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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 264 202 222
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +20
Contract jobs citing Games 397 452 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.97% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.35% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 258 211
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £36.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.65% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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
18966 19267 18163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.26% 41.14% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12708 12411 10908
Average daily rate £440 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 529 715
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 2014. 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 +15 300 £394 -2.17% 107
South East -78 39 £250 +21.21% 23
Yorkshire +1 16 £359 +8.62% 10
North West -26 15 £250 -33.33% 10
West Midlands -14 10 £364 +26.52% 10
East of England -14 8 £500 +26.58% 12
South West -23 5 £338 - 6
East Midlands +9 3 £285 - 2
Midlands - - - - 12
North East - - - - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 307 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (26.93%) Online Games
3 158 (20.65%) Scrum
4 150 (19.61%) TDD
5 148 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 145 (18.95%) Java
7 125 (16.34%) SQL
8 121 (15.82%) HTML
9 97 (12.68%) Linux
10 91 (11.90%) CSS
10 91 (11.90%) Finance
11 83 (10.85%) Python
12 80 (10.46%) Oracle
13 76 (9.93%) Degree
14 75 (9.80%) QA
15 71 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (9.02%) Windows
17 68 (8.89%) OO
17 68 (8.89%) C#
17 68 (8.89%) HTML5
18 66 (8.63%) MySQL
19 65 (8.50%) Web Services
19 65 (8.50%) Marketing
20 63 (8.24%) E-Commerce
21 58 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
21 58 (7.58%) Apple iOS
22 57 (7.45%) jQuery
23 54 (7.06%) Data Modelling
23 54 (7.06%) XML
23 54 (7.06%) UNIX

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 38 (4.97%) Apache
2 20 (2.61%) Node.js
3 12 (1.57%) CMS
4 11 (1.44%) Drupal
5 10 (1.31%) nginx
5 10 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.92%) IIS
8 6 (0.78%) WordPress
8 6 (0.78%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.65%) Confluence
9 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.39%) JBoss
12 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (3.40%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.01%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.57%) Maya
5 12 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.31%) MS Office
7 6 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.39%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.39%) ZBrush
8 3 (0.39%) InDesign
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.26%) MS Project
9 2 (0.26%) SPSS
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.13%) Blender
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.39%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.26%) Magento
4 2 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.52%) Office 365
4 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.26%) GitHub
5 2 (0.26%) IaaS
5 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.92%) Internet
2 29 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 25 (3.27%) Firewall
4 22 (2.88%) DNS
5 16 (2.09%) Network Security
5 16 (2.09%) iSCSI
6 14 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (1.83%) HTTP
7 12 (1.57%) LDAP
7 12 (1.57%) OSPF
7 12 (1.57%) BGP
8 11 (1.44%) MPLS
9 10 (1.31%) NetScreen
10 9 (1.18%) TACACS
10 9 (1.18%) IPsec
10 9 (1.18%) VPN
10 9 (1.18%) NetScaler
10 9 (1.18%) MVNO
10 9 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.63%) MySQL
2 50 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (5.23%) Amazon Redshift
4 33 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 30 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (3.79%) Hadoop
7 28 (3.66%) Big Data
8 23 (3.01%) OLTP
9 18 (2.35%) SQL Server
10 16 (2.09%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.96%) QlikView
12 13 (1.70%) Redis
13 12 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.44%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.31%) CouchDB
16 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database
16 9 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
17 8 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
18 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (6.54%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.44%) Jasmine
3 28 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.66%) Selenium
3 28 (3.66%) Subversion
4 25 (3.27%) Cucumber
5 23 (3.01%) JIRA
6 22 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 20 (2.61%) Grunt
8 18 (2.35%) Maven
9 13 (1.70%) Axure RP
10 12 (1.57%) JMeter
11 11 (1.44%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.18%) JUnit
13 7 (0.92%) Xcode
14 6 (0.78%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.78%) Ant
15 5 (0.65%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 91 (11.90%) Finance
2 65 (8.50%) Marketing
3 46 (6.01%) Retail
4 20 (2.61%) Banking
5 19 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.83%) Publishing
7 13 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.31%) Advertising
9 9 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.92%) Legal
11 6 (0.78%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.65%) Back Office
12 5 (0.65%) Electronics
12 5 (0.65%) Danish Language
13 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.26%) iGaming
15 1 (0.13%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 274 (35.82%) Developer
2 83 (10.85%) Analyst
3 42 (5.49%) Project Manager
4 38 (4.97%) Business Analyst
5 34 (4.44%) Java Developer
6 33 (4.31%) Architect
7 32 (4.18%) ScrumMaster
8 29 (3.79%) Designer
8 29 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
8 29 (3.79%) Web Developer
9 27 (3.53%) Senior Developer
10 23 (3.01%) Programmer
10 23 (3.01%) Mobile Developer
11 22 (2.88%) Python Developer
12 20 (2.61%) Front-End Developer
12 20 (2.61%) Consultant
13 19 (2.48%) Games Developer
14 17 (2.22%) Python/Django Developer
15 16 (2.09%) Test Analyst
16 15 (1.96%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (15.82%) HTML
2 91 (11.90%) CSS
3 68 (8.89%) HTML5
4 65 (8.50%) Web Services
5 57 (7.45%) jQuery
6 54 (7.06%) XML
7 48 (6.27%) REST
8 41 (5.36%) Spring
8 41 (5.36%) JSON
9 38 (4.97%) CSS3
10 35 (4.58%) .NET
11 31 (4.05%) AngularJS
11 31 (4.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 29 (3.79%) RESTful
13 25 (3.27%) Flash
14 24 (3.14%) Django
14 24 (3.14%) Gherkin
15 20 (2.61%) Backbone.js
16 19 (2.48%) Hibernate
17 17 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 206 (26.93%) Online Games
2 51 (6.67%) User Experience
3 49 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 47 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (4.71%) Digital Media
6 32 (4.18%) Data Integration
7 30 (3.92%) Computer Science
8 25 (3.27%) Mathematics
9 19 (2.48%) Social Media
10 18 (2.35%) Visualisation
11 17 (2.22%) Open Source
11 17 (2.22%) Social Gaming
12 16 (2.09%) Mobile Games
13 12 (1.57%) Replication
13 12 (1.57%) Physics
14 11 (1.44%) Animation
14 11 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
14 11 (1.44%) New Media
15 9 (1.18%) Xbox
15 9 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.68%) Linux
2 69 (9.02%) Windows
3 58 (7.58%) Apple iOS
4 54 (7.06%) UNIX
5 47 (6.14%) Android
6 23 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.70%) CentOS
9 7 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.39%) VMS
12 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (20.65%) Scrum
3 150 (19.61%) TDD
4 71 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (8.89%) OO
6 63 (8.24%) E-Commerce
7 58 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (7.06%) Data Modelling
9 53 (6.93%) Automated Testing
10 50 (6.54%) Project Management
10 50 (6.54%) Kanban
10 50 (6.54%) User Stories
11 49 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (6.14%) Game Development
12 47 (6.14%) ETL
13 45 (5.88%) Analytics
14 41 (5.36%) ITIL
15 40 (5.23%) BDD
16 36 (4.71%) CRM
17 35 (4.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 148 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 145 (18.95%) Java
3 125 (16.34%) SQL
4 83 (10.85%) Python
5 68 (8.89%) C#
6 51 (6.67%) C++
7 47 (6.14%) Ruby
8 38 (4.97%) PHP
9 28 (3.66%) PL/SQL
10 26 (3.40%) C
11 19 (2.48%) Objective-C
12 17 (2.22%) ActionScript
13 16 (2.09%) ActionScript 3.0
13 16 (2.09%) Perl
14 12 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.44%) Scala
15 11 (1.44%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.18%) ActionScript 2.0
17 8 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (9.93%) Degree
2 13 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.18%) CCIE
4 8 (1.05%) ISEB
5 7 (0.92%) PhD
5 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.65%) CRISC
6 5 (0.65%) CCNP
6 5 (0.65%) CISSP
6 5 (0.65%) CISA
6 5 (0.65%) CISM
7 4 (0.52%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.39%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.26%) GIAC
9 2 (0.26%) GCIA
9 2 (0.26%) GCIH
9 2 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (9.80%) QA
2 17 (2.22%) SLA
3 8 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (2.09%) NFS
2 14 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.44%) Xen
5 7 (0.92%) vSphere
6 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.65%) vCloud
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.26%) Snort
8 2 (0.26%) XenServer
8 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.13%) IAG
9 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 32 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.88%) Puppet
3 18 (2.35%) Nagios
4 9 (1.18%) SCOM
5 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.05%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.05%) HAProxy
6 6 (0.78%) Nessus
7 5 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.52%) Opsview
8 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.39%) Control-M
9 3 (0.39%) SCCM
9 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.13%) RANCID
10 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 80 (10.46%) Oracle
2 44 (5.75%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.53%) Cisco
4 25 (3.27%) Google
5 21 (2.75%) Citrix
6 19 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.22%) VMware
8 15 (1.96%) Netezza
8 15 (1.96%) Tableau
9 14 (1.83%) Ab Initio
10 13 (1.70%) Facebook
10 13 (1.70%) Juniper
10 13 (1.70%) Adobe
11 12 (1.57%) Teradata
12 10 (1.31%) NetApp
12 10 (1.31%) Twitter
12 10 (1.31%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.31%) Splunk
12 10 (1.31%) F5
13 8 (1.05%) Zend
London
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Roc Search
Rate: £150 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £50 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Posted: 6 days ago
Hammersmith And Fulham, London
Disney
Rate: £45,000 - £50,000
Posted: 10 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago