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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 192 204 191
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 235 228 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the General category 2.37% 2.17% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 116 145
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
9904 10487 10404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.11% 46.38% 51.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6995 7343 7480
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 203 115
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.65% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £49.75 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

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 26 March 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
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 26 March 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 -8 30 £350 -9.67% 39
Canary Wharf - 7 £438 -
Harrow - 3 £300 -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 235 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.91%) Online Games
3 124 (23.18%) TDD
3 124 (23.18%) HTML
4 121 (22.62%) Java
5 119 (22.24%) JavaScript
6 111 (20.75%) Scrum
7 95 (17.76%) CSS
8 91 (17.01%) SQL
9 85 (15.89%) Finance
10 72 (13.46%) HTML5
11 68 (12.71%) Linux
11 68 (12.71%) QA
12 67 (12.52%) OO
13 59 (11.03%) E-Commerce
13 59 (11.03%) Oracle
14 54 (10.09%) Degree
15 48 (8.97%) Python
15 48 (8.97%) Web Services
15 48 (8.97%) Windows
16 47 (8.79%) Firewall
17 46 (8.60%) jQuery
17 46 (8.60%) CSS3
18 43 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (8.04%) Marketing
19 42 (7.85%) BDD
20 41 (7.66%) Kanban
21 39 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
22 38 (7.10%) Data Modelling
22 38 (7.10%) Business Intelligence

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 32 (5.98%) Node.js
2 25 (4.67%) Apache
3 15 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.43%) nginx
5 11 (2.06%) Adobe CQ
6 10 (1.87%) SAS
7 9 (1.68%) Confluence
8 8 (1.50%) JBoss
8 8 (1.50%) IIS
8 8 (1.50%) CMS
9 5 (0.93%) WordPress
9 5 (0.93%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.75%) Jetty
11 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.37%) Drupal
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.62%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.68%) Shockwave
4 5 (0.93%) MS Office
5 4 (0.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.56%) Maya
6 3 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.37%) Edge Animate
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) InDesign
8 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.19%) EViews
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.12%) SaaS
4 5 (0.93%) PaaS
4 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.75%) IaaS
6 3 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) Route 53
7 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.19%) Office 365
7 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.79%) Firewall
2 28 (5.23%) Network Security
3 15 (2.80%) OSPF
3 15 (2.80%) BGP
3 15 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (2.62%) MPLS
4 14 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.24%) Internet
5 12 (2.24%) VPN
5 12 (2.24%) WAN
5 12 (2.24%) IPsec
5 12 (2.24%) TACACS
6 11 (2.06%) NetScreen
6 11 (2.06%) DNS
6 11 (2.06%) VoIP
7 9 (1.68%) HTTP
8 8 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.50%) DMZ
8 8 (1.50%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (6.73%) MongoDB
3 31 (5.79%) MySQL
4 28 (5.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 27 (5.05%) Hadoop
6 24 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 24 (4.49%) Big Data
7 20 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.80%) OLTP
9 14 (2.62%) CouchDB
10 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.31%) SQL Server
12 6 (1.12%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.12%) QlikView
13 5 (0.93%) OLAP
13 5 (0.93%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.93%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 34 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.79%) Grunt
3 28 (5.23%) Selenium
4 21 (3.93%) Subversion
5 18 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 17 (3.18%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.99%) Axure RP
7 16 (2.99%) WebDriver
8 15 (2.80%) Maven
9 14 (2.62%) JIRA
10 13 (2.43%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.50%) JMeter
12 7 (1.31%) Ant
12 7 (1.31%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.31%) nodeunit
13 6 (1.12%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.93%) Xcode
15 4 (0.75%) VisualVM
15 4 (0.75%) GitLab
15 4 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (15.89%) Finance
2 43 (8.04%) Marketing
3 35 (6.54%) Retail
4 15 (2.80%) Banking
5 14 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.24%) Advertising
7 9 (1.68%) Publishing
8 7 (1.31%) Online Betting
9 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.93%) Electronics
10 5 (0.93%) iGaming
11 4 (0.75%) Law
11 4 (0.75%) Legal
11 4 (0.75%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.56%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 204 (38.13%) Developer
2 53 (9.91%) Analyst
3 42 (7.85%) Java Developer
4 35 (6.54%) Project Manager
5 32 (5.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 31 (5.79%) Architect
6 31 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.30%) Front-End Developer
9 20 (3.74%) Web Developer
9 20 (3.74%) Designer
10 18 (3.36%) ScrumMaster
11 17 (3.18%) Network Engineer
12 16 (2.99%) Consultant
13 14 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
14 13 (2.43%) UX Designer
15 12 (2.24%) QA Engineer
15 12 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (2.06%) Tester
17 10 (1.87%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (23.18%) HTML
2 95 (17.76%) CSS
3 72 (13.46%) HTML5
4 48 (8.97%) Web Services
5 46 (8.60%) jQuery
5 46 (8.60%) CSS3
6 37 (6.92%) REST
7 35 (6.54%) AngularJS
8 30 (5.61%) Backbone.js
9 26 (4.86%) SOAP
10 25 (4.67%) XML
10 25 (4.67%) Spring
11 23 (4.30%) Flash
12 18 (3.36%) .NET
13 17 (3.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 15 (2.80%) RESTful
14 15 (2.80%) Sass
15 13 (2.43%) JSON
16 11 (2.06%) Hibernate
17 10 (1.87%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 160 (29.91%) Online Games
2 36 (6.73%) User Experience
2 36 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.23%) Data Integration
4 22 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.93%) Open Source
6 20 (3.74%) Client/Server
6 20 (3.74%) Mobile App
7 19 (3.55%) Visualisation
8 15 (2.80%) Digital Media
9 14 (2.62%) Mathematics
10 12 (2.24%) Flash Games
11 10 (1.87%) Streaming Video
12 9 (1.68%) iPhone
12 9 (1.68%) iPad
12 9 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.50%) Social Media
14 7 (1.31%) Statistics
14 7 (1.31%) W3C
14 7 (1.31%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 68 (12.71%) Linux
2 48 (8.97%) Windows
3 37 (6.92%) UNIX
4 35 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 29 (5.42%) Android
6 22 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.36%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.68%) CentOS
9 7 (1.31%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.56%) VMS
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (23.18%) TDD
3 111 (20.75%) Scrum
4 67 (12.52%) OO
5 59 (11.03%) E-Commerce
6 43 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (7.85%) BDD
8 41 (7.66%) Kanban
9 38 (7.10%) Data Modelling
9 38 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (6.92%) Mentoring
11 36 (6.73%) DevOps
11 36 (6.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 34 (6.36%) Project Management
12 34 (6.36%) ETL
13 32 (5.98%) Analytics
14 30 (5.61%) Software Engineering
15 29 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (5.05%) User Stories
16 27 (5.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.62%) Java
2 119 (22.24%) JavaScript
3 91 (17.01%) SQL
4 48 (8.97%) Python
5 36 (6.73%) C#
6 34 (6.36%) Ruby
7 25 (4.67%) PHP
8 23 (4.30%) PL/SQL
9 20 (3.74%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.80%) C++
10 15 (2.80%) Perl
11 12 (2.24%) ActionScript
12 11 (2.06%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.06%) Scala
13 10 (1.87%) ActionScript 3.0
13 10 (1.87%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.50%) C
15 6 (1.12%) VBScript
16 5 (0.93%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.93%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 54 (10.09%) Degree
2 25 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (3.74%) CCIE
4 11 (2.06%) CISSP
5 8 (1.50%) ISEB
6 4 (0.75%) PMP
6 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.75%) GIAC
6 4 (0.75%) GCIA
6 4 (0.75%) GCIH
7 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.56%) CCNP
7 3 (0.56%) CCNA
8 2 (0.37%) GCED
8 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.37%) PhD
8 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.37%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (12.71%) QA
2 18 (3.36%) SLA
3 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (1.50%) NFS
1 8 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.12%) Xen
4 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.37%) vSphere
4 2 (0.37%) vCloud
4 2 (0.37%) Snort
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (2.99%) Puppet
3 15 (2.80%) Nagios
4 13 (2.43%) HAProxy
5 6 (1.12%) Nessus
6 4 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.75%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.56%) Control-M
8 2 (0.37%) RANCID
8 2 (0.37%) SCOM
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (11.03%) Oracle
2 24 (4.49%) Cisco
3 19 (3.55%) Red Hat
4 17 (3.18%) Tableau
5 16 (2.99%) Adobe
6 14 (2.62%) Citrix
7 13 (2.43%) Juniper
8 12 (2.24%) Microsoft
9 11 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.87%) F5
11 9 (1.68%) VMware
12 8 (1.50%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.31%) Perforce
14 6 (1.12%) Facebook
14 6 (1.12%) Splunk
14 6 (1.12%) SAP
14 6 (1.12%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.12%) Qualys
15 5 (0.93%) Barracuda Networks
15 5 (0.93%) Netezza
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Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £500 - £580 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £1000 - £1300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Triple Seven
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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