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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 203 195 199
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 228 257 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.08% 1.21% 1.07%
As % of the General category 2.37% 2.66% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 167 149
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £25.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.15% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £25.50 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £25.50 £60.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
9634 9668 10479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.49% 45.59% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6776 6971 7346
Average daily rate £500 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 103 181
Average hourly rate £26.59 £20.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +40 42 £319 -29.16% 17
Harrow +2 6 £469 -10.71%
Hammersmith -1 5 £563 +18.73% 1
Croydon - 2 £143 -
Westminster - 2 £425 -
Brentford - 1 - - 3
Osterley - 1 £475 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 215 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (23.04%) JavaScript
3 96 (21.48%) Online Games
4 92 (20.58%) Scrum
5 91 (20.36%) Java
6 84 (18.79%) HTML
7 78 (17.45%) TDD
8 71 (15.88%) Finance
9 69 (15.44%) CSS
10 55 (12.30%) SQL
10 55 (12.30%) User Experience
11 51 (11.41%) E-Commerce
12 47 (10.51%) Linux
13 46 (10.29%) Degree
13 46 (10.29%) REST
14 41 (9.17%) HTML5
15 39 (8.72%) Retail
16 38 (8.50%) Marketing
16 38 (8.50%) Project Management
16 38 (8.50%) User Stories
17 37 (8.28%) Android
17 37 (8.28%) Windows
18 35 (7.83%) OO
18 35 (7.83%) Node.js
19 33 (7.38%) Apple iOS
19 33 (7.38%) Banking
20 32 (7.16%) .NET
21 30 (6.71%) XML
21 30 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (6.71%) AngularJS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 35 (7.83%) Node.js
2 15 (3.36%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.24%) CMS
4 8 (1.79%) Apache
4 8 (1.79%) Confluence
5 6 (1.34%) IIS
5 6 (1.34%) JBoss
6 5 (1.12%) Jetty
6 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.89%) Drupal
7 4 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.89%) SAS
7 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.45%) Documentum
8 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 29 (6.49%) Photoshop
2 25 (5.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (3.13%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.79%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.89%) MS Office
6 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.45%) Maya
7 2 (0.45%) MS Project
7 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.22%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) Mudbox
8 1 (0.22%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Magento
2 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.79%) GitHub
3 8 (1.79%) IaaS
4 4 (0.89%) PaaS
4 4 (0.89%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (0.89%) SaaS
5 3 (0.67%) Office 365
6 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.45%) Yammer
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.01%) Firewall
3 8 (1.79%) Internet
4 7 (1.57%) HTTP
4 7 (1.57%) Network Security
4 7 (1.57%) VPN
5 6 (1.34%) DNS
6 4 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.89%) LAN
6 4 (0.89%) WAN
7 3 (0.67%) OSPF
7 3 (0.67%) SAN
7 3 (0.67%) SMTP
7 3 (0.67%) SSL
8 2 (0.45%) BGP
8 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.45%) LDAP
8 2 (0.45%) MPLS
8 2 (0.45%) VoIP
8 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.82%) MySQL
2 20 (4.47%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 15 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.46%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.79%) Big Data
9 7 (1.57%) Aerospike
9 7 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.45%) HBase
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.92%) JIRA
3 10 (2.24%) Subversion
4 9 (2.01%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (2.01%) Maven
5 8 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.57%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.57%) Grunt
6 7 (1.57%) NUnit
7 6 (1.34%) Axure RP
7 6 (1.34%) JUnit
8 5 (1.12%) Selenium
8 5 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.89%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.89%) Xcode
10 3 (0.67%) Appium
10 3 (0.67%) FishEye
10 3 (0.67%) GitLab
10 3 (0.67%) JMeter
10 3 (0.67%) VisualVM
General
1 71 (15.88%) Finance
2 39 (8.72%) Retail
3 38 (8.50%) Marketing
4 33 (7.38%) Banking
5 29 (6.49%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.58%) Publishing
7 9 (2.01%) Advertising
8 8 (1.79%) Electronics
8 8 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.34%) Front Office
10 5 (1.12%) Interactive Media
10 5 (1.12%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.67%) French Language
12 2 (0.45%) iGaming
12 2 (0.45%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 212 (47.43%) Developer
2 52 (11.63%) Java Developer
3 43 (9.62%) Games Developer
4 37 (8.28%) Analyst
