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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
London / City of London
Rank 124 114 146
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +32
Contract jobs citing Games 32 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 1.20% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.14% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 29
Median daily rate £475 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
1530 1680 2611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.61% 56.00% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 1310 2054
Median daily rate £525 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 18
Median hourly rate £21.75 £29.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.27% +65.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.16 £19.10 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £55.00 £25.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) Banking
3 14 (21.88%) Finance
4 13 (20.31%) Business Analysis
5 12 (18.75%) Java
5 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 12 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
6 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
7 9 (14.06%) Scrum
7 9 (14.06%) Windows
7 9 (14.06%) Web Development
7 9 (14.06%) REST
7 9 (14.06%) React
8 8 (12.50%) gulp
8 8 (12.50%) Grunt
8 8 (12.50%) TDD
8 8 (12.50%) C++
8 8 (12.50%) SQL
8 8 (12.50%) Advertising
8 8 (12.50%) Validation
9 7 (10.94%) HTML
9 7 (10.94%) Linux
9 7 (10.94%) CSS
9 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.94%) HTML5
10 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
10 6 (9.38%) Web Services
10 6 (9.38%) C#
10 6 (9.38%) Change Management

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 3 (4.69%) CMS
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Acrobat
1 2 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) GitHub
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) DNS
2 4 (6.25%) DHCP
3 3 (4.69%) SSL
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) AMQP
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.13%) FCoE
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.13%) IPv6
4 2 (3.13%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) MRTG
4 2 (3.13%) Network Security
4 2 (3.13%) OSPF
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.13%) WLAN
5 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) Power BI
4 1 (1.56%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Grunt
1 8 (12.50%) gulp
2 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) webpack
3 3 (4.69%) Bower
3 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) Selenium
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) JUnit
4 2 (3.13%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Mockito
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.56%) Geb
5 1 (1.56%) JMeter
5 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.56%) MSI
5 1 (1.56%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (25.00%) Banking
2 14 (21.88%) Finance
3 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (12.50%) Advertising
5 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.69%) Legal
6 3 (4.69%) Publishing
7 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.56%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.56%) Retail
8 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.38%) C++ Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Angular Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Games Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Pricing Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Junior
8 3 (4.69%) Junior Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Development Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Information Security Administrator
9 2 (3.13%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 9 (14.06%) React
2 9 (14.06%) REST
3 7 (10.94%) CSS
3 7 (10.94%) HTML
3 7 (10.94%) HTML5
4 6 (9.38%) Web Services
5 5 (7.81%) .NET
5 5 (7.81%) jQuery
6 4 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.69%) Ajax
7 3 (4.69%) Backbone.js
7 3 (4.69%) CSS3
7 3 (4.69%) LESS
7 3 (4.69%) Node.js
7 3 (4.69%) RESTful
7 3 (4.69%) Sass
7 3 (4.69%) Spring
7 3 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (4.69%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 6 (9.38%) User Experience
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Animation
2 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.25%) Spread Betting
3 3 (4.69%) FMCG
4 2 (3.13%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (3.13%) Equities
4 2 (3.13%) Fintech
5 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Oculus Rift
5 1 (1.56%) Physics
5 1 (1.56%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.13%) Unix
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (1.56%) CentOS
6 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) Business Analysis
3 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
4 9 (14.06%) Scrum
4 9 (14.06%) Web Development
5 8 (12.50%) TDD
5 8 (12.50%) Validation
6 6 (9.38%) Change Management
6 6 (9.38%) Front End Development
6 6 (9.38%) User Stories
7 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.81%) DevOps
7 5 (7.81%) Kanban
7 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (6.25%) OOP
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Java
1 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.50%) C++
2 8 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) C#
4 5 (7.81%) Scala
5 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.69%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.56%) Go
7 1 (1.56%) Groovy
7 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) VBA
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) CCNA
2 1 (1.56%) CCNP
2 1 (1.56%) CCSA
2 1 (1.56%) CCSE
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.56%) CISSP
2 1 (1.56%) GIAC
2 1 (1.56%) MCDST
2 1 (1.56%) MCTS
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
1 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) SDET
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) NFS
2 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Ansible
1 3 (4.69%) Nagios
1 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) WSUS
3 1 (1.56%) EnCase
3 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) SnapVault
3 1 (1.56%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Adobe
3 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco
3 2 (3.13%) HP
3 2 (3.13%) Infoblox
3 2 (3.13%) Sybase
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.56%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.56%) NetApp
4 1 (1.56%) Qualys
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) Symantec
4 1 (1.56%) Tableau
4 1 (1.56%) Veritas
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Rate: £450 per day
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