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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 247 258 204
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -54
Contract jobs citing Games 212 176 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 0.74% 1.10%
As % of the General category 2.17% 1.58% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 117 135
Median daily rate £410 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £577 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.76 £187.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.19% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +4.19%
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
9763 11144 10739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.38% 46.97% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6980 7957 7450
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 122 150
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.21 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £57.65 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.57% +14.80%

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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
City of London +24 35 £410 +2.50% 24
Harrow - 3 £495 -
Westminster - 3 - -
Hammersmith -4 2 £525 +17.31%
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Osterley - 2 £155 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Wembley - 1 £550 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 London region with a requirement for Games.

1 176 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (24.40%) HTML
3 102 (22.42%) JavaScript
4 99 (21.76%) CSS
5 89 (19.56%) HTML5
6 84 (18.46%) Scrum
7 79 (17.36%) User Experience
8 67 (14.73%) CSS3
9 62 (13.63%) Java
10 56 (12.31%) TDD
11 52 (11.43%) Online Games
12 51 (11.21%) Linux
13 49 (10.77%) Git (software)
13 49 (10.77%) AngularJS
14 47 (10.33%) Finance
14 47 (10.33%) C++
15 44 (9.67%) SQL
16 43 (9.45%) E-Commerce
17 42 (9.23%) User Stories
17 42 (9.23%) DevOps
17 42 (9.23%) Front End Development
18 41 (9.01%) Retail
19 40 (8.79%) Advertising
19 40 (8.79%) Backbone.js
20 39 (8.57%) Node.js
20 39 (8.57%) REST
21 38 (8.35%) Responsive Web Design
22 36 (7.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
22 36 (7.91%) C#
22 36 (7.91%) Degree

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 21 (4.62%) CMS
2 14 (3.08%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.98%) Apache
4 7 (1.54%) Confluence
5 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.10%) nginx
7 4 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.88%) Drupal
7 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.66%) Mule
8 3 (0.66%) SAS
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (4.84%) Photoshop
2 20 (4.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.86%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.76%) MS Office
5 7 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.54%) InVision
5 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.88%) SketchUp
8 3 (0.66%) GIMP
8 3 (0.66%) InDesign
8 3 (0.66%) MS Project
9 1 (0.22%) Houdini
9 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.22%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.32%) GitHub
4 3 (0.66%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.66%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.66%) Slack
4 3 (0.66%) Trello
5 2 (0.44%) Google Play
5 2 (0.44%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Taleo
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) Force.com
6 1 (0.22%) Heroku
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.42%) DNS
2 8 (1.76%) Network Security
2 8 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.32%) Firewall
3 6 (1.32%) VoIP
4 5 (1.10%) HTTP
4 5 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.10%) Wireless
5 4 (0.88%) DHCP
5 4 (0.88%) SAN
5 4 (0.88%) SNMP
5 4 (0.88%) Softphone
5 4 (0.88%) SSL
5 4 (0.88%) VPN
5 4 (0.88%) WAN
6 3 (0.66%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.66%) Internet
6 3 (0.66%) LAN
6 3 (0.66%) NAS
7 2 (0.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.49%) MySQL
2 11 (2.42%) MongoDB
2 11 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.98%) Big Data
5 8 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.44%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.44%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.93%) JIRA
3 26 (5.71%) gulp
4 22 (4.84%) Grunt
5 18 (3.96%) Bower
6 12 (2.64%) Cucumber
7 11 (2.42%) Subversion
8 10 (2.20%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.76%) Selenium
10 7 (1.54%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.54%) Maven
10 7 (1.54%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.32%) Geb
12 5 (1.10%) Ant
13 4 (0.88%) Spock
13 4 (0.88%) Xcode
14 3 (0.66%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.66%) JMeter
14 3 (0.66%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 47 (10.33%) Finance
2 41 (9.01%) Retail
3 40 (8.79%) Advertising
4 26 (5.71%) Marketing
5 11 (2.42%) Banking
6 8 (1.76%) Online Betting
6 8 (1.76%) Publishing
6 8 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.32%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.88%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 180 (39.56%) Developer
2 48 (10.55%) Analyst
3 35 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 33 (7.25%) Designer
5 32 (7.03%) Business Analyst
6 31 (6.81%) Project Manager
7 28 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 22 (4.84%) Games Developer
9 21 (4.62%) Web Developer
10 20 (4.40%) Architect
11 17 (3.74%) HTML Developer
11 17 (3.74%) iOS Developer
12 14 (3.08%) C++ Developer
12 14 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.08%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.08%) UI Designer
12 14 (3.08%) UX Designer
13 13 (2.86%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.86%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (24.40%) HTML
2 99 (21.76%) CSS
3 89 (19.56%) HTML5
4 67 (14.73%) CSS3
5 49 (10.77%) AngularJS
6 40 (8.79%) Backbone.js
7 39 (8.57%) Node.js
7 39 (8.57%) REST
8 36 (7.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 35 (7.69%) jQuery
10 29 (6.37%) Sass
11 28 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 27 (5.93%) Web Services
13 24 (5.27%) .NET
14 21 (4.62%) Ajax
14 21 (4.62%) React
15 19 (4.18%) LESS
15 19 (4.18%) WebSockets
16 15 (3.30%) RESTful
17 14 (3.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.36%) User Experience
2 52 (11.43%) Online Games
3 22 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.74%) Mathematics
5 16 (3.52%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.08%) Digital Media
7 13 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.64%) Streaming Video
9 10 (2.20%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.98%) EPoS
11 8 (1.76%) Social Gaming
12 7 (1.54%) Mobile Games
12 7 (1.54%) Statistics
12 7 (1.54%) Video on Demand
13 6 (1.32%) Animation
13 6 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
13 6 (1.32%) GPGPU
13 6 (1.32%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.10%) Fintech
14 5 (1.10%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.21%) Linux
2 33 (7.25%) Apple iOS
3 31 (6.81%) Windows
4 19 (4.18%) Android
5 17 (3.74%) Unix
6 15 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.98%) CentOS
8 8 (1.76%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.10%) Solaris
11 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.44%) Fedora
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (18.46%) Scrum
3 56 (12.31%) TDD
4 43 (9.45%) E-Commerce
5 42 (9.23%) DevOps
5 42 (9.23%) Front End Development
5 42 (9.23%) User Stories
6 38 (8.35%) Responsive Web Design
7 33 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (6.15%) Web Development
10 25 (5.49%) BDD
10 25 (5.49%) OO
10 25 (5.49%) OOP
11 24 (5.27%) Game Development
11 24 (5.27%) Project Management
12 20 (4.40%) Business Analysis
13 19 (4.18%) Automated Testing
13 19 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.18%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 102 (22.42%) JavaScript
2 62 (13.63%) Java
3 47 (10.33%) C++
4 44 (9.67%) SQL
5 36 (7.91%) C#
6 23 (5.05%) Python
7 20 (4.40%) Objective-C
8 19 (4.18%) Ruby
9 14 (3.08%) Apple Swift
9 14 (3.08%) PHP
10 13 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.86%) C
11 11 (2.42%) Perl
12 7 (1.54%) Groovy
13 5 (1.10%) Scala
14 4 (0.88%) ES6
14 4 (0.88%) R
14 4 (0.88%) XAML
15 3 (0.66%) Go
15 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (7.91%) Degree
2 8 (1.76%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.10%) CCNP
3 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.10%) ISEB
3 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.66%) GIAC
4 3 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.66%) MBA
4 3 (0.66%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.44%) CCIE
5 2 (0.44%) CISSP
5 2 (0.44%) GCED
5 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.22%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (0.22%) CISM
6 1 (0.22%) IIBA
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) SLA
3 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) SDET
5 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (3.30%) Docker
2 13 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.20%) KVM
4 8 (1.76%) Xen
5 7 (1.54%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.88%) NFS
7 4 (0.88%) vSphere
7 4 (0.88%) XenApp
8 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) HDFS
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
9 1 (0.22%) vCloud
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (5.71%) Puppet
2 17 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.52%) Ansible
4 11 (2.42%) Nagios
5 5 (1.10%) HAProxy
5 5 (1.10%) SCCM
5 5 (1.10%) Xymon
6 4 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.88%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.66%) Terraform
8 2 (0.44%) Cacti
8 2 (0.44%) Kibana
8 2 (0.44%) logstash
8 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.44%) vRealize
8 2 (0.44%) WSUS
9 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (4.62%) VMware
2 20 (4.40%) Red Hat
3 19 (4.18%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.08%) Adobe
5 10 (2.20%) Cisco
6 9 (1.98%) Google
7 8 (1.76%) HP
7 8 (1.76%) hybris
8 7 (1.54%) Oracle
8 7 (1.54%) Symantec
9 6 (1.32%) EMC
9 6 (1.32%) F5
10 5 (1.10%) Citrix
11 4 (0.88%) NetApp
11 4 (0.88%) Zend
12 3 (0.66%) Juniper
12 3 (0.66%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.66%) Veritas
13 2 (0.44%) Apple
13 2 (0.44%) CheckPoint
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