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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 301 315 278
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -37
Contract jobs citing Games 346 351 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.94% 1.76% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 207 187
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.55% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £44.50 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +210.00%
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
17796 19914 18876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.29% 39.07% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12047 13119 12077
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 537
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.18 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +34 223 £410 - 178
Yorkshire +36 56 £400 +8.10% 26
South East -71 17 £425 +17.24% 35
North West +4 15 £263 -12.50% 22
East Midlands +3 10 £325 +8.33% 10
South West -2 10 £363 -11.58% 12
West Midlands -31 10 £325 +10.16% 32
East of England +6 5 - - 18
North East -58 1 - - 5
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 306 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (27.04%) JavaScript
3 148 (21.17%) HTML
4 140 (20.03%) CSS
5 130 (18.60%) Scrum
6 122 (17.45%) Java
7 109 (15.59%) Linux
8 106 (15.16%) HTML5
9 98 (14.02%) User Experience
10 94 (13.45%) TDD
11 93 (13.30%) Finance
12 81 (11.59%) Online Games
13 77 (11.02%) CSS3
14 74 (10.59%) SQL
15 71 (10.16%) AngularJS
16 69 (9.87%) Node.js
17 66 (9.44%) E-Commerce
18 64 (9.16%) Git (software)
19 63 (9.01%) Front End Development
20 62 (8.87%) Degree
21 60 (8.58%) Microsoft
21 60 (8.58%) User Stories
22 57 (8.15%) C#
23 56 (8.01%) Windows
23 56 (8.01%) DevOps
24 54 (7.73%) PHP
24 54 (7.73%) Retail
25 52 (7.44%) Web Development
26 50 (7.15%) Project Management
27 49 (7.01%) MySQL

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 (3.43%) CMS
2 18 (2.58%) OpenStack
3 16 (2.29%) Confluence
4 12 (1.72%) Apache
5 6 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.72%) nginx
6 5 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.43%) IIS
8 3 (0.43%) Mule
8 3 (0.43%) SAS
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (4.43%) Photoshop
2 20 (2.86%) MS Office
3 19 (2.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (2.43%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.72%) InVision
7 5 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.57%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.57%) MS Project
9 3 (0.43%) GIMP
9 3 (0.43%) Maya
10 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.29%) InDesign
10 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.29%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.29%) ZBrush
11 1 (0.14%) Houdini
11 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Magento
1 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.72%) IaaS
3 5 (0.72%) SaaS
4 4 (0.57%) Heroku
4 4 (0.57%) Office 365
4 4 (0.57%) PaaS
5 3 (0.43%) GitHub
5 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.29%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.29%) Google Play
6 2 (0.29%) Taleo
6 2 (0.29%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.72%) Firewall
3 14 (2.00%) DNS
3 14 (2.00%) Network Security
4 13 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (1.86%) SAN
5 12 (1.72%) Internet
5 12 (1.72%) VPN
6 7 (1.00%) BGP
6 7 (1.00%) HTTP
6 7 (1.00%) OSPF
7 6 (0.86%) DHCP
7 6 (0.86%) Intranet
7 6 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (0.86%) MPLS
7 6 (0.86%) NAS
7 6 (0.86%) SNMP
7 6 (0.86%) WAN
8 5 (0.72%) FWSM
8 5 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.01%) MySQL
2 35 (5.01%) NoSQL
3 25 (3.58%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.15%) SQL Server
5 15 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.29%) Big Data
9 9 (1.29%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.29%) Informix
10 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.72%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.72%) DB2
11 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.43%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.43%) Redis
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 64 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.87%) JIRA
3 31 (4.43%) gulp
4 24 (3.43%) Subversion
5 21 (3.00%) Grunt
5 21 (3.00%) Selenium
6 20 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.58%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.15%) Bower
8 15 (2.15%) Jasmine
9 12 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.29%) Axure RP
12 7 (1.00%) Maven
12 7 (1.00%) NUnit
12 7 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.86%) JUnit
13 6 (0.86%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.72%) Ant
14 5 (0.72%) Xcode
General
1 93 (13.30%) Finance
2 54 (7.73%) Retail
3 34 (4.86%) Advertising
4 32 (4.58%) Marketing
5 21 (3.00%) Publishing
6 20 (2.86%) Online Betting
7 19 (2.72%) Banking
7 19 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.57%) Legal
9 6 (0.86%) Electronics
9 6 (0.86%) French Language
10 5 (0.72%) German Language
11 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) iGaming
12 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.29%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 286 (40.92%) Developer
2 70 (10.01%) Analyst
3 67 (9.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 59 (8.44%) Java Developer
5 48 (6.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 44 (6.29%) Games Developer
7 43 (6.15%) Project Manager
8 42 (6.01%) Business Analyst
9 37 (5.29%) Architect
9 37 (5.29%) Web Developer
10 32 (4.58%) Scrum Master
11 30 (4.29%) Designer
12 28 (4.01%) Senior Developer
13 24 (3.43%) HTML Developer
14 22 (3.15%) C# Developer
14 22 (3.15%) iOS Developer
15 20 (2.86%) Tester
16 18 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
16 18 (2.58%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (21.17%) HTML
2 140 (20.03%) CSS
3 106 (15.16%) HTML5
4 77 (11.02%) CSS3
5 71 (10.16%) AngularJS
6 69 (9.87%) Node.js
7 47 (6.72%) Backbone.js
8 43 (6.15%) .NET
9 39 (5.58%) REST
10 38 (5.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 35 (5.01%) jQuery
11 35 (5.01%) Sass
12 31 (4.43%) Web Services
13 30 (4.29%) React
14 28 (4.01%) Spring
15 27 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 25 (3.58%) LESS
16 25 (3.58%) RESTful
17 24 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
18 23 (3.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (14.02%) User Experience
2 81 (11.59%) Online Games
3 47 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.29%) Mathematics
6 20 (2.86%) Streaming Video
7 19 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.15%) Mobile Games
9 14 (2.00%) Digital Media
9 14 (2.00%) Social Media
10 11 (1.57%) Animation
10 11 (1.57%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.43%) PlayStation
12 9 (1.29%) IPTV
13 8 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
14 7 (1.00%) IBM XIV
14 7 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (15.59%) Linux
2 56 (8.01%) Windows
3 44 (6.29%) Unix
4 34 (4.86%) Apple iOS
5 31 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.86%) Android
7 18 (2.58%) CentOS
8 13 (1.86%) Windows Server
9 11 (1.57%) Solaris
10 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.43%) Fedora
14 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (18.60%) Scrum
3 94 (13.45%) TDD
4 66 (9.44%) E-Commerce
5 63 (9.01%) Front End Development
6 60 (8.58%) User Stories
7 56 (8.01%) DevOps
8 52 (7.44%) Web Development
9 50 (7.15%) Project Management
10 47 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (6.44%) High Availability
12 44 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (6.15%) Automated Testing
14 39 (5.58%) OO
15 36 (5.15%) Responsive Web Design
16 35 (5.01%) BDD
17 33 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (4.58%) Mentoring
19 31 (4.43%) Kanban
20 30 (4.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 189 (27.04%) JavaScript
2 122 (17.45%) Java
3 74 (10.59%) SQL
4 57 (8.15%) C#
5 54 (7.73%) PHP
6 49 (7.01%) Python
7 47 (6.72%) Ruby
8 40 (5.72%) C++
9 25 (3.58%) Bash Shell
10 23 (3.29%) Perl
11 21 (3.00%) Objective-C
12 19 (2.72%) Apple Swift
13 13 (1.86%) C
14 12 (1.72%) ActionScript
15 11 (1.57%) Scala
16 9 (1.29%) Groovy
17 8 (1.14%) ActionScript 3.0
17 8 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.86%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 62 (8.87%) Degree
2 15 (2.15%) ISEB
3 12 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.57%) CCNP
4 11 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.72%) CCIE
6 5 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.57%) CISSP
7 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.43%) GIAC
8 3 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.29%) CCDE
9 2 (0.29%) CISM
9 2 (0.29%) GCED
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.58%) QA
2 8 (1.14%) SLA
3 5 (0.72%) WCAG
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 24 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.29%) Docker
3 12 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.57%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.29%) Xen
6 8 (1.14%) KVM
7 6 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.72%) vCloud
9 4 (0.57%) NFS
9 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.57%) vSphere
10 3 (0.43%) XenApp
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (5.44%) Puppet
2 30 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.15%) Nagios
4 14 (2.00%) Ansible
5 10 (1.43%) Xymon
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.86%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.72%) Cacti
7 5 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.72%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.72%) SCCM
8 4 (0.57%) Opsview
8 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.43%) Graphite
9 3 (0.43%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.43%) logstash
9 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.58%) VMware
3 42 (6.01%) Red Hat
4 31 (4.43%) Cisco
5 26 (3.72%) Adobe
6 22 (3.15%) Oracle
7 20 (2.86%) HP
8 19 (2.72%) EMC
9 16 (2.29%) F5
10 11 (1.57%) Apple
10 11 (1.57%) Google
11 10 (1.43%) NetApp
12 8 (1.14%) hybris
12 8 (1.14%) IBM
12 8 (1.14%) Veritas
13 6 (0.86%) Symantec
14 5 (0.72%) Juniper
14 5 (0.72%) Rally
14 5 (0.72%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.72%) Twitter
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Anglia Ruskin University
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City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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City, London
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Rate: £550 per day
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London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 400 per day
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
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London
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Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
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Rate: £0 - £320 per day
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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