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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 160 152 146
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 37 50 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the General category 1.29% 1.67% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 51
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £187.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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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
2869 2988 4244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.25% 50.65% 58.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2242 2213 3158
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 65
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.02 £52.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) HTML
3 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
3 17 (25.76%) HTML5
4 15 (22.73%) User Experience
4 15 (22.73%) Java
4 15 (22.73%) Finance
5 14 (21.21%) Scrum
5 14 (21.21%) SQL
6 13 (19.70%) TDD
7 12 (18.18%) CSS
8 11 (16.67%) C#
8 11 (16.67%) CSS3
9 10 (15.15%) BDD
10 9 (13.64%) Online Games
10 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) .NET
11 8 (12.12%) Apple iOS
11 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
12 7 (10.61%) C++
12 7 (10.61%) Windows
12 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
12 7 (10.61%) Project Management
13 6 (9.09%) Spring
13 6 (9.09%) OOD
13 6 (9.09%) Flash
13 6 (9.09%) XML
13 6 (9.09%) Photoshop
13 6 (9.09%) Game Development
13 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) Lync
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.09%) Photoshop
3 4 (6.06%) Maya
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.55%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (3.03%) MS Office
5 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) RMDS
1 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) VoIP
1 1 (1.52%) DHCP
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.52%) DNS
1 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) HBase
4 2 (3.03%) Big Data
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) DTS
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Axure RP
1 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.06%) Maven
2 4 (6.06%) CruiseControl
3 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.55%) RSpec
3 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.03%) JUnit
4 2 (3.03%) JMeter
4 2 (3.03%) Subversion
4 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) WebLOAD
4 2 (3.03%) TestNG
4 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) Xcode
5 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.52%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.52%) Grunt
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (10.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Designer
6 4 (6.06%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.55%) User Experience Architect
7 3 (4.55%) MI Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.03%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Junior
8 2 (3.03%) Junior Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.03%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) HTML
2 17 (25.76%) HTML5
3 12 (18.18%) CSS
4 11 (16.67%) CSS3
5 8 (12.12%) .NET
6 6 (9.09%) XML
6 6 (9.09%) Flash
6 6 (9.09%) Spring
7 5 (7.58%) JSON
7 5 (7.58%) REST
8 4 (6.06%) jQuery
8 4 (6.06%) Middleware
9 3 (4.55%) SOAP
9 3 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (3.03%) RESTful
10 2 (3.03%) Backbone.js
10 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.03%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) User Experience
2 9 (13.64%) Online Games
3 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.03%) Social Media
5 2 (3.03%) iPad
5 2 (3.03%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (1.52%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.52%) RIA
6 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.52%) iPhone
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) Android
4 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) UNIX
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.21%) Scrum
3 13 (19.70%) TDD
4 10 (15.15%) BDD
5 7 (10.61%) Project Management
6 6 (9.09%) OOD
6 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.09%) Game Development
7 5 (7.58%) DevOps
7 5 (7.58%) OO
8 4 (6.06%) Workflow
8 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.55%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.55%) Mobile Development
9 3 (4.55%) iOS Development
9 3 (4.55%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (4.55%) Validation
9 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 14 (21.21%) SQL
4 11 (16.67%) C#
5 7 (10.61%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) ActionScript
6 5 (7.58%) Python
7 4 (6.06%) Ruby
8 3 (4.55%) Lua
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) APMP
2 1 (1.52%) CCNA
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Puppet
1 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.06%) Ansible
3 3 (4.55%) Mesos
4 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.52%) SCSM
4 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.52%) MOM
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Adobe
2 5 (7.58%) Perforce
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) F5
4 1 (1.52%) comScore
4 1 (1.52%) Facebook
4 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.52%) webMethods
4 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
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