The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 156 155 182
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Contract jobs citing Games 55 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.59% 1.19% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 31
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +1.12%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3450 3516 4918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.46% 56.42% 60.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2719 3655
Average daily rate £485 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 43 74
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Games
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 18 (21.69%) TDD
1 18 (21.69%) Online Games
2 17 (20.48%) Scrum
2 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 17 (20.48%) Java
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.28%) C#
4 15 (18.07%) C
4 15 (18.07%) E-Commerce
5 14 (16.87%) C++
5 14 (16.87%) Analytics
6 12 (14.46%) HTML
7 11 (13.25%) SQL
7 11 (13.25%) REST
7 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.05%) PHP
8 10 (12.05%) OO
8 10 (12.05%) QA
9 9 (10.84%) Load Testing
9 9 (10.84%) Web Services
10 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
10 8 (9.64%) Python
10 8 (9.64%) Project Management
10 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.64%) HTML5
10 8 (9.64%) Ruby
10 8 (9.64%) BDD
10 8 (9.64%) Low Latency
11 7 (8.43%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (3.61%) Node.js
1 3 (3.61%) IIS
2 2 (2.41%) CMS
2 2 (2.41%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.20%) Mule
3 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
4 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.20%) MS Project
5 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (2.41%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.61%) GitHub
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.20%) Force.com
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) SSH
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Apache Hive
2 5 (6.02%) Big Data
2 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) HBase
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.61%) MySQL
5 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.41%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.41%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.23%) Selenium
3 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.61%) JIRA
4 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.41%) JMeter
5 2 (2.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.41%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.41%) JSUnit
5 2 (2.41%) Maven
5 2 (2.41%) Subversion
5 2 (2.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.41%) Behat
6 1 (1.20%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.20%) Calabash
6 1 (1.20%) CodeRush
6 1 (1.20%) Capybara
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Billing
4 3 (3.61%) Front Office
5 2 (2.41%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.20%) Military
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Developer
2 11 (13.25%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.82%) Operations Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Data Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Operations Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Web Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Software Design Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Architect
6 3 (3.61%) Tester
6 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.41%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) HTML
2 11 (13.25%) REST
3 9 (10.84%) Web Services
4 8 (9.64%) HTML5
5 7 (8.43%) Spring
5 7 (8.43%) CSS
6 5 (6.02%) jQuery
6 5 (6.02%) XML-RPC
6 5 (6.02%) LAMP
6 5 (6.02%) XML
6 5 (6.02%) SOAP
6 5 (6.02%) Java RMI
7 4 (4.82%) Flash
7 4 (4.82%) RESTful
7 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.82%) Backbone.js
7 4 (4.82%) CSS3
8 3 (3.61%) WCF
8 3 (3.61%) Ajax
8 3 (3.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Online Games
2 7 (8.43%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.02%) Mobile Games
3 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.41%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.41%) Open Source
5 2 (2.41%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.41%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.41%) Derivative
5 2 (2.41%) New Media
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) Xbox
6 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.20%) Animation
6 1 (1.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Android
2 4 (4.82%) UNIX
2 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.41%) Solaris
3 2 (2.41%) CentOS
3 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) TDD
2 17 (20.48%) Scrum
3 15 (18.07%) E-Commerce
4 14 (16.87%) Analytics
5 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.05%) OO
7 9 (10.84%) Load Testing
8 8 (9.64%) Project Management
8 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.64%) BDD
8 8 (9.64%) Low Latency
9 6 (7.23%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.23%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.02%) Software Architecture
10 5 (6.02%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Multithreading
10 5 (6.02%) ERD
10 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.82%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) Java
2 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.28%) C#
3 15 (18.07%) C
4 14 (16.87%) C++
5 11 (13.25%) SQL
6 10 (12.05%) PHP
7 8 (9.64%) Python
7 8 (9.64%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) Perl
8 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) R
9 1 (1.20%) Clojure
9 1 (1.20%) Lua
9 1 (1.20%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.20%) Scala
9 1 (1.20%) Haskell
9 1 (1.20%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.41%) RHCE
4 1 (1.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) vCloud
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Nagios
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 6 (7.23%) Omniture
3 5 (6.02%) Google
3 5 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.82%) Teradata
4 4 (4.82%) Netezza
4 4 (4.82%) Vertica
5 3 (3.61%) VMware
6 2 (2.41%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) Siebel
6 2 (2.41%) Zend
6 2 (2.41%) Talend
6 2 (2.41%) Tableau
6 2 (2.41%) New Relic
7 1 (1.20%) Eloqua
7 1 (1.20%) Neolane
7 1 (1.20%) DoubleClick
7 1 (1.20%) Unica
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