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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 291 261 207
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -54
Contract jobs citing Games 328 343 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.72% 0.96%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.85% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 185 280
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £17.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -66.66%
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
19520 18519 19665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.27% 38.67% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12869 11795 12352
Average daily rate £440 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 517 588
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £23.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 -65 158 £413 +10.00% 154
South East +27 92 £375 +25.00% 40
West Midlands +17 20 £295 -10.60% 27
Yorkshire -5 19 £330 +57.14% 26
South West +2 17 £388 +3.33% 3
North West -25 9 £300 - 15
East of England -1 7 £401 -1.23% 18
East Midlands -4 4 £275 -8.33% 7
North East -26 1 - - 7
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 293 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (20.79%) HTML
3 135 (18.34%) JavaScript
4 133 (18.07%) Java
5 130 (17.66%) TDD
6 127 (17.26%) Scrum
7 109 (14.81%) CSS
8 104 (14.13%) Online Games
8 104 (14.13%) HTML5
9 101 (13.72%) SQL
10 86 (11.68%) Finance
11 84 (11.41%) C++
12 83 (11.28%) C#
13 78 (10.60%) Linux
14 76 (10.33%) E-Commerce
15 71 (9.65%) Android
16 69 (9.38%) Marketing
17 66 (8.97%) Retail
18 64 (8.70%) Software Engineering
18 64 (8.70%) CSS3
19 62 (8.42%) Apple iOS
20 56 (7.61%) BDD
21 55 (7.47%) jQuery
21 55 (7.47%) Python
22 54 (7.34%) Degree
23 52 (7.07%) Project Management
24 51 (6.93%) Game Development
25 50 (6.79%) Mobile App
26 49 (6.66%) QA
26 49 (6.66%) OO

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 44 (5.98%) Node.js
2 22 (2.99%) Apache
3 15 (2.04%) IIS
4 13 (1.77%) SAS
5 12 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.49%) CMS
6 11 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.36%) nginx
8 9 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.09%) JBoss
10 6 (0.82%) Confluence
11 5 (0.68%) Jetty
12 4 (0.54%) WordPress
13 3 (0.41%) Drupal
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.41%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 33 (4.48%) Photoshop
2 31 (4.21%) Maya
3 18 (2.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (2.04%) MS Excel
5 13 (1.77%) 3ds Max
6 12 (1.63%) MS Visio
7 10 (1.36%) MS Project
7 10 (1.36%) MS Office
8 9 (1.22%) Shockwave
9 6 (0.82%) ZBrush
9 6 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.68%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.27%) Edge Animate
13 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
13 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.27%) Unica
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.49%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (0.95%) SaaS
4 7 (0.95%) PaaS
5 6 (0.82%) IaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.41%) Heroku
6 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.41%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.14%) Route 53
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.03%) Firewall
2 22 (2.99%) Internet
3 16 (2.17%) HTTP
4 15 (2.04%) DNS
5 13 (1.77%) Network Security
6 9 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.09%) DMZ
8 7 (0.95%) OSPF
8 7 (0.95%) BGP
9 6 (0.82%) MPLS
9 6 (0.82%) WAN
9 6 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.68%) VoIP
11 4 (0.54%) LAN
11 4 (0.54%) VPN
11 4 (0.54%) NetScreen
11 4 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.41%) TACACS
12 3 (0.41%) SAN
12 3 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 36 (4.89%) MySQL
3 33 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.08%) Big Data
5 23 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 23 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (2.99%) SQL Server
7 20 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.22%) CouchDB
9 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (1.22%) Redis
10 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.82%) OLTP
10 6 (0.82%) OLAP
10 6 (0.82%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.68%) HBase
12 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.94%) Selenium
2 29 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.53%) Grunt
3 26 (3.53%) Subversion
4 18 (2.45%) Cucumber
5 17 (2.31%) WebDriver
6 11 (1.49%) Axure RP
7 9 (1.22%) Maven
7 9 (1.22%) JIRA
8 8 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.09%) JUnit
9 7 (0.95%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.95%) JBehave
10 6 (0.82%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.82%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.54%) FishEye
11 4 (0.54%) VisualVM
11 4 (0.54%) GitLab
11 4 (0.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 86 (11.68%) Finance
2 69 (9.38%) Marketing
3 66 (8.97%) Retail
4 30 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.58%) Electronics
5 19 (2.58%) Advertising
6 17 (2.31%) Publishing
