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 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 312 263 210
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -53
Contract jobs citing Games 325 357 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.72% 1.00%
As % of the General category 1.59% 1.87% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 190 302
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £517 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £87.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.15% +132.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £14.60 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £169.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-44.87% -43.88%
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
20383 19124 20037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.44% 38.72% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 12128 12605
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 511 584
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.59 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £12.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 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 27 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 27 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 -65 170 £400 - 164
South East +23 80 £400 +33.33% 29
West Midlands +15 22 £295 -10.60% 17
Yorkshire -15 17 £330 +32.00% 45
South West +15 15 £375 - 5
North West -25 10 £300 -2.43% 23
East Midlands +1 4 £275 - 3
North East -22 4 £319 +4.59% 6
East of England -8 2 £401 -2.72% 24
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 288 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (20.34%) HTML
3 140 (19.64%) TDD
4 138 (19.35%) Scrum
5 132 (18.51%) Java
6 131 (18.37%) JavaScript
7 107 (15.01%) CSS
8 98 (13.74%) HTML5
9 97 (13.60%) SQL
10 96 (13.46%) Online Games
11 89 (12.48%) C++
12 88 (12.34%) C#
13 77 (10.80%) Finance
14 73 (10.24%) Linux
14 73 (10.24%) Android
15 71 (9.96%) E-Commerce
16 65 (9.12%) CSS3
17 64 (8.98%) Software Engineering
18 63 (8.84%) Retail
18 63 (8.84%) Apple iOS
19 59 (8.27%) Marketing
20 57 (7.99%) BDD
21 56 (7.85%) jQuery
22 53 (7.43%) Mobile App
23 52 (7.29%) Python
23 52 (7.29%) Degree
24 51 (7.15%) OO
24 51 (7.15%) .NET
25 50 (7.01%) Game Development
26 48 (6.73%) QA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 42 (5.89%) Node.js
2 23 (3.23%) Apache
3 14 (1.96%) IIS
4 12 (1.68%) CMS
4 12 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.54%) nginx
6 10 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.26%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.56%) Orchard CMS
8 4 (0.56%) WordPress
8 4 (0.56%) JBoss
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.42%) SAS
9 3 (0.42%) Jetty
9 3 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.28%) Drupal
10 2 (0.28%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (4.63%) Photoshop
1 33 (4.63%) Maya
2 19 (2.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (1.68%) 3ds Max
3 12 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.54%) MS Project
5 6 (0.84%) ZBrush
5 6 (0.84%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (0.70%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.56%) MS Office
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.28%) Edge Animate
10 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.14%) Mingle
10 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 2 (0.28%) Unica
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.84%) SaaS
4 5 (0.70%) PaaS
5 4 (0.56%) IaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.42%) Yammer
6 3 (0.42%) Heroku
6 3 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.14%) Route 53
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.93%) Firewall
2 21 (2.95%) Internet
3 17 (2.38%) HTTP
4 15 (2.10%) DNS
5 8 (1.12%) Network Security
6 7 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.84%) OSPF
7 6 (0.84%) BGP
8 5 (0.70%) MPLS
8 5 (0.70%) VoIP
8 5 (0.70%) WAN
8 5 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.42%) AMQP
9 3 (0.42%) VPN
9 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.42%) NetScreen
9 3 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.28%) TACACS
10 2 (0.28%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.59%) NoSQL
2 39 (5.47%) MySQL
3 34 (4.77%) MongoDB
4 31 (4.35%) Big Data
5 24 (3.37%) Hadoop
6 23 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 23 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.26%) CouchDB
9 9 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (1.26%) Redis
10 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.84%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.84%) HBase
11 6 (0.84%) OLTP
11 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.70%) Couchbase
12 5 (0.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.21%) Selenium
3 28 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.65%) Subversion
5 22 (3.09%) Grunt
6 21 (2.95%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.38%) WebDriver
8 11 (1.54%) JUnit
9 10 (1.40%) Axure RP
10 9 (1.26%) Maven
11 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.98%) JIRA
12 7 (0.98%) JBehave
12 7 (0.98%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.84%) RSpec
13 6 (0.84%) CruiseControl
14 4 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.56%) Bugzilla
14 4 (0.56%) Xcode
15 3 (0.42%) JMeter
General
1 77 (10.80%) Finance
2 63 (8.84%) Retail
3 59 (8.27%) Marketing
4 32 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.95%) Electronics
6 18 (2.52%) Advertising
7 17 (2.38%) Publishing
8 14 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.40%) Banking
10 8 (1.12%) Italian Language
10 8 (1.12%) Legal
11 7 (0.98%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.84%) French Language
12 6 (0.84%) German Language
13 5 (0.70%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.70%) iGaming
14 4 (0.56%) Law
15 3 (0.42%) Automotive
15 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 295 (41.37%) Developer
2 56 (7.85%) Analyst
3 52 (7.29%) Project Manager
4 46 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 45 (6.31%) Architect
6 38 (5.33%) Front-End Developer
7 30 (4.21%) Designer
7 30 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 30 (4.21%) Programmer
8 24 (3.37%) C++ Developer
9 23 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.09%) Business Analyst
11 20 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (2.52%) Tester
12 18 (2.52%) Web Developer
12 18 (2.52%) Software Engineer
13 16 (2.24%) Android Developer
14 15 (2.10%) ScrumMaster
14 15 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.10%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (20.34%) HTML
2 107 (15.01%) CSS
3 98 (13.74%) HTML5
4 65 (9.12%) CSS3
5 56 (7.85%) jQuery
6 51 (7.15%) .NET
7 47 (6.59%) Web Services
8 44 (6.17%) XML
9 36 (5.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 32 (4.49%) Backbone.js
10 32 (4.49%) REST
11 27 (3.79%) AngularJS
11 27 (3.79%) OpenGL
12 22 (3.09%) Spring
13 21 (2.95%) RESTful
13 21 (2.95%) JSON
14 20 (2.81%) SOAP
14 20 (2.81%) Flash
15 19 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (1.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.46%) Online Games
2 53 (7.43%) Mobile App
3 41 (5.75%) User Experience
4 33 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 33 (4.63%) Streaming Video
5 29 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.65%) Xbox
7 22 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.95%) Social Media
8 21 (2.95%) Physics
8 21 (2.95%) STB
8 21 (2.95%) Animation
9 20 (2.81%) iPad
10 19 (2.66%) IPTV
11 18 (2.52%) Mobile Games
11 18 (2.52%) Client/Server
12 16 (2.24%) Mathematics
12 16 (2.24%) iPhone
13 15 (2.10%) PlayStation
14 14 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.24%) Linux
1 73 (10.24%) Android
2 63 (8.84%) Apple iOS
3 41 (5.75%) Windows
4 20 (2.81%) UNIX
5 19 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.26%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.84%) CentOS
8 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) AIX
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (19.64%) TDD
3 138 (19.35%) Scrum
4 71 (9.96%) E-Commerce
5 64 (8.98%) Software Engineering
6 57 (7.99%) BDD
7 51 (7.15%) OO
8 50 (7.01%) Game Development
9 48 (6.73%) DevOps
10 44 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (5.75%) Project Management
12 40 (5.61%) Responsive Web Design
13 38 (5.33%) MVC
14 37 (5.19%) Mentoring
15 35 (4.91%) Kanban
15 35 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (4.63%) User Stories
17 30 (4.21%) Test Automation
18 29 (4.07%) Android Development
19 27 (3.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (18.51%) Java
2 131 (18.37%) JavaScript
3 97 (13.60%) SQL
4 89 (12.48%) C++
5 88 (12.34%) C#
6 52 (7.29%) Python
7 32 (4.49%) Ruby
8 29 (4.07%) PHP
9 22 (3.09%) C
10 21 (2.95%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.38%) ActionScript
12 16 (2.24%) Scala
13 14 (1.96%) Perl
14 13 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.26%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.70%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.70%) Lua
17 5 (0.70%) R
18 4 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 52 (7.29%) Degree
2 12 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (0.98%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.84%) CCIE
4 6 (0.84%) CCNA
4 6 (0.84%) CISSP
5 4 (0.56%) CCNP
5 4 (0.56%) GIAC
5 4 (0.56%) GCIA
5 4 (0.56%) GCIH
5 4 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) CISMP
7 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.28%) MCSE
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.14%) MCSA
8 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.73%) QA
2 8 (1.12%) SLA
3 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (1.40%) Docker
2 9 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.42%) Snort
5 2 (0.28%) Xen
5 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.28%) HDFS
6 1 (0.14%) NFS
6 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (4.21%) Puppet
3 10 (1.40%) Nagios
3 10 (1.40%) HAProxy
4 8 (1.12%) Ansible
5 5 (0.70%) Mesos
6 4 (0.56%) Graphite
6 4 (0.56%) Salt
7 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.28%) MOM
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (4.77%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.63%) Oracle
3 19 (2.66%) Adobe
4 16 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.10%) Cisco
6 14 (1.96%) SAP
6 14 (1.96%) Apple
7 13 (1.82%) Perforce
8 11 (1.54%) VMware
8 11 (1.54%) IBM
8 11 (1.54%) Barracuda Networks
8 11 (1.54%) Facebook
9 10 (1.40%) Roku
10 8 (1.12%) Tableau
11 7 (0.98%) Google
11 7 (0.98%) hybris
11 7 (0.98%) HP
12 6 (0.84%) F5
13 5 (0.70%) Symantec
14 4 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
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