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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / London
Rank 226 212 195
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing Games 181 227 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 1.06% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.16% 2.33% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 177 164
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £70.00 £28.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.47% +12.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
8393 9739 9736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.91% 45.41% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 6925 6959
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 107 102
Median hourly rate £29.38 £26.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +38.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Games Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Games
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
City of London -30 14 £433 +25.81% 13
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for Games.

1 179 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (31.35%) Java
3 101 (23.11%) TDD
4 95 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 68 (15.56%) HTML
6 66 (15.10%) Scrum
7 60 (13.73%) CSS
8 54 (12.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 53 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (12.13%) Git (software)
10 51 (11.67%) Online Games
11 50 (11.44%) C#
11 50 (11.44%) SQL
12 49 (11.21%) AngularJS
13 47 (10.76%) React
14 46 (10.53%) DevOps
15 45 (10.30%) Finance
15 45 (10.30%) Banking
16 44 (10.07%) Ruby
16 44 (10.07%) Front End Development
17 43 (9.84%) BDD
18 41 (9.38%) HTML5
19 40 (9.15%) Jenkins
19 40 (9.15%) OO
20 39 (8.92%) E-Commerce
21 38 (8.70%) Docker
21 38 (8.70%) Node.js
22 36 (8.24%) .NET
22 36 (8.24%) C++
22 36 (8.24%) Kanban

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 12 (2.75%) Confluence
2 11 (2.52%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.37%) Apache
4 6 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.14%) Jetty
6 4 (0.92%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.92%) CMS
6 4 (0.92%) IIS
7 3 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.69%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.46%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (0.46%) JBoss
8 2 (0.46%) nginx
8 2 (0.46%) SAS
8 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.66%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.60%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.14%) 3ds Max
5 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.92%) InDesign
7 3 (0.69%) Maya
7 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.69%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.46%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.46%) InVision
8 2 (0.46%) MS Office
8 2 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Mingle
9 1 (0.23%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.23%) SPSS
9 1 (0.23%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) Radian6
2 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.58%) GitHub
3 14 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.75%) Amazon S3
4 12 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (2.29%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (2.29%) Amazon Kinesis
5 10 (2.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 10 (2.29%) Route 53
6 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (1.60%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.69%) AdWords
9 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.69%) G Suite
9 3 (0.69%) Heroku
9 3 (0.69%) Slack
10 2 (0.46%) PaaS
10 2 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.06%) Internet
2 7 (1.60%) Firewall
3 6 (1.37%) HTTP
3 6 (1.37%) SSL
4 5 (1.14%) LDAP
5 4 (0.92%) LAN
5 4 (0.92%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.69%) DHCP
6 3 (0.69%) DNS
6 3 (0.69%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.69%) VPN
6 3 (0.69%) WAN
7 2 (0.46%) AMQP
7 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.46%) IPv6
7 2 (0.46%) Network Security
7 2 (0.46%) OSPF
7 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.89%) Big Data
2 17 (3.89%) Hadoop
3 16 (3.66%) MySQL
4 14 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.60%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.60%) Hazelcast
7 7 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.60%) Neo4j
7 7 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.14%) Redis
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.92%) HBase
11 3 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 53 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 30 (6.86%) JIRA
4 21 (4.81%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.35%) Grunt
5 19 (4.35%) gulp
6 16 (3.66%) Selenium
7 15 (3.43%) Jasmine
8 13 (2.97%) Mocha
9 10 (2.29%) Maven
10 8 (1.83%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.60%) Gradle
12 6 (1.37%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.37%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.37%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.37%) webpack
13 5 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.14%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.92%) Hudson
General
1 45 (10.30%) Banking
1 45 (10.30%) Finance
2 29 (6.64%) Marketing
2 29 (6.64%) Retail
3 24 (5.49%) Back Office
3 24 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.97%) Publishing
