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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 318 324 281
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -43
Contract jobs citing Games 340 331 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.89% 1.63% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 194 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £548 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £339 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +11.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Median hourly rate £21.25 £38.50 £87.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -55.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.68 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £84.25 £169.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £10.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -44.87%
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
18031 20344 18853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.15% 39.43% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12192 13425 11962
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 519 502
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +33 217 £400 -3.03% 229
Yorkshire +20 41 £400 +21.21% 40
South East -46 22 £400 - 30
North West +13 21 £300 - 32
West Midlands -44 11 £325 +10.16% 31
East of England +26 9 £430 +7.16% 18
East Midlands +6 9 £325 +18.18% 8
South West -10 9 £363 -3.33% 14
North East -36 2 £300 - 5
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 304 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (26.99%) JavaScript
3 151 (21.45%) HTML
4 143 (20.31%) CSS
5 126 (17.90%) Scrum
6 117 (16.62%) Java
7 113 (16.05%) HTML5
8 106 (15.06%) Linux
9 94 (13.35%) User Experience
10 89 (12.64%) TDD
11 81 (11.51%) CSS3
12 79 (11.22%) Finance
13 77 (10.94%) Online Games
14 75 (10.65%) AngularJS
15 71 (10.09%) SQL
16 69 (9.80%) Front End Development
17 67 (9.52%) Node.js
18 66 (9.38%) Git (software)
19 63 (8.95%) Degree
19 63 (8.95%) C#
19 63 (8.95%) E-Commerce
20 60 (8.52%) User Stories
21 55 (7.81%) DevOps
21 55 (7.81%) Web Development
22 53 (7.53%) Windows
23 52 (7.39%) PHP
24 51 (7.24%) Python
24 51 (7.24%) Microsoft
25 50 (7.10%) JIRA
25 50 (7.10%) Ruby

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 25 (3.55%) CMS
2 17 (2.41%) Confluence
3 16 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.56%) Apache
5 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.71%) nginx
5 5 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.57%) IIS
6 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.43%) Mule
7 3 (0.43%) SAS
7 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (3.69%) Photoshop
2 20 (2.84%) MS Office
3 18 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (2.41%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.71%) InVision
6 5 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.43%) GIMP
8 3 (0.43%) InDesign
8 3 (0.43%) Maya
8 3 (0.43%) MS Project
9 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.28%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.28%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.14%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Magento
1 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.71%) GitHub
3 5 (0.71%) Office 365
3 5 (0.71%) SaaS
4 3 (0.43%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.43%) Heroku
4 3 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) Google Play
5 2 (0.28%) Taleo
5 2 (0.28%) Trello
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.70%) Firewall
2 17 (2.41%) Network Security
3 16 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.99%) Internet
5 13 (1.85%) DNS
6 12 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (1.56%) VPN
8 10 (1.42%) SAN
9 8 (1.14%) HTTP
10 7 (0.99%) DHCP
10 7 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.99%) Wireless
11 6 (0.85%) Intranet
11 6 (0.85%) VoIP
11 6 (0.85%) WAN
12 5 (0.71%) LAN
12 5 (0.71%) NAS
12 5 (0.71%) OSPF
12 5 (0.71%) SNMP
13 4 (0.57%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.39%) MySQL
2 30 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 21 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 13 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.42%) Informix
10 9 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.28%) Big Data
11 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.71%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.71%) DB2
14 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.43%) SQLite
16 2 (0.28%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 66 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 50 (7.10%) JIRA
3 33 (4.69%) gulp
4 24 (3.41%) Selenium
5 23 (3.27%) Grunt
6 22 (3.13%) Subversion
7 20 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.84%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.41%) Bower
9 15 (2.13%) Jasmine
10 12 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.42%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.99%) Maven
12 7 (0.99%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.99%) Xcode
13 6 (0.85%) Ant
13 6 (0.85%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.85%) JUnit
14 5 (0.71%) Spock
General
1 79 (11.22%) Finance
2 48 (6.82%) Retail
3 40 (5.68%) Advertising
4 38 (5.40%) Marketing
5 19 (2.70%) Online Betting
6 18 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.41%) Banking
7 17 (2.41%) Publishing
8 11 (1.56%) Legal
9 5 (0.71%) French Language
10 4 (0.57%) German Language
10 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.43%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
11 3 (0.43%) iGaming
11 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 296 (42.05%) Developer
2 73 (10.37%) Analyst
3 64 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 53 (7.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 44 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 42 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 41 (5.82%) Games Developer
9 37 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 34 (4.83%) Architect
11 30 (4.26%) Scrum Master
12 25 (3.55%) HTML Developer
12 25 (3.55%) iOS Developer
12 25 (3.55%) Senior Developer
13 24 (3.41%) Designer
13 24 (3.41%) Test Engineer
14 23 (3.27%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.98%) Tester
16 19 (2.70%) Python Developer
17 18 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (21.45%) HTML
2 143 (20.31%) CSS
3 113 (16.05%) HTML5
4 81 (11.51%) CSS3
5 75 (10.65%) AngularJS
6 67 (9.52%) Node.js
7 48 (6.82%) Backbone.js
8 43 (6.11%) .NET
9 42 (5.97%) REST
10 41 (5.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 39 (5.54%) jQuery
12 37 (5.26%) Sass
13 33 (4.69%) Web Services
14 31 (4.40%) React
15 29 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (4.12%) XML
16 27 (3.84%) LESS
16 27 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
17 26 (3.69%) RESTful
18 23 (3.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.35%) User Experience
2 77 (10.94%) Online Games
3 50 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (5.40%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.55%) Mathematics
6 21 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.27%) Mobile Games
7 16 (2.27%) Streaming Video
8 15 (2.13%) Digital Media
9 13 (1.85%) Social Media
10 11 (1.56%) Animation
11 10 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.42%) PlayStation
12 9 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
12 9 (1.28%) iPad
12 9 (1.28%) Video on Demand
13 8 (1.14%) Statistics
14 7 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.85%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 106 (15.06%) Linux
2 53 (7.53%) Windows
3 43 (6.11%) Unix
4 39 (5.54%) Apple iOS
5 30 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.13%) Android
7 16 (2.27%) CentOS
8 11 (1.56%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.42%) Solaris
10 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.43%) Fedora
13 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (17.90%) Scrum
3 89 (12.64%) TDD
4 69 (9.80%) Front End Development
5 63 (8.95%) E-Commerce
6 60 (8.52%) User Stories
7 55 (7.81%) DevOps
7 55 (7.81%) Web Development
8 50 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (6.96%) Automated Testing
10 45 (6.39%) High Availability
11 42 (5.97%) Project Management
12 41 (5.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 41 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (5.40%) BDD
13 38 (5.40%) OO
14 35 (4.97%) OOP
15 32 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 30 (4.26%) Mentoring
17 29 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 190 (26.99%) JavaScript
2 117 (16.62%) Java
3 71 (10.09%) SQL
4 63 (8.95%) C#
5 52 (7.39%) PHP
6 51 (7.24%) Python
7 50 (7.10%) Ruby
8 49 (6.96%) C++
9 25 (3.55%) Objective-C
10 21 (2.98%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.84%) Perl
12 19 (2.70%) Apple Swift
13 16 (2.27%) C
14 11 (1.56%) Scala
15 10 (1.42%) ActionScript
16 9 (1.28%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.14%) Groovy
18 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.85%) ActionScript 3.0
20 4 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 63 (8.95%) Degree
2 15 (2.13%) ISEB
3 12 (1.70%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.56%) CCNP
4 11 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.71%) CCIE
7 5 (0.71%) CISSP
7 5 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.57%) GIAC
8 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.28%) CCNA
10 2 (0.28%) CCSP
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
10 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.26%) QA
2 8 (1.14%) SLA
3 5 (0.71%) WCAG
4 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.56%) Docker
3 11 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.28%) KVM
5 9 (1.28%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.28%) Xen
6 5 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.57%) vSphere
8 3 (0.43%) NFS
8 3 (0.43%) vCloud
8 3 (0.43%) XenApp
9 2 (0.28%) Firmware
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (4.97%) Puppet
2 28 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.41%) Ansible
4 16 (2.27%) Nagios
5 9 (1.28%) Xymon
6 8 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.85%) SCCM
8 5 (0.71%) Cacti
8 5 (0.71%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.71%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.71%) Zenoss
9 4 (0.57%) Opsview
9 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.43%) Graphite
10 3 (0.43%) Kibana
10 3 (0.43%) logstash
10 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (7.24%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.97%) Red Hat
2 42 (5.97%) VMware
3 29 (4.12%) Cisco
4 24 (3.41%) Adobe
5 21 (2.98%) Oracle
6 18 (2.56%) HP
7 17 (2.41%) EMC
8 16 (2.27%) F5
9 12 (1.70%) Google
10 9 (1.28%) Apple
11 8 (1.14%) hybris
11 8 (1.14%) NetApp
12 7 (0.99%) IBM
12 7 (0.99%) Veritas
13 6 (0.85%) Symantec
14 5 (0.71%) Rally
15 4 (0.57%) Juniper
15 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds
15 4 (0.57%) TIBCO
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