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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 268 255 226
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs citing Games 356 350 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.73% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.86% 1.85% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 179 203
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £187 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Average hourly rate £35.10 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.18 £25.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.02 £80.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
19110 18951 17613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.06% 39.66% 42.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12021 11857 10990
Average daily rate £445 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 581 564
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -18.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

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 26 March 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
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 26 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 235 £419 +11.66% 173
South East -20 54 £350 +18.64% 35
Yorkshire -1 17 £400 +5.61% 21
West Midlands +2 16 £360 +10.76% 11
South West -3 10 £356 - 13
East of England -4 7 £513 +60.78% 22
North West -39 7 £350 +7.69% 20
East Midlands - 7 £294 - 14
Midlands - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 13
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 303 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (23.64%) Online Games
3 171 (22.71%) JavaScript
4 168 (22.31%) HTML
5 147 (19.52%) Java
6 143 (18.99%) TDD
7 142 (18.86%) Scrum
8 136 (18.06%) CSS
9 118 (15.67%) SQL
10 102 (13.55%) Finance
11 92 (12.22%) HTML5
12 86 (11.42%) Linux
13 81 (10.76%) C#
14 80 (10.62%) E-Commerce
15 76 (10.09%) OO
16 73 (9.69%) QA
17 71 (9.43%) Degree
18 68 (9.03%) Oracle
19 64 (8.50%) Windows
19 64 (8.50%) Web Services
20 63 (8.37%) Python
20 63 (8.37%) Marketing
21 57 (7.57%) jQuery
21 57 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (7.57%) CSS3
22 53 (7.04%) Retail
23 52 (6.91%) Project Management
24 51 (6.77%) Apple iOS
25 50 (6.64%) Analytics
25 50 (6.64%) BDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 38 (5.05%) Node.js
2 30 (3.98%) Apache
3 15 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.86%) nginx
5 13 (1.73%) IIS
5 13 (1.73%) CMS
6 12 (1.59%) SAS
7 11 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
8 9 (1.20%) Confluence
9 8 (1.06%) JBoss
10 7 (0.93%) WordPress
11 5 (0.66%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.53%) Jetty
13 3 (0.40%) Drupal
13 3 (0.40%) Orchard CMS
13 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 24 (3.19%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.39%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.99%) MS Office
3 15 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (1.46%) Maya
6 9 (1.20%) Shockwave
7 8 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.66%) 3ds Max
10 4 (0.53%) MS Project
10 4 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.27%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.27%) Edge Animate
13 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.13%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.13%) EViews
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.27%) Magento
4 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.20%) PaaS
4 8 (1.06%) SaaS
5 7 (0.93%) IaaS
6 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.27%) Office 365
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.13%) Route 53
10 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.64%) Firewall
2 29 (3.85%) Network Security
3 25 (3.32%) Internet
4 18 (2.39%) DNS
5 16 (2.12%) OSPF
5 16 (2.12%) BGP
5 16 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (1.86%) MPLS
6 14 (1.86%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.59%) IPsec
7 12 (1.59%) TACACS
7 12 (1.59%) VPN
7 12 (1.59%) WAN
8 11 (1.46%) iSCSI
8 11 (1.46%) VoIP
8 11 (1.46%) HTTP
8 11 (1.46%) NetScreen
9 8 (1.06%) LDAP
9 8 (1.06%) DMZ
9 8 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.84%) MongoDB
2 40 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (5.31%) MySQL
3 36 (4.78%) Hadoop
4 33 (4.38%) Big Data
5 31 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 28 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 22 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.39%) SQL Server
9 15 (1.99%) OLTP
10 14 (1.86%) CouchDB
11 11 (1.46%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.93%) QlikView
15 7 (0.93%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.93%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.66%) OLAP
17 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (5.44%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.91%) Selenium
3 31 (4.12%) Grunt
4 30 (3.98%) Subversion
5 26 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.66%) Axure RP
8 18 (2.39%) WebDriver
9 17 (2.26%) JIRA
10 15 (1.99%) Jasmine
10 15 (1.99%) Maven
11 8 (1.06%) JMeter
11 8 (1.06%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (0.93%) nodeunit
12 7 (0.93%) Xcode
12 7 (0.93%) Ant
13 6 (0.80%) JUnit
13 6 (0.80%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.66%) Hudson
General
1 102 (13.55%) Finance
2 63 (8.37%) Marketing
3 53 (7.04%) Retail
4 19 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.99%) Banking
5 15 (1.99%) Advertising
6 14 (1.86%) Publishing
7 12 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.46%) Electronics
9 9 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.06%) Interactive Media
11 7 (0.93%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.66%) iGaming
