8 (10.53%) Node.js
5 8 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (10.53%) Web Services
5 8 (10.53%) WebSockets
6 5 (6.58%) .NET
7 4 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.95%) OpenGL
8 3 (3.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) User Experience
2 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.26%) Animation
5 4 (5.26%) Spread Betting
6 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.63%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (2.63%) Equities
7 2 (2.63%) Fintech
7 2 (2.63%) FMCG
8 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.32%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (1.32%) Physics
8 1 (1.32%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Android
4 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.63%) Unix
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (1.32%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.42%) Web Development
3 13 (17.11%) Business Analysis
4 12 (15.79%) Scrum
5 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.84%) OOP
5 9 (11.84%) User Stories
6 8 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (10.53%) Validation
7 7 (9.21%) Front End Development
7 7 (9.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.89%) TDD
9 5 (6.58%) Change Management
9 5 (6.58%) DevOps
9 5 (6.58%) MVC
9 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.26%) Analytics
10 4 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
2 14 (18.42%) Java
3 9 (11.84%) C++
3 9 (11.84%) SQL
4 6 (7.89%) C#
5 5 (6.58%) Scala
6 3 (3.95%) Go
6 3 (3.95%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.32%) Groovy
8 1 (1.32%) Lua
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) CCNA
2 1 (1.32%) CCNP
2 1 (1.32%) CCSA
2 1 (1.32%) CCSE
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.32%) CISSP
2 1 (1.32%) GIAC
2 1 (1.32%) ISEB
2 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) SDET
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) NFS
2 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Firmware
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Ansible
1 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.63%) Nagios
2 2 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) EnCase
3 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.32%) SnapVault
3 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) VMware
4 2 (2.63%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) Sybase
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe
5 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco
5 1 (1.32%) Facebook
5 1 (1.32%) Google
5 1 (1.32%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.32%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.32%) NetApp
5 1 (1.32%) Qualys
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.32%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.32%) Symantec
5 1 (1.32%) Tableau
5 1 (1.32%) Veritas
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
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Lennon Wright
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