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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 175 186 163
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing Games 295 294 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.68% 2.31% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 200 237
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £92.00 £38.75 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.41% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £37.75 £50.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.40 £39.75 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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
11007 12737 13684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.91% 50.69% 52.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7778 8971 9380
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 169 247
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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
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 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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 +9 54 £400 +6.66% 33
Harrow +5 4 £288 - 1
Hammersmith -7 2 £451 +18.52% 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 2
Croydon - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 250 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (31.61%) Online Games
3 128 (22.86%) Scrum
4 114 (20.36%) Java
5 104 (18.57%) JavaScript
6 98 (17.50%) TDD
7 91 (16.25%) SQL
8 83 (14.82%) HTML
9 82 (14.64%) Linux
10 70 (12.50%) Finance
11 67 (11.96%) MySQL
11 67 (11.96%) CSS
12 62 (11.07%) Oracle
12 62 (11.07%) User Experience
13 57 (10.18%) Python
14 54 (9.64%) E-Commerce
14 54 (9.64%) HTML5
15 53 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (9.46%) QA
16 51 (9.11%) Web Services
17 50 (8.93%) Marketing
17 50 (8.93%) Degree
17 50 (8.93%) jQuery
18 48 (8.57%) Ruby
18 48 (8.57%) PHP
19 45 (8.04%) Project Management
20 43 (7.68%) Microsoft
20 43 (7.68%) Git (software)
20 43 (7.68%) Analytics
20 43 (7.68%) User Stories

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (5.89%) Apache
2 24 (4.29%) Node.js
3 18 (3.21%) CMS
4 13 (2.32%) WebLogic
5 12 (2.14%) nginx
6 11 (1.96%) Drupal
6 11 (1.96%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.07%) Mule
10 5 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.36%) Moodle
12 2 (0.36%) Confluence
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (3.57%) Photoshop
2 19 (3.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (1.79%) OmniGraffle
3 10 (1.79%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.71%) InDesign
5 4 (0.71%) MS Office
5 4 (0.71%) Maya
6 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.54%) SPSS
6 3 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.36%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.18%) MS Project
8 1 (0.18%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.18%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 13 (2.32%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.71%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.71%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (0.36%) Tridion
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.71%) Office 365
2 4 (0.71%) GitHub
2 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.36%) Responsys
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.39%) DNS
3 14 (2.50%) HTTP
4 13 (2.32%) Internet
4 13 (2.32%) LDAP
5 8 (1.43%) SAN
6 7 (1.25%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.25%) MVNO
7 6 (1.07%) tcpdump
7 6 (1.07%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.89%) Firewall
8 5 (0.89%) SSL
9 4 (0.71%) Intranet
9 4 (0.71%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.71%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.71%) NAS
9 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.96%) MySQL
2 40 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 25 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (3.21%) QlikView
5 18 (3.21%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.04%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (3.04%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.86%) OLTP
8 13 (2.32%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.14%) OLAP
10 11 (1.96%) Redis
11 10 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.43%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.25%) Big Data
14 7 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.93%) Jasmine
3 19 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 19 (3.39%) Subversion
4 17 (3.04%) Karma Test Runner
5 15 (2.68%) Selenium
6 14 (2.50%) JIRA
7 11 (1.96%) JUnit
8 9 (1.61%) JMeter
8 9 (1.61%) Axure RP
8 9 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.43%) PHPUnit
9 8 (1.43%) Maven
10 6 (1.07%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.07%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.71%) Grunt
11 4 (0.71%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.54%) ProtoShare
General
1 70 (12.50%) Finance
2 50 (8.93%) Marketing
3 34 (6.07%) Retail
4 25 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.29%) Banking
6 15 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.96%) Danish Language
8 9 (1.61%) Legal
9 7 (1.25%) Advertising
