The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 184 177 153
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -24
Contract jobs citing Games 268 304 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 1.25% 1.26%
As % of the General category 2.55% 2.45% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 209 204
Average daily rate
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£400 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+337.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10527 12402 13596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.78% 51.10% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7333 8696 9245
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 £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 185 228
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Games
England

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 July 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 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 51 £399 +32.91% 36
Hammersmith -2 2 £451 +12.39% 1
Harrow 0 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Feltham - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 162 (31.64%) Online Games
2 109 (21.29%) Java
3 103 (20.12%) Scrum
4 99 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (19.14%) JavaScript
6 85 (16.60%) HTML
7 83 (16.21%) SQL
8 82 (16.02%) TDD
9 73 (14.26%) Linux
10 69 (13.48%) Finance
11 65 (12.70%) CSS
12 56 (10.94%) HTML5
13 55 (10.74%) QA
14 54 (10.55%) Marketing
14 54 (10.55%) Oracle
15 53 (10.35%) E-Commerce
16 51 (9.96%) Ruby
17 50 (9.77%) Degree
18 48 (9.38%) Project Management
18 48 (9.38%) Analytics
19 46 (8.98%) Web Services
20 44 (8.59%) PHP
21 43 (8.40%) MySQL
22 40 (7.81%) UNIX
23 38 (7.42%) Python
24 37 (7.23%) Git (software)
25 36 (7.03%) Apple iOS
25 36 (7.03%) Microsoft
25 36 (7.03%) Android
26 35 (6.84%) Business Intelligence

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (4.30%) Node.js
2 21 (4.10%) Apache
3 17 (3.32%) CMS
4 13 (2.54%) nginx
5 12 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.15%) IBM Notes
7 10 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.76%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.37%) Drupal
10 7 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.17%) SAS
11 6 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.98%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.98%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.78%) Mule
13 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (3.32%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (2.34%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.76%) MS Office
4 6 (1.17%) SPSS
4 6 (1.17%) Adobe After Effects
4 6 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.17%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.78%) MS Project
5 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.59%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.59%) InDesign
7 2 (0.39%) Maya
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.20%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.20%) Mudbox
8 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.54%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.17%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.98%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.39%) Tridion
5 1 (0.20%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.98%) GitHub
4 4 (0.78%) Office 365
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.39%) PaaS
6 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.39%) Responsys
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.93%) HTTP
2 15 (2.93%) LDAP
3 14 (2.73%) DNS
4 6 (1.17%) Internet
5 5 (0.98%) SSL
5 5 (0.98%) Intranet
6 4 (0.78%) Firewall
6 4 (0.78%) SAN
7 3 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.59%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.59%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (0.59%) NetScreen
8 2 (0.39%) Wireless
8 2 (0.39%) SMS
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.39%) SSH
8 2 (0.39%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.40%) MySQL
2 34 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (5.86%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.32%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 16 (3.13%) QlikView
5 16 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.93%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.73%) Big Data
8 13 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.15%) Apache Hive
9 11 (2.15%) Redis
9 11 (2.15%) OLTP
9 11 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.76%) OLAP
12 8 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (1.37%) HBase
14 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.47%) Subversion
3 14 (2.73%) Selenium
3 14 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 13 (2.54%) Maven
4 13 (2.54%) JIRA
5 11 (2.15%) JUnit
6 10 (1.95%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.56%) PHPUnit
8 7 (1.37%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.17%) JMeter
10 5 (0.98%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.98%) Behat
10 5 (0.98%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.98%) Hudson
11 4 (0.78%) Ant
11 4 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.59%) Gradle
12 3 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 69 (13.48%) Finance
2 54 (10.55%) Marketing
3 28 (5.47%) Retail
4 25 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.49%) Banking
6 12 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.15%) Danish Language
