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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 263 242 233
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 354 353 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.80% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.97% 1.95% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 192 185
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%
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
18006 18063 16486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.77% 41.07% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11808 11443 10043
Average daily rate £440 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 565 637
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +18 268 £400 -1.23% 191
South East -40 37 £275 - 28
Yorkshire +2 12 £400 +86.04% 28
North West -17 12 £350 - 25
West Midlands -1 9 £150 -50.00% 15
South West -13 7 £260 - 8
East of England -6 5 £500 +21.21% 30
East Midlands - 3 £285 - 6
Midlands - - - - 5
North East - - - - 9
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 313 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (24.47%) Online Games
3 155 (20.72%) JavaScript
4 152 (20.32%) Scrum
5 148 (19.79%) TDD
6 139 (18.58%) HTML
7 138 (18.45%) Java
8 119 (15.91%) SQL
9 106 (14.17%) Finance
10 103 (13.77%) CSS
11 82 (10.96%) Linux
12 79 (10.56%) C#
13 78 (10.43%) Python
14 77 (10.29%) HTML5
15 74 (9.89%) E-Commerce
16 73 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
17 72 (9.63%) Oracle
17 72 (9.63%) Degree
18 69 (9.22%) QA
18 69 (9.22%) Windows
19 68 (9.09%) OO
20 65 (8.69%) Marketing
21 61 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
22 58 (7.75%) Web Services
22 58 (7.75%) jQuery
23 56 (7.49%) MySQL
24 54 (7.22%) C++
25 53 (7.09%) Apple iOS
26 52 (6.95%) User Stories
26 52 (6.95%) User Experience

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (4.68%) Apache
2 23 (3.07%) Node.js
3 11 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
3 11 (1.47%) SAS
4 10 (1.34%) CMS
4 10 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.20%) nginx
5 9 (1.20%) Drupal
6 8 (1.07%) IIS
6 8 (1.07%) Confluence
7 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.80%) JBoss
8 5 (0.67%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.67%) WordPress
9 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.27%) Jetty
10 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 29 (3.88%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (2.27%) MS Office
5 16 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (1.60%) Maya
7 9 (1.20%) Shockwave
8 7 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.53%) InDesign
11 3 (0.40%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.40%) MS Project
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.27%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.13%) EViews
13 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.40%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.27%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.94%) PaaS
4 5 (0.67%) IaaS
4 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.53%) SaaS
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.68%) Firewall
2 23 (3.07%) Network Security
2 23 (3.07%) Internet
3 18 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.27%) DNS
5 14 (1.87%) OSPF
5 14 (1.87%) BGP
5 14 (1.87%) iSCSI
5 14 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (1.74%) MPLS
7 11 (1.47%) IPsec
7 11 (1.47%) TACACS
7 11 (1.47%) VPN
8 10 (1.34%) NetScreen
9 9 (1.20%) MVNO
9 9 (1.20%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.20%) SAN
10 8 (1.07%) WAN
10 8 (1.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (1.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.49%) MySQL
2 41 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.95%) Amazon Redshift
4 28 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (3.74%) Hadoop
5 27 (3.61%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.48%) Big Data
7 19 (2.54%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.27%) OLTP
8 17 (2.27%) SQL Server
9 11 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.34%) QlikView
10 10 (1.34%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.34%) CouchDB
11 9 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.28%) Jasmine
3 29 (3.88%) Selenium
4 27 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 26 (3.48%) Subversion
6 25 (3.34%) Grunt
7 24 (3.21%) Cucumber
8 23 (3.07%) JIRA
9 21 (2.81%) Karma Test Runner
10 16 (2.14%) Maven
10 16 (2.14%) Axure RP
11 13 (1.74%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.60%) JMeter
13 7 (0.94%) Xcode
13 7 (0.94%) Ant
14 6 (0.80%) JUnit
14 6 (0.80%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 106 (14.17%) Finance
2 65 (8.69%) Marketing
3 50 (6.68%) Retail
4 20 (2.67%) Banking
5 18 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.47%) Advertising
8 10 (1.34%) Publishing
9 8 (1.07%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.07%) Online Betting
10 7 (0.94%) Interactive Media
11 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.80%) Legal
12 5 (0.67%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) iGaming
13 3 (0.40%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 258 (34.49%) Developer
2 84 (11.23%) Analyst
3 41 (5.48%) Business Analyst
4 40 (5.35%) Project Manager
5 37 (4.95%) Architect
6 34 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 33 (4.41%) Designer
7 33 (4.41%) ScrumMaster
8 32 (4.28%) JavaScript Developer
9 29 (3.88%) Web Developer
10 28 (3.74%) Consultant
11 24 (3.21%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.07%) Front-End Developer
13 22 (2.94%) Python Developer
14 21 (2.81%) Programmer
15 17 (2.27%) Games Developer
15 17 (2.27%) Test Analyst
16 16 (2.14%) Python/Django Developer
16 16 (2.14%) UX Designer
17 15 (2.01%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (18.58%) HTML
2 103 (13.77%) CSS
3 77 (10.29%) HTML5
4 58 (7.75%) Web Services
4 58 (7.75%) jQuery
5 43 (5.75%) CSS3
6 38 (5.08%) .NET
7 37 (4.95%) XML
8 34 (4.55%) REST
8 34 (4.55%) Flash
8 34 (4.55%) Spring
9 33 (4.41%) AngularJS
10 30 (4.01%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 27 (3.61%) RESTful
12 24 (3.21%) Backbone.js
13 23 (3.07%) Django
14 22 (2.94%) Gherkin
15 21 (2.81%) JSON
15 21 (2.81%) SOAP
16 16 (2.14%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 183 (24.47%) Online Games
2 52 (6.95%) User Experience
3 41 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.35%) Mobile App
5 36 (4.81%) Digital Media
6 29 (3.88%) Data Integration
6 29 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.74%) Mathematics
8 21 (2.81%) Visualisation
9 19 (2.54%) Open Source
10 17 (2.27%) Social Media
11 16 (2.14%) Mobile Games
11 16 (2.14%) Physics
12 15 (2.01%) 3D Graphics
13 11 (1.47%) Replication
13 11 (1.47%) Flash Games
14 10 (1.34%) Client/Server
15 9 (1.20%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.20%) Streaming Video
16 8 (1.07%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.96%) Linux
2 69 (9.22%) Windows
3 53 (7.09%) Apple iOS
4 42 (5.61%) UNIX
5 40 (5.35%) Android
6 19 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.27%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.07%) CentOS
10 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.80%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
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
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (20.32%) Scrum
3 148 (19.79%) TDD
4 74 (9.89%) E-Commerce
5 73 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (9.09%) OO
7 61 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (6.95%) User Stories
9 50 (6.68%) Project Management
10 49 (6.55%) Automated Testing
11 48 (6.42%) Analytics
12 47 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 46 (6.15%) Kanban
13 46 (6.15%) BDD
14 44 (5.88%) Data Modelling
15 43 (5.75%) ETL
16 42 (5.61%) Game Development
17 41 (5.48%) Mentoring
18 36 (4.81%) CRM
19 35 (4.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 155 (20.72%) JavaScript
2 138 (18.45%) Java
3 119 (15.91%) SQL
4 79 (10.56%) C#
5 78 (10.43%) Python
6 54 (7.22%) C++
7 39 (5.21%) Ruby
8 34 (4.55%) PHP
9 27 (3.61%) C
10 25 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.54%) ActionScript
12 17 (2.27%) Objective-C
13 16 (2.14%) ActionScript 3.0
14 13 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.47%) Scala
15 11 (1.47%) Perl
16 10 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
17 9 (1.20%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (9.63%) Degree
2 19 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.14%) CCIE
4 11 (1.47%) ISEB
4 11 (1.47%) CISSP
5 6 (0.80%) PhD
5 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.67%) CRISC
6 5 (0.67%) CISA
6 5 (0.67%) CISM
6 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.53%) CCNP
7 4 (0.53%) PMP
7 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.40%) GIAC
8 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.40%) GCIA
8 3 (0.40%) GCIH
8 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (9.22%) QA
2 16 (2.14%) SLA
3 9 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (1.87%) NFS
2 10 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.34%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.20%) Xen
4 5 (0.67%) vCloud
4 5 (0.67%) vSphere
4 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.27%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) IAG
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.27%) Puppet
3 14 (1.87%) Nagios
4 8 (1.07%) HAProxy
5 7 (0.94%) SCOM
6 6 (0.80%) Nessus
7 5 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.53%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.40%) Control-M
10 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.27%) RANCID
11 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.13%) Oozie
11 1 (0.13%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 72 (9.63%) Oracle
2 41 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.61%) Adobe
4 26 (3.48%) Cisco
5 18 (2.41%) Red Hat
5 18 (2.41%) Citrix
6 17 (2.27%) Google
7 13 (1.74%) Tableau
7 13 (1.74%) Juniper
7 13 (1.74%) Ab Initio
7 13 (1.74%) VMware
8 12 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.34%) NetApp
10 9 (1.20%) F5
11 7 (0.94%) Facebook
11 7 (0.94%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.94%) Perforce
11 7 (0.94%) Netezza
12 6 (0.80%) Teradata
12 6 (0.80%) Apple
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