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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 269 196 205
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +9
Contract jobs citing Games 390 492 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 1.04% 0.93%
As % of the General category 1.89% 2.48% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 310 283
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 11
Average hourly rate £35.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £12.75 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+109.28% -22.22%
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
20608 19863 22139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.63% 42.14% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13119 12881 13421
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £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 514 523 676
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.33 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +10 305 £400 +5.96% 157
South East -75 37 £310 +30.52% 31
North West -28 13 £400 +6.66% 30
West Midlands -24 11 £300 +4.34% 11
Yorkshire -17 9 £325 -19.75% 22
East of England -37 5 £243 -19.16% 17
South West -37 5 £325 - 9
East Midlands 0 3 £348 - 7
North East - 2 £350 - 7
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 299 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (26.51%) Online Games
3 161 (21.67%) Scrum
4 149 (20.05%) JavaScript
5 145 (19.52%) Java
6 144 (19.38%) TDD
7 131 (17.63%) SQL
8 118 (15.88%) HTML
9 93 (12.52%) CSS
10 90 (12.11%) Linux
11 83 (11.17%) C#
12 76 (10.23%) Oracle
13 75 (10.09%) MySQL
13 75 (10.09%) HTML5
14 73 (9.83%) Python
14 73 (9.83%) Finance
15 71 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (9.42%) C++
16 70 (9.42%) Marketing
17 69 (9.29%) Degree
17 69 (9.29%) User Experience
18 68 (9.15%) XML
19 67 (9.02%) Apple iOS
20 65 (8.75%) jQuery
21 61 (8.21%) QA
22 59 (7.94%) Game Development
23 58 (7.81%) Web Services
24 55 (7.40%) Mobile App
25 53 (7.13%) Analytics
25 53 (7.13%) Git (software)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (4.85%) Apache
2 23 (3.10%) Node.js
3 19 (2.56%) CMS
4 11 (1.48%) Drupal
4 11 (1.48%) IBM Notes
5 10 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.21%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.08%) nginx
8 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.81%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.81%) JBoss
9 6 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (0.67%) Mule
11 3 (0.40%) WordPress
11 3 (0.40%) SAS
11 3 (0.40%) Kinematics
11 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 22 (2.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (2.69%) MS Excel
4 12 (1.62%) Maya
5 8 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.81%) SPSS
8 5 (0.67%) MS Office
8 5 (0.67%) InDesign
9 4 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.40%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.27%) ZBrush
11 2 (0.27%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) MS Project
12 1 (0.13%) Mudbox
12 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 13 (1.75%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.40%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.67%) Office 365
4 3 (0.40%) GitHub
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.27%) Responsys
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.98%) Internet
2 23 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.56%) DNS
4 17 (2.29%) HTTP
5 14 (1.88%) LDAP
6 9 (1.21%) Firewall
6 9 (1.21%) MVNO
7 8 (1.08%) iSCSI
7 8 (1.08%) SAN
8 6 (0.81%) SSL
8 6 (0.81%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.81%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.54%) NAS
9 4 (0.54%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.54%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.54%) Multicast
10 3 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.09%) MySQL
2 46 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 22 (2.96%) QlikView
7 21 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
8 18 (2.42%) OLTP
9 17 (2.29%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.29%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.75%) Redis
11 12 (1.62%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.48%) OLAP
13 10 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.35%) Big Data
13 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.94%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 53 (7.13%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.77%) Jasmine
3 26 (3.50%) Subversion
4 23 (3.10%) Selenium
5 22 (2.96%) Cucumber
5 22 (2.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.88%) JIRA
7 14 (1.88%) JUnit
8 11 (1.48%) Axure RP
9 10 (1.35%) Grunt
9 10 (1.35%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.21%) Maven
10 9 (1.21%) JMeter
11 8 (1.08%) PHPUnit
12 6 (0.81%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.54%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 3 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 73 (9.83%) Finance
2 70 (9.42%) Marketing
3 45 (6.06%) Retail
4 25 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.23%) Banking
6 14 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.62%) Publishing
8 11 (1.48%) Danish Language
9 10 (1.35%) Advertising
10 9 (1.21%) Legal
11 8 (1.08%) Back Office
12 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Electronics
