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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 258 269 232
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -37
Contract jobs citing Games 364 325 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.70% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.96% 1.77% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 176 198
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+12.07% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -15.66%
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
18583 18375 17348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.96% 39.85% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11866 11384 10806
Average daily rate £445 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 590 559
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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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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 +10 249 £410 +2.50% 125
South East -23 56 £350 +18.64% 24
West Midlands -5 13 £200 -38.46% 13
Yorkshire -8 13 £400 +55.18% 21
North West -27 13 £350 +7.69% 19
South West -1 9 £313 - 12
East Midlands - 6 £350 - 14
East of England -2 3 £475 +55.10% 21
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - - 12
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 332 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (23.11%) Online Games
3 176 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 163 (20.58%) HTML
5 161 (20.33%) TDD
6 153 (19.32%) Scrum
7 147 (18.56%) Java
8 132 (16.67%) CSS
9 126 (15.91%) SQL
10 110 (13.89%) Finance
11 89 (11.24%) C#
12 88 (11.11%) Linux
12 88 (11.11%) HTML5
13 78 (9.85%) Python
14 77 (9.72%) OO
14 77 (9.72%) E-Commerce
15 76 (9.60%) QA
16 75 (9.47%) Degree
17 72 (9.09%) Oracle
18 70 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
19 68 (8.59%) Windows
20 65 (8.21%) Marketing
21 63 (7.95%) jQuery
22 61 (7.70%) Web Services
23 56 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
24 55 (6.94%) C++
24 55 (6.94%) Apple iOS
24 55 (6.94%) User Experience
25 54 (6.82%) BDD
26 53 (6.69%) Analytics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 33 (4.17%) Apache
2 32 (4.04%) Node.js
3 15 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.77%) CMS
5 11 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
5 11 (1.39%) SAS
6 10 (1.26%) IIS
6 10 (1.26%) nginx
6 10 (1.26%) Confluence
7 8 (1.01%) JBoss
7 8 (1.01%) Drupal
8 6 (0.76%) WordPress
9 5 (0.63%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.51%) Jetty
11 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.38%) Orchard CMS
11 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.16%) Photoshop
3 17 (2.15%) MS Office
4 16 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.39%) Maya
6 11 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (1.14%) Shockwave
8 7 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.38%) MS Project
10 3 (0.38%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.25%) InDesign
11 2 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.25%) SPSS
11 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.25%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.13%) EViews
12 1 (0.13%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.01%) PaaS
4 7 (0.88%) SaaS
5 6 (0.76%) IaaS
6 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.25%) Office 365
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) Route 53
9 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.43%) Firewall
2 27 (3.41%) Network Security
3 25 (3.16%) Internet
4 17 (2.15%) DNS
4 17 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.02%) OSPF
5 16 (2.02%) BGP
5 16 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (1.77%) MPLS
7 12 (1.52%) TACACS
7 12 (1.52%) IPsec
7 12 (1.52%) VPN
7 12 (1.52%) iSCSI
8 11 (1.39%) WAN
8 11 (1.39%) NetScreen
9 10 (1.26%) VoIP
10 8 (1.01%) LDAP
10 8 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.01%) MVNO
11 7 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.69%) MySQL
2 38 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 36 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 35 (4.42%) Hadoop
6 34 (4.29%) Big Data
7 28 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.27%) SQL Server
10 14 (1.77%) OLTP
11 13 (1.64%) CouchDB
12 11 (1.39%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.01%) Data Mining
14 8 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.01%) QlikView
14 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.88%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 49 (6.19%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.42%) Selenium
3 29 (3.66%) Grunt
4 28 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.41%) Subversion
6 25 (3.16%) Jasmine
7 22 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.40%) JIRA
9 18 (2.27%) Axure RP
10 17 (2.15%) WebDriver
11 16 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
12 13 (1.64%) Maven
13 12 (1.52%) JMeter
14 9 (1.14%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.88%) Ant
15 7 (0.88%) Xcode
16 6 (0.76%) SoapUI
17 5 (0.63%) Hudson
17 5 (0.63%) LoadRunner
18 4 (0.51%) NUnit
General
1 110 (13.89%) Finance
2 65 (8.21%) Marketing
3 45 (5.68%) Retail
4 19 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.40%) Banking
5 12 (1.52%) Advertising
6 11 (1.39%) Publishing
7 10 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.14%) Online Betting
8 9 (1.14%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.01%) Electronics
10 7 (0.88%) Interactive Media
11 5 (0.63%) Legal
11 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.38%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.38%) iGaming
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 283 (35.73%) Developer
2 82 (10.35%) Analyst
3 45 (5.68%) Java Developer
4 44 (5.56%) Architect
4 44 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 41 (5.18%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 32 (4.04%) Senior Developer
8 31 (3.91%) ScrumMaster
9 30 (3.79%) Designer
10 29 (3.66%) Web Developer
11 25 (3.16%) Consultant
12 24 (3.03%) Programmer
12 24 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
13 18 (2.27%) Python Developer
13 18 (2.27%) Tester
14 16 (2.02%) UX Designer
15 15 (1.89%) Network Engineer
16 14 (1.77%) C# Developer
16 14 (1.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (20.58%) HTML
2 132 (16.67%) CSS
3 88 (11.11%) HTML5
4 63 (7.95%) jQuery
5 61 (7.70%) Web Services
6 51 (6.44%) CSS3
7 49 (6.19%) .NET
8 43 (5.43%) AngularJS
9 40 (5.05%) REST
10 35 (4.42%) Spring
11 32 (4.04%) XML
11 32 (4.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 31 (3.91%) Backbone.js
13 27 (3.41%) RESTful
13 27 (3.41%) SOAP
13 27 (3.41%) Flash
14 18 (2.27%) Sass
14 18 (2.27%) Django
15 17 (2.15%) Hibernate
16 15 (1.89%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 183 (23.11%) Online Games
2 55 (6.94%) User Experience
3 47 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.92%) Mobile App
5 37 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 31 (3.91%) Mathematics
7 30 (3.79%) Digital Media
8 28 (3.54%) Visualisation
8 28 (3.54%) Data Integration
9 25 (3.16%) Open Source
10 18 (2.27%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.02%) Physics
11 16 (2.02%) Mobile Games
12 15 (1.89%) Social Media
13 13 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
14 12 (1.52%) Flash Games
15 11 (1.39%) Xbox
16 10 (1.26%) Data Structures
17 9 (1.14%) iPad
17 9 (1.14%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.11%) Linux
2 68 (8.59%) Windows
3 55 (6.94%) Apple iOS
4 43 (5.43%) Android
5 41 (5.18%) UNIX
6 22 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.40%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.14%) CentOS
10 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.38%) VMS
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (20.33%) TDD
3 153 (19.32%) Scrum
4 77 (9.72%) OO
4 77 (9.72%) E-Commerce
5 70 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (6.82%) BDD
8 53 (6.69%) Analytics
9 52 (6.57%) Project Management
10 50 (6.31%) User Stories
11 49 (6.19%) Kanban
11 49 (6.19%) Automated Testing
12 46 (5.81%) Mentoring
13 45 (5.68%) Data Modelling
14 44 (5.56%) MVC
14 44 (5.56%) Software Engineering
15 43 (5.43%) Responsive Web Design
16 41 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 41 (5.18%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 176 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 147 (18.56%) Java
3 126 (15.91%) SQL
4 89 (11.24%) C#
5 78 (9.85%) Python
6 55 (6.94%) C++
7 45 (5.68%) Ruby
8 43 (5.43%) PHP
9 24 (3.03%) C
10 23 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.40%) ActionScript
12 17 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.77%) Objective-C
13 14 (1.77%) Scala
14 13 (1.64%) Perl
15 12 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.52%) ActionScript 3.0
16 10 (1.26%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.88%) VBScript
18 6 (0.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (9.47%) Degree
2 24 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (2.53%) CCIE
4 16 (2.02%) VCP4
5 11 (1.39%) ISEB
6 10 (1.26%) CISSP
7 8 (1.01%) PhD
8 6 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.63%) CCNP
10 4 (0.51%) PMP
10 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.38%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.38%) CCNA
11 3 (0.38%) GIAC
11 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.38%) GCIA
11 3 (0.38%) GCIH
12 2 (0.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (9.60%) QA
2 21 (2.65%) SLA
3 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.52%) NFS
3 11 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.88%) Xen
6 6 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.63%) vSphere
7 5 (0.63%) vCloud
8 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.25%) Snort
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.13%) IAG
Systems Management
1 27 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.78%) Puppet
3 16 (2.02%) Nagios
4 9 (1.14%) HAProxy
5 7 (0.88%) SCOM
6 6 (0.76%) Nessus
7 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.51%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.38%) Control-M
10 2 (0.25%) RANCID
10 2 (0.25%) Oozie
11 1 (0.13%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 72 (9.09%) Oracle
2 42 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.79%) Cisco
4 26 (3.28%) Adobe
5 21 (2.65%) Red Hat
6 18 (2.27%) Tableau
7 17 (2.15%) Citrix
8 16 (2.02%) VMware
9 14 (1.77%) Google
9 14 (1.77%) Juniper
10 12 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.26%) F5
12 9 (1.14%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.14%) NetApp
12 9 (1.14%) Perforce
13 8 (1.01%) Ab Initio
13 8 (1.01%) SAP
14 7 (0.88%) Facebook
14 7 (0.88%) Apple
15 6 (0.76%) Netezza
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester
People Source
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + Neg. Good chance of Extension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Leeds
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