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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 170 169 156
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 302 312 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.25% 1.37%
As % of the General category 2.73% 2.50% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 216 234
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £38.75 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.77% -24.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+109.28% -22.22%
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
11072 12464 12491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.06% 49.93% 52.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8077 8849 8698
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 153 181
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £51.25 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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
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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 -12 54 £375 +15.38% 39
Harrow - 6 £288 - 2
Hammersmith -5 2 £473 +18.25% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £175 -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 254 (44.48%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (31.70%) Online Games
3 140 (24.52%) Scrum
4 124 (21.72%) Java
5 118 (20.67%) JavaScript
6 116 (20.32%) TDD
7 101 (17.69%) SQL
8 89 (15.59%) HTML
9 83 (14.54%) Linux
10 73 (12.78%) Oracle
11 71 (12.43%) Finance
12 69 (12.08%) CSS
13 67 (11.73%) MySQL
13 67 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (10.33%) QA
15 58 (10.16%) Python
16 57 (9.98%) Degree
17 55 (9.63%) Marketing
18 53 (9.28%) User Experience
19 52 (9.11%) Git (software)
20 50 (8.76%) HTML5
21 49 (8.58%) jQuery
22 47 (8.23%) Web Services
22 47 (8.23%) Project Management
22 47 (8.23%) User Stories
23 46 (8.06%) Apple iOS
23 46 (8.06%) OO
23 46 (8.06%) ETL
24 45 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
24 45 (7.88%) Continuous Integration

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 34 (5.95%) Apache
2 21 (3.68%) Node.js
3 13 (2.28%) CMS
4 11 (1.93%) Drupal
4 11 (1.93%) IBM Notes
5 10 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.05%) JBoss
8 6 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.05%) nginx
8 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.88%) Mule
9 5 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.53%) WordPress
11 2 (0.35%) IIS
11 2 (0.35%) SAS
11 2 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (3.50%) Photoshop
2 16 (2.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.28%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.88%) Maya
6 3 (0.53%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.53%) MS Office
6 3 (0.53%) InDesign
6 3 (0.53%) SPSS
7 2 (0.35%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.18%) Mudbox
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.28%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.53%) Siebel Analytics
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.35%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.88%) Office 365
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.53%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.35%) Responsys
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.20%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.15%) Internet
2 18 (3.15%) DNS
3 15 (2.63%) HTTP
4 13 (2.28%) LDAP
5 9 (1.58%) MVNO
6 8 (1.40%) Firewall
6 8 (1.40%) SAN
7 7 (1.23%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.05%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.05%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.88%) SSL
10 4 (0.70%) NetScreen
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (0.70%) NAS
10 4 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.73%) MySQL
2 45 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (3.85%) QlikView
6 21 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 18 (3.15%) OLTP
8 17 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.80%) SQL Server
10 15 (2.63%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.93%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.75%) OLAP
12 10 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.75%) Redis
12 10 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.23%) Big Data
14 7 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (9.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.90%) Jasmine
3 22 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
4 19 (3.33%) Subversion
5 18 (3.15%) Selenium
5 18 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.10%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.93%) Grunt
7 11 (1.93%) JUnit
8 10 (1.75%) JIRA
8 10 (1.75%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.58%) JMeter
10 8 (1.40%) Maven
10 8 (1.40%) PHPUnit
11 7 (1.23%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.05%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.53%) Toad
15 2 (0.35%) Xcode
15 2 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 71 (12.43%) Finance
2 55 (9.63%) Marketing
3 36 (6.30%) Retail
4 24 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.85%) Banking
6 14 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.93%) Danish Language
7 11 (1.93%) Publishing
8 10 (1.75%) Advertising
9 9 (1.58%) Legal
10 5 (0.88%) Online Betting
