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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 291 303 273
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing Games 381 344 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.70% 0.77%
As % of the General category 2.11% 1.80% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 207 192
Median daily rate £411 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £540 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £303
% change year-on-year
- +23.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 5
Median hourly rate £22.84 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.75 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%
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
18025 19060 18889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.60% 38.70% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12284 12320 12149
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 468 531
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.19 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +52 243 £425 +3.03% 198
Yorkshire +44 73 £389 +3.66% 29
North West +3 22 £313 -45.65% 29
South West -7 13 £369 -10.06% 9
South East -97 10 £475 +35.71% 53
East Midlands +15 9 £325 +10.63% 8
West Midlands -28 5 £325 +1.56% 7
East of England -5 4 - - 22
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 319 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (25.14%) JavaScript
3 143 (20.08%) Scrum
4 140 (19.66%) HTML
5 136 (19.10%) Java
6 119 (16.71%) CSS
7 115 (16.15%) Linux
8 102 (14.33%) Finance
9 98 (13.76%) HTML5
10 96 (13.48%) TDD
11 90 (12.64%) Online Games
12 86 (12.08%) User Experience
13 75 (10.53%) SQL
14 74 (10.39%) E-Commerce
15 65 (9.13%) Front End Development
16 64 (8.99%) CSS3
17 63 (8.85%) AngularJS
17 63 (8.85%) Windows
18 62 (8.71%) Retail
18 62 (8.71%) Git (software)
19 61 (8.57%) Node.js
19 61 (8.57%) User Stories
19 61 (8.57%) Degree
19 61 (8.57%) C#
20 58 (8.15%) DevOps
21 57 (8.01%) Microsoft
22 55 (7.72%) Project Management
23 52 (7.30%) PHP
24 50 (7.02%) VMware
25 49 (6.88%) Python

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 61 (8.57%) Node.js
2 21 (2.95%) OpenStack
3 18 (2.53%) CMS
4 16 (2.25%) Confluence
5 15 (2.11%) Apache
6 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.70%) nginx
9 4 (0.56%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (0.56%) Jetty
9 4 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.42%) Mule
11 2 (0.28%) Drupal
11 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (5.20%) Photoshop
2 21 (2.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (2.39%) MS Office
4 15 (2.11%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.12%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.42%) Maya
8 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.28%) GIMP
8 2 (0.28%) InDesign
8 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.28%) MS Project
8 2 (0.28%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.14%) Houdini
9 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Magento
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.84%) GitHub
3 6 (0.84%) SaaS
4 5 (0.70%) IaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Office 365
5 4 (0.56%) PaaS
6 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.42%) Heroku
7 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.28%) Taleo
7 2 (0.28%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.14%) Google Play
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.67%) Firewall
1 19 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
2 14 (1.97%) DNS
2 14 (1.97%) Network Security
2 14 (1.97%) SAN
3 12 (1.69%) Internet
4 11 (1.54%) HTTP
5 10 (1.40%) VPN
6 6 (0.84%) DHCP
6 6 (0.84%) FWSM
6 6 (0.84%) Intranet
6 6 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.84%) NAS
6 6 (0.84%) WAN
7 5 (0.70%) BGP
7 5 (0.70%) LAN
7 5 (0.70%) OSPF
7 5 (0.70%) Wireless
8 4 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.74%) MySQL
2 35 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 27 (3.79%) MongoDB
4 25 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 24 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.39%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.54%) Informix
9 11 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.40%) Big Data
11 9 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.70%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.70%) DB2
13 5 (0.70%) Redis
14 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.42%) Aerospike
16 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 62 (8.71%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.74%) JIRA
3 24 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.23%) Selenium
4 23 (3.23%) Subversion
5 21 (2.95%) gulp
6 20 (2.81%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.39%) Grunt
8 12 (1.69%) Jasmine
9 10 (1.40%) Bower
9 10 (1.40%) Maven
9 10 (1.40%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.26%) Axure RP
10 9 (1.26%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.98%) JUnit
11 7 (0.98%) NUnit
11 7 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.98%) Xcode
12 5 (0.70%) Ant
12 5 (0.70%) RSpec
General
1 102 (14.33%) Finance
2 62 (8.71%) Retail
3 30 (4.21%) Marketing
4 26 (3.65%) Advertising
5 23 (3.23%) Online Betting
5 23 (3.23%) Publishing
6 21 (2.95%) Banking
7 17 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.40%) Electronics
9 9 (1.26%) Legal
10 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.84%) French Language
12 5 (0.70%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.28%) Back Office
14 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.14%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 283 (39.75%) Developer
2 73 (10.25%) Analyst
3 65 (9.13%) Java Developer
3 65 (9.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 50 (7.02%) Games Developer
5 44 (6.18%) Business Analyst
6 43 (6.04%) Architect
7 41 (5.76%) Project Manager
8 39 (5.48%) Designer
