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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 279 281 273
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Games 362 358 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.76% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.99% 1.97% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 236 197
Average daily rate £400 £378 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £32.00 £25.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £25.50 £28.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £29.26 £59.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
18166 18213 18390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.50% 38.68% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11883 11826 11583
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 427 586
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 228 £425 +6.25% 189
Yorkshire -3 32 £375 - 33
West Midlands +4 27 £370 +146.66% 32
North West -9 21 £310 -11.42% 24
South East -15 20 £319 +6.25% 32
East of England +10 11 £325 -36.27% 16
South West +9 11 £400 +53.84% 8
East Midlands - 7 £275 - 10
North East - 6 £450 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 310 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (22.72%) Java
3 156 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 144 (20.20%) Scrum
5 132 (18.51%) HTML
6 131 (18.37%) Finance
7 123 (17.25%) TDD
8 118 (16.55%) Online Games
9 104 (14.59%) CSS
10 95 (13.32%) SQL
11 81 (11.36%) C#
12 79 (11.08%) Degree
13 75 (10.52%) .NET
13 75 (10.52%) Linux
14 71 (9.96%) User Experience
15 68 (9.54%) C++
16 66 (9.26%) E-Commerce
16 66 (9.26%) HTML5
17 63 (8.84%) Project Management
18 61 (8.56%) Windows
19 60 (8.42%) User Stories
20 59 (8.27%) XML
21 53 (7.43%) OO
22 52 (7.29%) MySQL
22 52 (7.29%) Computer Science
23 50 (7.01%) REST
23 50 (7.01%) Banking
24 49 (6.87%) Microsoft
25 47 (6.59%) Automated Testing
26 46 (6.45%) Spring

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 41 (5.75%) Node.js
2 25 (3.51%) CMS
3 17 (2.38%) Apache
4 16 (2.24%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.26%) Confluence
5 9 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.84%) IIS
7 6 (0.84%) JBoss
8 5 (0.70%) Jetty
9 4 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.56%) Drupal
9 4 (0.56%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.56%) SAS
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.28%) Documentum
10 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 26 (3.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (2.66%) MS Excel
4 9 (1.26%) MS Office
5 8 (1.12%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.70%) MS Project
7 5 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.28%) Maya
10 2 (0.28%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.14%) Mudbox
11 1 (0.14%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Magento
2 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.40%) IaaS
4 8 (1.12%) GitHub
5 7 (0.98%) PaaS
6 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.56%) Office 365
6 4 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (0.56%) SaaS
7 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.28%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.95%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.10%) Firewall
3 13 (1.82%) Internet
3 13 (1.82%) VPN
4 12 (1.68%) SAN
5 11 (1.54%) HTTP
6 10 (1.40%) Network Security
6 10 (1.40%) OSPF
7 9 (1.26%) BGP
8 8 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.12%) MPLS
9 6 (0.84%) DNS
9 6 (0.84%) FWSM
10 5 (0.70%) LAN
10 5 (0.70%) RIP
10 5 (0.70%) WAN
11 4 (0.56%) DOCSIS
11 4 (0.56%) EIGRP
11 4 (0.56%) SNMP
11 4 (0.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.29%) MySQL
2 42 (5.89%) Relational Database
3 35 (4.91%) NoSQL
4 30 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 29 (4.07%) RDBMS
6 21 (2.95%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.10%) Big Data
7 15 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.12%) Redis
10 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.98%) Aerospike
11 7 (0.98%) Informix
12 5 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.56%) HBase
13 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.05%) JIRA
3 26 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.51%) Subversion
5 22 (3.09%) Selenium
6 16 (2.24%) Maven
7 15 (2.10%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.68%) JUnit
9 9 (1.26%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.26%) Dreamweaver
9 9 (1.26%) Grunt
9 9 (1.26%) Xcode
10 7 (0.98%) NUnit
10 7 (0.98%) RSpec
10 7 (0.98%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.70%) Ant
12 5 (0.70%) Appium
12 5 (0.70%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (18.37%) Finance
2 50 (7.01%) Banking
3 45 (6.31%) Marketing
3 45 (6.31%) Retail
4 31 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.24%) Publishing
6 11 (1.54%) Electronics
7 10 (1.40%) Online Betting
8 9 (1.26%) Advertising
9 8 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.12%) Legal
9 8 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.84%) Front Office
11 5 (0.70%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.42%) Automotive
12 3 (0.42%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) iGaming
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 298 (41.80%) Developer
2 69 (9.68%) Java Developer
3 62 (8.70%) Games Developer
4 56 (7.85%) Analyst
5 40 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 39 (5.47%) Designer
7 36 (5.05%) Project Manager
8 33 (4.63%) Business Analyst
9 32 (4.49%) Architect
9 32 (4.49%) Scrum Master
10 31 (4.35%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.93%) iOS Developer