5 33 (7.38%) Designer
6 30 (6.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 25 (5.59%) Project Manager
8 24 (5.37%) Business Analyst
9 23 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 23 (5.15%) Java Games Developer
10 22 (4.92%) Senior Developer
11 19 (4.25%) Scrum Master
12 18 (4.03%) iOS Developer
12 18 (4.03%) Telecoms Developer
13 17 (3.80%) Telecoms Java Developer
13 17 (3.80%) UX Designer
14 16 (3.58%) Android Developer
15 14 (3.13%) Architect
16 12 (2.68%) Agile Developer
16 12 (2.68%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.79%) HTML
2 69 (15.44%) CSS
3 46 (10.29%) REST
4 41 (9.17%) HTML5
5 32 (7.16%) .NET
6 30 (6.71%) AngularJS
6 30 (6.71%) XML
7 29 (6.49%) Web Services
8 28 (6.26%) CSS3
9 26 (5.82%) Spring
10 25 (5.59%) JSON
11 23 (5.15%) Flash
12 20 (4.47%) jQuery
13 19 (4.25%) SOAP
14 16 (3.58%) React
15 15 (3.36%) RESTful
16 13 (2.91%) Hibernate
16 13 (2.91%) Sass
17 12 (2.68%) Struts
17 12 (2.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 96 (21.48%) Online Games
2 55 (12.30%) User Experience
3 29 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 27 (6.04%) Mathematics
5 25 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.47%) Animation
7 18 (4.03%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.91%) Digital Media
9 12 (2.68%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.68%) Streaming Video
10 11 (2.46%) Private Cloud
11 10 (2.24%) Social Media
12 6 (1.34%) Mobile Games
12 6 (1.34%) Video on Demand
13 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.12%) Clustering
13 5 (1.12%) IPTV
13 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.89%) Flash Games
14 4 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.51%) Linux
2 37 (8.28%) Android
2 37 (8.28%) Windows
3 33 (7.38%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.80%) Unix
5 9 (2.01%) CentOS
6 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.12%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.89%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.67%) Solaris
11 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) Fedora
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (20.58%) Scrum
3 78 (17.45%) TDD
4 51 (11.41%) E-Commerce
5 38 (8.50%) Project Management
5 38 (8.50%) User Stories
6 35 (7.83%) OO
7 30 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (6.49%) Front End Development
8 29 (6.49%) MVC
9 28 (6.26%) BDD
9 28 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (6.26%) Kanban
10 23 (5.15%) DevOps
10 23 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (4.25%) iOS Development
12 18 (4.03%) Android Development
12 18 (4.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (4.03%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.04%) JavaScript
2 91 (20.36%) Java
3 55 (12.30%) SQL
4 26 (5.82%) Python
5 25 (5.59%) C#
6 22 (4.92%) C++
7 18 (4.03%) Objective-C
8 17 (3.80%) PHP
9 15 (3.36%) ActionScript
10 14 (3.13%) Ruby
11 11 (2.46%) ActionScript 3.0
11 11 (2.46%) Apple Swift
11 11 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.79%) Go
12 8 (1.79%) Perl
12 8 (1.79%) Scala
13 7 (1.57%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.89%) ActionScript 2.0
15 4 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (10.29%) Degree
2 8 (1.79%) GIAC
3 6 (1.34%) GCED
3 6 (1.34%) GCIA
3 6 (1.34%) GCIH
4 5 (1.12%) CISSP
4 5 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.89%) ISEB
6 3 (0.67%) CCNP
7 2 (0.45%) CCNA
7 2 (0.45%) CISA
7 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.22%) CCSA
8 1 (0.22%) CEH
8 1 (0.22%) CISM
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.37%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.89%) MiFID
2 4 (0.89%) SLA
3 3 (0.67%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.22%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.34%) KVM
4 5 (1.12%) Docker
5 4 (0.89%) vCloud
5 4 (0.89%) Xen
6 3 (0.67%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) Firmware
7 2 (0.45%) IAG
7 2 (0.45%) QEMU
7 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 18 (4.03%) Puppet
2 15 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.79%) Ansible
4 7 (1.57%) Nagios
5 6 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.12%) SCCM
6 5 (1.12%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.89%) SCOM
8 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.67%) SCSM
8 3 (0.67%) Xymon
9 2 (0.45%) Mesos
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.45%) Packer
10 1 (0.22%) Graphite
10 1 (0.22%) MOM
10 1 (0.22%) Nessus
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.22%) Riemann
10 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.47%) Oracle
3 14 (3.13%) Cisco
3 14 (3.13%) VMware
4 12 (2.68%) Adobe
5 11 (2.46%) Google
6 9 (2.01%) HP
7 8 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.57%) Rally
9 6 (1.34%) EMC
9 6 (1.34%) NetApp
9 6 (1.34%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.89%) Apple
10 4 (0.89%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.89%) F5
10 4 (0.89%) Facebook
10 4 (0.89%) Perforce
10 4 (0.89%) Tableau
11 3 (0.67%) Veritas
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