9 38 (5.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 33 (4.63%) Senior Developer
11 31 (4.35%) Scrum Master
12 27 (3.79%) HTML Developer
13 24 (3.37%) Web Developer
14 21 (2.95%) C# Developer
14 21 (2.95%) iOS Developer
15 20 (2.81%) Tester
15 20 (2.81%) UX Designer
16 19 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
16 19 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (19.66%) HTML
2 119 (16.71%) CSS
3 98 (13.76%) HTML5
4 64 (8.99%) CSS3
5 63 (8.85%) AngularJS
6 46 (6.46%) .NET
7 44 (6.18%) REST
8 40 (5.62%) Backbone.js
9 35 (4.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 34 (4.78%) Web Services
11 30 (4.21%) React
11 30 (4.21%) Sass
11 30 (4.21%) Spring
12 27 (3.79%) jQuery
13 25 (3.51%) XML
14 23 (3.23%) RESTful
15 22 (3.09%) LESS
15 22 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (2.81%) Flash
16 20 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.64%) Online Games
2 86 (12.08%) User Experience
3 45 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (5.20%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.65%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.95%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.81%) Social Media
8 19 (2.67%) Mathematics
8 19 (2.67%) Streaming Video
9 15 (2.11%) Mobile Games
10 13 (1.83%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.69%) Digital Media
12 11 (1.54%) Animation
12 11 (1.54%) PlayStation
12 11 (1.54%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.40%) IPTV
13 10 (1.40%) Video on Demand
14 8 (1.12%) IBM XIV
15 7 (0.98%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 115 (16.15%) Linux
2 63 (8.85%) Windows
3 45 (6.32%) Unix
4 35 (4.92%) Apple iOS
4 35 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (3.23%) Android
6 19 (2.67%) CentOS
7 17 (2.39%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.54%) Solaris
9 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.42%) Fedora
14 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.14%) AIX
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (20.08%) Scrum
3 96 (13.48%) TDD
4 74 (10.39%) E-Commerce
5 65 (9.13%) Front End Development
6 61 (8.57%) User Stories
7 58 (8.15%) DevOps
8 55 (7.72%) Project Management
9 48 (6.74%) High Availability
10 47 (6.60%) OO
11 42 (5.90%) Web Development
12 41 (5.76%) BDD
13 40 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.48%) Automated Testing
14 39 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 36 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (4.63%) Kanban
18 32 (4.49%) Continuous Delivery
19 31 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 179 (25.14%) JavaScript
2 136 (19.10%) Java
3 75 (10.53%) SQL
4 61 (8.57%) C#
5 52 (7.30%) PHP
6 49 (6.88%) Python
7 44 (6.18%) Ruby
8 35 (4.92%) C++
9 26 (3.65%) Bash Shell
10 25 (3.51%) Perl
11 20 (2.81%) Objective-C
12 15 (2.11%) Scala
13 14 (1.97%) ActionScript
13 14 (1.97%) Apple Swift
14 11 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.40%) C
16 9 (1.26%) ActionScript 3.0
17 8 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.84%) ActionScript 2.0
18 6 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (8.57%) Degree
2 16 (2.25%) ISEB
3 14 (1.97%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.54%) CCNP
4 11 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.70%) CCIE
6 5 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) CISSP
8 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.42%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.28%) CCDE
9 2 (0.28%) CCSP
9 2 (0.28%) GCED
9 2 (0.28%) HND
9 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.34%) QA
2 9 (1.26%) SLA
3 8 (1.12%) WCAG
4 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.25%) Docker
3 13 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.54%) KVM
4 11 (1.54%) Xen
5 10 (1.40%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.98%) vCloud
7 6 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.70%) vSphere
9 3 (0.42%) NFS
9 3 (0.42%) XenApp
10 2 (0.28%) Firmware
10 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 40 (5.62%) Puppet
2 37 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.11%) Ansible
3 15 (2.11%) Nagios
4 10 (1.40%) Xymon
5 6 (0.84%) Cacti
5 6 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.84%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.84%) Opsview
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.70%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.70%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.70%) SCCM
6 5 (0.70%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.56%) Graphite
7 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.42%) Salt
8 3 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (8.01%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.02%) VMware
3 44 (6.18%) Red Hat
4 37 (5.20%) Cisco
5 26 (3.65%) Oracle
6 25 (3.51%) HP
7 24 (3.37%) Adobe
8 21 (2.95%) F5
9 18 (2.53%) EMC
10 12 (1.69%) NetApp
11 9 (1.26%) Apple
11 9 (1.26%) IBM
12 8 (1.12%) Google
12 8 (1.12%) hybris
12 8 (1.12%) Veritas
13 7 (0.98%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.98%) Facebook
13 7 (0.98%) Rally
14 6 (0.84%) Twitter
15 5 (0.70%) Juniper
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day 6 months
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 13 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £400-425pd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE. Close to train station
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour + Travel
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7 - £10 per hour + Travel
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7 - £9 per hour + Travel
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7.50 - £9 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + opportunity for progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7.50 - £9 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
West London
Playtech
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum You will be paid a monthly salary fo
Posted: 25 days ago