7 11 (2.15%) Publishing
8 9 (1.76%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.76%) Advertising
9 8 (1.56%) Electronics
10 6 (1.17%) iGaming
11 5 (0.98%) Back Office
12 4 (0.78%) Automotive
12 4 (0.78%) Front Office
12 4 (0.78%) Billing
13 3 (0.59%) Legal
14 2 (0.39%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (38.67%) Developer
2 56 (10.94%) Analyst
3 42 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 39 (7.62%) Java Developer
5 30 (5.86%) Business Analyst
6 29 (5.66%) Designer
7 21 (4.10%) Senior Developer
8 18 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
8 18 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 16 (3.13%) Programmer
9 16 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
10 15 (2.93%) Consultant
11 13 (2.54%) iOS Developer
11 13 (2.54%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (2.34%) Games Programmer
13 11 (2.15%) Web Developer
14 10 (1.95%) Architect
14 10 (1.95%) Software Engineer
14 10 (1.95%) Administrator
14 10 (1.95%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (16.60%) HTML
2 65 (12.70%) CSS
3 56 (10.94%) HTML5
4 46 (8.98%) Web Services
5 34 (6.64%) XML
5 34 (6.64%) jQuery
5 34 (6.64%) CSS3
6 30 (5.86%) RESTful
7 29 (5.66%) Spring
8 26 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails
9 24 (4.69%) REST
10 21 (4.10%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.10%) Flash
11 20 (3.91%) JSON
12 19 (3.71%) Hibernate
13 17 (3.32%) Java EE
14 16 (3.13%) Ajax
15 14 (2.73%) SOAP
15 14 (2.73%) Backbone.js
16 12 (2.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 162 (31.64%) Online Games
2 27 (5.27%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.10%) Social Media
5 20 (3.91%) Data Integration
6 19 (3.71%) New Media
7 16 (3.13%) Open Source
7 16 (3.13%) Video on Demand
8 14 (2.73%) iPhone
8 14 (2.73%) Blog
9 13 (2.54%) iPad
10 12 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (2.34%) Social Gaming
11 10 (1.95%) Mobile Games
11 10 (1.95%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.76%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.56%) Blackberry
13 8 (1.56%) Visualisation
14 6 (1.17%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (1.17%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.26%) Linux
2 40 (7.81%) UNIX
3 36 (7.03%) Apple iOS
3 36 (7.03%) Android
4 20 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.52%) Windows
6 13 (2.54%) CentOS
7 10 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (20.12%) Scrum
2 99 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (16.02%) TDD
4 53 (10.35%) E-Commerce
5 48 (9.38%) Project Management
5 48 (9.38%) Analytics
6 35 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (6.45%) OO
7 33 (6.45%) ETL
8 32 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 29 (5.66%) BDD
9 29 (5.66%) User Stories
9 29 (5.66%) DevOps
9 29 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (5.08%) Web Development
12 23 (4.49%) CRM
13 22 (4.30%) Kanban
14 21 (4.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 109 (21.29%) Java
2 98 (19.14%) JavaScript
3 83 (16.21%) SQL
4 51 (9.96%) Ruby
5 44 (8.59%) PHP
6 38 (7.42%) Python
7 31 (6.05%) C#
7 31 (6.05%) C++
8 22 (4.30%) PL/SQL
9 20 (3.91%) C
10 14 (2.73%) Perl
11 13 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.15%) Scala
13 9 (1.76%) ActionScript
14 7 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.37%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.78%) Lua
17 4 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 50 (9.77%) Degree
2 14 (2.73%) ISEB
3 11 (2.15%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.78%) PhD
6 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.59%) RHCE
6 3 (0.59%) CCNP
6 3 (0.59%) MCSE
7 2 (0.39%) CISA
7 2 (0.39%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CISSP
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) ISACA
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.20%) VCP5
8 1 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.74%) QA
2 5 (0.98%) SLA
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
4 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.17%) Xen
3 6 (1.17%) vCloud
4 5 (0.98%) Varnish
5 4 (0.78%) NFS
6 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.59%) XenServer
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Docker
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 21 (4.10%) Puppet
2 14 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.34%) Nagios
4 11 (2.15%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.56%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.56%) Opsview
5 8 (1.56%) HAProxy
6 7 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.98%) SCOM
8 3 (0.59%) SCCM
9 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.39%) Ansible
10 1 (0.20%) logstash
10 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.20%) Cacti
10 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 54 (10.55%) Oracle
2 36 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.49%) Netezza
4 16 (3.13%) Teradata
5 15 (2.93%) JBoss
6 12 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.15%) Lotus
7 11 (2.15%) VMware
8 10 (1.95%) Zend
9 9 (1.76%) Tableau
9 9 (1.76%) Ab Initio
10 8 (1.56%) Google
10 8 (1.56%) Splunk
10 8 (1.56%) 29West
10 8 (1.56%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.37%) Infoblox
11 7 (1.37%) Adobe
11 7 (1.37%) Veritas
12 6 (1.17%) Citrix
12 6 (1.17%) Dell
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West London
Sega Europe
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
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