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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 146 152 160
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Games 52 80 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 1.09% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.77% 1.86% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 60
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £209 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £491 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%
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
2930 4301 4815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.67% 58.39% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2179 3216 3651
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 63 67
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £54.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 August 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 20 August 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 28 (29.47%) Online Games
2 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 26 (27.37%) Java
3 23 (24.21%) E-Commerce
3 23 (24.21%) Analytics
4 21 (22.11%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.00%) Marketing
5 19 (20.00%) QA
6 17 (17.89%) Project Management
7 16 (16.84%) DevOps
8 15 (15.79%) TDD
9 14 (14.74%) HTML
9 14 (14.74%) Blog
9 14 (14.74%) QlikView
10 13 (13.68%) Social Media
10 13 (13.68%) PHP
10 13 (13.68%) Web Services
10 13 (13.68%) Python
10 13 (13.68%) CRM
10 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
10 13 (13.68%) WebTrends
10 13 (13.68%) Scrum
10 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (12.63%) New Media
12 11 (11.58%) BMC PATROL
12 11 (11.58%) Lotus
12 11 (11.58%) IBM Notes
12 11 (11.58%) Online Marketing
12 11 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (11.58%) Danish Language

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (11.58%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.21%) Mule
3 3 (3.16%) Node.js
4 2 (2.11%) CMS
4 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) TYPO3
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (13.68%) WebTrends
2 5 (5.26%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (3.16%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (2.11%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.05%) Responsys
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) DNS
1 2 (2.11%) SAN
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.05%) SSH
2 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.05%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) QlikView
2 5 (5.26%) Big Data
3 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) MySQL
4 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.05%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.05%) HBase
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.26%) JMeter
3 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.16%) Selenium
4 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.11%) Grunt
5 2 (2.11%) JSUnit
5 2 (2.11%) jMock
5 2 (2.11%) Subversion
5 2 (2.11%) Maven
5 2 (2.11%) Behat
5 2 (2.11%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.11%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.05%) Mockito
6 1 (1.05%) RSpec
6 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.05%) Capybara
6 1 (1.05%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.05%) JUnit
General
1 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 19 (20.00%) Marketing
3 11 (11.58%) Danish Language
4 10 (10.53%) Banking
5 6 (6.32%) Retail
5 6 (6.32%) Legal
6 4 (4.21%) Billing
6 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.16%) Publishing
7 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (36.84%) Developer
2 12 (12.63%) Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Consultant
4 6 (6.32%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Designer
7 3 (3.16%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (3.16%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.16%) Operations Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Technical Operations Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.11%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) Tester
8 2 (2.11%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) HTML
2 13 (13.68%) Web Services
3 10 (10.53%) CSS
3 10 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 10 (10.53%) Spring
3 10 (10.53%) HTML5
4 7 (7.37%) RESTful
5 6 (6.32%) Backbone.js
5 6 (6.32%) JSON
5 6 (6.32%) jQuery
6 5 (5.26%) LAMP
6 5 (5.26%) CSS3
7 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.21%) Apache Camel
7 4 (4.21%) REST
7 4 (4.21%) Memcached
8 3 (3.16%) .NET
8 3 (3.16%) J2EE
8 3 (3.16%) XML
9 2 (2.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.47%) Online Games
2 14 (14.74%) Blog
3 13 (13.68%) Social Media
4 12 (12.63%) New Media
5 11 (11.58%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.16%) Robotics
7 3 (3.16%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.11%) Mobile Games
8 2 (2.11%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.11%) Physics
8 2 (2.11%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.11%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.05%) Xbox
9 1 (1.05%) iPad
9 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.05%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.32%) UNIX
2 5 (5.26%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) Android
4 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.11%) Windows
5 2 (2.11%) Solaris
5 2 (2.11%) CentOS
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) E-Commerce
1 23 (24.21%) Analytics
2 17 (17.89%) Project Management
3 16 (16.84%) DevOps
4 15 (15.79%) TDD
5 13 (13.68%) Scrum
5 13 (13.68%) CRM
5 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (11.58%) BDD
6 11 (11.58%) Marketing Strategy
6 11 (11.58%) Online Marketing
6 11 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (10.53%) OO
8 9 (9.47%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.47%) Low Latency
9 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.37%) Game Development
11 6 (6.32%) MVC
12 5 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.37%) Java
2 21 (22.11%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.68%) PHP
3 13 (13.68%) Python
4 10 (10.53%) Ruby
4 10 (10.53%) SQL
5 4 (4.21%) C++
5 4 (4.21%) C
6 3 (3.16%) C#
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.11%) Scala
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) Clojure
8 1 (1.05%) Lua
8 1 (1.05%) Haskell
8 1 (1.05%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) RHCE
3 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) vCloud
2 1 (1.05%) HDFS
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
3 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.11%) Ansible
3 2 (2.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) Lotus
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) Omniture
5 4 (4.21%) Google
6 3 (3.16%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.11%) Teradata
7 2 (2.11%) Siebel
7 2 (2.11%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.11%) Tableau
7 2 (2.11%) Zend
7 2 (2.11%) New Relic
8 1 (1.05%) Foundry
8 1 (1.05%) 29West
8 1 (1.05%) Eloqua
8 1 (1.05%) Vertica
8 1 (1.05%) Talend
8 1 (1.05%) Neolane
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Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Red Sofa London
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £560 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago