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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 141 149 164
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Games 51 72 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 1.02% 0.80%
As % of the General category 1.75% 1.75% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 49
Average daily rate
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£398 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.06% +28.00%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2909 4112 4680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.49% 58.01% 60.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 3078 3543
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 77 64
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Games
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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 1 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 1 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 27 (27.27%) Online Games
2 25 (25.25%) Analytics
3 23 (23.23%) Finance
3 23 (23.23%) Java
4 21 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 20 (20.20%) E-Commerce
5 20 (20.20%) Marketing
5 20 (20.20%) QA
6 19 (19.19%) Project Management
7 17 (17.17%) TDD
8 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.14%) HTML
9 14 (14.14%) Scrum
9 14 (14.14%) Blog
9 14 (14.14%) QlikView
9 14 (14.14%) DevOps
10 13 (13.13%) WebTrends
11 12 (12.12%) SQL
11 12 (12.12%) Web Services
11 12 (12.12%) Python
11 12 (12.12%) Banking
11 12 (12.12%) New Media
11 12 (12.12%) Social Media
12 11 (11.11%) BDD
12 11 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (11.11%) Marketing Strategy
12 11 (11.11%) Mobile App
12 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (11.11%) Danish Language
12 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.04%) Mule
3 3 (3.03%) Node.js
4 2 (2.02%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.02%) CMS
4 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.01%) TYPO3
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.01%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.01%) SPSS
4 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (13.13%) WebTrends
2 5 (5.05%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.04%) GitHub
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Responsys
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.01%) SSH
2 1 (1.01%) DNS
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) QlikView
2 7 (7.07%) Big Data
3 6 (6.06%) Apache Hive
3 6 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.04%) HBase
4 4 (4.04%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (4.04%) MySQL
5 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.01%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.05%) JMeter
3 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.04%) Selenium
4 3 (3.03%) Subversion
4 3 (3.03%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.03%) Behat
4 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.02%) Mockito
5 2 (2.02%) Grunt
5 2 (2.02%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.02%) JUnit
5 2 (2.02%) jMock
5 2 (2.02%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.02%) JSUnit
5 2 (2.02%) Maven
6 1 (1.01%) JIRA
6 1 (1.01%) RSpec
6 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (23.23%) Finance
2 20 (20.20%) Marketing
3 12 (12.12%) Banking
4 11 (11.11%) Danish Language
5 6 (6.06%) Retail
6 5 (5.05%) Legal
7 4 (4.04%) Publishing
7 4 (4.04%) Billing
7 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.02%) Front Office
9 2 (2.02%) Multimedia
10 1 (1.01%) Advertising
10 1 (1.01%) Military
10 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (33.33%) Developer
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.06%) Data Analyst
5 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.05%) Consultant
6 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Operations Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Technical Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Technical Operations Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.03%) LAMP Developer
7 3 (3.03%) Designer
7 3 (3.03%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.03%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 2 (2.02%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) HTML
2 12 (12.12%) Web Services
3 10 (10.10%) Hibernate
3 10 (10.10%) Spring
4 9 (9.09%) HTML5
4 9 (9.09%) CSS
5 7 (7.07%) RESTful
6 6 (6.06%) LAMP
6 6 (6.06%) jQuery
7 5 (5.05%) Backbone.js
8 4 (4.04%) REST
8 4 (4.04%) CSS3
8 4 (4.04%) Memcached
8 4 (4.04%) Apache Camel
8 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.04%) JSON
9 3 (3.03%) Ajax
9 3 (3.03%) Symfony
9 3 (3.03%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) Online Games
2 14 (14.14%) Blog
3 12 (12.12%) New Media
3 12 (12.12%) Social Media
4 11 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (3.03%) Robotics
6 3 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.02%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile Games
7 2 (2.02%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.02%) Open Source
7 2 (2.02%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.02%) Statistics
7 2 (2.02%) Physics
7 2 (2.02%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.01%) Economics
8 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) UNIX
1 7 (7.07%) Linux
2 4 (4.04%) Android
3 2 (2.02%) Solaris
3 2 (2.02%) CentOS
3 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.25%) Analytics
2 20 (20.20%) E-Commerce
3 19 (19.19%) Project Management
4 17 (17.17%) TDD
5 14 (14.14%) Scrum
5 14 (14.14%) DevOps
6 11 (11.11%) BDD
6 11 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (11.11%) Marketing Strategy
6 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.11%) Online Marketing
6 11 (11.11%) CRM
7 10 (10.10%) OO
7 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.09%) Low Latency
9 7 (7.07%) MVC
10 6 (6.06%) Game Development
10 6 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.06%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.23%) Java
2 21 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.12%) SQL
3 12 (12.12%) Python
4 11 (11.11%) PHP
5 9 (9.09%) Ruby
6 8 (8.08%) C
7 6 (6.06%) C++
8 5 (5.05%) C#
9 2 (2.02%) Perl
9 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) Lua
10 1 (1.01%) Scala
10 1 (1.01%) Haskell
10 1 (1.01%) Erlang
10 1 (1.01%) Clojure
10 1 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Degree
2 2 (2.02%) ISEB
2 2 (2.02%) RHCE
2 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) PhD
3 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) vCloud
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (4.04%) Puppet
3 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.02%) Ansible
3 2 (2.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.11%) Lotus
3 9 (9.09%) Oracle
4 5 (5.05%) Omniture
4 5 (5.05%) Teradata
5 4 (4.04%) Vertica
5 4 (4.04%) Netezza
6 3 (3.03%) Google
6 3 (3.03%) Zend
6 3 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.03%) VMware
6 3 (3.03%) Tableau
7 2 (2.02%) Talend
7 2 (2.02%) New Relic
7 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) Unica
8 1 (1.01%) DoubleClick
8 1 (1.01%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
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