13 5 (0.67%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.54%) iGaming
15 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.13%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Russian Language
16 1 (0.13%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 317 (42.66%) Developer
2 81 (10.90%) Analyst
3 40 (5.38%) Project Manager
4 38 (5.11%) Business Analyst
5 37 (4.98%) Programmer
6 36 (4.85%) Java Developer
6 36 (4.85%) Designer
7 28 (3.77%) Games Developer
7 28 (3.77%) Web Developer
8 27 (3.63%) Python Developer
9 26 (3.50%) Consultant
9 26 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 24 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 23 (3.10%) ScrumMaster
12 21 (2.83%) Mobile Developer
13 18 (2.42%) Front-End Developer
13 18 (2.42%) Architect
14 17 (2.29%) Python/Django Developer
15 16 (2.15%) iOS Developer
15 16 (2.15%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (15.88%) HTML
2 93 (12.52%) CSS
3 75 (10.09%) HTML5
4 68 (9.15%) XML
5 65 (8.75%) jQuery
6 58 (7.81%) Web Services
7 43 (5.79%) JSON
8 41 (5.52%) CSS3
9 40 (5.38%) REST
10 38 (5.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 38 (5.11%) Spring
11 36 (4.85%) .NET
12 35 (4.71%) RESTful
13 31 (4.17%) Flash
14 27 (3.63%) AngularJS
15 24 (3.23%) Gherkin
15 24 (3.23%) Django
16 20 (2.69%) Ruby on Rails
17 16 (2.15%) Hibernate
17 16 (2.15%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 197 (26.51%) Online Games
2 69 (9.29%) User Experience
3 55 (7.40%) Mobile App
4 43 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 32 (4.31%) Mathematics
7 27 (3.63%) Data Integration
8 26 (3.50%) Digital Media
8 26 (3.50%) Social Media
9 21 (2.83%) New Media
10 20 (2.69%) Physics
11 19 (2.56%) Social Gaming
11 19 (2.56%) Visualisation
12 17 (2.29%) Animation
13 16 (2.15%) Mobile Games
13 16 (2.15%) Open Source
14 15 (2.02%) Video on Demand
15 14 (1.88%) 3D Graphics
16 13 (1.75%) Blog
17 11 (1.48%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.11%) Linux
2 67 (9.02%) Apple iOS
3 49 (6.59%) Windows
4 48 (6.46%) Android
5 40 (5.38%) UNIX
6 17 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.35%) CentOS
9 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.27%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (21.67%) Scrum
3 144 (19.38%) TDD
4 71 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (7.94%) Game Development
6 53 (7.13%) Analytics
7 52 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (7.00%) OO
7 52 (7.00%) E-Commerce
8 51 (6.86%) Project Management
8 51 (6.86%) User Stories
9 48 (6.46%) ETL
10 44 (5.92%) Data Modelling
10 44 (5.92%) Automated Testing
11 41 (5.52%) MVC
11 41 (5.52%) Kanban
12 40 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 38 (5.11%) BDD
14 35 (4.71%) CRM
14 35 (4.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 149 (20.05%) JavaScript
2 145 (19.52%) Java
3 131 (17.63%) SQL
4 83 (11.17%) C#
5 73 (9.83%) Python
6 70 (9.42%) C++
7 50 (6.73%) Ruby
8 45 (6.06%) PHP
9 29 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 28 (3.77%) C
11 21 (2.83%) Scala
12 18 (2.42%) ActionScript
13 17 (2.29%) Objective-C
14 16 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.88%) ActionScript 3.0
16 9 (1.21%) Perl
17 8 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.08%) PHP5
17 8 (1.08%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.94%) Lua
Qualifications
1 69 (9.29%) Degree
2 8 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (0.94%) PhD
4 5 (0.67%) ISEB
4 5 (0.67%) CISSP
4 5 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.67%) CISA
4 5 (0.67%) CISM
4 5 (0.67%) CRISC
5 4 (0.54%) CCNP
6 3 (0.40%) MCSE
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.40%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.40%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.27%) RHCE
7 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CCIE
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.21%) QA
2 7 (0.94%) SLA
3 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) EMIR
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 15 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.35%) Xen
3 8 (1.08%) NFS
4 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.40%) XenServer
5 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.40%) vSphere
5 3 (0.40%) Varnish
5 3 (0.40%) vCloud
6 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (2.69%) Puppet
3 15 (2.02%) Nagios
4 11 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.08%) Opsview
5 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.08%) Cobbler
6 6 (0.81%) SCOM
7 5 (0.67%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.40%) SCCM
10 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.13%) Cacti
10 1 (0.13%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.13%) RANCID
Vendors
1 76 (10.23%) Oracle
2 52 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.90%) Google
4 20 (2.69%) Netezza
4 20 (2.69%) Adobe
5 18 (2.42%) Facebook
6 17 (2.29%) Ab Initio
7 15 (2.02%) Twitter
7 15 (2.02%) Tableau
8 14 (1.88%) Teradata
9 11 (1.48%) VMware
9 11 (1.48%) Cisco
9 11 (1.48%) Lotus
10 10 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.35%) Zend
10 10 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.21%) Veritas
11 9 (1.21%) Citrix
12 8 (1.08%) Splunk
13 7 (0.94%) Infoblox
West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £275 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Ioko
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago