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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 147 181 134
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -47
Contract jobs citing Games 43 27 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.45% 1.07%
As % of the General category 1.63% 0.81% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 52
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£450 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £199 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £307 £311
% change year-on-year
+14.19% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%
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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
2635 3354 3240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.08% 56.08% 56.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2048 2542 2514
Average daily rate £475 £500 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.49 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -13.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.60 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £42.50 £49.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.13%) JavaScript
3 26 (27.08%) Java
4 25 (26.04%) HTML
5 21 (21.88%) Finance
6 20 (20.83%) Online Games
7 19 (19.79%) HTML5
8 15 (15.63%) SQL
8 15 (15.63%) Web Services
8 15 (15.63%) E-Commerce
9 14 (14.58%) CSS
10 13 (13.54%) TDD
10 13 (13.54%) Analytics
11 12 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 12 (12.50%) Spring
11 12 (12.50%) Scrum
12 11 (11.46%) DevOps
13 10 (10.42%) J2EE
13 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (10.42%) Hibernate
13 10 (10.42%) Degree
14 9 (9.38%) Oracle
14 9 (9.38%) User Experience
15 8 (8.33%) AngularJS
15 8 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (8.33%) Windows
15 8 (8.33%) CRM
15 8 (8.33%) QA
15 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (8.33%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (5.21%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (4.17%) Apache
3 3 (3.13%) WordPress
3 3 (3.13%) SAS
3 3 (3.13%) Node.js
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) JBoss
4 2 (2.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Mule
5 1 (1.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.13%) Shockwave
3 2 (2.08%) MS Office
4 1 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.04%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Siebel Analytics
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (3.13%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Network Security
2 3 (3.13%) Firewall
3 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.08%) DVB
3 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.08%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.04%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.04%) NAS
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.04%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.04%) Internet
4 1 (1.04%) NetScreen
4 1 (1.04%) OSPF
4 1 (1.04%) BGP
4 1 (1.04%) SAN
4 1 (1.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) MySQL
2 5 (5.21%) QlikView
2 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.13%) MS Access
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.04%) OLAP
6 1 (1.04%) Big Data
6 1 (1.04%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.21%) JMeter
2 4 (4.17%) Axure RP
3 3 (3.13%) Toad
3 3 (3.13%) Grunt
3 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.08%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.08%) JIRA
4 2 (2.08%) Subversion
4 2 (2.08%) Maven
5 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) Selenium
5 1 (1.04%) WebLOAD
5 1 (1.04%) Xcode
5 1 (1.04%) JUnit
5 1 (1.04%) Bower
5 1 (1.04%) Android Studio
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Marketing
3 6 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Interactive Media
5 3 (3.13%) Advertising
6 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.04%) German Language
7 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (44.79%) Developer
2 14 (14.58%) Analyst
3 11 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Designer
6 6 (6.25%) Security Specialist
7 5 (5.21%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.21%) QlikView Developer
8 4 (4.17%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Administrator
9 3 (3.13%) Product Manager
10 2 (2.08%) Node.js Developer
10 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
10 2 (2.08%) Games Developer
10 2 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (2.08%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.04%) HTML
2 19 (19.79%) HTML5
3 15 (15.63%) Web Services
4 14 (14.58%) CSS
5 12 (12.50%) Spring
6 10 (10.42%) J2EE
6 10 (10.42%) Hibernate
7 8 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.29%) jQuery
8 7 (7.29%) JSON
8 7 (7.29%) REST
9 5 (5.21%) RESTful
9 5 (5.21%) Flash
9 5 (5.21%) CSS3
10 4 (4.17%) Backbone.js
11 3 (3.13%) Middleware
11 3 (3.13%) Spring Integration
11 3 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.08%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Online Games
2 9 (9.38%) User Experience
3 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.21%) Social Media
5 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
6 4 (4.17%) Flash Games
7 3 (3.13%) Data Extraction
7 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.13%) Mobile Games
8 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.08%) Replication
8 2 (2.08%) W3C
8 2 (2.08%) Spread Betting
8 2 (2.08%) Interactive TV
8 2 (2.08%) Social Gaming
9 1 (1.04%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 8 (8.33%) Android
3 7 (7.29%) Linux
4 2 (2.08%) VMS
4 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.08%) CentOS
4 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.04%) UNIX
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.63%) E-Commerce
3 13 (13.54%) TDD
3 13 (13.54%) Analytics
4 12 (12.50%) Scrum
5 11 (11.46%) DevOps
6 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (8.33%) CRM
8 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.25%) Data Governance
9 6 (6.25%) SIEM
9 6 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (6.25%) OO
9 6 (6.25%) ETL
9 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.25%) BDD
10 5 (5.21%) Kanban
10 5 (5.21%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 26 (27.08%) Java
3 15 (15.63%) SQL
4 7 (7.29%) Python
5 6 (6.25%) PHP
5 6 (6.25%) Scala
6 5 (5.21%) Objective-C
6 5 (5.21%) C#
7 4 (4.17%) Ruby
8 3 (3.13%) C++
8 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.13%) VBScript
8 3 (3.13%) VBA
9 2 (2.08%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) CCIE
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.04%) CCNP
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (2.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Oracle
2 6 (6.25%) Splunk
2 6 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (6.25%) Qualys
3 5 (5.21%) Adobe
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.13%) Siebel
5 2 (2.08%) New Relic
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco
5 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.08%) Citrix
5 2 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (1.04%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.04%) Juniper
6 1 (1.04%) Apple
6 1 (1.04%) F5
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