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 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 248 194 175
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -19
Contract jobs citing Games 178 254 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 1.09% 1.23%
As % of the General category 1.64% 2.43% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 135 211
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+210.00% -66.66%
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
10861 10449 12022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.36% 44.91% 51.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7846 7352 8432
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 131 163
Average hourly rate £22.27 £18.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.70% -19.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £37.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -3 40 £331 -11.66% 32
Hammersmith - 7 £426 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £650 -
Wimbledon - 1 £325 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 188 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.58%) HTML
3 91 (21.72%) TDD
4 89 (21.24%) Java
5 85 (20.29%) JavaScript
6 81 (19.33%) Online Games
6 81 (19.33%) HTML5
7 75 (17.90%) Scrum
8 73 (17.42%) CSS
9 62 (14.80%) Finance
10 57 (13.60%) SQL
11 52 (12.41%) CSS3
12 51 (12.17%) Linux
13 49 (11.69%) E-Commerce
14 48 (11.46%) jQuery
15 43 (10.26%) QA
16 40 (9.55%) BDD
17 39 (9.31%) OO
18 38 (9.07%) DevOps
19 37 (8.83%) Node.js
19 37 (8.83%) Android
20 36 (8.59%) Apple iOS
21 35 (8.35%) Retail
22 34 (8.11%) Firewall
22 34 (8.11%) Software Engineering
22 34 (8.11%) Marketing
23 33 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
23 33 (7.88%) Windows
23 33 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
24 31 (7.40%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 37 (8.83%) Node.js
2 16 (3.82%) Apache
3 13 (3.10%) IIS
4 11 (2.63%) SAS
4 11 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (2.39%) nginx
6 9 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.91%) JBoss
8 7 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.67%) CMS
8 7 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.43%) Confluence
10 5 (1.19%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.95%) Jetty
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.48%) Mule
13 2 (0.48%) WordPress
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (4.30%) Maya
2 14 (3.34%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.15%) Shockwave
5 7 (1.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.72%) MS Office
7 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.48%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.24%) InDesign
8 1 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.24%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.63%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (1.43%) SaaS
5 5 (1.19%) PaaS
5 5 (1.19%) IaaS
6 3 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.72%) Yammer
6 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Route 53
8 1 (0.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.11%) Firewall
2 14 (3.34%) HTTP
3 13 (3.10%) Network Security
4 12 (2.86%) DNS
5 8 (1.91%) DMZ
6 7 (1.67%) Internet
6 7 (1.67%) WAN
7 6 (1.43%) VoIP
7 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.19%) NetScreen
8 5 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.95%) MPLS
9 4 (0.95%) OSPF
9 4 (0.95%) BGP
9 4 (0.95%) TACACS
10 3 (0.72%) VPN
10 3 (0.72%) LAN
10 3 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.49%) MongoDB
2 22 (5.25%) MySQL
3 19 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (4.06%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.58%) Hadoop
5 15 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.34%) Big Data
7 9 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (2.15%) SQL Server
8 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.43%) OLTP
10 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.43%) Redis
11 5 (1.19%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.95%) OLAP
12 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.72%) HBase
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 26 (6.21%) Grunt
2 20 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.53%) Selenium
4 16 (3.82%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.10%) WebDriver
5 13 (3.10%) Cucumber
5 13 (3.10%) Subversion
6 9 (2.15%) JIRA
6 9 (2.15%) Axure RP
7 8 (1.91%) Maven
8 6 (1.43%) CruiseControl
9 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.19%) JBehave
9 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.19%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.95%) FishEye
10 4 (0.95%) VisualVM
10 4 (0.95%) GitLab
10 4 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 62 (14.80%) Finance
2 35 (8.35%) Retail
3 34 (8.11%) Marketing
4 21 (5.01%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.39%) Advertising
5 10 (2.39%) Publishing
5 10 (2.39%) Banking
6 7 (1.67%) Electronics
7 6 (1.43%) iGaming