7 13 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.63%) Multimedia
9 10 (1.36%) Banking
10 9 (1.22%) Italian Language
11 8 (1.09%) Interactive Media
11 8 (1.09%) Legal
12 7 (0.95%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.82%) iGaming
13 6 (0.82%) French Language
13 6 (0.82%) German Language
14 4 (0.54%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.54%) Automotive
14 4 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 294 (39.95%) Developer
2 62 (8.42%) Analyst
3 57 (7.74%) Project Manager
4 46 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 45 (6.11%) Architect
6 39 (5.30%) Front-End Developer
7 31 (4.21%) Designer
8 30 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (3.80%) Business Analyst
10 26 (3.53%) Programmer
11 24 (3.26%) Senior Developer
12 21 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (2.72%) Web Developer
13 20 (2.72%) C++ Developer
14 18 (2.45%) Tester
14 18 (2.45%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.31%) Consultant
16 16 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (2.04%) .NET Developer
18 14 (1.90%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (20.79%) HTML
2 109 (14.81%) CSS
3 104 (14.13%) HTML5
4 64 (8.70%) CSS3
5 55 (7.47%) jQuery
6 49 (6.66%) Web Services
7 46 (6.25%) .NET
8 44 (5.98%) XML
9 36 (4.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 33 (4.48%) REST
10 33 (4.48%) Backbone.js
11 29 (3.94%) AngularJS
12 26 (3.53%) Flash
12 26 (3.53%) OpenGL
13 23 (3.13%) Spring
14 22 (2.99%) SOAP
14 22 (2.99%) RESTful
15 21 (2.85%) JSON
16 17 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (1.90%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 104 (14.13%) Online Games
2 50 (6.79%) Mobile App
3 40 (5.43%) User Experience
4 30 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.08%) Streaming Video
5 28 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.53%) Xbox
7 24 (3.26%) Physics
8 23 (3.13%) Animation
8 23 (3.13%) Social Media
9 22 (2.99%) Client/Server
9 22 (2.99%) Data Centre
10 21 (2.85%) Mobile Games
11 20 (2.72%) STB
11 20 (2.72%) iPad
12 19 (2.58%) IPTV
13 18 (2.45%) Mathematics
13 18 (2.45%) Visualisation
14 15 (2.04%) iPhone
14 15 (2.04%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.60%) Linux
2 71 (9.65%) Android
3 62 (8.42%) Apple iOS
4 43 (5.84%) Windows
5 20 (2.72%) UNIX
6 19 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.82%) CentOS
10 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (17.66%) TDD
3 127 (17.26%) Scrum
4 76 (10.33%) E-Commerce
5 64 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 56 (7.61%) BDD
7 52 (7.07%) Project Management
8 51 (6.93%) Game Development
9 49 (6.66%) OO
10 47 (6.39%) DevOps
11 45 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 45 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (5.43%) Mentoring
13 37 (5.03%) MVC
13 37 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (4.89%) Analytics
15 34 (4.62%) Kanban
16 32 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (3.94%) User Stories
18 26 (3.53%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (18.34%) JavaScript
2 133 (18.07%) Java
3 101 (13.72%) SQL
4 84 (11.41%) C++
5 83 (11.28%) C#
6 55 (7.47%) Python
7 32 (4.35%) Ruby
8 31 (4.21%) PHP
9 24 (3.26%) C
10 21 (2.85%) Bash Shell
11 16 (2.17%) ActionScript
12 15 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.90%) Perl
14 11 (1.49%) Scala
15 8 (1.09%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.95%) R
17 6 (0.82%) Lua
18 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.54%) Go
18 4 (0.54%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 54 (7.34%) Degree
2 19 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (1.63%) CCIE
3 12 (1.63%) CISSP
4 7 (0.95%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.82%) CCNA
6 5 (0.68%) ISEB
6 5 (0.68%) CCNP
6 5 (0.68%) GIAC
6 5 (0.68%) GCIA
6 5 (0.68%) GCIH
7 4 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.41%) CISMP
9 2 (0.27%) PMP
9 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.27%) GCED
9 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.66%) QA
2 9 (1.22%) SLA
3 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.22%) Docker
2 8 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.41%) Snort
4 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) HDFS
6 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (3.94%) Puppet
3 10 (1.36%) Nagios
3 10 (1.36%) HAProxy
4 7 (0.95%) Ansible
5 4 (0.54%) Salt
5 4 (0.54%) Mesos
5 4 (0.54%) Graphite
5 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) SCCM
7 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.14%) RANCID
Vendors
1 38 (5.16%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.62%) Oracle
3 29 (3.94%) Adobe
4 16 (2.17%) Cisco
4 16 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.90%) Apple
5 14 (1.90%) Perforce
6 13 (1.77%) SAP
7 11 (1.49%) Barracuda Networks
7 11 (1.49%) Facebook
8 10 (1.36%) Roku
8 10 (1.36%) VMware
8 10 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.22%) Google
9 9 (1.22%) IBM
10 8 (1.09%) Tableau
11 7 (0.95%) hybris
11 7 (0.95%) HP
12 6 (0.82%) F5
13 5 (0.68%) Symantec
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Oxfordshire
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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