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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 318 389 292
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -97
Contract jobs citing Games 336 278 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.91% 1.34% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 202 215
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £265 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £37.05 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.45 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
17563 20764 20397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 35.72% 39.39% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11859 13468 12656
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 592 503
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £30.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +18.81%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +22 203 £413 +3.12% 144
Yorkshire +29 34 £375 +7.14% 27
South East +14 29 £375 +7.14% 31
North West +35 23 £325 +8.33% 39
East of England +31 19 £425 -19.04% 41
West Midlands -22 16 £350 +1.44% 39
North East -22 8 £440 -12.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £400 - 9
South West +8 2 £280 -20.00% 8
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 288 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (21.96%) JavaScript
3 130 (19.03%) HTML
4 126 (18.45%) Scrum
5 115 (16.84%) CSS
6 113 (16.54%) Java
7 95 (13.91%) TDD
8 94 (13.76%) User Experience
9 93 (13.62%) HTML5
10 73 (10.69%) Linux
11 70 (10.25%) C#
12 69 (10.10%) C++
12 69 (10.10%) SQL
13 65 (9.52%) User Stories
14 64 (9.37%) Finance
15 63 (9.22%) CSS3
16 60 (8.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 59 (8.64%) Git (software)
18 56 (8.20%) Node.js
19 55 (8.05%) QA
19 55 (8.05%) Online Games
20 54 (7.91%) AngularJS
21 52 (7.61%) Degree
22 50 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (7.17%) Automated Testing
23 49 (7.17%) E-Commerce
24 48 (7.03%) Python
24 48 (7.03%) Front End Development
25 46 (6.73%) Web Development
26 45 (6.59%) Apple iOS

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 23 (3.37%) CMS
2 12 (1.76%) Apache
3 10 (1.46%) Confluence
4 9 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.59%) Drupal
7 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.59%) nginx
7 4 (0.59%) SAS
7 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.44%) Mule
9 2 (0.29%) JBoss
9 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (4.25%) Photoshop
2 25 (3.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (2.93%) MS Excel
4 17 (2.49%) MS Office
5 9 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (1.17%) InVision
7 7 (1.02%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.88%) SketchUp
9 5 (0.73%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.59%) InDesign
11 3 (0.44%) GIMP
11 3 (0.44%) Maya
11 3 (0.44%) MS Project
12 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.29%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.32%) GitHub
4 7 (1.02%) SaaS
5 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.73%) Office 365
6 5 (0.73%) Trello
7 4 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.59%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.59%) Slack
8 3 (0.44%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.44%) Google Play
9 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.29%) PaaS
9 2 (0.29%) Taleo
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.61%) Network Security
2 10 (1.46%) Firewall
3 9 (1.32%) Internet
4 8 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (1.17%) DNS
5 7 (1.02%) HTTP
6 6 (0.88%) SNMP
6 6 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.73%) Intranet
7 5 (0.73%) SAN
7 5 (0.73%) Wireless
8 4 (0.59%) DHCP
8 4 (0.59%) FTP
8 4 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.59%) NAS
8 4 (0.59%) OSPF
8 4 (0.59%) Softphone
8 4 (0.59%) VoIP
8 4 (0.59%) VPN
8 4 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.54%) MySQL
2 18 (2.64%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 14 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.76%) Big Data
6 11 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.02%) Informix
11 6 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.44%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.44%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.44%) DB2
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.59%) JIRA
3 34 (4.98%) Selenium
4 32 (4.69%) Jenkins
5 30 (4.39%) Cucumber
6 23 (3.37%) gulp
7 22 (3.22%) Grunt
8 21 (3.07%) WebDriver
9 18 (2.64%) Bower
10 14 (2.05%) JUnit
11 13 (1.90%) RSpec
11 13 (1.90%) Subversion
12 9 (1.32%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.17%) Maven
13 8 (1.17%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.02%) Axure RP
14 7 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.88%) Geb
15 6 (0.88%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 64 (9.37%) Finance
2 43 (6.30%) Retail
3 42 (6.15%) Advertising
4 37 (5.42%) Marketing
5 14 (2.05%) Publishing
6 13 (1.90%) Online Betting
7 12 (1.76%) Banking
7 12 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.17%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.88%) Legal
10 5 (0.73%) Back Office
11 4 (0.59%) French Language
11 4 (0.59%) German Language
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.29%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.29%) iGaming
13 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.29%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 287 (42.02%) Developer
2 71 (10.40%) Analyst
3 47 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
4 46 (6.73%) Designer
5 42 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 41 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 40 (5.86%) Java Developer
8 39 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 32 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 32 (4.69%) Web Developer
10 29 (4.25%) Architect
10 29 (4.25%) Games Developer
10 29 (4.25%) Scrum Master
11 28 (4.10%) iOS Developer
11 28 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.22%) C++ Developer
13 21 (3.07%) Tester
14 19 (2.78%) Python Developer
15 18 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.49%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (19.03%) HTML
2 115 (16.84%) CSS
3 93 (13.62%) HTML5
4 63 (9.22%) CSS3
5 60 (8.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 56 (8.20%) Node.js
7 54 (7.91%) AngularJS
8 44 (6.44%) .NET
9 43 (6.30%) REST
10 37 (5.42%) jQuery
11 34 (4.98%) Backbone.js
12 29 (4.25%) Web Services
13 28 (4.10%) Sass
14 26 (3.81%) React
15 25 (3.66%) JSON
15 25 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (3.22%) XML
17 21 (3.07%) RESTful
18 20 (2.93%) Ajax
18 20 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.76%) User Experience
2 55 (8.05%) Online Games
3 50 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.37%) Mathematics
6 18 (2.64%) Digital Media
7 16 (2.34%) iPhone
8 14 (2.05%) Mobile Games
9 12 (1.76%) Streaming Video
10 11 (1.61%) Animation
10 11 (1.61%) EPoS
11 10 (1.46%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.46%) iPad
11 10 (1.46%) Social Media
12 9 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
12 9 (1.32%) e-Learning
12 9 (1.32%) Social Gaming
12 9 (1.32%) Video Editing
12 9 (1.32%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.69%) Linux
2 45 (6.59%) Apple iOS
3 37 (5.42%) Android
4 31 (4.54%) Windows
5 29 (4.25%) Unix
6 18 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.61%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.88%) CentOS
11 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.44%) Solaris
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Fedora
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (18.45%) Scrum
3 95 (13.91%) TDD
4 65 (9.52%) User Stories
5 49 (7.17%) Automated Testing
5 49 (7.17%) E-Commerce
6 48 (7.03%) Front End Development
7 46 (6.73%) Web Development
8 44 (6.44%) DevOps
8 44 (6.44%) Responsive Web Design
9 43 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (6.30%) Project Management
10 39 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (5.56%) Game Development
12 37 (5.42%) BDD
13 36 (5.27%) iOS Development
14 33 (4.83%) OO
14 33 (4.83%) Test Automation
15 32 (4.69%) Test Scripting
16 30 (4.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 150 (21.96%) JavaScript
2 113 (16.54%) Java
3 70 (10.25%) C#
4 69 (10.10%) C++
4 69 (10.10%) SQL
5 48 (7.03%) Python
6 42 (6.15%) Ruby
7 41 (6.00%) PHP
8 28 (4.10%) Objective-C
9 20 (2.93%) Scala
10 16 (2.34%) Apple Swift
10 16 (2.34%) C
11 12 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.17%) Perl
13 7 (1.02%) Go
13 7 (1.02%) Groovy
13 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.02%) R
14 6 (0.88%) ES6
15 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (7.61%) Degree
2 17 (2.49%) ISTQB
3 11 (1.61%) ISEB
4 6 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.59%) CCNP
5 4 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.59%) CISSP
5 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.44%) CCIE
6 3 (0.44%) MBA
6 3 (0.44%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.29%) CCDE
7 2 (0.29%) CCNA
7 2 (0.29%) CISM
7 2 (0.29%) GIAC
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.29%) PhD
7 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.05%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) WCAG
3 3 (0.44%) SDET
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (2.78%) Docker
2 15 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.88%) KVM
4 5 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.59%) Xen
5 4 (0.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.44%) NFS
6 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Gluster
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) IAG
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.15%) Squid
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (2.78%) Puppet
2 16 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.90%) Ansible
4 9 (1.32%) Nagios
5 8 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.88%) SCCM
7 4 (0.59%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.44%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.44%) Kibana
8 3 (0.44%) logstash
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.44%) Terraform
8 3 (0.44%) Xymon
9 2 (0.29%) Cacti
9 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.29%) vRealize
9 2 (0.29%) WSUS
9 2 (0.29%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 45 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.83%) VMware
3 30 (4.39%) Adobe
4 28 (4.10%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.20%) Cisco
5 15 (2.20%) HP
6 14 (2.05%) Google
7 11 (1.61%) EMC
7 11 (1.61%) Oracle
8 10 (1.46%) Apple
9 7 (1.02%) F5
9 7 (1.02%) Symantec
10 6 (0.88%) Zend
11 5 (0.73%) Citrix
11 5 (0.73%) NetApp
12 4 (0.59%) hybris
12 4 (0.59%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.59%) Twitter
12 4 (0.59%) Veritas
13 3 (0.44%) Rally
Sandbach, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Generous Daily Rate - Negotiable - DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £14.11 - £25.73 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £25.73 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 19 days ago
Brighton
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 23 days ago