6 10 (2.29%) Advertising
7 8 (1.83%) Online Betting
8 7 (1.60%) Electronics
9 6 (1.37%) Legal
10 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.92%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.69%) iGaming
11 3 (0.69%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 215 (49.20%) Developer
2 48 (10.98%) Analyst
3 45 (10.30%) Java Developer
4 38 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 35 (8.01%) Games Developer
6 33 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 22 (5.03%) Ruby Developer
8 20 (4.58%) Business Analyst
8 20 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 17 (3.89%) Architect
11 15 (3.43%) C# Developer
12 13 (2.97%) Angular Developer
12 13 (2.97%) Designer
12 13 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (2.97%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 12 (2.75%) Java Games Developer
13 12 (2.75%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.75%) Tester
14 11 (2.52%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (15.56%) HTML
2 60 (13.73%) CSS
3 54 (12.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 49 (11.21%) AngularJS
5 47 (10.76%) React
6 41 (9.38%) HTML5
7 38 (8.70%) Node.js
8 36 (8.24%) .NET
9 34 (7.78%) Ruby on Rails
9 34 (7.78%) Spring
10 32 (7.32%) CSS3
11 29 (6.64%) RESTful
12 26 (5.95%) REST
13 23 (5.26%) Web Services
14 21 (4.81%) JSON
15 19 (4.35%) Backbone.js
16 18 (4.12%) Hibernate
17 15 (3.43%) XML
18 14 (3.20%) J2EE
19 11 (2.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.67%) Online Games
2 29 (6.64%) User Experience
3 28 (6.41%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.20%) Mobile Games
6 12 (2.75%) Spread Betting
7 11 (2.52%) Animation
7 11 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.52%) Social Media
8 7 (1.60%) FMCG
8 7 (1.60%) STB
8 7 (1.60%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.37%) Augmented Reality
9 6 (1.37%) Oculus Rift
9 6 (1.37%) Streaming Video
10 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.14%) Fintech
10 5 (1.14%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.92%) Clustering
11 4 (0.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.86%) Linux
2 18 (4.12%) Windows
3 16 (3.66%) Android
3 16 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.43%) Unix
5 11 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.92%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.11%) TDD
3 66 (15.10%) Scrum
4 53 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (10.53%) DevOps
6 44 (10.07%) Front End Development
7 43 (9.84%) BDD
8 40 (9.15%) OO
9 39 (8.92%) E-Commerce
10 36 (8.24%) Kanban
11 33 (7.55%) Game Development
11 33 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 33 (7.55%) Web Development
12 32 (7.32%) Analytics
12 32 (7.32%) Microservices
13 25 (5.72%) MVC
14 22 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (4.81%) Change Management
16 20 (4.58%) Business Analysis
16 20 (4.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (31.35%) Java
2 95 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 50 (11.44%) C#
3 50 (11.44%) SQL
4 44 (10.07%) Ruby
5 36 (8.24%) C++
6 33 (7.55%) Python
7 28 (6.41%) Scala
8 27 (6.18%) Objective-C
9 12 (2.75%) ActionScript
10 11 (2.52%) Apple Swift
11 10 (2.29%) C
12 9 (2.06%) Go
13 8 (1.83%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.60%) ES6
14 7 (1.60%) R
15 6 (1.37%) Groovy
16 5 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (7.78%) Degree
2 9 (2.06%) ISTQB
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.69%) ISEB
4 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.46%) MCP
5 2 (0.46%) MCSE
5 2 (0.46%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.46%) PhD
6 1 (0.23%) MBA
6 1 (0.23%) MCDST
6 1 (0.23%) MCTS
6 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.01%) QA
2 3 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (0.69%) PMO
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 38 (8.70%) Docker
2 13 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.14%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.14%) XenApp
5 3 (0.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Gluster
6 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.23%) IAG
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.03%) Ansible
2 14 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.20%) Puppet
3 7 (1.60%) SCCM
4 5 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.92%) Nagios
6 3 (0.69%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.46%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.23%) logstash
8 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.23%) Oozie
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.23%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.23%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (7.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.35%) VMware
3 16 (3.66%) Adobe
4 15 (3.43%) Apigee
4 15 (3.43%) Google
5 11 (2.52%) Apple
6 9 (2.06%) Oracle
7 8 (1.83%) Facebook
8 7 (1.60%) Citrix
8 7 (1.60%) HP
9 6 (1.37%) Symantec
10 5 (1.14%) Cisco
10 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.14%) SAP
11 4 (0.92%) Tableau
12 3 (0.69%) Talend
13 2 (0.46%) Dell
13 2 (0.46%) IBM
13 2 (0.46%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.46%) Sybase
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Generous Daily Rate - Negotiable - DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pentasia
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 26 days ago