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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 272 206 216
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +10
Contract jobs citing Games 374 492 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.84% 2.40% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 308 305
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £224 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £456 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 6
Average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.29% -62.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £12.01 £16.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £37.50 £66.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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
20321 20514 23481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.89% 42.53% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12663 13063 14186
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 549 688
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -15.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 +21 297 £401 +6.93% 134
South East -71 31 £350 +24.44% 27
North West -9 16 £325 +0.77% 25
West Midlands -25 8 £270 -8.08% 9
East of England -39 8 £406 +35.41% 12
Yorkshire -10 6 £250 -37.53% 17
East Midlands +5 3 £348 - 4
South West -49 3 - - 15
North East - 2 £350 - 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 292 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (25.54%) Online Games
3 150 (20.27%) Java
4 149 (20.14%) Scrum
5 143 (19.32%) JavaScript
6 137 (18.51%) TDD
7 130 (17.57%) SQL
8 122 (16.49%) HTML
9 100 (13.51%) CSS
10 90 (12.16%) Linux
11 78 (10.54%) C#
12 77 (10.41%) HTML5
12 77 (10.41%) User Experience
13 75 (10.14%) XML
14 73 (9.86%) MySQL
15 72 (9.73%) Finance
16 69 (9.32%) Game Development
17 68 (9.19%) Python
18 67 (9.05%) jQuery
18 67 (9.05%) Mobile App
19 66 (8.92%) Oracle
19 66 (8.92%) C++
19 66 (8.92%) Degree
20 65 (8.78%) Marketing
21 64 (8.65%) Apple iOS
22 62 (8.38%) QA
23 60 (8.11%) Web Services
23 60 (8.11%) E-Commerce
24 59 (7.97%) PHP
25 58 (7.84%) Business Intelligence

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (4.46%) Apache
2 26 (3.51%) Node.js
3 24 (3.24%) CMS
4 13 (1.76%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.76%) Drupal
5 12 (1.62%) nginx
6 11 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.22%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.81%) Mule
9 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.41%) SAS
11 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (3.78%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (2.57%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.35%) OmniGraffle
4 10 (1.35%) Maya
5 8 (1.08%) MS Office
6 7 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.68%) SPSS
8 5 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.68%) InDesign
9 3 (0.41%) MS Project
9 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.27%) ZBrush
10 2 (0.27%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.14%) Mudbox
11 1 (0.14%) Blender
Business Applications
1 13 (1.76%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.68%) SiteCatalyst
3 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.41%) Siebel Analytics
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Tridion
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.68%) GitHub
3 4 (0.54%) Office 365
3 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.27%) Responsys
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.68%) Internet
2 24 (3.24%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.57%) DNS
4 16 (2.16%) HTTP
5 14 (1.89%) LDAP
6 10 (1.35%) SAN
7 7 (0.95%) Firewall
7 7 (0.95%) iSCSI
8 6 (0.81%) MVNO
8 6 (0.81%) SSL
9 5 (0.68%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.68%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.68%) NAS
10 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.54%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.54%) NetScreen
10 4 (0.54%) Intranet
10 4 (0.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.86%) MySQL
2 41 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.65%) SQL Server
5 24 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.43%) QlikView
6 18 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (2.03%) OLTP
9 13 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.76%) Redis
10 12 (1.62%) OLAP
11 11 (1.49%) Big Data
12 9 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.22%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.51%) Cucumber
3 24 (3.24%) Selenium
4 21 (2.84%) Jasmine
4 21 (2.84%) Subversion
5 19 (2.57%) JIRA
6 18 (2.43%) JUnit
6 18 (2.43%) Jenkins
7 16 (2.16%) Karma Test Runner
8 14 (1.89%) WebDriver
9 10 (1.35%) Axure RP
9 10 (1.35%) Maven
10 8 (1.08%) PHPUnit
11 7 (0.95%) JMeter
11 7 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 7 (0.95%) RSpec
12 6 (0.81%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.54%) Grunt
14 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 72 (9.73%) Finance
2 65 (8.78%) Marketing
3 41 (5.54%) Retail
4 25 (3.38%) Banking
5 24 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.16%) Publishing
7 14 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.49%) Danish Language
9 9 (1.22%) Legal
9 9 (1.22%) Back Office
10 7 (0.95%) Electronics
10 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.95%) Advertising
11 6 (0.81%) iGaming
12 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.41%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 310 (41.89%) Developer
2 77 (10.41%) Analyst
3 46 (6.22%) Project Manager
4 37 (5.00%) Designer
5 36 (4.86%) Business Analyst
5 36 (4.86%) Programmer
5 36 (4.86%) Java Developer
6 31 (4.19%) Front-End Developer
7 28 (3.78%) Web Developer
8 27 (3.65%) Mobile Developer
9 26 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
10 23 (3.11%) Games Developer
11 21 (2.84%) Consultant
11 21 (2.84%) Python Developer
12 18 (2.43%) Senior Developer
13 17 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 16 (2.16%) Games Programmer
15 15 (2.03%) iOS Developer
16 14 (1.89%) ScrumMaster
16 14 (1.89%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (16.49%) HTML
2 100 (13.51%) CSS
3 77 (10.41%) HTML5
4 75 (10.14%) XML
5 67 (9.05%) jQuery
6 60 (8.11%) Web Services
7 50 (6.76%) JSON
8 48 (6.49%) REST
9 46 (6.22%) Spring
10 42 (5.68%) CSS3
10 42 (5.68%) RESTful
11 34 (4.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 34 (4.59%) .NET
12 29 (3.92%) Flash
13 25 (3.38%) Ruby on Rails
14 24 (3.24%) OAuth
14 24 (3.24%) AngularJS
15 20 (2.70%) Ajax
15 20 (2.70%) Gherkin
16 17 (2.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 189 (25.54%) Online Games
2 77 (10.41%) User Experience
3 67 (9.05%) Mobile App
4 45 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.46%) Computer Science
6 27 (3.65%) Social Media
7 25 (3.38%) New Media
8 23 (3.11%) Mathematics
9 21 (2.84%) Digital Media
10 20 (2.70%) Data Integration
11 19 (2.57%) Open Source
12 18 (2.43%) Mobile Games
12 18 (2.43%) Physics
12 18 (2.43%) Video on Demand
13 17 (2.30%) Social Gaming
14 15 (2.03%) Animation
15 14 (1.89%) Blog
16 13 (1.76%) Management Information System
16 13 (1.76%) 3D Graphics
17 12 (1.62%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.16%) Linux
2 64 (8.65%) Apple iOS
3 47 (6.35%) Android
4 46 (6.22%) Windows
5 37 (5.00%) UNIX
6 18 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.49%) CentOS
9 8 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.41%) BlackBerry OS
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (20.14%) Scrum
3 137 (18.51%) TDD
4 69 (9.32%) Game Development
5 60 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 58 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
7 56 (7.57%) Project Management
8 50 (6.76%) Analytics
9 47 (6.35%) User Stories
10 42 (5.68%) OO
10 42 (5.68%) ETL
11 40 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (5.27%) BDD
13 38 (5.14%) Automated Testing
14 37 (5.00%) SOA
14 37 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 34 (4.59%) Use Case
15 34 (4.59%) MVC
15 34 (4.59%) Data Modelling
16 33 (4.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 150 (20.27%) Java
2 143 (19.32%) JavaScript
3 130 (17.57%) SQL
4 78 (10.54%) C#
5 68 (9.19%) Python
6 66 (8.92%) C++
7 59 (7.97%) PHP
8 56 (7.57%) Ruby
9 25 (3.38%) PL/SQL
10 24 (3.24%) C
11 22 (2.97%) Scala
12 16 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.76%) ActionScript
13 13 (1.76%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.62%) Perl
15 9 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.22%) PHP5
16 7 (0.95%) Lua
16 7 (0.95%) ActionScript 3.0
17 6 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (8.92%) Degree
2 8 (1.08%) ISEB
3 7 (0.95%) CISSP
3 7 (0.95%) PhD
3 7 (0.95%) CISA
4 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (0.81%) CCNP
5 5 (0.68%) CISM
5 5 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.68%) CRISC
6 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.41%) RHCE
7 3 (0.41%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.41%) MCSE
8 2 (0.27%) ISACA
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.27%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.38%) QA
2 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) EMIR
4 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.35%) Xen
3 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.95%) NFS
4 7 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.68%) Varnish
5 5 (0.68%) vCloud
6 3 (0.41%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.41%) vSphere
6 3 (0.41%) XenServer
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) NLBS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) Docker
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (2.57%) Puppet
3 15 (2.03%) Nagios
4 11 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.08%) Opsview
5 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.08%) Cobbler
6 7 (0.95%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.68%) SCOM
8 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.41%) SCCM
10 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.14%) Cacti
10 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.14%) Ansible
10 1 (0.14%) logstash
10 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.14%) RANCID
Vendors
1 66 (8.92%) Oracle
2 55 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 37 (5.00%) Google
4 29 (3.92%) Facebook
5 26 (3.51%) Twitter
6 19 (2.57%) Netezza
7 15 (2.03%) Adobe
7 15 (2.03%) VMware
8 13 (1.76%) Teradata
9 12 (1.62%) Zend
9 12 (1.62%) Ab Initio
10 11 (1.49%) Cisco
10 11 (1.49%) Lotus
10 11 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.22%) JBoss
12 9 (1.22%) Veritas
13 8 (1.08%) Splunk
13 8 (1.08%) 29West
13 8 (1.08%) Citrix
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £380 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Endemol UK
Rate: Up to £25,500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per annum £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 5 days ago