12 27 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 26 (3.65%) C# Developer
14 23 (3.23%) Java Games Developer
15 22 (3.09%) UX Designer
16 21 (2.95%) Test Engineer
17 20 (2.81%) Android Developer
18 18 (2.52%) Programmer
18 18 (2.52%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (18.51%) HTML
2 104 (14.59%) CSS
3 75 (10.52%) .NET
4 66 (9.26%) HTML5
5 59 (8.27%) XML
6 50 (7.01%) REST
7 46 (6.45%) Spring
8 38 (5.33%) CSS3
9 35 (4.91%) JSON
9 35 (4.91%) Web Services
10 34 (4.77%) AngularJS
11 33 (4.63%) Hibernate
12 31 (4.35%) Flash
13 26 (3.65%) SOAP
14 25 (3.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 23 (3.23%) jQuery
16 21 (2.95%) J2EE
17 18 (2.52%) RESTful
18 17 (2.38%) ASP.NET
18 17 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 118 (16.55%) Online Games
2 71 (9.96%) User Experience
3 52 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 37 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.91%) Mobile App
6 30 (4.21%) Mathematics
7 23 (3.23%) Animation
7 23 (3.23%) Streaming Video
8 19 (2.66%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.10%) Mobile Games
10 14 (1.96%) Digital Media
10 14 (1.96%) Social Media
11 11 (1.54%) IPTV
11 11 (1.54%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.40%) Video on Demand
13 9 (1.26%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.12%) Clustering
15 7 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.98%) Wiki
16 6 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.52%) Linux
2 61 (8.56%) Windows
3 46 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 44 (6.17%) Android
5 26 (3.65%) Unix
6 16 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.10%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.26%) CentOS
10 6 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.42%) Solaris
14 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.14%) Debian
15 1 (0.14%) Fedora
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (20.20%) Scrum
3 123 (17.25%) TDD
4 66 (9.26%) E-Commerce
5 63 (8.84%) Project Management
6 60 (8.42%) User Stories
7 53 (7.43%) OO
8 47 (6.59%) Automated Testing
9 41 (5.75%) BDD
9 41 (5.75%) Kanban
10 40 (5.61%) Software Engineering
11 38 (5.33%) Front End Development
12 37 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (5.05%) DevOps
13 36 (5.05%) Mentoring
14 34 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (4.77%) Game Development
14 34 (4.77%) MVC
15 32 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (4.35%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 162 (22.72%) Java
2 156 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 95 (13.32%) SQL
4 81 (11.36%) C#
5 68 (9.54%) C++
6 46 (6.45%) Python
7 38 (5.33%) PHP
8 28 (3.93%) Objective-C
9 25 (3.51%) Ruby
10 22 (3.09%) ActionScript
11 21 (2.95%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.81%) Perl
13 16 (2.24%) Scala
14 14 (1.96%) ActionScript 3.0
15 13 (1.82%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 11 (1.54%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.54%) Shell Script
18 9 (1.26%) Go
18 9 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (11.08%) Degree
2 10 (1.40%) CISSP
3 8 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.12%) GIAC
4 7 (0.98%) CCNP
4 7 (0.98%) ISEB
4 7 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.84%) GCED
5 6 (0.84%) GCIA
5 6 (0.84%) GCIH
5 6 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.84%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.70%) HND
7 4 (0.56%) CISM
7 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.42%) CCNA
8 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.42%) MCITP
8 3 (0.42%) NCIE
9 2 (0.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.89%) QA
2 8 (1.12%) SLA
3 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.84%) WCAG
5 4 (0.56%) MiFID
5 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.42%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.28%) SDET
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.40%) Docker
4 9 (1.26%) vCloud
4 9 (1.26%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.98%) KVM
6 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.70%) Firmware
7 5 (0.70%) Xen
8 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.28%) IAG
9 2 (0.28%) QEMU
9 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.14%) NFS
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.14%) RHEV
10 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (3.37%) Puppet
2 22 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.54%) Ansible
3 11 (1.54%) Nagios
4 9 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.12%) SCCM
6 7 (0.98%) Opsview
7 5 (0.70%) Graphite
7 5 (0.70%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.56%) Cacti
8 4 (0.56%) SCOM
9 3 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.42%) Mesos
9 3 (0.42%) SCSM
9 3 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.42%) Xymon
10 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.28%) Packer
10 2 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 49 (6.87%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.07%) Cisco
3 28 (3.93%) Adobe
4 27 (3.79%) VMware
5 25 (3.51%) Oracle
6 18 (2.52%) HP
7 17 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.54%) F5
8 11 (1.54%) Google
9 10 (1.40%) Apple
9 10 (1.40%) NetApp
10 9 (1.26%) Facebook
11 8 (1.12%) IBM
12 7 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.98%) Rally
13 6 (0.84%) Dell
13 6 (0.84%) EMC
13 6 (0.84%) Rackspace
14 5 (0.70%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.70%) Veritas
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Basingstoke
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 19 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago