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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 131 176 152
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -24
Contract jobs citing Games 40 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 0.62% 0.90%
As % of the General category 2.15% 1.15% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 31
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £187.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
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
1858 2947 2986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.86% 53.47% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 2278 2222
Median daily rate £495 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 30
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.07 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +11.11%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (43.37%) HTML
2 36 (43.37%) CSS
3 34 (40.96%) JavaScript
4 33 (39.76%) HTML5
5 32 (38.55%) CSS3
5 32 (38.55%) User Experience
6 30 (36.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 28 (33.73%) Advertising
8 27 (32.53%) AngularJS
9 26 (31.33%) Scrum
10 25 (30.12%) Node.js
11 24 (28.92%) Backbone.js
12 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
12 20 (24.10%) User Stories
13 19 (22.89%) REST
14 18 (21.69%) jQuery
14 18 (21.69%) Web Development
14 18 (21.69%) CMS
14 18 (21.69%) OOP
14 18 (21.69%) gulp
15 17 (20.48%) Bower
15 17 (20.48%) Grunt
15 17 (20.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (20.48%) Sass
15 17 (20.48%) Ajax
16 16 (19.28%) WebSockets
16 16 (19.28%) LESS
17 13 (15.66%) Front End Development
18 11 (13.25%) TDD

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 (21.69%) CMS
2 3 (3.61%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) InVision
2 3 (3.61%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.41%) GIMP
3 2 (2.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) DNS
2 3 (3.61%) DHCP
2 3 (3.61%) Internet
3 2 (2.41%) FCoE
3 2 (2.41%) SSL
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) IPv4
4 1 (1.20%) IPv6
4 1 (1.20%) ISDN
4 1 (1.20%) LAN
4 1 (1.20%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.20%) SAN
4 1 (1.20%) SMTP
4 1 (1.20%) SNMP
4 1 (1.20%) VPN
4 1 (1.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Big Data
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Power BI
4 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
2 18 (21.69%) gulp
3 17 (20.48%) Bower
3 17 (20.48%) Grunt
4 4 (4.82%) Selenium
5 3 (3.61%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.41%) Ant
6 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.41%) GoCD
6 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.41%) Maven
6 2 (2.41%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.20%) Appium
7 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.20%) Geb
7 1 (1.20%) JMeter
7 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.20%) Subversion
7 1 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 28 (33.73%) Advertising
2 10 (12.05%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Marketing
5 2 (2.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (60.24%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Web Developer
3 12 (14.46%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Angular Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (8.43%) HTML Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Designer
5 6 (7.23%) HTML CSS Developer
5 6 (7.23%) UI Developer
6 5 (6.02%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) UX Designer
8 3 (3.61%) Games Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Project Support Officer
9 2 (2.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (43.37%) CSS
1 36 (43.37%) HTML
2 33 (39.76%) HTML5
3 32 (38.55%) CSS3
4 27 (32.53%) AngularJS
5 25 (30.12%) Node.js
6 24 (28.92%) Backbone.js
7 19 (22.89%) REST
8 18 (21.69%) jQuery
9 17 (20.48%) Ajax
9 17 (20.48%) Sass
9 17 (20.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (19.28%) LESS
10 16 (19.28%) WebSockets
11 9 (10.84%) Web Services
12 7 (8.43%) React
13 3 (3.61%) Velocity
14 2 (2.41%) Hibernate
14 2 (2.41%) RESTful
14 2 (2.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (38.55%) User Experience
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.82%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.41%) Animation
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.41%) Online Games
7 1 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.20%) FMCG
7 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.20%) Physics
7 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Statistics
7 1 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.41%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
5 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 26 (31.33%) Scrum
4 20 (24.10%) User Stories
5 18 (21.69%) OOP
5 18 (21.69%) Web Development
6 13 (15.66%) Front End Development
7 11 (13.25%) TDD
8 9 (10.84%) BDD
8 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.43%) Kanban
10 5 (6.02%) Analytics
10 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.82%) iOS Development
11 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.82%) Mobile Development
11 4 (4.82%) Open Source
11 4 (4.82%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) JavaScript
2 8 (9.64%) Java
3 6 (7.23%) C++
4 5 (6.02%) SQL
5 3 (3.61%) Go
6 2 (2.41%) C#
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.41%) Ruby
6 2 (2.41%) Scala
7 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.20%) C
7 1 (1.20%) Lua
7 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) CCNA
2 1 (1.20%) CCNP
2 1 (1.20%) CCSA
2 1 (1.20%) CCSE
2 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.20%) CISSP
2 1 (1.20%) GIAC
2 1 (1.20%) ISEB
2 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
1 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.20%) SDET
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) NFS
2 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Firmware
3 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Ansible
1 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.61%) Nagios
2 3 (3.61%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) EnCase
3 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.20%) Pingdom
3 1 (1.20%) SnapVault
3 1 (1.20%) Terraform
3 1 (1.20%) WSUS
3 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) VMware
3 2 (2.41%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco
4 1 (1.20%) Facebook
4 1 (1.20%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.20%) hybris
4 1 (1.20%) Infoblox
4 1 (1.20%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.20%) NetApp
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Qualys
4 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.20%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.20%) Splunk
4 1 (1.20%) Symantec
4 1 (1.20%) Tableau
4 1 (1.20%) Veritas
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 / day
Posted: 6 days ago