10 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
11 4 (0.70%) Back Office
12 3 (0.53%) iGaming
12 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 240 (42.03%) Developer
2 68 (11.91%) Analyst
3 37 (6.48%) Java Developer
4 33 (5.78%) Project Manager
4 33 (5.78%) Business Analyst
5 28 (4.90%) Designer
6 25 (4.38%) Python Developer
7 22 (3.85%) Consultant
7 22 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 21 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
9 20 (3.50%) ScrumMaster
10 19 (3.33%) Programmer
10 19 (3.33%) Web Developer
11 17 (2.98%) Python/Django Developer
12 16 (2.80%) Architect
12 16 (2.80%) Front-End Developer
13 15 (2.63%) Games Developer
14 14 (2.45%) iOS Developer
15 13 (2.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 12 (2.10%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.59%) HTML
2 69 (12.08%) CSS
3 50 (8.76%) HTML5
4 49 (8.58%) jQuery
5 47 (8.23%) Web Services
6 43 (7.53%) XML
7 33 (5.78%) CSS3
8 29 (5.08%) RESTful
9 27 (4.73%) Spring
10 25 (4.38%) REST
11 24 (4.20%) Gherkin
11 24 (4.20%) JSON
11 24 (4.20%) Django
12 22 (3.85%) AngularJS
12 22 (3.85%) Flash
13 20 (3.50%) .NET
14 18 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails
15 16 (2.80%) Hibernate
15 16 (2.80%) Backbone.js
16 15 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 181 (31.70%) Online Games
2 53 (9.28%) User Experience
3 35 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.78%) Mobile App
5 27 (4.73%) Data Integration
6 23 (4.03%) Digital Media
7 22 (3.85%) Social Media
8 20 (3.50%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.98%) Social Gaming
10 15 (2.63%) Visualisation
10 15 (2.63%) New Media
11 13 (2.28%) Video on Demand
11 13 (2.28%) Open Source
11 13 (2.28%) Blog
12 11 (1.93%) iPhone
12 11 (1.93%) Mobile Games
13 10 (1.75%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.75%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.75%) iPad
13 10 (1.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 83 (14.54%) Linux
2 46 (8.06%) Apple iOS
3 39 (6.83%) UNIX
3 39 (6.83%) Windows
4 29 (5.08%) Android
5 15 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.93%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.75%) CentOS
8 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (44.48%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (24.52%) Scrum
3 116 (20.32%) TDD
4 67 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (8.23%) Project Management
5 47 (8.23%) User Stories
6 46 (8.06%) OO
6 46 (8.06%) ETL
7 45 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.71%) E-Commerce
9 43 (7.53%) Analytics
10 40 (7.01%) Data Modelling
11 39 (6.83%) Kanban
12 38 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (6.30%) Automated Testing
14 34 (5.95%) ITIL
15 33 (5.78%) BDD
16 29 (5.08%) CRM
17 28 (4.90%) MVC
18 27 (4.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 124 (21.72%) Java
2 118 (20.67%) JavaScript
3 101 (17.69%) SQL
4 58 (10.16%) Python
5 44 (7.71%) Ruby
6 43 (7.53%) C#
7 39 (6.83%) PHP
8 29 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 29 (5.08%) C++
9 17 (2.98%) Scala
10 16 (2.80%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.45%) ActionScript
12 12 (2.10%) C
13 11 (1.93%) ActionScript 3.0
13 11 (1.93%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.75%) Perl
15 8 (1.40%) PHP5
16 7 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.23%) Lua
17 6 (1.05%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 57 (9.98%) Degree
2 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.70%) ISEB
4 4 (0.70%) CCNP
5 3 (0.53%) CRISC
5 3 (0.53%) CISSP
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.53%) MCSE
5 3 (0.53%) CISA
5 3 (0.53%) CISM
6 2 (0.35%) RHCE
6 2 (0.35%) CCIE
6 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (10.33%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) SLA
3 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) EMIR
4 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.75%) Xen
3 7 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.23%) NFS
4 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.53%) XenServer
5 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.35%) Varnish
6 2 (0.35%) vCloud
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 31 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.15%) Puppet
3 17 (2.98%) Nagios
4 11 (1.93%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.40%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.40%) Opsview
6 5 (0.88%) SCOM
7 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.70%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.53%) SCCM
9 1 (0.18%) RANCID
9 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 73 (12.78%) Oracle
2 41 (7.18%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.50%) Netezza
4 17 (2.98%) Ab Initio
5 15 (2.63%) Tableau
6 14 (2.45%) Google
6 14 (2.45%) Teradata
7 11 (1.93%) Lotus
8 10 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.58%) Zend
9 9 (1.58%) Veritas
9 9 (1.58%) Cisco
9 9 (1.58%) Adobe
9 9 (1.58%) VMware
10 8 (1.40%) Citrix
10 8 (1.40%) Splunk
11 7 (1.23%) Infoblox
11 7 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.05%) Juniper
12 6 (1.05%) Dell
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £633.00 - £696.30 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London, England, United Kingdom
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: £275 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago