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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 231 263 194
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -69
Contract jobs citing Games 216 174 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.97% 0.74% 1.18%
As % of the General category 2.25% 1.57% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 116 145
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -77.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £10.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -44.87%
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
9615 11110 10313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.39% 47.08% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6965 8042 7195
Median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 127 132
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.61 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.17 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +70 59 £388 +3.33% 29
Harrow - 5 £495 -
Hammersmith -1 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Croydon - 2 £400 -
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Wembley - 1 £550 -
Osterley - 1 £155 -
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 191 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.91%) HTML
3 122 (26.70%) JavaScript
4 112 (24.51%) CSS
5 99 (21.66%) HTML5
6 85 (18.60%) Scrum
7 79 (17.29%) User Experience
8 78 (17.07%) CSS3
9 68 (14.88%) Online Games
10 65 (14.22%) TDD
11 63 (13.79%) Java
12 61 (13.35%) Linux
13 59 (12.91%) Finance
14 58 (12.69%) AngularJS
15 53 (11.60%) Front End Development
16 51 (11.16%) E-Commerce
17 49 (10.72%) Backbone.js
18 47 (10.28%) Node.js
18 47 (10.28%) Git (software)
19 46 (10.07%) Retail
20 45 (9.85%) SQL
20 45 (9.85%) User Stories
21 43 (9.41%) DevOps
22 39 (8.53%) REST
23 38 (8.32%) Responsive Web Design
24 37 (8.10%) jQuery
24 37 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
24 37 (8.10%) Advertising
25 36 (7.88%) Degree
25 36 (7.88%) Sass

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 22 (4.81%) CMS
2 16 (3.50%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.75%) Apache
3 8 (1.75%) Confluence
4 5 (1.09%) nginx
5 4 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.66%) Mule
6 3 (0.66%) SAS
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.44%) Drupal
7 2 (0.44%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 18 (3.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.75%) MS Excel
4 7 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.31%) MS Office
6 5 (1.09%) InVision
6 5 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.88%) MS Project
7 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.66%) GIMP
8 3 (0.66%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.22%) Houdini
9 1 (0.22%) Maya
9 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Magento
1 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) Basecamp
3 3 (0.66%) GitHub
3 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.66%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.66%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Google Play
4 2 (0.44%) Heroku
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Taleo
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.22%) Force.com
5 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.22%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.19%) Firewall
1 10 (2.19%) Network Security
2 9 (1.97%) DNS
2 9 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.75%) VPN
4 6 (1.31%) SAN
4 6 (1.31%) VoIP
4 6 (1.31%) WAN
5 5 (1.09%) HTTP
5 5 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.09%) LAN
5 5 (1.09%) Wireless
6 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.88%) Internet
6 4 (0.88%) NAS
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.66%) SNMP
7 3 (0.66%) SSL
7 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.44%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.91%) MySQL
2 14 (3.06%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.19%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.31%) Big Data
6 6 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.44%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.44%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.22%) gulp
3 28 (6.13%) JIRA
4 22 (4.81%) Grunt
5 17 (3.72%) Bower
6 14 (3.06%) Subversion
7 12 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.19%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.75%) Selenium
10 7 (1.53%) Maven
11 6 (1.31%) Ant
11 6 (1.31%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.09%) Axure RP
12 5 (1.09%) Geb
12 5 (1.09%) Spock
13 4 (0.88%) NUnit
13 4 (0.88%) Xcode
14 3 (0.66%) Jasmine
15 2 (0.44%) Gradle
15 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (12.91%) Finance
2 46 (10.07%) Retail
3 37 (8.10%) Advertising
4 26 (5.69%) Marketing
5 16 (3.50%) Banking
6 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.63%) Publishing
8 9 (1.97%) Online Betting
9 7 (1.53%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
10 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (40.26%) Developer
2 54 (11.82%) Analyst
3 42 (9.19%) JavaScript Developer
4 37 (8.10%) Business Analyst
5 34 (7.44%) Games Developer
6 31 (6.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 31 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 24 (5.25%) Web Developer
8 23 (5.03%) Designer
9 22 (4.81%) Architect
10 21 (4.60%) Java Developer
11 19 (4.16%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.94%) iOS Developer
13 17 (3.72%) HTML Developer
14 16 (3.50%) Scrum Master
14 16 (3.50%) UI Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Angular Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
15 15 (3.28%) Tester
16 11 (2.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (26.91%) HTML
2 112 (24.51%) CSS
3 99 (21.66%) HTML5
4 78 (17.07%) CSS3
5 58 (12.69%) AngularJS
6 49 (10.72%) Backbone.js
7 47 (10.28%) Node.js
8 39 (8.53%) REST
9 37 (8.10%) jQuery
10 36 (7.88%) Sass
11 28 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 26 (5.69%) LESS
12 26 (5.69%) React
13 25 (5.47%) Web Services
14 23 (5.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 22 (4.81%) Ajax
16 21 (4.60%) .NET
17 18 (3.94%) WebSockets
18 17 (3.72%) RESTful
19 16 (3.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.29%) User Experience
2 68 (14.88%) Online Games
3 20 (4.38%) Mathematics
4 19 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.84%) Streaming Video
7 11 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.41%) Digital Media
8 10 (2.19%) Animation
9 9 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.97%) PlayStation
10 7 (1.53%) Social Media
10 7 (1.53%) Statistics
10 7 (1.53%) Video on Demand
11 6 (1.31%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (1.31%) GPGPU
11 6 (1.31%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.31%) Social Gaming
12 5 (1.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.35%) Linux
2 33 (7.22%) Windows
3 30 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 24 (5.25%) Unix
5 18 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.72%) Android
7 16 (3.50%) CentOS
8 10 (2.19%) Solaris
9 5 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.66%) Fedora
12 1 (0.22%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (18.60%) Scrum
3 65 (14.22%) TDD
4 53 (11.60%) Front End Development
5 51 (11.16%) E-Commerce
6 45 (9.85%) User Stories
7 43 (9.41%) DevOps
8 38 (8.32%) Responsive Web Design
9 37 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (6.78%) Web Development
12 27 (5.91%) BDD
13 26 (5.69%) OOP
14 25 (5.47%) OO
14 25 (5.47%) Project Management
15 23 (5.03%) Business Analysis
16 22 (4.81%) Automated Testing
17 21 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (4.60%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (4.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 122 (26.70%) JavaScript
2 63 (13.79%) Java
3 45 (9.85%) SQL
4 31 (6.78%) C++
5 24 (5.25%) C#
6 20 (4.38%) Objective-C
7 19 (4.16%) Python
7 19 (4.16%) Ruby
8 16 (3.50%) Apple Swift
8 16 (3.50%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.50%) Perl
9 13 (2.84%) PHP
10 11 (2.41%) C
11 8 (1.75%) Groovy
12 6 (1.31%) ActionScript
12 6 (1.31%) Scala
13 4 (0.88%) ES6
13 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 36 (7.88%) Degree
2 7 (1.53%) CCNP
2 7 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.09%) ISEB
5 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.66%) GIAC
6 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.44%) CCIE
7 2 (0.44%) CISSP
7 2 (0.44%) GCED
7 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.44%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.22%) CCNA
8 1 (0.22%) IIBA
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PhD
8 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.25%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) SLA
3 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.44%) ISO27002
3 2 (0.44%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.44%) WCAG
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.84%) Docker
3 9 (1.97%) KVM
3 9 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.75%) Xen
5 6 (1.31%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.66%) NFS
7 3 (0.66%) vSphere
7 3 (0.66%) XenApp
8 2 (0.44%) Firmware
8 2 (0.44%) vCloud
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (6.78%) Puppet
2 19 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.28%) Ansible
4 13 (2.84%) Nagios
5 9 (1.97%) Xymon
6 6 (1.31%) Zenoss
7 5 (1.09%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.88%) SCCM
9 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.66%) Terraform
10 2 (0.44%) Cacti
10 2 (0.44%) Kibana
10 2 (0.44%) logstash
10 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.22%) MOM
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (5.47%) Red Hat
2 23 (5.03%) VMware
3 18 (3.94%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.50%) Cisco
5 13 (2.84%) Oracle
6 12 (2.63%) Adobe
7 11 (2.41%) Google
8 10 (2.19%) EMC
8 10 (2.19%) HP
9 9 (1.97%) F5
10 8 (1.75%) hybris
11 6 (1.31%) NetApp
12 5 (1.09%) Symantec
13 4 (0.88%) IBM
13 4 (0.88%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.88%) Veritas
14 3 (0.66%) Apple
14 3 (0.66%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.66%) Citrix
14 3 (0.66%) Juniper
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £485 per day + likely extension
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Great central London locations
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £510 per day Dependant on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £800.00 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Rate: ftc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Day Rate
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago