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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 310 277 282
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 365 388 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.77% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.99% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 251 189
Average daily rate £413 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £296 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.84 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.80 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
19026 19459 19402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.15% 38.49% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12777 12275 12279
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 479 546
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +5 243 £447 +5.17% 228
Yorkshire +38 61 £381 -4.68% 41
North West +4 21 £313 -10.71% 38
South East -63 14 £413 +17.85% 43
East Midlands +9 11 £225 -35.71% 7
West Midlands -15 8 £325 -13.33% 24
South West +4 7 £375 +2.04% 11
North East -32 1 - - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 311 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 157 (21.22%) Java
4 139 (18.78%) Scrum
5 124 (16.76%) HTML
5 124 (16.76%) Linux
6 120 (16.22%) Finance
7 104 (14.05%) TDD
8 98 (13.24%) CSS
9 97 (13.11%) Online Games
10 91 (12.30%) SQL
11 82 (11.08%) HTML5
12 81 (10.95%) C#
13 80 (10.81%) Degree
14 75 (10.14%) Windows
15 70 (9.46%) E-Commerce
15 70 (9.46%) User Experience
16 63 (8.51%) .NET
17 60 (8.11%) User Stories
18 59 (7.97%) Python
19 58 (7.84%) MySQL
19 58 (7.84%) Project Management
19 58 (7.84%) DevOps
20 57 (7.70%) Front End Development
21 55 (7.43%) VMware
22 54 (7.30%) OO
22 54 (7.30%) Microsoft
22 54 (7.30%) Git (software)
23 53 (7.16%) AngularJS
23 53 (7.16%) High Availability

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 46 (6.22%) Node.js
2 22 (2.97%) Apache
2 22 (2.97%) OpenStack
3 14 (1.89%) CMS
4 13 (1.76%) Confluence
5 12 (1.62%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.68%) Jetty
8 5 (0.68%) nginx
8 5 (0.68%) SAS
9 4 (0.54%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (0.54%) JBoss
9 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 33 (4.46%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (2.03%) MS Excel
4 13 (1.76%) MS Office
5 8 (1.08%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.41%) Maya
7 3 (0.41%) MS Project
8 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.27%) SPSS
8 2 (0.27%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.14%) GIMP
9 1 (0.14%) Houdini
9 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Magento
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.08%) IaaS
3 7 (0.95%) GitHub
4 5 (0.68%) Office 365
5 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.54%) PaaS
5 4 (0.54%) SaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Heroku
7 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.27%) Taleo
7 2 (0.27%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.84%) Firewall
3 16 (2.16%) SAN
4 15 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (2.03%) DNS
4 15 (2.03%) Internet
5 13 (1.76%) Network Security
6 12 (1.62%) VPN
7 11 (1.49%) HTTP
8 7 (0.95%) BGP
8 7 (0.95%) FWSM
8 7 (0.95%) OSPF
8 7 (0.95%) WAN
9 6 (0.81%) DHCP
9 6 (0.81%) Intranet
9 6 (0.81%) LAN
9 6 (0.81%) MPLS
9 6 (0.81%) NAS
10 5 (0.68%) Wireless
11 4 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.84%) MySQL
2 42 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 29 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.65%) SQL Server
6 23 (3.11%) RDBMS
7 21 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.89%) Big Data
11 11 (1.49%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.22%) Informix
13 7 (0.95%) Aerospike
13 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.95%) Redis
14 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.68%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.68%) DB2
15 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 54 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 49 (6.62%) JIRA
3 31 (4.19%) Subversion
4 30 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.97%) Selenium
6 19 (2.57%) Cucumber
7 18 (2.43%) Maven
8 13 (1.76%) gulp
9 11 (1.49%) Xcode
10 9 (1.22%) JUnit
11 8 (1.08%) Ant
11 8 (1.08%) Grunt
11 8 (1.08%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.08%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.95%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.81%) NUnit
14 5 (0.68%) Hudson
14 5 (0.68%) RSpec
14 5 (0.68%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 120 (16.22%) Finance
2 53 (7.16%) Retail
3 34 (4.59%) Banking
4 28 (3.78%) Marketing
5 21 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.57%) Online Betting
7 18 (2.43%) Publishing
8 10 (1.35%) Electronics
8 10 (1.35%) Legal
9 7 (0.95%) Advertising
9 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.41%) French Language
11 3 (0.41%) Front Office
11 3 (0.41%) iGaming
11 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 312 (42.16%) Developer
2 76 (10.27%) Java Developer
3 63 (8.51%) Games Developer
4 62 (8.38%) Analyst
4 62 (8.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 42 (5.68%) Architect
6 38 (5.14%) Business Analyst
6 38 (5.14%) Senior Developer
7 37 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.73%) C# Developer
9 34 (4.59%) Designer
10 31 (4.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 30 (4.05%) Scrum Master
12 27 (3.65%) iOS Developer
13 24 (3.24%) Tester
14 22 (2.97%) HTML Developer
14 22 (2.97%) Python Developer
15 21 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
16 18 (2.43%) .NET Developer
17 17 (2.30%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.76%) HTML
2 98 (13.24%) CSS
3 82 (11.08%) HTML5
4 63 (8.51%) .NET
5 53 (7.16%) AngularJS
6 48 (6.49%) CSS3
7 42 (5.68%) REST
8 39 (5.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 39 (5.27%) XML
9 35 (4.73%) Spring
9 35 (4.73%) Web Services
10 28 (3.78%) Backbone.js
11 27 (3.65%) RESTful
12 26 (3.51%) React
13 23 (3.11%) JSON
14 22 (2.97%) Hibernate
14 22 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (2.84%) Flash
16 20 (2.70%) jQuery
16 20 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 97 (13.11%) Online Games
2 70 (9.46%) User Experience
3 48 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.65%) Mobile App
6 25 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.38%) Mathematics
7 22 (2.97%) Streaming Video
8 21 (2.84%) Social Media
9 16 (2.16%) Mobile Games
10 14 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.76%) Animation
11 13 (1.76%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.49%) IPTV
12 11 (1.49%) PlayStation
13 10 (1.35%) Digital Media
14 9 (1.22%) Video on Demand
15 8 (1.08%) IBM XIV
16 7 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (16.76%) Linux
2 75 (10.14%) Windows
3 47 (6.35%) Unix
4 44 (5.95%) Apple iOS
5 33 (4.46%) Android
6 32 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 19 (2.57%) CentOS
9 11 (1.49%) Solaris
9 11 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.41%) Fedora
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.14%) AIX
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (18.78%) Scrum
3 104 (14.05%) TDD
4 70 (9.46%) E-Commerce
5 60 (8.11%) User Stories
6 58 (7.84%) DevOps
6 58 (7.84%) Project Management
7 57 (7.70%) Front End Development
8 54 (7.30%) OO
9 53 (7.16%) High Availability
10 43 (5.81%) BDD
11 42 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (5.54%) Automated Testing
13 38 (5.14%) Kanban
14 35 (4.73%) Mentoring
14 35 (4.73%) Software Engineering
15 30 (4.05%) iOS Development
15 30 (4.05%) MVC
16 29 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (22.97%) JavaScript
2 157 (21.22%) Java
3 91 (12.30%) SQL
4 81 (10.95%) C#
5 59 (7.97%) Python
6 52 (7.03%) C++
6 52 (7.03%) PHP
7 36 (4.86%) Ruby
8 31 (4.19%) Perl
9 30 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.78%) Objective-C
11 15 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.89%) ActionScript
12 14 (1.89%) Scala
13 13 (1.76%) Apple Swift
13 13 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.49%) C
15 8 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
15 8 (1.08%) Go
15 8 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (10.81%) Degree
2 14 (1.89%) ISEB
3 13 (1.76%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.49%) CCNP
6 8 (1.08%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.68%) CCIE
7 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.54%) CISSP
8 4 (0.54%) HND
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.27%) CCDE
10 2 (0.27%) CCNA
10 2 (0.27%) GCED
10 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.00%) QA
2 14 (1.89%) SLA
3 8 (1.08%) WCAG
4 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.76%) Docker
4 13 (1.76%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.49%) KVM
5 11 (1.49%) Xen
6 9 (1.22%) vCloud
7 6 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.68%) vSphere
9 3 (0.41%) NFS
9 3 (0.41%) XenApp
10 2 (0.27%) Firmware
10 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.14%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 41 (5.54%) Puppet
2 35 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.16%) Ansible
3 16 (2.16%) Nagios
4 10 (1.35%) Xymon
5 9 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.08%) Opsview
7 7 (0.95%) Cacti
7 7 (0.95%) SCCM
8 6 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.81%) Graphite
8 6 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.81%) Zenoss
9 5 (0.68%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.41%) Salt
10 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (7.43%) VMware
2 54 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 43 (5.81%) Cisco
4 42 (5.68%) Red Hat
5 31 (4.19%) Oracle
6 30 (4.05%) HP
7 24 (3.24%) Adobe
8 21 (2.84%) F5
9 19 (2.57%) EMC
10 14 (1.89%) Google
11 13 (1.76%) NetApp
12 11 (1.49%) Apple
13 10 (1.35%) Veritas
14 9 (1.22%) IBM
15 8 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.08%) Facebook
15 8 (1.08%) hybris
16 6 (0.81%) Palo Alto
16 6 (0.81%) Rally
16 6 (0.81%) Twitter
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + likely extension
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day +
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus bonus and 25 days holiday, gym,
Posted: 9 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 12 months contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Central London / West End
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £400 to £700 per day (fully neg.)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke on Trent
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
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Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
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Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 22 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
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Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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