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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 244 215 210
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs citing Games 428 455 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.97% 0.94%
As % of the General category 2.12% 2.33% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 274 263
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 13
Average hourly rate £9.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -38.33%
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
20150 19547 19838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.76% 41.87% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13122 12718 11883
Average daily rate £438 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 507 733
Average hourly rate £22.59 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 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
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 27 November 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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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 +5 323 £394 -1.56% 151
South East -54 45 £275 +46.66% 32
Yorkshire -4 15 £325 -18.75% 22
West Midlands -20 13 £300 +4.34% 16
North West -22 13 £194 -53.03% 18
East of England -17 8 £500 +42.85% 9
East Midlands +9 5 £316 - 7
South West -31 5 £350 - 7
North East - - - - 8
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 315 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (27.69%) Online Games
3 176 (23.10%) Scrum
4 162 (21.26%) TDD
5 155 (20.34%) Java
6 154 (20.21%) JavaScript
7 140 (18.37%) SQL
8 124 (16.27%) HTML
9 98 (12.86%) Linux
10 91 (11.94%) CSS
11 86 (11.29%) Oracle
12 80 (10.50%) Finance
13 77 (10.10%) Python
14 76 (9.97%) Degree
14 76 (9.97%) QA
15 74 (9.71%) Web Services
16 72 (9.45%) OO
16 72 (9.45%) MySQL
17 71 (9.32%) HTML5
18 69 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
20 64 (8.40%) C#
20 64 (8.40%) XML
20 64 (8.40%) Marketing
21 61 (8.01%) Windows
22 58 (7.61%) C++
22 58 (7.61%) E-Commerce
22 58 (7.61%) Game Development
22 58 (7.61%) User Experience
23 57 (7.48%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 39 (5.12%) Apache
2 23 (3.02%) Node.js
3 12 (1.57%) Drupal
3 12 (1.57%) CMS
4 10 (1.31%) nginx
5 9 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.05%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.79%) IIS
8 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.66%) WordPress
8 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.52%) Confluence
9 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.52%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.52%) JBoss
10 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (3.81%) Photoshop
2 25 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (1.57%) Maya
4 12 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.05%) MS Office
7 6 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.52%) SPSS
8 4 (0.52%) InDesign
9 3 (0.39%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.39%) ZBrush
10 2 (0.26%) MS Project
10 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.13%) Blender
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.39%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.66%) Office 365
2 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.26%) SaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.86%) Internet
2 27 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 25 (3.28%) DNS
4 18 (2.36%) HTTP
5 17 (2.23%) Firewall
5 17 (2.23%) LDAP
6 14 (1.84%) iSCSI
7 10 (1.31%) Network Security
8 9 (1.18%) SAN
8 9 (1.18%) MVNO
9 8 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.92%) BGP
10 7 (0.92%) MPLS
10 7 (0.92%) OSPF
11 6 (0.79%) tcpdump
11 6 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (0.79%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.79%) SSL
11 6 (0.79%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.45%) MySQL
2 55 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (5.12%) Amazon Redshift
4 35 (4.59%) NoSQL
5 29 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (3.54%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.15%) Hadoop
7 24 (3.15%) OLTP
8 21 (2.76%) QlikView
9 20 (2.62%) Big Data
10 18 (2.36%) SQL Server
11 17 (2.23%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.71%) Redis
13 11 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.05%) CouchDB
15 8 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.33%) Jasmine
3 31 (4.07%) Subversion
4 27 (3.54%) Selenium
5 26 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 23 (3.02%) Cucumber
7 22 (2.89%) Karma Test Runner
8 20 (2.62%) JIRA
9 18 (2.36%) Grunt
10 16 (2.10%) Maven
11 13 (1.71%) JUnit
11 13 (1.71%) Axure RP
12 12 (1.57%) JMeter
13 11 (1.44%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.79%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.79%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.79%) Xcode
15 5 (0.66%) LoadRunner
15 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 80 (10.50%) Finance
2 64 (8.40%) Marketing
3 44 (5.77%) Retail
4 22 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.36%) Banking
6 15 (1.97%) Publishing
7 11 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.31%) Advertising
9 9 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.05%) Legal
10 8 (1.05%) Danish Language
11 6 (0.79%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.79%) Electronics
12 5 (0.66%) Back Office
12 5 (0.66%) iGaming
13 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 296 (38.85%) Developer
2 83 (10.89%) Analyst
3 42 (5.51%) Project Manager
4 40 (5.25%) Business Analyst
5 39 (5.12%) Java Developer
6 33 (4.33%) Designer
6 33 (4.33%) Programmer
7 30 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 29 (3.81%) ScrumMaster
9 28 (3.67%) Web Developer
10 27 (3.54%) Senior Developer
11 25 (3.28%) Python Developer
12 24 (3.15%) Games Developer
12 24 (3.15%) Consultant
13 23 (3.02%) Mobile Developer
14 22 (2.89%) Architect
15 19 (2.49%) Front-End Developer
16 17 (2.23%) Python/Django Developer
17 16 (2.10%) Tester
18 14 (1.84%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.27%) HTML
2 91 (11.94%) CSS
3 74 (9.71%) Web Services
4 71 (9.32%) HTML5
5 64 (8.40%) XML
6 57 (7.48%) jQuery
7 54 (7.09%) REST
8 47 (6.17%) Spring
8 47 (6.17%) JSON
9 34 (4.46%) CSS3
10 33 (4.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 32 (4.20%) .NET
12 30 (3.94%) AngularJS
12 30 (3.94%) RESTful
13 26 (3.41%) Flash
14 25 (3.28%) Gherkin
15 24 (3.15%) Django
16 20 (2.62%) Backbone.js
16 20 (2.62%) Hibernate
17 18 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 211 (27.69%) Online Games
2 58 (7.61%) User Experience
3 55 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 47 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 36 (4.72%) Data Integration
6 33 (4.33%) Digital Media
7 29 (3.81%) Mathematics
8 22 (2.89%) Open Source
8 22 (2.89%) Social Media
9 20 (2.62%) Visualisation
10 17 (2.23%) Physics
10 17 (2.23%) New Media
11 16 (2.10%) Social Gaming
11 16 (2.10%) Mobile Games
12 12 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.57%) Replication
12 12 (1.57%) Animation
13 11 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
13 11 (1.44%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 98 (12.86%) Linux
2 61 (8.01%) Windows
3 57 (7.48%) Apple iOS
4 56 (7.35%) UNIX
5 46 (6.04%) Android
6 24 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.23%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.84%) CentOS
8 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.39%) VMS
12 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (23.10%) Scrum
3 162 (21.26%) TDD
4 72 (9.45%) OO
5 69 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
7 58 (7.61%) E-Commerce
7 58 (7.61%) Game Development
8 56 (7.35%) Automated Testing
9 55 (7.22%) Data Modelling
10 54 (7.09%) ETL
11 52 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 51 (6.69%) User Stories
13 50 (6.56%) Project Management
13 50 (6.56%) Kanban
14 46 (6.04%) Analytics
15 42 (5.51%) BDD
16 40 (5.25%) ITIL
17 39 (5.12%) MVC
18 37 (4.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 155 (20.34%) Java
2 154 (20.21%) JavaScript
3 140 (18.37%) SQL
4 77 (10.10%) Python
5 64 (8.40%) C#
6 58 (7.61%) C++
7 41 (5.38%) PHP
8 40 (5.25%) Ruby
9 33 (4.33%) PL/SQL
10 26 (3.41%) C
11 19 (2.49%) ActionScript
12 18 (2.36%) ActionScript 3.0
12 18 (2.36%) Objective-C
13 17 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.23%) Scala
14 15 (1.97%) Perl
15 10 (1.31%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.18%) ActionScript 2.0
17 8 (1.05%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 76 (9.97%) Degree
2 10 (1.31%) ISEB
3 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.92%) PhD
5 7 (0.92%) RHCSA
6 5 (0.66%) CISA
6 5 (0.66%) CISM
6 5 (0.66%) CISSP
6 5 (0.66%) CRISC
7 4 (0.52%) CCIE
7 4 (0.52%) CCNP
7 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.39%) MCSE
8 3 (0.39%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.26%) RHCE
10 1 (0.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (9.97%) QA
2 12 (1.57%) SLA
3 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) EMIR
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.84%) NFS
3 13 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.57%) Xen
5 10 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.79%) vSphere
6 6 (0.79%) vCloud
7 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.39%) XenServer
9 2 (0.26%) Varnish
9 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.13%) Snort
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (3.15%) Puppet
3 20 (2.62%) Nagios
4 10 (1.31%) SCOM
4 10 (1.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 10 (1.31%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (0.92%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.92%) Opsview
7 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.52%) Nessus
8 3 (0.39%) SCCM
8 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.26%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.13%) RANCID
10 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 86 (11.29%) Oracle
2 51 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.54%) Google
4 20 (2.62%) Cisco
5 19 (2.49%) Facebook
6 18 (2.36%) Adobe
6 18 (2.36%) Ab Initio
6 18 (2.36%) VMware
6 18 (2.36%) Netezza
7 17 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.23%) Tableau
8 16 (2.10%) Citrix
9 14 (1.84%) Twitter
9 14 (1.84%) Teradata
10 11 (1.44%) Splunk
11 10 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.31%) NetApp
12 9 (1.18%) Dell
12 9 (1.18%) Juniper
13 8 (1.05%) Zend
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