The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 171 185 175
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Games 266 236 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.27% 1.08% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.77% 2.23% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 144 137
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £307 £311
% change year-on-year
+14.19% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%
Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
9614 10594 9544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.81% 48.51% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6931 7502 6681
Average daily rate £475 £495 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 160 169
Average hourly rate £20.63 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.30 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £78.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in London

Games
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the London region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in London

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in London

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the London region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in London

Games
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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
City of London +34 43 £450 +24.13% 51
Hammersmith +6 6 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 6 £438 -
Harrow -1 2 £400 +17.64%
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 267 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (29.70%) Online Games
3 135 (23.73%) TDD
4 134 (23.55%) Scrum
5 122 (21.44%) JavaScript
6 121 (21.27%) Java
7 116 (20.39%) HTML
8 100 (17.57%) SQL
9 91 (15.99%) Finance
10 83 (14.59%) CSS
11 72 (12.65%) Linux
12 67 (11.78%) Oracle
13 64 (11.25%) Python
14 63 (11.07%) QA
14 63 (11.07%) HTML5
15 61 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (10.54%) OO
17 59 (10.37%) Degree
18 55 (9.67%) E-Commerce
19 54 (9.49%) Windows
20 53 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
21 52 (9.14%) MySQL
22 50 (8.79%) jQuery
23 47 (8.26%) Marketing
23 47 (8.26%) Web Services
24 46 (8.08%) User Experience
25 45 (7.91%) Git (software)
26 43 (7.56%) User Stories
27 42 (7.38%) C#
28 41 (7.21%) ETL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 34 (5.98%) Apache
2 20 (3.51%) Node.js
3 11 (1.93%) Adobe CQ
4 10 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.58%) SAS
6 8 (1.41%) Confluence
6 8 (1.41%) nginx
6 8 (1.41%) Drupal
7 6 (1.05%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.05%) JBoss
8 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.88%) CMS
9 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.53%) IIS
9 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.53%) WordPress
10 2 (0.35%) Jetty
10 2 (0.35%) Mule
11 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (3.34%) Photoshop
2 16 (2.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.93%) MS Excel
5 9 (1.58%) Shockwave
6 8 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (1.23%) MS Office
7 7 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.70%) InDesign
9 3 (0.53%) Maya
9 3 (0.53%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.18%) SPSS
10 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.18%) MS Project
10 1 (0.18%) EViews
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) PaaS
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.18%) GitHub
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.80%) Firewall
2 22 (3.87%) Network Security
3 19 (3.34%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.81%) Internet
5 15 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (2.46%) OSPF
6 14 (2.46%) BGP
7 13 (2.28%) MPLS
8 12 (2.11%) DNS
9 11 (1.93%) VPN
9 11 (1.93%) IPsec
9 11 (1.93%) NetScreen
9 11 (1.93%) TACACS
9 11 (1.93%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (1.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (1.58%) MVNO
11 8 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.41%) SAN
11 8 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.14%) MySQL
2 39 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (6.68%) Amazon Redshift
4 29 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (4.57%) MongoDB
6 21 (3.69%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.34%) Big Data
8 18 (3.16%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.99%) OLTP
10 11 (1.93%) SQL Server
10 11 (1.93%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.76%) CouchDB
12 9 (1.58%) QlikView
12 9 (1.58%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (1.05%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.45%) Jasmine
3 25 (4.39%) Selenium
3 25 (4.39%) Grunt
4 22 (3.87%) Karma Test Runner
5 20 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 19 (3.34%) Jenkins
7 18 (3.16%) JIRA
8 15 (2.64%) Maven
8 15 (2.64%) Subversion
8 15 (2.64%) Axure RP
9 12 (2.11%) JMeter
10 11 (1.93%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.23%) Ant
12 6 (1.05%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.88%) JUnit
13 5 (0.88%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 4 (0.70%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.70%) Xcode
General
1 91 (15.99%) Finance
2 47 (8.26%) Marketing
3 32 (5.62%) Retail
4 19 (3.34%) Banking
5 14 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.58%) Advertising
7 8 (1.41%) Publishing
7 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.23%) Online Betting
9 6 (1.05%) Legal
10 4 (0.70%) Interactive Media
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
11 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.53%) iGaming
12 2 (0.35%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 209 (36.73%) Developer
2 70 (12.30%) Analyst
3 33 (5.80%) Business Analyst
3 33 (5.80%) Java Developer
4 30 (5.27%) Architect
5 29 (5.10%) ScrumMaster
5 29 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
6 26 (4.57%) Designer
7 23 (4.04%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.04%) Python Developer
8 22 (3.87%) Web Developer
8 22 (3.87%) Consultant
8 22 (3.87%) Senior Developer
9 21 (3.69%) Front-End Developer
10 17 (2.99%) Python/Django Developer
11 15 (2.64%) Network Engineer
12 13 (2.28%) UX Designer
13 12 (2.11%) QA Engineer
13 12 (2.11%) Test Analyst
13 12 (2.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (20.39%) HTML
2 83 (14.59%) CSS
3 63 (11.07%) HTML5
4 50 (8.79%) jQuery
5 47 (8.26%) Web Services
6 36 (6.33%) CSS3
7 30 (5.27%) Spring
8 28 (4.92%) Flash
9 27 (4.75%) AngularJS
9 27 (4.75%) REST
10 25 (4.39%) XML
11 24 (4.22%) Django
11 24 (4.22%) .NET
12 23 (4.04%) Gherkin
12 23 (4.04%) Backbone.js
13 22 (3.87%) RESTful
14 16 (2.81%) SOAP
14 16 (2.81%) Hibernate
15 15 (2.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 14 (2.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 169 (29.70%) Online Games
2 46 (8.08%) User Experience
3 31 (5.45%) Digital Media
3 31 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.10%) Data Integration
4 29 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.81%) Open Source
6 15 (2.64%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.76%) Social Media
8 10 (1.76%) Flash Games
9 9 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.58%) Mobile Games
10 8 (1.41%) Social Gaming
10 8 (1.41%) Spread Betting
10 8 (1.41%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.23%) W3C
11 7 (1.23%) Streaming Video
11 7 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.65%) Linux
2 54 (9.49%) Windows
3 40 (7.03%) Apple iOS
4 37 (6.50%) UNIX
5 26 (4.57%) Android
6 17 (2.99%) Ubuntu
7 16 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.41%) CentOS
9 6 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.05%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.53%) VMS
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (23.73%) TDD
3 134 (23.55%) Scrum
4 61 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (10.54%) OO
6 55 (9.67%) E-Commerce
7 53 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (7.56%) User Stories
9 41 (7.21%) ETL
9 41 (7.21%) Kanban
10 40 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 38 (6.68%) BDD
11 38 (6.68%) Mentoring
12 37 (6.50%) Automated Testing
13 36 (6.33%) Data Modelling
14 35 (6.15%) Project Management
15 33 (5.80%) ITIL
16 31 (5.45%) Analytics
17 29 (5.10%) DevOps
18 27 (4.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 122 (21.44%) JavaScript
2 121 (21.27%) Java
3 100 (17.57%) SQL
4 64 (11.25%) Python
5 42 (7.38%) C#
6 35 (6.15%) Ruby
7 26 (4.57%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.39%) PHP
9 17 (2.99%) C++
10 15 (2.64%) Objective-C
11 14 (2.46%) ActionScript
12 13 (2.28%) ActionScript 3.0
12 13 (2.28%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.11%) C
14 11 (1.93%) Perl
15 10 (1.76%) Scala
16 9 (1.58%) VB.NET
17 8 (1.41%) ActionScript 2.0
18 7 (1.23%) VBScript
19 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (10.37%) Degree
2 20 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.81%) CCIE
4 9 (1.58%) CISSP
5 8 (1.41%) ISEB
6 5 (0.88%) CCNP
7 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.70%) PMP
7 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.53%) CISA
8 3 (0.53%) CISM
8 3 (0.53%) GIAC
8 3 (0.53%) GCIA
8 3 (0.53%) GCIH
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.53%) CRISC
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (11.07%) QA
2 14 (2.46%) SLA
3 7 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.93%) NFS
2 10 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.58%) Xen
4 8 (1.41%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) vCloud
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.35%) Snort
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (2.46%) Puppet
2 14 (2.46%) Nagios
3 8 (1.41%) HAProxy
4 6 (1.05%) Nessus
5 4 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (0.70%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.53%) Control-M
6 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.35%) RANCID
7 2 (0.35%) SCOM
7 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 67 (11.78%) Oracle
2 22 (3.87%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.69%) Cisco
4 18 (3.16%) Adobe
5 16 (2.81%) Citrix
6 14 (2.46%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.28%) Juniper
7 13 (2.28%) Ab Initio
7 13 (2.28%) Tableau
8 12 (2.11%) Google
8 12 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.76%) F5
9 10 (1.76%) VMware
10 7 (1.23%) Netezza
10 7 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.05%) Splunk
11 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.05%) Qualys
11 6 (1.05%) Teradata
11 6 (1.05%) NetApp
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