9 7 (1.25%) Electronics
10 6 (1.07%) Back Office
10 6 (1.07%) Publishing
10 6 (1.07%) iGaming
11 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.54%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.36%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 227 (40.54%) Developer
2 67 (11.96%) Analyst
3 38 (6.79%) Project Manager
4 34 (6.07%) Business Analyst
4 34 (6.07%) Java Developer
5 30 (5.36%) Designer
6 21 (3.75%) Front-End Developer
6 21 (3.75%) Python Developer
7 19 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 19 (3.39%) Consultant
8 18 (3.21%) Programmer
9 17 (3.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 16 (2.86%) Senior Developer
10 16 (2.86%) Web Developer
11 13 (2.32%) Architect
11 13 (2.32%) ScrumMaster
11 13 (2.32%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (2.32%) iOS Developer
12 12 (2.14%) User Experience Designer
12 12 (2.14%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.82%) HTML
2 67 (11.96%) CSS
3 54 (9.64%) HTML5
4 51 (9.11%) Web Services
5 50 (8.93%) jQuery
6 41 (7.32%) XML
7 39 (6.96%) RESTful
8 38 (6.79%) CSS3
9 25 (4.46%) Ruby on Rails
10 23 (4.11%) Spring
11 22 (3.93%) AngularJS
12 21 (3.75%) Gherkin
12 21 (3.75%) JSON
13 20 (3.57%) REST
14 19 (3.39%) Flash
14 19 (3.39%) .NET
15 17 (3.04%) Django
16 16 (2.86%) Backbone.js
17 15 (2.68%) Java EE
17 15 (2.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 177 (31.61%) Online Games
2 62 (11.07%) User Experience
3 34 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.93%) Social Media
6 21 (3.75%) Data Integration
7 19 (3.39%) Digital Media
8 18 (3.21%) Computer Science
9 17 (3.04%) New Media
9 17 (3.04%) Open Source
9 17 (3.04%) Video on Demand
10 16 (2.86%) Social Gaming
11 14 (2.50%) Blog
12 13 (2.32%) Management Information System
13 12 (2.14%) Mobile Games
14 10 (1.79%) iPhone
15 9 (1.61%) iPad
15 9 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (1.61%) Spread Betting
16 8 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.64%) Linux
2 38 (6.79%) Apple iOS
3 37 (6.61%) UNIX
4 30 (5.36%) Windows
5 25 (4.46%) Android
6 18 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.79%) CentOS
9 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (22.86%) Scrum
3 98 (17.50%) TDD
4 54 (9.64%) E-Commerce
5 53 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (8.04%) Project Management
7 43 (7.68%) Analytics
7 43 (7.68%) User Stories
8 42 (7.50%) ETL
9 39 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (6.07%) BDD
11 34 (6.07%) Data Modelling
12 33 (5.89%) OO
12 33 (5.89%) DevOps
13 29 (5.18%) ITIL
14 28 (5.00%) Automated Testing
15 27 (4.82%) Web Development
15 27 (4.82%) Kanban
16 25 (4.46%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 114 (20.36%) Java
2 104 (18.57%) JavaScript
3 91 (16.25%) SQL
4 57 (10.18%) Python
5 48 (8.57%) Ruby
5 48 (8.57%) PHP
6 39 (6.96%) C#
7 30 (5.36%) C++
8 26 (4.64%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.86%) Scala
10 11 (1.96%) Perl
11 9 (1.61%) ActionScript
11 9 (1.61%) C
12 8 (1.43%) PHP5
13 7 (1.25%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.07%) Lua
14 6 (1.07%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.89%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 50 (8.93%) Degree
2 7 (1.25%) ISEB
3 5 (0.89%) CISSP
3 5 (0.89%) CISA
4 4 (0.71%) CCNP
4 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.54%) CRISC
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.54%) MCSE
5 3 (0.54%) RHCE
5 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.54%) CISM
6 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.36%) ISACA
6 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.18%) VCP5
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.46%) QA
2 6 (1.07%) SLA
2 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
3 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.79%) Xen
3 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.25%) NFS
4 5 (0.89%) Varnish
5 4 (0.71%) vCloud
6 3 (0.54%) XenServer
6 3 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.18%) Docker
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.21%) Puppet
3 14 (2.50%) Nagios
4 11 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.43%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.43%) Opsview
6 7 (1.25%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.89%) SCOM
8 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.54%) SCCM
10 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.18%) Cacti
10 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) RANCID
Vendors
1 62 (11.07%) Oracle
2 43 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.39%) Netezza
4 13 (2.32%) Google
4 13 (2.32%) Ab Initio
4 13 (2.32%) Teradata
5 12 (2.14%) VMware
6 11 (1.96%) Lotus
6 11 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.79%) Zend
7 10 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.61%) JBoss
8 9 (1.61%) Veritas
9 8 (1.43%) Cisco
9 8 (1.43%) Citrix
9 8 (1.43%) Adobe
9 8 (1.43%) 29West
9 8 (1.43%) Splunk
10 7 (1.25%) Tableau
10 7 (1.25%) Infoblox
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £380 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Endemol UK
Rate: Up to £25,500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 250-350 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago