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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / England
Rank 302 310 287
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Games 304 344 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.72% 0.76%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.88% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 257 235
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.53% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £70.00 £25.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.84% +0.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
15586 18259 18453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.22% 38.29% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10287 12013 11877
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 482 413
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.23 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.85%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 185 £430 +1.17% 163
Yorkshire +28 32 £475 +26.66% 23
North West +28 25 £275 -11.29% 30
South East +26 25 £350 +7.69% 26
South West +20 13 £375 -4.76% 15
North East -14 9 £350 -22.22% 4
East of England +2 6 £250 -20.00% 12
West Midlands -8 5 £375 +1.35% 36
East Midlands -5 2 £275 +22.22% 8
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Games.

1 292 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (28.40%) Java
3 169 (24.74%) TDD
4 166 (24.30%) JavaScript
5 129 (18.89%) HTML
6 112 (16.40%) Scrum
7 97 (14.20%) CSS
8 86 (12.59%) HTML5
9 84 (12.30%) Jenkins
10 83 (12.15%) QA
11 82 (12.01%) Git (software)
12 79 (11.57%) C#
13 78 (11.42%) AngularJS
14 76 (11.13%) BDD
15 74 (10.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 69 (10.10%) Finance
17 68 (9.96%) C++
18 67 (9.81%) React
19 65 (9.52%) Android
19 65 (9.52%) Software Engineering
20 64 (9.37%) Scala
21 63 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
21 63 (9.22%) SQL
21 63 (9.22%) Front End Development
22 62 (9.08%) Automated Testing
22 62 (9.08%) User Stories
23 61 (8.93%) Cucumber
24 59 (8.64%) Online Games
24 59 (8.64%) Selenium
24 59 (8.64%) JSON

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.20%) Apache
1 15 (2.20%) Tomcat
2 13 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.76%) Confluence
4 11 (1.61%) CMS
5 8 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.02%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.73%) Jetty
9 4 (0.59%) IIS
9 4 (0.59%) SAS
9 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.44%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (3.37%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.17%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.73%) 3ds Max
5 5 (0.73%) Maya
6 4 (0.59%) InDesign
6 4 (0.59%) MS Office
6 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.44%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.29%) InVision
8 2 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.15%) Mingle
9 1 (0.15%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.44%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Radian6
3 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.37%) GitHub
3 14 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.76%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
6 10 (1.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 10 (1.46%) Route 53
7 7 (1.02%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.44%) AdWords
9 3 (0.44%) G Suite
9 3 (0.44%) Google Play
9 3 (0.44%) Heroku
9 3 (0.44%) PaaS
9 3 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.34%) Internet
2 10 (1.46%) SSL
3 9 (1.32%) DNS
3 9 (1.32%) HTTP
4 8 (1.17%) LAN
4 8 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.02%) Firewall
5 7 (1.02%) SAN
6 5 (0.73%) DHCP
6 5 (0.73%) LDAP
6 5 (0.73%) WAN
7 4 (0.59%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.59%) SMTP
8 3 (0.44%) AMQP
8 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.44%) Network Security
8 3 (0.44%) VPN
9 2 (0.29%) OSPF
9 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.81%) Big Data
2 24 (3.51%) MySQL
2 24 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 13 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.61%) Apache Hive
7 10 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.02%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.02%) Neo4j
10 7 (1.02%) Redis
10 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.59%) HBase
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 84 (12.30%) Jenkins
2 82 (12.01%) Git (software)
3 61 (8.93%) Cucumber
4 59 (8.64%) Selenium
5 45 (6.59%) WebDriver
6 43 (6.30%) JIRA
7 35 (5.12%) JUnit
8 34 (4.98%) RSpec
9 23 (3.37%) gulp
10 22 (3.22%) Grunt
11 17 (2.49%) Jasmine
12 15 (2.20%) Maven
12 15 (2.20%) Mocha
13 11 (1.61%) Subversion
14 10 (1.46%) Gradle
15 9 (1.32%) Eclipse
15 9 (1.32%) JMeter
16 8 (1.17%) IntelliJ
16 8 (1.17%) TeamCity
17 7 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 69 (10.10%) Finance
2 47 (6.88%) Banking
3 40 (5.86%) Marketing
4 33 (4.83%) Retail
5 32 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.66%) Back Office
7 19 (2.78%) Advertising
8 18 (2.64%) Investment Banking
9 16 (2.34%) Publishing
10 12 (1.76%) Online Betting
11 9 (1.32%) Electronics
11 9 (1.32%) Legal
12 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.73%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.59%) Automotive
13 4 (0.59%) iGaming
14 3 (0.44%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.29%) Danish Language
16 1 (0.15%) German Language
16 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 311 (45.53%) Developer
2 59 (8.64%) Java Developer
3 58 (8.49%) Analyst
4 51 (7.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (7.03%) Senior Developer
6 46 (6.73%) Games Developer
7 42 (6.15%) Test Engineer
8 34 (4.98%) QA Engineer
9 31 (4.54%) QA Test Engineer
10 29 (4.25%) Quality Engineer
11 26 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
12 25 (3.66%) Tester
13 24 (3.51%) Business Analyst
13 24 (3.51%) Designer
13 24 (3.51%) Project Manager
14 23 (3.37%) Architect
15 22 (3.22%) Android Developer
15 22 (3.22%) Ruby Developer
16 20 (2.93%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (18.89%) HTML
2 97 (14.20%) CSS
3 86 (12.59%) HTML5
4 78 (11.42%) AngularJS
5 74 (10.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 67 (9.81%) React
7 59 (8.64%) JSON
8 54 (7.91%) Node.js
9 50 (7.32%) .NET
10 45 (6.59%) CSS3
11 43 (6.30%) Spring
12 40 (5.86%) Web Services
13 38 (5.56%) REST
14 37 (5.42%) RESTful
15 35 (5.12%) Ruby on Rails
16 27 (3.95%) XML
17 24 (3.51%) Hibernate
17 24 (3.51%) jQuery
18 23 (3.37%) Backbone.js
19 19 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.64%) Online Games
2 51 (7.47%) User Experience
3 31 (4.54%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.25%) Computer Science
5 28 (4.10%) Mobile Games
6 25 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.20%) Animation
8 13 (1.90%) Social Media
9 12 (1.76%) Spread Betting
10 10 (1.46%) 3D Graphics
11 9 (1.32%) Clustering
11 9 (1.32%) STB
11 9 (1.32%) Video on Demand
12 7 (1.02%) FMCG
12 7 (1.02%) Streaming Video
12 7 (1.02%) Xbox
13 6 (0.88%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.88%) Graphic Design
13 6 (0.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.52%) Android
2 47 (6.88%) Apple iOS
2 47 (6.88%) Linux
3 34 (4.98%) Windows
4 22 (3.22%) Unix
5 21 (3.07%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (24.74%) TDD
3 112 (16.40%) Scrum
4 76 (11.13%) BDD
5 65 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 63 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (9.22%) Front End Development
7 62 (9.08%) Automated Testing
7 62 (9.08%) User Stories
8 57 (8.35%) Game Development
9 56 (8.20%) DevOps
10 51 (7.47%) Test Automation
11 50 (7.32%) OO
12 47 (6.88%) Kanban
13 46 (6.73%) Test Scripting
14 45 (6.59%) E-Commerce
15 44 (6.44%) Web Development
16 38 (5.56%) Analytics
16 38 (5.56%) Automation Testing
17 37 (5.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 194 (28.40%) Java
2 166 (24.30%) JavaScript
3 79 (11.57%) C#
4 68 (9.96%) C++
5 64 (9.37%) Scala
6 63 (9.22%) SQL
7 56 (8.20%) Ruby
8 46 (6.73%) Python
9 37 (5.42%) Objective-C
10 21 (3.07%) ES6
11 19 (2.78%) C
12 17 (2.49%) ActionScript
13 15 (2.20%) PHP
14 12 (1.76%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.61%) Go
16 9 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.17%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.17%) R
17 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (6.00%) Degree
2 13 (1.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.73%) ISEB
3 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.29%) MBA
5 2 (0.29%) MCP
5 2 (0.29%) MCSE
5 2 (0.29%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.29%) PhD
5 2 (0.29%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) MCDST
6 1 (0.15%) MCSA
6 1 (0.15%) MCTS
6 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.15%) QA
2 31 (4.54%) WCAG
3 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.29%) SDET
5 2 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (6.59%) Docker
2 22 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.02%) vSphere
5 5 (0.73%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.73%) XenApp
6 4 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.59%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) Gluster
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) IAG
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.37%) Ansible
2 18 (2.64%) Puppet
3 14 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.17%) SCCM
5 5 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.59%) Nagios
6 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.59%) vRealize
6 4 (0.59%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.15%) logstash
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.15%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
9 1 (0.15%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.25%) VMware
3 20 (2.93%) Adobe
4 18 (2.64%) Google
5 15 (2.20%) Apigee
6 12 (1.76%) Apple
6 12 (1.76%) Oracle
7 11 (1.61%) Cisco
7 11 (1.61%) HP
8 10 (1.46%) Facebook
8 10 (1.46%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.46%) Symantec
9 7 (1.02%) Citrix
10 6 (0.88%) Dell
10 6 (0.88%) SAP
11 4 (0.59%) Brocade
11 4 (0.59%) EMC
11 4 (0.59%) Tableau
11 4 (0.59%) Veritas
12 3 (0.44%) IBM
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