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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 282 189 213
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +24
Contract jobs citing Games 343 527 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 1.10% 0.90%
As % of the General category 1.74% 2.57% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 326 296
Average daily rate
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£400 £343 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 5
Average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.01 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
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
19765 20532 23484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.62% 42.67% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12471 13046 14327
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 537 677
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -11 270 £413 +12.24% 188
South East -101 29 £325 +25.12% 26
North West -11 18 £325 +0.77% 16
East of England -47 8 £413 +37.50% 14
Yorkshire -7 6 £250 -37.57% 11
East Midlands +3 4 £348 -26.84% 7
West Midlands -20 4 £240 -16.52% 8
South West -41 2 - - 10
North East - 2 £350 - 5
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 185 (26.06%) Online Games
2 145 (20.42%) Java
3 136 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 135 (19.01%) Scrum
5 124 (17.46%) HTML
5 124 (17.46%) SQL
6 122 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (16.90%) TDD
8 94 (13.24%) CSS
9 83 (11.69%) Linux
10 82 (11.55%) Finance
11 78 (10.99%) XML
12 71 (10.00%) C#
12 71 (10.00%) HTML5
13 69 (9.72%) E-Commerce
13 69 (9.72%) Marketing
14 64 (9.01%) QA
14 64 (9.01%) Game Development
15 63 (8.87%) Degree
15 63 (8.87%) Project Management
15 63 (8.87%) Oracle
16 62 (8.73%) MySQL
16 62 (8.73%) Mobile App
17 60 (8.45%) Web Services
18 58 (8.17%) PHP
18 58 (8.17%) Apple iOS
19 55 (7.75%) jQuery
19 55 (7.75%) C++
20 53 (7.46%) Python
20 53 (7.46%) Ruby

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 28 (3.94%) Node.js
2 26 (3.66%) Apache
3 22 (3.10%) CMS
4 13 (1.83%) nginx
5 11 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.13%) Drupal
9 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.56%) Mule
11 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.56%) SAS
12 3 (0.42%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.28%) Moodle
14 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (3.66%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (1.97%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (1.27%) MS Office
6 8 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.99%) Maya
8 6 (0.85%) InDesign
8 6 (0.85%) SPSS
9 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.42%) MS Project
12 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.28%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.28%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.14%) Blender
13 1 (0.14%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (1.83%) WebTrends
2 6 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.70%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.42%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.28%) Tridion
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.85%) GitHub
3 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.56%) Office 365
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.28%) Responsys
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.20%) Internet
2 22 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.39%) DNS
4 15 (2.11%) HTTP
4 15 (2.11%) LDAP
5 10 (1.41%) SAN
6 7 (0.99%) Firewall
7 6 (0.85%) iSCSI
7 6 (0.85%) VPN
7 6 (0.85%) Intranet
8 5 (0.70%) SSL
9 4 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.56%) NAS
9 4 (0.56%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.56%) LAN
9 4 (0.56%) NetScreen
10 3 (0.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.73%) MySQL
2 42 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (4.79%) NoSQL
4 29 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 19 (2.68%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.39%) QlikView
8 16 (2.25%) OLTP
9 15 (2.11%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.69%) Redis
10 12 (1.69%) OLAP
11 11 (1.55%) Big Data
12 10 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.13%) DB2
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle OLAP
15 7 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.24%) Cucumber
3 22 (3.10%) Selenium
4 21 (2.96%) JIRA
4 21 (2.96%) Subversion
5 18 (2.54%) JUnit
6 17 (2.39%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.83%) WebDriver
8 12 (1.69%) Jasmine
9 11 (1.55%) Maven
10 9 (1.27%) PHPUnit
10 9 (1.27%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (0.99%) RSpec
13 6 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 5 (0.70%) JMeter
14 5 (0.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 5 (0.70%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.56%) Grunt
15 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (11.55%) Finance
2 69 (9.72%) Marketing
3 52 (7.32%) Retail
4 29 (4.08%) Banking
5 23 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.68%) Publishing
7 13 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.55%) Danish Language
9 9 (1.27%) Back Office
10 8 (1.13%) Advertising
10 8 (1.13%) Legal
11 7 (0.99%) Electronics
12 6 (0.85%) iGaming
12 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.56%) Billing
13 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.56%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 293 (41.27%) Developer
2 66 (9.30%) Analyst
3 51 (7.18%) Project Manager
4 41 (5.77%) Designer
5 36 (5.07%) Java Developer
6 35 (4.93%) Front-End Developer
7 31 (4.37%) Programmer
8 29 (4.08%) Business Analyst
8 29 (4.08%) Web Developer
9 25 (3.52%) Mobile Developer
10 23 (3.24%) Games Developer
10 23 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (2.68%) Consultant
12 17 (2.39%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 16 (2.25%) Games Programmer
14 15 (2.11%) iOS Developer
15 14 (1.97%) User Experience Designer
15 14 (1.97%) Lead Developer
16 13 (1.83%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (17.46%) HTML
2 94 (13.24%) CSS
3 78 (10.99%) XML
4 71 (10.00%) HTML5
5 60 (8.45%) Web Services
6 55 (7.75%) jQuery
7 50 (7.04%) JSON
8 47 (6.62%) REST
9 45 (6.34%) Spring
10 38 (5.35%) CSS3
11 37 (5.21%) RESTful
12 30 (4.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 28 (3.94%) .NET
14 26 (3.66%) Flash
15 25 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails
15 25 (3.52%) AngularJS
16 24 (3.38%) OAuth
17 21 (2.96%) Ajax
18 16 (2.25%) Backbone.js
18 16 (2.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 185 (26.06%) Online Games
2 62 (8.73%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.94%) Social Media
5 26 (3.66%) New Media
6 21 (2.96%) Data Integration
7 17 (2.39%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.39%) Open Source
7 17 (2.39%) Video on Demand
8 16 (2.25%) Mobile Games
9 15 (2.11%) Animation
9 15 (2.11%) Social Gaming
10 14 (1.97%) Physics
10 14 (1.97%) Blog
11 12 (1.69%) Xbox
11 12 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
11 12 (1.69%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.55%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.55%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.69%) Linux
2 58 (8.17%) Apple iOS
3 46 (6.48%) Android
4 39 (5.49%) UNIX
4 39 (5.49%) Windows
5 20 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.69%) CentOS
7 9 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.42%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (19.01%) Scrum
2 122 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (16.90%) TDD
4 69 (9.72%) E-Commerce
5 64 (9.01%) Game Development
6 63 (8.87%) Project Management
7 51 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
8 50 (7.04%) Analytics
9 43 (6.06%) ETL
10 41 (5.77%) User Stories
11 40 (5.63%) SOA
12 39 (5.49%) OO
13 36 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (4.65%) Data Modelling
14 33 (4.65%) MVC
14 33 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (4.37%) BDD
15 31 (4.37%) DevOps
15 31 (4.37%) Automated Testing
16 29 (4.08%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 145 (20.42%) Java
2 136 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 124 (17.46%) SQL
4 71 (10.00%) C#
5 58 (8.17%) PHP
6 55 (7.75%) C++
7 53 (7.46%) Python
7 53 (7.46%) Ruby
8 28 (3.94%) PL/SQL
9 22 (3.10%) C
10 18 (2.54%) Scala
11 16 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.83%) Perl
12 13 (1.83%) ActionScript
13 12 (1.69%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.99%) PHP5
15 7 (0.99%) ActionScript 3.0
16 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (8.87%) Degree
2 11 (1.55%) ISEB
3 8 (1.13%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (0.85%) CCNP
5 5 (0.70%) CISA
5 5 (0.70%) CISSP
6 4 (0.56%) RHCE
6 4 (0.56%) PhD
7 3 (0.42%) CISM
7 3 (0.42%) MCSE
7 3 (0.42%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.42%) CRISC
7 3 (0.42%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) ISACA
8 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.01%) QA
2 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.14%) EMIR
3 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.27%) Xen
3 8 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.85%) vCloud
4 6 (0.85%) NFS
5 5 (0.70%) Varnish
6 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.42%) XenServer
6 3 (0.42%) vSphere
7 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.14%) NLBS
8 1 (0.14%) Docker
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.39%) Puppet
3 12 (1.69%) Nagios
4 11 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.13%) Opsview
5 8 (1.13%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.13%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.70%) SCOM
8 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.42%) SCCM
10 2 (0.28%) Ansible
11 1 (0.14%) Control-M
11 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.14%) logstash
11 1 (0.14%) RANCID
11 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.14%) Cacti
11 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 63 (8.87%) Oracle
2 49 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.79%) Google
4 29 (4.08%) Facebook
5 27 (3.80%) Twitter
6 20 (2.82%) Netezza
7 16 (2.25%) VMware
8 15 (2.11%) Adobe
9 14 (1.97%) Teradata
10 13 (1.83%) Zend
11 12 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.69%) Ab Initio
12 11 (1.55%) Lotus
12 11 (1.55%) Cisco
13 10 (1.41%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.41%) JBoss
14 9 (1.27%) Veritas
15 8 (1.13%) 29West
15 8 (1.13%) Splunk
15 8 (1.13%) Citrix
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: Up to £300 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
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