13 4 (0.53%) Law
13 4 (0.53%) Legal
14 3 (0.40%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.40%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.40%) Billing
14 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 275 (36.52%) Developer
2 67 (8.90%) Analyst
3 51 (6.77%) Project Manager
4 45 (5.98%) Java Developer
5 41 (5.44%) Architect
6 36 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 33 (4.38%) Business Analyst
8 32 (4.25%) Senior Developer
9 31 (4.12%) Designer
10 29 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 29 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
11 23 (3.05%) Consultant
11 23 (3.05%) ScrumMaster
12 21 (2.79%) Programmer
13 19 (2.52%) UX Designer
14 17 (2.26%) Network Engineer
15 16 (2.12%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (1.99%) Tester
17 14 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
17 14 (1.86%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (22.31%) HTML
2 136 (18.06%) CSS
3 92 (12.22%) HTML5
4 64 (8.50%) Web Services
5 57 (7.57%) jQuery
5 57 (7.57%) CSS3
6 44 (5.84%) .NET
6 44 (5.84%) AngularJS
7 43 (5.71%) REST
8 35 (4.65%) XML
9 33 (4.38%) Backbone.js
10 32 (4.25%) Spring
10 32 (4.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 31 (4.12%) SOAP
12 26 (3.45%) Flash
13 20 (2.66%) RESTful
13 20 (2.66%) Sass
14 17 (2.26%) JSON
15 15 (1.99%) Hibernate
16 13 (1.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 178 (23.64%) Online Games
2 46 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.98%) User Experience
4 36 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 34 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.72%) Data Integration
7 24 (3.19%) Visualisation
7 24 (3.19%) Open Source
7 24 (3.19%) Mathematics
8 21 (2.79%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.52%) Digital Media
10 14 (1.86%) Mobile Games
11 12 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
11 12 (1.59%) Flash Games
11 12 (1.59%) Streaming Video
11 12 (1.59%) Physics
11 12 (1.59%) iPad
11 12 (1.59%) Social Media
12 11 (1.46%) Animation
13 10 (1.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.42%) Linux
2 64 (8.50%) Windows
3 51 (6.77%) Apple iOS
4 44 (5.84%) Android
5 42 (5.58%) UNIX
6 27 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.39%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.20%) CentOS
10 8 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.40%) VMS
14 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (18.99%) TDD
3 142 (18.86%) Scrum
4 80 (10.62%) E-Commerce
5 76 (10.09%) OO
6 57 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (6.91%) Project Management
8 50 (6.64%) Analytics
8 50 (6.64%) BDD
9 49 (6.51%) Kanban
10 48 (6.37%) Responsive Web Design
10 48 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (6.11%) Data Modelling
11 46 (6.11%) Software Engineering
12 42 (5.58%) DevOps
12 42 (5.58%) Mentoring
13 41 (5.44%) MVC
14 39 (5.18%) Automated Testing
15 36 (4.78%) User Stories
15 36 (4.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 171 (22.71%) JavaScript
2 147 (19.52%) Java
3 118 (15.67%) SQL
4 81 (10.76%) C#
5 63 (8.37%) Python
6 44 (5.84%) C++
7 43 (5.71%) Ruby
8 40 (5.31%) PHP
9 23 (3.05%) PL/SQL
10 22 (2.92%) C
11 20 (2.66%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.52%) ActionScript
13 16 (2.12%) Perl
14 13 (1.73%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.46%) ActionScript 3.0
15 11 (1.46%) Scala
15 11 (1.46%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.33%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.80%) VBScript
17 6 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (9.43%) Degree
2 27 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (2.79%) CCIE
4 11 (1.46%) CISSP
4 11 (1.46%) ISEB
5 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.66%) CCNP
6 5 (0.66%) CCNA
7 4 (0.53%) PMP
7 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.53%) GIAC
7 4 (0.53%) GCIA
7 4 (0.53%) GCIH
8 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.40%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.40%) PhD
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.27%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.69%) QA
2 21 (2.79%) SLA
3 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.46%) NFS
3 10 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.80%) Xen
5 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.66%) vSphere
6 5 (0.66%) vCloud
7 2 (0.27%) Snort
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) IAG
Systems Management
1 22 (2.92%) Puppet
1 22 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (2.12%) Nagios
3 13 (1.73%) HAProxy
4 7 (0.93%) SCOM
5 6 (0.80%) Nessus
5 6 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.53%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.40%) Control-M
8 2 (0.27%) RANCID
8 2 (0.27%) Oozie
9 1 (0.13%) SCCM
9 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.13%) Ansible
9 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (9.03%) Oracle
2 33 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.25%) Cisco
4 26 (3.45%) Adobe
4 26 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 17 (2.26%) Tableau
5 17 (2.26%) Citrix
6 16 (2.12%) VMware
7 14 (1.86%) Juniper
8 11 (1.46%) F5
8 11 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.33%) Perforce
9 10 (1.33%) SAP
10 9 (1.20%) NetApp
11 8 (1.06%) IBM
11 8 (1.06%) Google
11 8 (1.06%) hybris
11 8 (1.06%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.93%) Facebook
13 6 (0.80%) Apple
Central London / West End
Hatchster Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Very High Day Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £500 - £580 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £1000 - £1300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago