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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 269 293 265
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Contract jobs citing Games 403 376 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.75% 0.81%
As % of the General category 2.39% 1.93% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 295 283
Median daily rate £415 £415 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.92 £17.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +94.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
16845 19450 20195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.30% 38.85% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11276 12597 13171
Median daily rate £451 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 518 491
Median hourly rate £22.84 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +17.10%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +37 269 £450 +5.88% 168
North West +4 34 £400 +28.00% 39
South East +19 29 £325 -3.70% 31
West Midlands -28 19 £500 +19.04% 29
Yorkshire -17 18 £408 -4.11% 37
North East -21 16 £345 -54.00% 8
East of England +4 10 £460 +18.70% 27
South West +4 4 £350 -11.11% 10
East Midlands - 2 £388 - 5
Midlands - 1 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 300 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 167 (22.54%) Java
4 147 (19.84%) TDD
5 137 (18.49%) HTML
6 120 (16.19%) CSS
7 113 (15.25%) Scrum
8 99 (13.36%) HTML5
9 94 (12.69%) C++
10 92 (12.42%) C#
11 90 (12.15%) User Experience
12 79 (10.66%) AngularJS
13 78 (10.53%) Git (software)
14 77 (10.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 76 (10.26%) QA
16 72 (9.72%) Android
17 71 (9.58%) Front End Development
18 67 (9.04%) Game Development
19 66 (8.91%) SQL
20 63 (8.50%) Finance
20 63 (8.50%) .NET
20 63 (8.50%) User Stories
21 62 (8.37%) React
21 62 (8.37%) Node.js
21 62 (8.37%) Automated Testing
22 60 (8.10%) Scala
22 60 (8.10%) Online Games
22 60 (8.10%) CSS3
23 59 (7.96%) DevOps
24 58 (7.83%) Jenkins

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 17 (2.29%) CMS
2 14 (1.89%) Apache
3 13 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.35%) Confluence
6 8 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.67%) SAS
9 4 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.40%) Drupal
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.40%) JBoss
11 2 (0.27%) CoreMedia CMS
11 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.27%) Jetty
11 2 (0.27%) nginx
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (3.64%) Photoshop
2 24 (3.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (2.83%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.35%) MS Office
5 9 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.81%) SketchUp
6 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.67%) InDesign
8 4 (0.54%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.54%) InVision
9 3 (0.40%) MS Project
10 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.13%) GIMP
10 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.13%) Maya
10 1 (0.13%) MotionBuilder
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Radian6
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.37%) GitHub
3 19 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.08%) Route 53
8 7 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.81%) G Suite
9 6 (0.81%) Slack
10 5 (0.67%) Trello
11 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.54%) Google Play
11 4 (0.54%) Heroku
12 3 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.75%) DNS
2 11 (1.48%) Internet
3 9 (1.21%) Network Security
3 9 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.08%) SAN
5 7 (0.94%) HTTP
5 7 (0.94%) SNMP
6 6 (0.81%) DHCP
6 6 (0.81%) SSL
7 5 (0.67%) LAN
7 5 (0.67%) SMTP
7 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.67%) Wireless
8 4 (0.54%) LDAP
8 4 (0.54%) Softphone
8 4 (0.54%) VoIP
8 4 (0.54%) VPN
9 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.40%) OSPF
9 3 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.18%) MySQL
2 21 (2.83%) Big Data
3 19 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.67%) Hazelcast
11 5 (0.67%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.40%) Redis
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 58 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 47 (6.34%) Cucumber
4 45 (6.07%) Selenium
5 42 (5.67%) JIRA
6 39 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 34 (4.59%) gulp
8 31 (4.18%) Grunt
8 31 (4.18%) JUnit
9 29 (3.91%) RSpec
10 16 (2.16%) Jasmine
11 13 (1.75%) Mocha
12 11 (1.48%) Maven
12 11 (1.48%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.21%) Subversion
14 8 (1.08%) Bower
14 8 (1.08%) JMeter
15 7 (0.94%) Ant
15 7 (0.94%) Gradle
15 7 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 63 (8.50%) Finance
2 44 (5.94%) Marketing
2 44 (5.94%) Retail
3 34 (4.59%) Banking
4 33 (4.45%) Advertising
5 32 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.62%) Publishing
8 11 (1.48%) Online Betting
9 10 (1.35%) Back Office
9 10 (1.35%) Legal
9 10 (1.35%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.81%) Electronics
11 5 (0.67%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) iGaming
12 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.27%) Danish Language
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 351 (47.37%) Developer
2 65 (8.77%) Analyst
3 62 (8.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 50 (6.75%) Java Developer
4 50 (6.75%) Test Engineer
5 49 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 44 (5.94%) Designer
6 44 (5.94%) Games Developer
7 34 (4.59%) Business Analyst
7 34 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
8 31 (4.18%) QA Engineer
9 30 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 30 (4.05%) QA Test Engineer
10 29 (3.91%) C++ Developer
10 29 (3.91%) iOS Developer
11 26 (3.51%) Android Developer
11 26 (3.51%) Quality Engineer
11 26 (3.51%) Web Developer
12 23 (3.10%) C# Developer
13 20 (2.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (18.49%) HTML
2 120 (16.19%) CSS
3 99 (13.36%) HTML5
4 79 (10.66%) AngularJS
5 77 (10.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 63 (8.50%) .NET
7 62 (8.37%) Node.js
7 62 (8.37%) React
8 60 (8.10%) CSS3
9 55 (7.42%) JSON
10 51 (6.88%) REST
11 40 (5.40%) Web Services
12 38 (5.13%) RESTful
13 31 (4.18%) Spring
14 29 (3.91%) XML
15 28 (3.78%) Backbone.js
15 28 (3.78%) jQuery
16 17 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (2.16%) Ajax
18 15 (2.02%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.15%) User Experience
2 60 (8.10%) Online Games
3 40 (5.40%) Mobile App
4 37 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.91%) Mobile Games
7 27 (3.64%) Mathematics
8 16 (2.16%) Animation
8 16 (2.16%) iPhone
9 14 (1.89%) Spread Betting
10 12 (1.62%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.48%) EPoS
12 10 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
12 10 (1.35%) STB
12 10 (1.35%) Streaming Video
12 10 (1.35%) Video on Demand
13 9 (1.21%) Social Media
14 8 (1.08%) Augmented Reality
14 8 (1.08%) FMCG
14 8 (1.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.72%) Android
2 58 (7.83%) Apple iOS
3 57 (7.69%) Linux
4 37 (4.99%) Windows
5 29 (3.91%) Unix
6 15 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.84%) TDD
3 113 (15.25%) Scrum
4 71 (9.58%) Front End Development
5 67 (9.04%) Game Development
6 63 (8.50%) User Stories
7 62 (8.37%) Automated Testing
8 59 (7.96%) DevOps
9 58 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (7.83%) Software Engineering
10 56 (7.56%) Web Development
11 54 (7.29%) E-Commerce
12 53 (7.15%) BDD
13 48 (6.48%) Test Automation
14 47 (6.34%) Test Scripting
15 42 (5.67%) OO
16 40 (5.40%) Automation Testing
17 39 (5.26%) Android Development
18 38 (5.13%) iOS Development
19 35 (4.72%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 182 (24.56%) JavaScript
2 167 (22.54%) Java
3 94 (12.69%) C++
4 92 (12.42%) C#
5 66 (8.91%) SQL
6 60 (8.10%) Scala
7 55 (7.42%) Python
8 43 (5.80%) Ruby
9 37 (4.99%) Objective-C
10 24 (3.24%) ES6
11 23 (3.10%) PHP
12 21 (2.83%) Apple Swift
12 21 (2.83%) C
13 13 (1.75%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.75%) Go
14 12 (1.62%) ActionScript
15 11 (1.48%) R
16 8 (1.08%) Groovy
16 8 (1.08%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (7.56%) Degree
2 15 (2.02%) ISTQB
3 6 (0.81%) ISEB
3 6 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.40%) CISSP
5 3 (0.40%) MBA
5 3 (0.40%) PhD
5 3 (0.40%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.27%) CISM
6 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.27%) GIAC
6 2 (0.27%) MCP
6 2 (0.27%) MCSE
6 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.13%) CCSA
7 1 (0.13%) CCSE
7 1 (0.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.26%) QA
2 26 (3.51%) WCAG
3 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) SDET
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 32 (4.32%) Docker
2 16 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.81%) vSphere
6 4 (0.54%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.54%) KVM
6 4 (0.54%) NFS
6 4 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.27%) Xen
7 2 (0.27%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) Gluster
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) IAG
8 1 (0.13%) Squid
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (3.24%) Puppet
2 23 (3.10%) Ansible
3 14 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.94%) Nagios
6 6 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.81%) vRealize
6 6 (0.81%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.67%) SCCM
8 4 (0.54%) logstash
9 3 (0.40%) Kibana
10 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.27%) Terraform
11 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.13%) EnCase
11 1 (0.13%) Grafana
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.13%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 49 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.78%) Adobe
3 27 (3.64%) VMware
4 18 (2.43%) Google
5 16 (2.16%) Apple
6 14 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.48%) Cisco
7 11 (1.48%) HP
8 9 (1.21%) Symantec
9 8 (1.08%) Oracle
10 6 (0.81%) EMC
11 5 (0.67%) Apigee
11 5 (0.67%) Citrix
11 5 (0.67%) Dell
11 5 (0.67%) SAP
11 5 (0.67%) Veritas
11 5 (0.67%) Zend
12 4 (0.54%) Brocade
12 4 (0.54%) Facebook
13 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
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