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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 156 161 158
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 30 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.85% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.06% 1.59% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 31
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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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
2833 3452 3499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.03% 53.56% 56.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2195 2544 2705
Average daily rate £475 £485 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 43
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) HTML
2 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
3 17 (23.29%) HTML5
4 16 (21.92%) Java
5 15 (20.55%) SQL
5 15 (20.55%) Finance
6 13 (17.81%) CSS
7 12 (16.44%) Online Games
8 11 (15.07%) Web Services
9 10 (13.70%) Python
9 10 (13.70%) Scrum
9 10 (13.70%) QA
9 10 (13.70%) TDD
9 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.33%) DevOps
10 9 (12.33%) Spring
10 9 (12.33%) REST
10 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.96%) C#
11 8 (10.96%) User Experience
11 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
11 8 (10.96%) Analytics
12 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
12 7 (9.59%) OO
12 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
12 7 (9.59%) jQuery
13 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
13 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (5.48%) Node.js
1 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
1 4 (5.48%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (4.11%) JBoss
2 3 (4.11%) SAS
3 2 (2.74%) WordPress
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Maya
1 4 (5.48%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (5.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.11%) Shockwave
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) InDesign
3 1 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) Network Security
2 2 (2.74%) DVB
2 2 (2.74%) Firewall
3 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.37%) OSPF
3 1 (1.37%) BGP
3 1 (1.37%) SAN
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) OLAP
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.74%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.37%) MS Access
4 1 (1.37%) QlikView
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) JMeter
3 4 (5.48%) CruiseControl
3 4 (5.48%) Subversion
3 4 (5.48%) Grunt
4 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.11%) Maven
4 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.11%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.74%) Selenium
5 2 (2.74%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) Bower
5 2 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.74%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.74%) webpack
6 1 (1.37%) nodeunit
6 1 (1.37%) JUnit
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Advertising
4 3 (4.11%) Interactive Media
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (45.21%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.59%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Security Specialist
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Designer
6 4 (5.48%) Build Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Visual Designer
8 2 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.74%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) HTML
2 17 (23.29%) HTML5
3 13 (17.81%) CSS
4 11 (15.07%) Web Services
5 9 (12.33%) Spring
5 9 (12.33%) REST
6 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
7 7 (9.59%) jQuery
8 6 (8.22%) CSS3
8 6 (8.22%) Middleware
8 6 (8.22%) J2EE
9 5 (6.85%) JSON
10 4 (5.48%) .NET
11 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.11%) D3.js
11 3 (4.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (4.11%) XML
11 3 (4.11%) SOAP
11 3 (4.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Online Games
2 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.96%) User Experience
4 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.48%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.11%) W3C
6 3 (4.11%) Flash Games
6 3 (4.11%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.74%) Interactive TV
7 2 (2.74%) Mobile Games
7 2 (2.74%) Replication
7 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.37%) Animation
8 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.37%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
1 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.48%) Android
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.11%) UNIX
3 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) CentOS
4 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.74%) VMS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) Scrum
2 10 (13.70%) TDD
3 9 (12.33%) DevOps
3 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.96%) Analytics
5 7 (9.59%) OO
6 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (8.22%) SIEM
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.22%) Data Governance
6 6 (8.22%) BDD
6 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (6.85%) CRM
7 5 (6.85%) Workflow
7 5 (6.85%) Game Development
8 4 (5.48%) Validation
8 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 16 (21.92%) Java
3 15 (20.55%) SQL
4 10 (13.70%) Python
5 8 (10.96%) C#
6 6 (8.22%) C++
7 3 (4.11%) PHP
7 3 (4.11%) Lua
7 3 (4.11%) Scala
8 2 (2.74%) Ruby
9 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.37%) VBA
9 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.74%) CCIE
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP
4 1 (1.37%) CCNA
4 1 (1.37%) ISEB
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Nessus
2 2 (2.74%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) Mesos
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Splunk
1 6 (8.22%) Qualys
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (8.22%) Adobe
2 5 (6.85%) Perforce
2 5 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.48%) WorldPay
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) F5
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) New Relic
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) comScore
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