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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 146 145 161
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing Games 27 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the General category 1.53% 1.64% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 32
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.92 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
1762 2442 3035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.51% 52.61% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1886 2258
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 £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 31
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.34% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £27.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.74%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) HTML
2 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 35 (41.67%) CSS
3 32 (38.10%) HTML5
3 32 (38.10%) User Experience
4 31 (36.90%) CSS3
5 29 (34.52%) Responsive Web Design
6 28 (33.33%) Advertising
7 27 (32.14%) AngularJS
8 26 (30.95%) Scrum
9 24 (28.57%) Node.js
10 23 (27.38%) Backbone.js
11 20 (23.81%) REST
11 20 (23.81%) Git (software)
12 19 (22.62%) jQuery
12 19 (22.62%) gulp
13 18 (21.43%) User Stories
13 18 (21.43%) Grunt
13 18 (21.43%) Web Development
13 18 (21.43%) CMS
13 18 (21.43%) OOP
14 17 (20.24%) Ajax
14 17 (20.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (20.24%) Bower
14 17 (20.24%) Sass
15 16 (19.05%) LESS
15 16 (19.05%) WebSockets
16 13 (15.48%) Front End Development
17 12 (14.29%) Finance

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 (21.43%) CMS
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) SAS
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) InVision
2 3 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.38%) GIMP
3 2 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.38%) GitHub
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) DNS
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) FCoE
3 2 (2.38%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
4 1 (1.19%) IPv4
4 1 (1.19%) IPv6
4 1 (1.19%) MGCP
4 1 (1.19%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.19%) OSPF
4 1 (1.19%) SAN
4 1 (1.19%) SNMP
4 1 (1.19%) SSH
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) Big Data
1 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) Power BI
4 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.62%) gulp
3 18 (21.43%) Grunt
4 17 (20.24%) Bower
5 4 (4.76%) Selenium
6 3 (3.57%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.38%) Ant
7 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.38%) GoCD
7 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.38%) Maven
7 2 (2.38%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.19%) Appium
8 1 (1.19%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.19%) Geb
8 1 (1.19%) JIRA
8 1 (1.19%) JMeter
8 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.19%) Subversion
8 1 (1.19%) webpack
General
1 28 (33.33%) Advertising
2 12 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) Retail
4 5 (5.95%) Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
5 3 (3.57%) Publishing
6 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (60.71%) Developer
2 16 (19.05%) Web Developer
3 12 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Angular Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (8.33%) HTML Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Designer
5 6 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 6 (7.14%) UI Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) C++ Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Games Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.76%) UX Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (41.67%) CSS
1 35 (41.67%) HTML
2 32 (38.10%) HTML5
3 31 (36.90%) CSS3
4 27 (32.14%) AngularJS
5 24 (28.57%) Node.js
6 23 (27.38%) Backbone.js
7 20 (23.81%) REST
8 19 (22.62%) jQuery
9 17 (20.24%) Ajax
9 17 (20.24%) Sass
9 17 (20.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (19.05%) LESS
10 16 (19.05%) WebSockets
11 9 (10.71%) Web Services
12 7 (8.33%) React
13 3 (3.57%) Velocity
14 2 (2.38%) RESTful
14 2 (2.38%) SOAP
14 2 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (38.10%) User Experience
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.76%) Digital Media
5 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.38%) Animation
6 2 (2.38%) Physics
7 1 (1.19%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.19%) Equities
7 1 (1.19%) Fintech
7 1 (1.19%) FMCG
7 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.19%) Online Games
7 1 (1.19%) Statistics
7 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
1 7 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.38%) Android
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (1.19%) CentOS
4 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.19%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) Responsive Web Design
3 26 (30.95%) Scrum
4 18 (21.43%) OOP
4 18 (21.43%) User Stories
4 18 (21.43%) Web Development
5 13 (15.48%) Front End Development
6 12 (14.29%) TDD
7 10 (11.90%) BDD
8 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.33%) Kanban
10 5 (5.95%) Analytics
11 4 (4.76%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.76%) Change Management
11 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.76%) Mobile Development
11 4 (4.76%) Open Source
11 4 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (10.71%) Java
3 8 (9.52%) SQL
4 6 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (3.57%) Go
6 2 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) PHP
6 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.38%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) Ruby
6 2 (2.38%) Scala
7 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.19%) Lua
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) CCNA
2 1 (1.19%) CCNP
2 1 (1.19%) CCSA
2 1 (1.19%) CCSE
2 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.19%) CISSP
2 1 (1.19%) GIAC
2 1 (1.19%) ISEB
2 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
1 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) SDET
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) NFS
2 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Ansible
1 3 (3.57%) Nagios
1 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.38%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) EnCase
3 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.19%) Pingdom
3 1 (1.19%) SnapVault
3 1 (1.19%) Terraform
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
3 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) VMware
3 2 (2.38%) HP
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco
4 1 (1.19%) Facebook
4 1 (1.19%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.19%) Infoblox
4 1 (1.19%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.19%) NetApp
4 1 (1.19%) New Relic
4 1 (1.19%) Qualys
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.19%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.19%) Splunk
4 1 (1.19%) Sybase
4 1 (1.19%) Symantec
4 1 (1.19%) Tableau
4 1 (1.19%) Veritas