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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 170 143 153
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing Games 36 51 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.88% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.17% 1.75% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 50
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£375 £398 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £187.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -39.06%
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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
3069 2909 4112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.11% 50.48% 58.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2383 2185 3078
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 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 77
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £11.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Finance
3 16 (25.81%) Java
3 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 15 (24.19%) HTML
4 15 (24.19%) Scrum
5 14 (22.58%) C#
5 14 (22.58%) HTML5
6 12 (19.35%) .NET
6 12 (19.35%) TDD
7 11 (17.74%) BDD
8 10 (16.13%) CSS3
8 10 (16.13%) CSS
9 9 (14.52%) User Experience
10 8 (12.90%) C++
10 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.90%) QA
10 8 (12.90%) Online Games
11 7 (11.29%) Spring
11 7 (11.29%) OO
11 7 (11.29%) XML
11 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (9.68%) DevOps
12 6 (9.68%) Windows
12 6 (9.68%) Python
12 6 (9.68%) OOD
12 6 (9.68%) Project Management
12 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (8.06%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) Maya
2 4 (6.45%) Photoshop
3 3 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.23%) MS Office
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) RMDS
1 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) VoIP
1 1 (1.61%) DHCP
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.61%) DNS
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) HBase
3 3 (4.84%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) Big Data
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) OLAP
5 1 (1.61%) DTS
5 1 (1.61%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.45%) Maven
2 4 (6.45%) CruiseControl
3 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.84%) Selenium
3 3 (4.84%) RSpec
4 2 (3.23%) JUnit
4 2 (3.23%) WebLOAD
4 2 (3.23%) TestNG
4 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.23%) JMeter
4 2 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.61%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Build Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (4.84%) MI Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Junior
7 2 (3.23%) HTML Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) HTML5
3 12 (19.35%) .NET
4 10 (16.13%) CSS
4 10 (16.13%) CSS3
5 7 (11.29%) XML
5 7 (11.29%) Spring
6 5 (8.06%) Flash
6 5 (8.06%) REST
6 5 (8.06%) jQuery
7 4 (6.45%) JSON
7 4 (6.45%) Middleware
7 4 (6.45%) SOAP
7 4 (6.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (4.84%) XML-RPC
8 3 (4.84%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (3.23%) Java RMI
9 2 (3.23%) Web Services
9 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) User Experience
2 8 (12.90%) Online Games
3 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) iPad
5 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.61%) W3C
6 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.61%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.61%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) Animation
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) RIA
6 1 (1.61%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Android
2 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
2 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) Scrum
3 12 (19.35%) TDD
4 11 (17.74%) BDD
5 7 (11.29%) OO
6 6 (9.68%) OOD
6 6 (9.68%) Project Management
6 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.68%) DevOps
7 5 (8.06%) Game Development
7 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Workflow
9 3 (4.84%) Validation
9 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.84%) Dashboard Development
10 2 (3.23%) UX Design
10 2 (3.23%) SDLC
10 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.23%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Java
1 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 15 (24.19%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) C#
4 8 (12.90%) C++
5 6 (9.68%) Python
6 5 (8.06%) ActionScript
7 4 (6.45%) Ruby
8 3 (4.84%) Lua
9 2 (3.23%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.61%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) APMP
2 1 (1.61%) CCNA
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.06%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) Ansible
3 3 (4.84%) Mesos
4 1 (1.61%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.61%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Perforce
3 4 (6.45%) Adobe
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.61%) webMethods
5 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) F5
5 1 (1.61%) comScore
5 1 (1.61%) Facebook
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