The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 350 290 196
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -94
Contract jobs citing Games 287 335 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.67% 1.10%
As % of the General category 1.34% 1.72% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 167 326
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +109.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £16.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £157.50 £165.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21388 19429 20527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.66% 38.59% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13982 12259 13045
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 497 538
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.23 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in England

Games
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the England region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in England

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in England

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the England region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in England

Games
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Games Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Games
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -57 178 £423 +2.42% 140
South East -17 42 £344 +5.76% 35
West Midlands +20 26 £336 - 40
North West -37 11 £300 -7.69% 31
South West +4 10 £375 - 5
Yorkshire -26 10 £375 +50.00% 32
North East -22 5 £410 +17.00% 5
East Midlands -6 4 £275 - 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 240 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (20.35%) Scrum
3 124 (19.71%) HTML
4 121 (19.24%) TDD
5 107 (17.01%) Java
6 105 (16.69%) JavaScript
7 88 (13.99%) Online Games
8 86 (13.67%) HTML5
8 86 (13.67%) C++
8 86 (13.67%) SQL
9 83 (13.20%) CSS
10 74 (11.76%) C#
11 69 (10.97%) Android
12 67 (10.65%) E-Commerce
13 65 (10.33%) Finance
14 63 (10.02%) Linux
15 60 (9.54%) Software Engineering
16 59 (9.38%) Apple iOS
17 55 (8.74%) CSS3
17 55 (8.74%) Retail
18 52 (8.27%) Marketing
18 52 (8.27%) Mobile App
19 48 (7.63%) Game Development
20 45 (7.15%) BDD
20 45 (7.15%) Python
21 43 (6.84%) .NET
21 43 (6.84%) jQuery
22 42 (6.68%) XML
23 41 (6.52%) Windows
23 41 (6.52%) OO

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 33 (5.25%) Node.js
2 20 (3.18%) Apache
3 12 (1.91%) IIS
4 11 (1.75%) CMS
4 11 (1.75%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.59%) nginx
6 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.11%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.48%) JBoss
8 3 (0.48%) WordPress
9 2 (0.32%) Drupal
9 2 (0.32%) SAS
9 2 (0.32%) Mule
9 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 34 (5.41%) Maya
3 24 (3.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (1.75%) 3ds Max
4 11 (1.75%) MS Excel
4 11 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.59%) MS Project
6 6 (0.95%) ZBrush
7 5 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.79%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.64%) MS Office
9 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.16%) InDesign
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.16%) Mingle
10 1 (0.16%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Unica
3 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.48%) Heroku
3 3 (0.48%) IaaS
3 3 (0.48%) Yammer
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.32%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.18%) Firewall
2 14 (2.23%) HTTP
3 12 (1.91%) DNS
4 11 (1.75%) Internet
5 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.79%) MPLS
5 5 (0.79%) OSPF
5 5 (0.79%) BGP
6 4 (0.64%) VPN
6 4 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.48%) Network Security
7 3 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.48%) Skype
8 2 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.32%) AMQP
8 2 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.32%) Telnet
8 2 (0.32%) SSH
8 2 (0.32%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.04%) NoSQL
2 32 (5.09%) MySQL
3 24 (3.82%) Big Data
4 22 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.50%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.18%) Hadoop
6 18 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.43%) Redis
10 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.95%) CouchDB
11 6 (0.95%) HBase
11 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.79%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.97%) Subversion
3 24 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.66%) Selenium
5 21 (3.34%) Grunt
6 19 (3.02%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.07%) JIRA
8 12 (1.91%) WebDriver
9 11 (1.75%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.59%) Axure RP
11 9 (1.43%) JUnit
12 8 (1.27%) Maven
13 7 (1.11%) RSpec
13 7 (1.11%) JBehave
14 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.95%) CruiseControl
15 5 (0.79%) Xcode
15 5 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
16 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 65 (10.33%) Finance
2 55 (8.74%) Retail
3 52 (8.27%) Marketing
4 32 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.70%) Electronics
5 17 (2.70%) Publishing
6 15 (2.38%) Advertising
7 13 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.43%) Banking
9 7 (1.11%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.11%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.95%) French Language
10 6 (0.95%) German Language
11 5 (0.79%) iGaming
11 5 (0.79%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.79%) Legal
12 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.48%) Military
13 3 (0.48%) Automotive
13 3 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 246 (39.11%) Developer
2 54 (8.59%) Analyst
3 47 (7.47%) Project Manager
4 40 (6.36%) Architect
5 36 (5.72%) Front-End Developer
6 34 (5.41%) Java Developer
7 29 (4.61%) Programmer
8 26 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 25 (3.97%) Designer
9 25 (3.97%) C++ Developer
10 23 (3.66%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.50%) ScrumMaster
12 19 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.70%) Games Developer
14 15 (2.38%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.38%) Android Developer
15 14 (2.23%) Tester
15 14 (2.23%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.23%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.71%) HTML
2 86 (13.67%) HTML5
3 83 (13.20%) CSS
4 55 (8.74%) CSS3
5 43 (6.84%) jQuery
5 43 (6.84%) .NET
6 42 (6.68%) XML
7 31 (4.93%) Web Services
8 29 (4.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 27 (4.29%) OpenGL
10 26 (4.13%) Backbone.js
11 24 (3.82%) Flash
11 24 (3.82%) REST
12 23 (3.66%) JSON
13 20 (3.18%) Spring
14 18 (2.86%) AngularJS
15 16 (2.54%) RESTful
16 14 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (2.07%) SOAP
18 11 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.99%) Online Games
2 52 (8.27%) Mobile App
3 37 (5.88%) User Experience
4 32 (5.09%) Streaming Video
5 27 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.82%) Animation
6 24 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.50%) Xbox
8 20 (3.18%) STB
9 18 (2.86%) Social Media
10 17 (2.70%) Physics
11 16 (2.54%) Data Centre
11 16 (2.54%) Mobile Games
12 15 (2.38%) IPTV
12 15 (2.38%) iPad
13 14 (2.23%) PlayStation
14 13 (2.07%) Over-the-Top Content
14 13 (2.07%) iPhone
15 11 (1.75%) DTV
16 10 (1.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.97%) Android
2 63 (10.02%) Linux
3 59 (9.38%) Apple iOS
4 41 (6.52%) Windows
5 18 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.70%) UNIX
7 9 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.79%) CentOS
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (20.35%) Scrum
3 121 (19.24%) TDD
4 67 (10.65%) E-Commerce
5 60 (9.54%) Software Engineering
6 48 (7.63%) Game Development
7 45 (7.15%) BDD
8 41 (6.52%) OO
8 41 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (6.52%) DevOps
9 38 (6.04%) Project Management
10 37 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (5.72%) Mentoring
12 34 (5.41%) User Stories
12 34 (5.41%) Kanban
13 32 (5.09%) Automated Testing
14 30 (4.77%) Test Automation
15 26 (4.13%) MVC
15 26 (4.13%) Android Development
16 25 (3.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 107 (17.01%) Java
2 105 (16.69%) JavaScript
3 86 (13.67%) SQL
3 86 (13.67%) C++
4 74 (11.76%) C#
5 45 (7.15%) Python
6 24 (3.82%) Ruby
7 21 (3.34%) C
8 20 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.86%) ActionScript
10 17 (2.70%) PHP
11 15 (2.38%) Perl
12 11 (1.75%) Scala
13 9 (1.43%) ActionScript 3.0
13 9 (1.43%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.79%) Lua
17 4 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 39 (6.20%) Degree
2 7 (1.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (0.95%) CISSP
4 5 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.79%) GIAC
5 4 (0.64%) GCIA
5 4 (0.64%) GCIH
5 4 (0.64%) CCNA
6 3 (0.48%) CCIE
6 3 (0.48%) CCNP
7 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.32%) CISMP
8 1 (0.16%) MCITP
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) CISA
8 1 (0.16%) CISM
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.20%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) MiFID
4 2 (0.32%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (1.91%) Docker
2 7 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) Snort
5 2 (0.32%) HDFS
5 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.16%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (4.29%) Puppet
3 10 (1.59%) Ansible
4 9 (1.43%) HAProxy
4 9 (1.43%) Nagios
5 6 (0.95%) Mesos
6 5 (0.79%) Graphite
7 4 (0.64%) Salt
8 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.48%) SCCM
9 2 (0.32%) SCOM
9 2 (0.32%) SCSM
9 2 (0.32%) MOM
10 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.16%) Opsview
10 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.16%) Cacti
10 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.97%) Oracle
3 20 (3.18%) Adobe
4 14 (2.23%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.23%) Apple
5 11 (1.75%) SAP
6 10 (1.59%) Cisco
6 10 (1.59%) Perforce
7 9 (1.43%) Barracuda Networks
7 9 (1.43%) IBM
7 9 (1.43%) Roku
8 8 (1.27%) Facebook
8 8 (1.27%) VMware
9 7 (1.11%) Google
10 5 (0.79%) HP
10 5 (0.79%) Tableau
11 4 (0.64%) Splunk
11 4 (0.64%) hybris
11 4 (0.64%) Symbian
12 3 (0.48%) Endeca
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London
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Rate: £382.00 per annum
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Rate: £100 - £200 per day
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day + competitive
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Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
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