7 6 (1.43%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.19%) French Language
8 5 (1.19%) German Language
8 5 (1.19%) Italian Language
8 5 (1.19%) Legal
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Interactive Media
9 4 (0.95%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.72%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 167 (39.86%) Developer
2 47 (11.22%) Analyst
3 39 (9.31%) Project Manager
4 35 (8.35%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.40%) Front-End Developer
6 28 (6.68%) Architect
7 25 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
8 23 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.06%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.34%) Designer
12 13 (3.10%) Agile Project Manager
13 12 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.86%) Web Developer
14 11 (2.63%) Operations Engineer
14 11 (2.63%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 11 (2.63%) Web Engineer
14 11 (2.63%) Senior Web Engineer
14 11 (2.63%) AWS Developer
15 10 (2.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (24.58%) HTML
2 81 (19.33%) HTML5
3 73 (17.42%) CSS
4 52 (12.41%) CSS3
5 48 (11.46%) jQuery
6 30 (7.16%) XML
7 29 (6.92%) Web Services
7 29 (6.92%) Backbone.js
8 23 (5.49%) REST
9 22 (5.25%) AngularJS
10 19 (4.53%) SOAP
11 18 (4.30%) Flash
12 17 (4.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 15 (3.58%) .NET
14 14 (3.34%) Spring
15 13 (3.10%) JSON
16 12 (2.86%) XML-RPC
17 11 (2.63%) Java RMI
17 11 (2.63%) Sass
17 11 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (19.33%) Online Games
2 30 (7.16%) User Experience
3 28 (6.68%) Streaming Video
4 25 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.01%) Client/Server
6 18 (4.30%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.82%) iPad
8 15 (3.58%) Xbox
8 15 (3.58%) Data Centre
9 14 (3.34%) Public Cloud
9 14 (3.34%) Mobile App
9 14 (3.34%) iPhone
9 14 (3.34%) STB
10 13 (3.10%) Visualisation
10 13 (3.10%) IPTV
10 13 (3.10%) Over-the-Top Content
11 12 (2.86%) Animation
12 11 (2.63%) Flash Games
12 11 (2.63%) PlayStation
13 10 (2.39%) Chromecast
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.17%) Linux
2 37 (8.83%) Android
3 36 (8.59%) Apple iOS
4 33 (7.88%) Windows
5 14 (3.34%) UNIX
6 12 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) CentOS
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (21.72%) TDD
3 75 (17.90%) Scrum
4 49 (11.69%) E-Commerce
5 40 (9.55%) BDD
6 39 (9.31%) OO
7 38 (9.07%) DevOps
8 34 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 33 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
10 31 (7.40%) Project Management
11 30 (7.16%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.73%) Analytics
12 24 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (5.49%) Kanban
14 22 (5.25%) Test Automation
14 22 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (4.77%) User Stories
16 18 (4.30%) Multithreading
17 17 (4.06%) Open Source
18 16 (3.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 89 (21.24%) Java
2 85 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 57 (13.60%) SQL
4 31 (7.40%) C#
4 31 (7.40%) C++
4 31 (7.40%) Python
5 26 (6.21%) Ruby
6 18 (4.30%) PHP
7 17 (4.06%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.58%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.10%) Perl
10 8 (1.91%) Scala
11 6 (1.43%) Lua
12 5 (1.19%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.95%) Go
14 3 (0.72%) R
14 3 (0.72%) Groovy
14 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (6.21%) Degree
2 16 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.86%) CISSP
3 12 (2.86%) CCIE
4 5 (1.19%) GIAC
4 5 (1.19%) GCIA
4 5 (1.19%) GCIH
5 3 (0.72%) CISMP
5 3 (0.72%) PMP
5 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.72%) CCNA
6 2 (0.48%) ISEB
6 2 (0.48%) PhD
6 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.48%) GCED
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) APMP
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.26%) QA
2 10 (2.39%) SLA
3 7 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.95%) Docker
2 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) Snort
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.24%) Xen
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (5.25%) Puppet
3 10 (2.39%) HAProxy
4 9 (2.15%) Nagios
5 6 (1.43%) Ansible
6 3 (0.72%) Mesos
6 3 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.24%) RANCID
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 24 (5.73%) Oracle
2 23 (5.49%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.58%) Adobe
4 12 (2.86%) Perforce
5 11 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
5 11 (2.63%) Cisco
5 11 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.39%) Apple
6 10 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.39%) Roku
7 8 (1.91%) Facebook
8 6 (1.43%) Tableau
8 6 (1.43%) SAP
9 5 (1.19%) Juniper
9 5 (1.19%) F5
10 4 (0.95%) Netezza
10 4 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.95%) Vertica
11 3 (0.72%) hybris
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