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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 320 367 304
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -63
Contract jobs citing Games 340 283 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.53% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.87% 1.35% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 187 167
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £15.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £157.40 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
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
18187 20988 19715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.21% 39.62% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12260 13728 12456
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 578 500
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.83 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +7.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +27 212 £410 -3.52% 193
Yorkshire +24 36 £400 +6.66% 43
South East +6 34 £388 +3.33% 37
North West +24 21 £300 - 20
West Midlands -40 14 £325 -1.14% 28
East of England - 14 £425 - 19
East Midlands +2 7 £325 +18.18% 19
North East -24 4 £300 -26.73% 2
South West -5 2 £280 -25.33% 15
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 305 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (24.28%) JavaScript
3 145 (20.00%) HTML
4 133 (18.34%) CSS
5 130 (17.93%) Scrum
6 120 (16.55%) Java
7 106 (14.62%) HTML5
8 96 (13.24%) User Experience
9 94 (12.97%) Linux
10 89 (12.28%) TDD
11 74 (10.21%) C#
11 74 (10.21%) CSS3
12 71 (9.79%) SQL
13 69 (9.52%) C++
14 67 (9.24%) Finance
15 66 (9.10%) AngularJS
15 66 (9.10%) Online Games
16 63 (8.69%) Git (software)
16 63 (8.69%) User Stories
17 60 (8.28%) Front End Development
18 59 (8.14%) Node.js
18 59 (8.14%) Degree
19 57 (7.86%) E-Commerce
20 55 (7.59%) PHP
21 54 (7.45%) Microsoft
21 54 (7.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
21 54 (7.45%) DevOps
22 52 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (6.90%) .NET
23 50 (6.90%) 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 24 (3.31%) CMS
2 16 (2.21%) Confluence
3 15 (2.07%) OpenStack
4 13 (1.79%) Apache
5 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.69%) nginx
8 4 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.55%) Drupal
8 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.41%) IIS
9 3 (0.41%) Mule
9 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (3.86%) Photoshop
2 22 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (2.90%) MS Excel
4 20 (2.76%) MS Office
5 8 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.97%) InVision
6 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.41%) GIMP
8 3 (0.41%) InDesign
8 3 (0.41%) Maya
8 3 (0.41%) MS Project
8 3 (0.41%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.28%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.14%) Houdini
10 1 (0.14%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Magento
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.83%) GitHub
3 6 (0.83%) SaaS
4 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.69%) Office 365
5 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.41%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.41%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.41%) Heroku
6 3 (0.41%) Slack
6 3 (0.41%) Trello
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.28%) Google Play
7 2 (0.28%) Taleo
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Force.com
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.34%) Network Security
2 16 (2.21%) DNS
3 15 (2.07%) Firewall
3 15 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.52%) Internet
5 9 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (1.24%) HTTP
6 8 (1.10%) DHCP
6 8 (1.10%) Wireless
7 7 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (0.97%) SAN
7 7 (0.97%) VPN
8 6 (0.83%) Intranet
8 6 (0.83%) SNMP
8 6 (0.83%) VoIP
9 5 (0.69%) NAS
10 4 (0.55%) OSPF
10 4 (0.55%) Softphone
10 4 (0.55%) WAN
10 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.66%) MySQL
2 25 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 22 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 18 (2.48%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.66%) Big Data
7 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.97%) Informix
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.69%) DB2
11 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.55%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 63 (8.69%) Git (software)
2 47 (6.48%) JIRA
3 29 (4.00%) Selenium
4 27 (3.72%) gulp
5 23 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 23 (3.17%) Grunt
6 22 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.48%) Bower
8 16 (2.21%) Subversion
9 14 (1.93%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.66%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.38%) Maven
12 8 (1.10%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.10%) Xcode
13 7 (0.97%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.97%) Geb
13 7 (0.97%) JUnit
13 7 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.97%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 67 (9.24%) Finance
2 50 (6.90%) Retail
3 43 (5.93%) Advertising
4 37 (5.10%) Marketing
5 18 (2.48%) Online Betting
6 15 (2.07%) Publishing
7 13 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.66%) Banking
9 8 (1.10%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.97%) Legal
11 5 (0.69%) Back Office
12 4 (0.55%) French Language
12 4 (0.55%) German Language
13 3 (0.41%) iGaming
13 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 302 (41.66%) Developer
