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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / England
Rank 263 282 269
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 359 357 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.35% 2.02% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 278 238
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -31.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
15283 17643 17547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.86% 38.63% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10116 11406 11688
Median daily rate £460 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 455 421
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.99 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +11 227 £438 +2.94% 166
North West +26 37 £365 +16.80% 20
South East +30 32 £320 -5.18% 36
Yorkshire +2 23 £373 -3.74% 35
South West +14 14 £350 -12.50% 19
North East -11 13 £340 -66.00% 4
West Midlands -34 5 - - 30
East of England -4 3 £388 - 26
Midlands - 2 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 10
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 296 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (26.66%) Java
3 167 (23.07%) JavaScript
4 159 (21.96%) TDD
5 133 (18.37%) HTML
6 118 (16.30%) Scrum
7 97 (13.40%) CSS
8 93 (12.85%) C#
9 91 (12.57%) HTML5
10 88 (12.15%) C++
11 86 (11.88%) QA
12 80 (11.05%) Android
13 79 (10.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 75 (10.36%) Jenkins
15 74 (10.22%) Git (software)
16 73 (10.08%) AngularJS
17 68 (9.39%) BDD
18 67 (9.25%) User Experience
18 67 (9.25%) React
19 66 (9.12%) Finance
19 66 (9.12%) Front End Development
20 65 (8.98%) Scala
21 64 (8.84%) User Stories
22 63 (8.70%) Software Engineering
23 62 (8.56%) Automated Testing
23 62 (8.56%) SQL
24 61 (8.43%) .NET
24 61 (8.43%) Cucumber
24 61 (8.43%) Game Development
25 60 (8.29%) Apple iOS

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 14 (1.93%) Apache
1 14 (1.93%) Tomcat
2 12 (1.66%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.66%) CMS
3 10 (1.38%) Confluence
4 8 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.55%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.55%) SAS
7 4 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.41%) Drupal
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.41%) Jetty
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.28%) CoreMedia CMS
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (3.73%) Photoshop
2 24 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (2.07%) MS Excel
4 9 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.83%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.83%) Adobe Premiere
6 6 (0.83%) MS Office
6 6 (0.83%) SketchUp
6 6 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.69%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.69%) InDesign
8 4 (0.55%) InVision
9 3 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.41%) Maya
10 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.14%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.14%) MS Project
11 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Radian6
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.45%) GitHub
3 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (1.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (1.24%) Route 53
8 8 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.69%) Trello
11 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.41%) G Suite
12 3 (0.41%) Heroku
12 3 (0.41%) Office 365
12 3 (0.41%) PaaS
12 3 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.80%) DNS
1 13 (1.80%) Internet
2 10 (1.38%) HTTP
3 9 (1.24%) LAN
3 9 (1.24%) Network Security
3 9 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.10%) DHCP
4 8 (1.10%) SAN
4 8 (1.10%) SSL
5 6 (0.83%) WAN
5 6 (0.83%) Wireless
6 5 (0.69%) LDAP
6 5 (0.69%) SMTP
6 5 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.55%) Softphone
7 4 (0.55%) VoIP
7 4 (0.55%) VPN
8 3 (0.41%) Firewall
8 3 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.45%) MySQL
2 24 (3.31%) Big Data
2 24 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.35%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.97%) Hazelcast
9 7 (0.97%) Neo4j
10 6 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.41%) Power BI
12 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 75 (10.36%) Jenkins
2 74 (10.22%) Git (software)
3 61 (8.43%) Cucumber
4 56 (7.73%) Selenium
5 47 (6.49%) WebDriver
6 43 (5.94%) JIRA
7 36 (4.97%) JUnit
7 36 (4.97%) RSpec
8 25 (3.45%) Grunt
8 25 (3.45%) gulp
9 17 (2.35%) Maven
10 15 (2.07%) Jasmine
11 14 (1.93%) Mocha
12 10 (1.38%) Gradle
12 10 (1.38%) Subversion
13 9 (1.24%) Vagrant
14 8 (1.10%) Ant
14 8 (1.10%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.10%) JMeter
15 6 (0.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 66 (9.12%) Finance
2 42 (5.80%) Marketing
3 40 (5.52%) Retail
4 37 (5.11%) Banking
5 29 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.59%) Advertising
7 19 (2.62%) Back Office
8 16 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.07%) Publishing
10 11 (1.52%) Online Betting
11 10 (1.38%) Legal
12 9 (1.24%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.97%) Electronics
14 5 (0.69%) Automotive
14 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.41%) iGaming
16 2 (0.28%) Danish Language
17 1 (0.14%) Avionics
17 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
