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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / London
Rank 199 216 185
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs citing Games 230 222 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 1.08% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.73% 2.34% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 172 168
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £48.75 £36.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% +42.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
8438 9494 9646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.29% 45.99% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6037 6619 6978
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 104 101
Median hourly rate £33.00 £27.66 £19.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% +39.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £61.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +27.27%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -7 32 £475 +38.18% 13
Feltham - 1 - - 2
Westminster - 1 £388 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (28.63%) Java
3 96 (20.82%) JavaScript
4 89 (19.31%) TDD
5 74 (16.05%) HTML
6 68 (14.75%) Scrum
7 65 (14.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 64 (13.88%) CSS
9 62 (13.45%) C#
10 54 (11.71%) Git (software)
11 53 (11.50%) C++
12 49 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (10.63%) AngularJS
13 48 (10.41%) SQL
14 47 (10.20%) React
14 47 (10.20%) Front End Development
15 46 (9.98%) Online Games
16 45 (9.76%) HTML5
17 44 (9.54%) DevOps
17 44 (9.54%) .NET
17 44 (9.54%) E-Commerce
18 43 (9.33%) Finance
19 42 (9.11%) User Experience
20 41 (8.89%) Game Development
20 41 (8.89%) OO
20 41 (8.89%) Ruby
21 40 (8.68%) QA
21 40 (8.68%) Python
22 39 (8.46%) Banking
22 39 (8.46%) Node.js

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 11 (2.39%) Apache Spark
1 11 (2.39%) Confluence
2 7 (1.52%) Apache
2 7 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.08%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.87%) CMS
6 3 (0.65%) Drupal
6 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.65%) Jetty
6 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.43%) CoreMedia CMS
7 2 (0.43%) JBoss
7 2 (0.43%) nginx
7 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (4.12%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.82%) MS Excel
4 9 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.30%) SketchUp
6 5 (1.08%) 3ds Max
6 5 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.87%) InDesign
7 4 (0.87%) InVision
7 4 (0.87%) MS Office
8 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.22%) Maya
9 1 (0.22%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Magento
1 1 (0.22%) Radian6
1 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.21%) GitHub
3 14 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 12 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
5 10 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 10 (2.17%) Route 53
6 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (1.30%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.08%) Trello
9 4 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.65%) AdWords
10 3 (0.65%) G Suite
10 3 (0.65%) Heroku
10 3 (0.65%) Slack
11 2 (0.43%) Google Play
11 2 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.52%) Internet
2 6 (1.30%) DNS
2 6 (1.30%) HTTP
3 5 (1.08%) DHCP
3 5 (1.08%) LDAP
4 4 (0.87%) LAN
4 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.65%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.65%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.65%) SSL
5 3 (0.65%) VPN
5 3 (0.65%) WAN
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.43%) FCoE
6 2 (0.43%) IPv6
6 2 (0.43%) MRTG
6 2 (0.43%) SAN
6 2 (0.43%) SNMP
6 2 (0.43%) VoIP
6 2 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.69%) MySQL
2 16 (3.47%) Big Data
2 16 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.04%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.95%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.52%) Hazelcast
6 7 (1.52%) Neo4j
6 7 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.87%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.65%) Power BI
9 3 (0.65%) Redis
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 31 (6.72%) JIRA
4 20 (4.34%) Cucumber
4 20 (4.34%) Grunt
4 20 (4.34%) gulp
5 14 (3.04%) Jasmine
6 13 (2.82%) Mocha
7 11 (2.39%) Maven
8 10 (2.17%) Selenium
9 8 (1.74%) Vagrant
10 7 (1.52%) Gradle
11 6 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.30%) webpack
12 5 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.08%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.87%) Ant
13 4 (0.87%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (9.33%) Finance
2 39 (8.46%) Banking
3 36 (7.81%) Retail
4 29 (6.29%) Marketing
5 24 (5.21%) Telecoms
6 19 (4.12%) Back Office
7 16 (3.47%) Investment Banking
8 14 (3.04%) Advertising
9 12 (2.60%) Publishing
10 8 (1.74%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.74%) Online Betting
11 6 (1.30%) Electronics
11 6 (1.30%) Legal
12 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.43%) iGaming
13 2 (0.43%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.22%) Automotive
14 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
14 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (48.81%) Developer
2 47 (10.20%) Analyst
3 39 (8.46%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 34 (7.38%) Senior Developer
5 32 (6.94%) Games Developer
6 24 (5.21%) Designer
7 21 (4.56%) Business Analyst
8 20 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (3.90%) Ruby Developer
10 17 (3.69%) C# Developer
10 17 (3.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 16 (3.47%) Architect
12 13 (2.82%) C++ Developer
12 13 (2.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 12 (2.60%) Angular Developer
14 11 (2.39%) iOS Developer
14 11 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (2.17%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (16.05%) HTML
2 65 (14.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 64 (13.88%) CSS
4 49 (10.63%) AngularJS
5 47 (10.20%) React
6 45 (9.76%) HTML5
7 44 (9.54%) .NET
8 39 (8.46%) Node.js
9 32 (6.94%) CSS3
9 32 (6.94%) REST
10 29 (6.29%) Spring
11 28 (6.07%) RESTful
11 28 (6.07%) Ruby on Rails
11 28 (6.07%) Web Services
12 20 (4.34%) Backbone.js
13 17 (3.69%) JSON
14 14 (3.04%) Hibernate
15 13 (2.82%) SOAP
15 13 (2.82%) XML
16 10 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.98%) Online Games
2 42 (9.11%) User Experience
3 26 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.90%) Mathematics
6 17 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 16 (3.47%) Mobile Games
8 12 (2.60%) Spread Betting
9 10 (2.17%) Animation
9 10 (2.17%) EPoS
9 10 (2.17%) Social Media
10 8 (1.74%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (1.74%) FMCG
10 8 (1.74%) STB
11 7 (1.52%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.52%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.30%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.30%) iPhone
12 6 (1.30%) Social Gaming
12 6 (1.30%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.38%) Linux
2 24 (5.21%) Apple iOS
3 22 (4.77%) Android
4 20 (4.34%) Windows
5 18 (3.90%) Unix
6 7 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.31%) TDD
3 68 (14.75%) Scrum
4 49 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (10.20%) Front End Development
6 44 (9.54%) DevOps
6 44 (9.54%) E-Commerce
7 41 (8.89%) Game Development
7 41 (8.89%) OO
8 36 (7.81%) BDD
9 33 (7.16%) Web Development
10 32 (6.94%) Software Engineering
11 31 (6.72%) Kanban
12 28 (6.07%) Microservices
13 26 (5.64%) Analytics
14 25 (5.42%) Unit Testing
15 23 (4.99%) Change Management
16 22 (4.77%) Business Analysis
17 21 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 132 (28.63%) Java
2 96 (20.82%) JavaScript
3 62 (13.45%) C#
4 53 (11.50%) C++
5 48 (10.41%) SQL
6 41 (8.89%) Ruby
7 40 (8.68%) Python
8 26 (5.64%) Objective-C
9 25 (5.42%) Scala
10 13 (2.82%) Apple Swift
11 11 (2.39%) ActionScript
12 10 (2.17%) C
13 9 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.95%) Go
13 9 (1.95%) PHP
13 9 (1.95%) R
14 7 (1.52%) ES6
15 6 (1.30%) Groovy
15 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (7.59%) Degree
2 13 (2.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.65%) ISEB
4 3 (0.65%) MBA
4 3 (0.65%) Postgraduate
4 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.43%) MCP
5 2 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.22%) MCDST
6 1 (0.22%) MCTS
6 1 (0.22%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.22%) PhD
6 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.68%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.65%) SLA
3 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.43%) SDET
System Software
1 37 (8.03%) Docker
2 9 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.74%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.87%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.87%) vSphere
5 3 (0.65%) KVM
5 3 (0.65%) NFS
5 3 (0.65%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.43%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) Gluster
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) IAG
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) Squid
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.56%) Ansible
2 17 (3.69%) Puppet
3 15 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.30%) Nagios
5 5 (1.08%) SCCM
6 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.43%) WSUS
8 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) logstash
8 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.22%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.22%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.22%) vRealize
8 1 (0.22%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.69%) Adobe
3 16 (3.47%) VMware
4 14 (3.04%) Apigee
5 12 (2.60%) Google
6 11 (2.39%) Apple
7 7 (1.52%) HP
7 7 (1.52%) Oracle
8 6 (1.30%) Citrix
8 6 (1.30%) Facebook
8 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.08%) Cisco
9 5 (1.08%) SAP
9 5 (1.08%) Symantec
10 3 (0.65%) Tableau
10 3 (0.65%) Zend
11 2 (0.43%) Green Hat
11 2 (0.43%) Infoblox
11 2 (0.43%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
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Explore Recruitment Solutions
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