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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 279 253 213
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -40
Contract jobs citing Games 374 375 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the General category 1.91% 1.93% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 188 237
Average daily rate
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£395 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £207 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £17.10 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.25 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
19537 19473 18358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.53% 39.17% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12345 12381 11352
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 545 609
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.70 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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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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 +2 210 £419 +18.79% 131
South East -14 84 £350 +16.66% 57
Yorkshire -5 21 £400 -5.88% 13
East of England +16 15 £513 +70.83% 25
West Midlands -9 15 £360 +9.09% 17
South West +14 10 £350 -6.66% 10
East Midlands -3 8 £350 +16.66% 6
North West -29 7 £344 +14.58% 11
North East -10 2 - - 6
Midlands - 1 - - 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 291 (40.03%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (21.18%) HTML
3 150 (20.63%) Online Games
4 142 (19.53%) JavaScript
5 139 (19.12%) Java
6 127 (17.47%) Scrum
7 125 (17.19%) TDD
8 117 (16.09%) CSS
9 113 (15.54%) SQL
10 95 (13.07%) Finance
10 95 (13.07%) HTML5
11 86 (11.83%) Linux
12 84 (11.55%) C#
13 79 (10.87%) E-Commerce
14 62 (8.53%) OO
14 62 (8.53%) QA
15 61 (8.39%) Python
15 61 (8.39%) Degree
16 59 (8.12%) Web Services
16 59 (8.12%) CSS3
17 58 (7.98%) Windows
18 56 (7.70%) Software Engineering
19 55 (7.57%) Oracle
19 55 (7.57%) jQuery
20 54 (7.43%) Marketing
21 53 (7.29%) Retail
21 53 (7.29%) C++
21 53 (7.29%) Android
21 53 (7.29%) BDD
22 50 (6.88%) Firewall

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 36 (4.95%) Node.js
2 25 (3.44%) Apache
3 14 (1.93%) nginx
3 14 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.79%) IIS
5 12 (1.65%) SAS
6 10 (1.38%) CMS
6 10 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.24%) JBoss
7 9 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.24%) Confluence
8 8 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.96%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.69%) Jetty
11 5 (0.69%) WordPress
12 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.41%) Orchard CMS
12 3 (0.41%) Drupal
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (3.58%) Photoshop
2 15 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (2.06%) Maya
3 13 (1.79%) MS Office
4 12 (1.65%) MS Excel
5 11 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.24%) Shockwave
7 7 (0.96%) 3ds Max
8 6 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.69%) Doxygen
10 4 (0.55%) MS Project
10 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.28%) ZBrush
12 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.28%) Edge Animate
13 1 (0.14%) InDesign
13 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) Unica
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.10%) SaaS
4 8 (1.10%) PaaS
5 7 (0.96%) IaaS
6 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) Heroku
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.14%) Route 53
8 1 (0.14%) Office 365
8 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.88%) Firewall
2 29 (3.99%) Network Security
3 23 (3.16%) Internet
4 20 (2.75%) DNS
5 17 (2.34%) OSPF
5 17 (2.34%) BGP
5 17 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (2.06%) MPLS
7 14 (1.93%) VPN
7 14 (1.93%) HTTP
8 13 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.65%) TACACS
9 12 (1.65%) IPsec
10 11 (1.51%) NetScreen
11 10 (1.38%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.38%) VoIP
11 10 (1.38%) WAN
12 8 (1.10%) DMZ
13 7 (0.96%) Wireless
13 7 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.60%) MongoDB
2 46 (6.33%) NoSQL
3 35 (4.81%) Big Data
3 35 (4.81%) MySQL
4 34 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (4.68%) Hadoop
5 21 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 17 (2.34%) CouchDB
8 16 (2.20%) SQL Server
9 13 (1.79%) OLTP
10 12 (1.65%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.10%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.83%) Redis
14 6 (0.83%) OLAP
15 5 (0.69%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 33 (4.54%) Selenium
2 32 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 27 (3.71%) Grunt
4 26 (3.58%) Subversion
5 20 (2.75%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.48%) WebDriver
7 17 (2.34%) JIRA
7 17 (2.34%) Maven
8 15 (2.06%) Axure RP
9 8 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.10%) JUnit
9 8 (1.10%) JMeter
10 7 (0.96%) Ant
10 7 (0.96%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.69%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.69%) Xcode
11 5 (0.69%) Hudson
11 5 (0.69%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.55%) JBehave
General
1 95 (13.07%) Finance
2 54 (7.43%) Marketing
3 53 (7.29%) Retail
4 24 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.20%) Advertising
6 15 (2.06%) Electronics
7 14 (1.93%) Publishing
8 12 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.65%) Banking
9 8 (1.10%) iGaming
9 8 (1.10%) Interactive Media
9 8 (1.10%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.96%) Legal
11 5 (0.69%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.55%) Law
12 4 (0.55%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.41%) Billing
13 3 (0.41%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 254 (34.94%) Developer
2 60 (8.25%) Analyst
3 57 (7.84%) Project Manager
4 51 (7.02%) Architect
5 45 (6.19%) Java Developer
6 33 (4.54%) Front-End Developer
6 33 (4.54%) JavaScript Developer
7 31 (4.26%) Designer
7 31 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 26 (3.58%) Senior Developer
8 26 (3.58%) Web Developer
9 23 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (3.03%) Programmer
11 20 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (2.48%) Network Engineer
12 18 (2.48%) Consultant
12 18 (2.48%) Tester
13 16 (2.20%) ScrumMaster
14 15 (2.06%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.06%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (21.18%) HTML
2 117 (16.09%) CSS
3 95 (13.07%) HTML5
4 59 (8.12%) Web Services
4 59 (8.12%) CSS3
5 55 (7.57%) jQuery
6 42 (5.78%) .NET
7 41 (5.64%) REST
8 36 (4.95%) XML
9 35 (4.81%) AngularJS
10 32 (4.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 31 (4.26%) SOAP
12 29 (3.99%) Backbone.js
13 28 (3.85%) Spring
14 24 (3.30%) RESTful
15 22 (3.03%) Flash
16 19 (2.61%) Sass
17 17 (2.34%) JSON
18 16 (2.20%) OpenGL
19 13 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 150 (20.63%) Online Games
2 42 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.36%) User Experience
4 35 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 31 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 27 (3.71%) Open Source
7 25 (3.44%) Streaming Video
8 23 (3.16%) Data Integration
9 20 (2.75%) Client/Server
10 19 (2.61%) Visualisation
10 19 (2.61%) Xbox
11 18 (2.48%) Public Cloud
11 18 (2.48%) Physics
12 17 (2.34%) IPTV
13 16 (2.20%) iPad
13 16 (2.20%) Mobile Games
13 16 (2.20%) Mathematics
14 15 (2.06%) Social Media
15 14 (1.93%) Digital Media
15 14 (1.93%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.83%) Linux
2 58 (7.98%) Windows
3 53 (7.29%) Android
4 49 (6.74%) Apple iOS
5 38 (5.23%) UNIX
6 31 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.65%) CentOS
8 12 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) VMS
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (40.03%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (17.47%) Scrum
3 125 (17.19%) TDD
4 79 (10.87%) E-Commerce
5 62 (8.53%) OO
6 56 (7.70%) Software Engineering
7 53 (7.29%) BDD
8 48 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (6.60%) DevOps
8 48 (6.60%) Project Management
9 44 (6.05%) Responsive Web Design
10 42 (5.78%) Kanban
11 40 (5.50%) MVC
12 39 (5.36%) Game Development
12 39 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 39 (5.36%) Analytics
13 38 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (4.81%) Data Modelling
15 30 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (4.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (19.53%) JavaScript
2 139 (19.12%) Java
3 113 (15.54%) SQL
4 84 (11.55%) C#
5 61 (8.39%) Python
6 53 (7.29%) C++
7 41 (5.64%) Ruby
8 39 (5.36%) PHP
9 26 (3.58%) C
10 23 (3.16%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.61%) Perl
13 15 (2.06%) ActionScript
14 9 (1.24%) Scala
15 8 (1.10%) R
15 8 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.10%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.96%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.69%) Lua
17 5 (0.69%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 61 (8.39%) Degree
2 27 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.61%) CCIE
4 12 (1.65%) CISSP
5 9 (1.24%) ISEB
6 7 (0.96%) GCIA
6 7 (0.96%) GCIH
6 7 (0.96%) GIAC
6 7 (0.96%) CCNP
7 6 (0.83%) CCNA
7 6 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.55%) PMP
8 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.41%) CISMP
9 3 (0.41%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) GCED
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.53%) QA
2 20 (2.75%) SLA
3 9 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.38%) NFS
3 7 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.83%) Docker
4 6 (0.83%) Xen
5 5 (0.69%) Snort
5 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.55%) vSphere
6 4 (0.55%) vCloud
7 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) IAG
Systems Management
1 29 (3.99%) Puppet
1 29 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.06%) Nagios
3 14 (1.93%) HAProxy
4 6 (0.83%) SCOM
5 5 (0.69%) Nessus
6 4 (0.55%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (0.55%) Graphite
6 4 (0.55%) Salt
6 4 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.41%) Control-M
7 3 (0.41%) Ansible
7 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.28%) Oozie
8 2 (0.28%) RANCID
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (7.57%) Oracle
2 33 (4.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.13%) Cisco
4 25 (3.44%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.44%) Adobe
5 16 (2.20%) Citrix
5 16 (2.20%) VMware
6 14 (1.93%) Apple
7 13 (1.79%) Perforce
8 12 (1.65%) F5
8 12 (1.65%) Juniper
9 11 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.38%) Tableau
10 10 (1.38%) SAP
10 10 (1.38%) IBM
11 9 (1.24%) Splunk
11 9 (1.24%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (1.10%) hybris
12 8 (1.10%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.10%) Roku
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £430 per day
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £100 - £250 per day
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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