2 75 (10.34%) Analyst
3 58 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 48 (6.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 45 (6.21%) Business Analyst
6 44 (6.07%) Project Manager
7 43 (5.93%) Java Developer
8 39 (5.38%) Designer
9 33 (4.55%) Architect
10 31 (4.28%) Games Developer
10 31 (4.28%) Web Developer
11 30 (4.14%) Scrum Master
12 27 (3.72%) iOS Developer
12 27 (3.72%) Test Engineer
13 25 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 24 (3.31%) C# Developer
15 23 (3.17%) HTML Developer
16 21 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
17 20 (2.76%) C++ Developer
17 20 (2.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (20.00%) HTML
2 133 (18.34%) CSS
3 106 (14.62%) HTML5
4 74 (10.21%) CSS3
5 66 (9.10%) AngularJS
6 59 (8.14%) Node.js
7 54 (7.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 50 (6.90%) .NET
9 43 (5.93%) REST
10 42 (5.79%) Backbone.js
11 38 (5.24%) jQuery
12 33 (4.55%) Web Services
13 32 (4.41%) Sass
14 29 (4.00%) React
15 28 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
17 25 (3.45%) RESTful
18 24 (3.31%) XML
19 23 (3.17%) Ajax
19 23 (3.17%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.24%) User Experience
2 66 (9.10%) Online Games
3 52 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.28%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.72%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.03%) Mathematics
7 19 (2.62%) Digital Media
8 16 (2.21%) Mobile Games
9 15 (2.07%) iPhone
9 15 (2.07%) Streaming Video
10 13 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.38%) EPoS
11 10 (1.38%) iPad
11 10 (1.38%) Social Media
12 9 (1.24%) Animation
12 9 (1.24%) Augmented Reality
13 8 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.10%) PlayStation
13 8 (1.10%) Social Gaming
13 8 (1.10%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 94 (12.97%) Linux
2 47 (6.48%) Windows
3 46 (6.34%) Apple iOS
4 35 (4.83%) Android
4 35 (4.83%) Unix
5 24 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.52%) CentOS
7 10 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.69%) Solaris
12 3 (0.41%) Fedora
12 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (17.93%) Scrum
3 89 (12.28%) TDD
4 63 (8.69%) User Stories
5 60 (8.28%) Front End Development
6 57 (7.86%) E-Commerce
7 54 (7.45%) DevOps
8 49 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (6.76%) Web Development
9 48 (6.62%) Automated Testing
10 45 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
11 43 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (5.66%) Project Management
13 40 (5.52%) High Availability
13 40 (5.52%) OO
14 39 (5.38%) BDD
15 33 (4.55%) Game Development
15 33 (4.55%) iOS Development
16 31 (4.28%) OOP
17 29 (4.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 176 (24.28%) JavaScript
2 120 (16.55%) Java
3 74 (10.21%) C#
4 71 (9.79%) SQL
5 69 (9.52%) C++
6 55 (7.59%) PHP
7 50 (6.90%) Python
8 44 (6.07%) Ruby
9 29 (4.00%) Objective-C
10 20 (2.76%) C
11 16 (2.21%) Apple Swift
11 16 (2.21%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.93%) Scala
13 13 (1.79%) Perl
14 9 (1.24%) Groovy
15 8 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.83%) ActionScript
16 6 (0.83%) R
17 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (8.14%) Degree
2 16 (2.21%) ISTQB
3 15 (2.07%) ISEB
4 7 (0.97%) CCNP
4 7 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.83%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) CCIE
7 4 (0.55%) CISSP
7 4 (0.55%) GIAC
8 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.28%) CISM
9 2 (0.28%) MBA
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.62%) QA
2 7 (0.97%) SLA
3 5 (0.69%) WCAG
4 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) SDET
6 2 (0.28%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (2.62%) Docker
2 18 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.38%) KVM
4 9 (1.24%) Xen
5 8 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.55%) NFS
7 4 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.55%) vSphere
7 4 (0.55%) XenApp
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.14%) Squid
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (4.00%) Puppet
2 26 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.48%) Ansible
4 13 (1.79%) Nagios
5 9 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.83%) SCCM
7 5 (0.69%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.69%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.69%) Xymon
8 4 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.55%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.41%) Cacti
9 3 (0.41%) Kibana
9 3 (0.41%) logstash
9 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.41%) Terraform
10 2 (0.28%) vRealize
10 2 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.24%) VMware
3 35 (4.83%) Red Hat
4 27 (3.72%) Adobe
5 21 (2.90%) Cisco
6 16 (2.21%) HP
6 16 (2.21%) Oracle
7 15 (2.07%) EMC
8 11 (1.52%) F5
8 11 (1.52%) Google
9 9 (1.24%) Apple
10 8 (1.10%) hybris
10 8 (1.10%) Symantec
11 6 (0.83%) NetApp
11 6 (0.83%) Veritas
12 5 (0.69%) Citrix
12 5 (0.69%) Rally
12 5 (0.69%) Zend
13 4 (0.55%) IBM
13 4 (0.55%) Juniper
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day + benefits & holiday allowed
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
LegalZoom
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Volt
Rate: £8.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FreeStyleGames
Rate: Fair salary is determined by experience, skills & going rate locally
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 400-450 Per Day pls send details
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 14 days ago