17 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 333 (45.99%) Developer
2 61 (8.43%) Analyst
3 55 (7.60%) Java Developer
4 49 (6.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (6.63%) Test Engineer
6 47 (6.49%) Senior Developer
7 43 (5.94%) Designer
8 40 (5.52%) Games Developer
9 37 (5.11%) QA Engineer
10 34 (4.70%) QA Test Engineer
11 30 (4.14%) Business Analyst
11 30 (4.14%) Quality Engineer
12 28 (3.87%) C++ Developer
13 26 (3.59%) Android Developer
14 23 (3.18%) iOS Developer
14 23 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
15 22 (3.04%) C# Developer
15 22 (3.04%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.90%) Tester
17 20 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.37%) HTML
2 97 (13.40%) CSS
3 91 (12.57%) HTML5
4 79 (10.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 73 (10.08%) AngularJS
6 67 (9.25%) React
7 61 (8.43%) .NET
8 53 (7.32%) JSON
8 53 (7.32%) Node.js
9 45 (6.22%) CSS3
9 45 (6.22%) REST
9 45 (6.22%) Web Services
10 37 (5.11%) Spring
11 34 (4.70%) RESTful
12 26 (3.59%) Ruby on Rails
12 26 (3.59%) XML
13 24 (3.31%) Backbone.js
14 20 (2.76%) Hibernate
14 20 (2.76%) jQuery
15 18 (2.49%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.25%) User Experience
2 58 (8.01%) Online Games
3 41 (5.66%) Mobile App
4 30 (4.14%) Mobile Games
5 29 (4.01%) Computer Science
6 26 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.04%) Mathematics
8 17 (2.35%) Animation
9 16 (2.21%) iPhone
10 12 (1.66%) Social Media
10 12 (1.66%) Spread Betting
11 11 (1.52%) EPoS
12 10 (1.38%) 3D Graphics
13 9 (1.24%) STB
13 9 (1.24%) Video on Demand
14 8 (1.10%) Artificial Intelligence
14 8 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.10%) Digital Media
14 8 (1.10%) FMCG
14 8 (1.10%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.05%) Android
2 60 (8.29%) Apple iOS
3 54 (7.46%) Linux
4 38 (5.25%) Windows
5 25 (3.45%) Unix
6 18 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (21.96%) TDD
3 118 (16.30%) Scrum
4 68 (9.39%) BDD
5 66 (9.12%) Front End Development
6 64 (8.84%) User Stories
7 63 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 62 (8.56%) Automated Testing
9 61 (8.43%) Game Development
10 58 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (7.73%) DevOps
11 56 (7.73%) Test Automation
12 55 (7.60%) Test Scripting
13 51 (7.04%) OO
14 48 (6.63%) E-Commerce
15 46 (6.35%) Web Development
16 45 (6.22%) Automation Testing
17 41 (5.66%) Kanban
18 40 (5.52%) Android Development
18 40 (5.52%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 193 (26.66%) Java
2 167 (23.07%) JavaScript
3 93 (12.85%) C#
4 88 (12.15%) C++
5 65 (8.98%) Scala
6 62 (8.56%) SQL
7 55 (7.60%) Python
8 52 (7.18%) Ruby
9 39 (5.39%) Objective-C
10 22 (3.04%) C
11 20 (2.76%) ES6
12 17 (2.35%) PHP
13 15 (2.07%) ActionScript
14 14 (1.93%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.38%) Go
15 10 (1.38%) R
16 9 (1.24%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (5.94%) Degree
2 15 (2.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.69%) ISEB
3 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.41%) MBA
5 3 (0.41%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) MCP
6 2 (0.28%) MCSE
6 2 (0.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) CCNA
7 1 (0.14%) CCNP
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CISSP
7 1 (0.14%) MCSA
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (11.88%) QA
2 33 (4.56%) WCAG
3 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.41%) SDET
4 3 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (5.52%) Docker
2 18 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.10%) vSphere
5 6 (0.83%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.55%) KVM
6 4 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.41%) NFS
7 3 (0.41%) XenApp
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.28%) Xen
9 1 (0.14%) Gluster
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) IAG
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Squid
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.18%) Ansible
1 23 (3.18%) Puppet
2 15 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.97%) Nagios
3 7 (0.97%) SCCM
4 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.69%) vRealize
5 4 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.55%) Zenoss
6 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.28%) WSUS
8 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.14%) EnCase
8 1 (0.14%) logstash
8 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.14%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.14%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (6.22%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.73%) VMware
3 25 (3.45%) Adobe
4 14 (1.93%) Cisco
5 13 (1.80%) Apple
5 13 (1.80%) Google
5 13 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.66%) Apigee
6 12 (1.66%) HP
7 10 (1.38%) Oracle
8 9 (1.24%) Symantec
9 6 (0.83%) Citrix
9 6 (0.83%) Dell
9 6 (0.83%) SAP
10 5 (0.69%) Facebook
10 5 (0.69%) Veritas
10 5 (0.69%) Zend
11 4 (0.55%) Brocade
11 4 (0.55%) EMC
12 3 (0.41%) CheckPoint
London
Nixor Resource Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Salary: a load of fun
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £440 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions UK
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Structur3dpeople
Rate: Minimum wage, + expenses and lunch
Posted: 4 days ago