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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 287 254 220
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -34
Contract jobs citing Games 352 363 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.84% 1.94% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 181 222
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +114.28%
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
19088 18732 18269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.80% 39.05% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 12033 11324
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 536 622
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 187 £425 +21.42% 145
South East +5 87 £350 +16.66% 49
Yorkshire +5 26 £375 -11.76% 20
East of England +12 17 £513 +70.83% 24
West Midlands -4 14 £345 +4.54% 19
South West +20 11 £380 +1.33% 9
East Midlands -7 4 £294 -2.08% 4
North West -31 3 £594 +110.17% 13
North East -13 2 - - 10
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 278 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (21.31%) HTML
3 135 (18.80%) JavaScript
4 133 (18.52%) Java
5 123 (17.13%) Online Games
6 115 (16.02%) CSS
7 114 (15.88%) Scrum
8 112 (15.60%) TDD
9 97 (13.51%) SQL
10 96 (13.37%) HTML5
11 90 (12.53%) Finance
12 82 (11.42%) C#
13 80 (11.14%) E-Commerce
14 79 (11.00%) Linux
15 64 (8.91%) Marketing
16 62 (8.64%) Software Engineering
16 62 (8.64%) CSS3
17 61 (8.50%) Android
17 61 (8.50%) Python
18 60 (8.36%) C++
19 59 (8.22%) Degree
20 58 (8.08%) Apple iOS
21 57 (7.94%) jQuery
22 56 (7.80%) Retail
23 55 (7.66%) QA
24 53 (7.38%) OO
25 52 (7.24%) Windows
26 50 (6.96%) Project Management
26 50 (6.96%) BDD
27 49 (6.82%) Game Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (5.43%) Node.js
2 22 (3.06%) Apache
3 14 (1.95%) IIS
4 13 (1.81%) SAS
5 11 (1.53%) nginx
6 10 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.39%) CMS
7 9 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.11%) JBoss
9 7 (0.97%) Confluence
10 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.70%) Jetty
11 5 (0.70%) WordPress
11 5 (0.70%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 21 (2.92%) Maya
3 16 (2.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (1.81%) 3ds Max
4 13 (1.81%) MS Office
4 13 (1.81%) MS Excel
5 12 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.25%) Shockwave
7 6 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.84%) ZBrush
7 6 (0.84%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.84%) MS Project
8 5 (0.70%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.28%) Edge Animate
11 1 (0.14%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Unica
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.11%) PaaS
5 7 (0.97%) SaaS
5 7 (0.97%) IaaS
6 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.42%) Heroku
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.42%) Yammer
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Office 365
8 1 (0.14%) Route 53
8 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.82%) Firewall
2 25 (3.48%) Network Security
3 24 (3.34%) Internet
4 18 (2.51%) DNS
5 16 (2.23%) HTTP
6 15 (2.09%) OSPF
6 15 (2.09%) BGP
6 15 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (1.81%) MPLS
7 13 (1.81%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.67%) VPN
9 10 (1.39%) NetScreen
9 10 (1.39%) TACACS
9 10 (1.39%) IPsec
10 9 (1.25%) VoIP
10 9 (1.25%) WAN
11 8 (1.11%) DMZ
12 6 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.99%) NoSQL
2 39 (5.43%) MongoDB
3 34 (4.74%) MySQL
4 27 (3.76%) Big Data
5 26 (3.62%) Hadoop
6 22 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.92%) SQL Server
8 18 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 12 (1.67%) CouchDB
10 9 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.25%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.11%) OLTP
12 6 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.84%) Redis
12 6 (0.84%) HBase
12 6 (0.84%) OLAP
13 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (4.46%) Selenium
2 31 (4.32%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.62%) Grunt
5 22 (3.06%) Subversion
6 20 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 18 (2.51%) WebDriver
8 16 (2.23%) JIRA
9 14 (1.95%) Maven
10 12 (1.67%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.11%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.11%) JUnit
12 6 (0.84%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.70%) Ant
13 5 (0.70%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.70%) JBehave
13 5 (0.70%) Hudson
14 4 (0.56%) GitLab
14 4 (0.56%) VisualVM
14 4 (0.56%) FishEye
General
1 90 (12.53%) Finance
2 64 (8.91%) Marketing
3 56 (7.80%) Retail
4 27 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.37%) Advertising
5 17 (2.37%) Electronics
6 14 (1.95%) Publishing
7 12 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.39%) Banking
9 8 (1.11%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.11%) Interactive Media
10 7 (0.97%) Legal
10 7 (0.97%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.84%) iGaming
12 5 (0.70%) French Language
13 4 (0.56%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.56%) German Language
13 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.56%) Law
14 3 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 248 (34.54%) Developer
2 64 (8.91%) Analyst
3 59 (8.22%) Project Manager
4 54 (7.52%) Architect
5 42 (5.85%) Java Developer
6 37 (5.15%) Front-End Developer
7 31 (4.32%) Designer
7 31 (4.32%) Business Analyst
8 30 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 25 (3.48%) Web Developer
10 23 (3.20%) Programmer
10 23 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.06%) Senior Developer
11 22 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (2.51%) Software Engineer
12 18 (2.51%) Tester
13 16 (2.23%) Network Engineer
14 14 (1.95%) Agile Project Manager
14 14 (1.95%) Consultant
15 12 (1.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (21.31%) HTML
2 115 (16.02%) CSS
3 96 (13.37%) HTML5
4 62 (8.64%) CSS3
5 57 (7.94%) jQuery
6 48 (6.69%) Web Services
7 41 (5.71%) .NET
8 38 (5.29%) XML
9 32 (4.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 31 (4.32%) REST
11 30 (4.18%) AngularJS
12 29 (4.04%) Backbone.js
13 23 (3.20%) SOAP
14 22 (3.06%) RESTful
14 22 (3.06%) Flash
15 21 (2.92%) Spring
16 18 (2.51%) OpenGL
17 17 (2.37%) JSON
18 15 (2.09%) Sass
19 13 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 123 (17.13%) Online Games
2 37 (5.15%) User Experience
2 37 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 32 (4.46%) Streaming Video
4 32 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.48%) Xbox
6 23 (3.20%) Open Source
7 21 (2.92%) Mobile Games
8 20 (2.79%) Physics
8 20 (2.79%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.65%) IPTV
9 19 (2.65%) iPad
10 18 (2.51%) Mathematics
10 18 (2.51%) Visualisation
10 18 (2.51%) Animation
10 18 (2.51%) STB
11 17 (2.37%) Social Media
12 15 (2.09%) iPhone
12 15 (2.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.00%) Linux
2 61 (8.50%) Android
3 58 (8.08%) Apple iOS
4 52 (7.24%) Windows
5 28 (3.90%) UNIX
6 24 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.39%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.11%) CentOS
10 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (15.88%) Scrum
3 112 (15.60%) TDD
4 80 (11.14%) E-Commerce
5 62 (8.64%) Software Engineering
6 53 (7.38%) OO
7 50 (6.96%) Project Management
7 50 (6.96%) BDD
8 49 (6.82%) Game Development
9 48 (6.69%) DevOps
10 46 (6.41%) Responsive Web Design
11 41 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (5.43%) Mentoring
13 37 (5.15%) Analytics
14 36 (5.01%) MVC
15 35 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (4.87%) Kanban
16 31 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (3.48%) SOA
17 25 (3.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 135 (18.80%) JavaScript
2 133 (18.52%) Java
3 97 (13.51%) SQL
4 82 (11.42%) C#
5 61 (8.50%) Python
6 60 (8.36%) C++
7 39 (5.43%) Ruby
8 38 (5.29%) PHP
9 26 (3.62%) C
10 22 (3.06%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.37%) Perl
12 15 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.81%) ActionScript
14 9 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.25%) Scala
15 8 (1.11%) R
16 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.84%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.70%) Lua
19 4 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 59 (8.22%) Degree
2 26 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.51%) CCIE
4 12 (1.67%) CISSP
5 7 (0.97%) GIAC
5 7 (0.97%) CCNP
5 7 (0.97%) GCIA
5 7 (0.97%) GCIH
6 6 (0.84%) CCNA
7 5 (0.70%) ISEB
8 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.56%) PMP
8 4 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.42%) CISMP
9 3 (0.42%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) GCED
10 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.66%) QA
2 16 (2.23%) SLA
3 9 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.11%) Docker
3 7 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.70%) NFS
4 5 (0.70%) Snort
4 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) Xen
6 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) IAG
7 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (4.18%) Puppet
3 11 (1.53%) Nagios
3 11 (1.53%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.70%) Ansible
5 4 (0.56%) Graphite
5 4 (0.56%) Salt
5 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.42%) Nessus
6 3 (0.42%) SCOM
6 3 (0.42%) Mesos
7 2 (0.28%) RANCID
7 2 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.28%) Oozie
7 2 (0.28%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.14%) Control-M
8 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (5.43%) Oracle
2 34 (4.74%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.76%) Adobe
4 25 (3.48%) Cisco
5 17 (2.37%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.23%) Apple
7 13 (1.81%) Perforce
8 12 (1.67%) SAP
9 11 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.53%) Juniper
9 11 (1.53%) Citrix
9 11 (1.53%) VMware
9 11 (1.53%) Barracuda Networks
9 11 (1.53%) F5
10 10 (1.39%) Roku
11 9 (1.25%) IBM
11 9 (1.25%) Facebook
12 8 (1.11%) Tableau
12 8 (1.11%) hybris
12 8 (1.11%) Google
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £9 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago