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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 175 177 168
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 292 303 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.20% 1.29%
As % of the General category 2.66% 2.39% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 215 234
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £92.00 - £51.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 - £50.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.40 - £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
10960 12696 13533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.23% 50.34% 52.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7816 8959 9311
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 £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 169 222
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 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
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 1 October 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 1 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 +14 54 £400 +12.67% 32
Harrow - 5 £288 - 1
Hammersmith -4 2 £451 +12.75% 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 242 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (30.56%) Online Games
3 126 (23.33%) Scrum
4 109 (20.19%) Java
5 105 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 100 (18.52%) TDD
7 89 (16.48%) SQL
8 84 (15.56%) Linux
9 82 (15.19%) HTML
10 68 (12.59%) MySQL
11 67 (12.41%) CSS
12 65 (12.04%) Finance
13 60 (11.11%) Oracle
14 57 (10.56%) User Experience
15 55 (10.19%) HTML5
15 55 (10.19%) Python
16 52 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (9.26%) jQuery
18 48 (8.89%) QA
18 48 (8.89%) Degree
19 46 (8.52%) Marketing
19 46 (8.52%) Ruby
19 46 (8.52%) E-Commerce
19 46 (8.52%) User Stories
20 45 (8.33%) Git (software)
21 44 (8.15%) Web Services
21 44 (8.15%) Project Management
22 43 (7.96%) PHP
23 42 (7.78%) Microsoft
23 42 (7.78%) Continuous Integration

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.30%) Apache
2 22 (4.07%) Node.js
3 17 (3.15%) CMS
4 12 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.04%) Drupal
5 11 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 11 (2.04%) nginx
6 9 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (0.93%) Mule
11 2 (0.37%) Moodle
11 2 (0.37%) Confluence
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
3 10 (1.85%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.74%) Maya
5 4 (0.74%) InDesign
6 3 (0.56%) MS Office
6 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.56%) SPSS
7 2 (0.37%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.37%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.19%) MS Project
8 1 (0.19%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.19%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 13 (2.41%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.74%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.56%) Siebel Analytics
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Tridion
5 1 (0.19%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.74%) Office 365
2 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.56%) GitHub
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Responsys
5 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.33%) DNS
3 14 (2.59%) HTTP
3 14 (2.59%) LDAP
4 13 (2.41%) Internet
5 9 (1.67%) MVNO
6 7 (1.30%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.30%) SAN
7 6 (1.11%) tcpdump
7 6 (1.11%) Firewall
7 6 (1.11%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.93%) SSL
9 4 (0.74%) NAS
9 4 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.74%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.74%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.59%) MySQL
2 38 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (3.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.15%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.15%) QlikView
7 16 (2.96%) OLTP
7 16 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.04%) OLAP
8 11 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.04%) Redis
9 10 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.30%) Big Data
10 7 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 45 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.07%) Jasmine
3 19 (3.52%) Karma Test Runner
3 19 (3.52%) Subversion
4 17 (3.15%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.41%) Selenium
6 12 (2.22%) JIRA
7 11 (2.04%) JUnit
8 10 (1.85%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.67%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.48%) PHPUnit
10 8 (1.48%) Maven
11 7 (1.30%) JMeter
12 6 (1.11%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.11%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (0.74%) Grunt
13 4 (0.74%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
14 3 (0.56%) ProtoShare
General
1 65 (12.04%) Finance
2 46 (8.52%) Marketing
3 32 (5.93%) Retail
4 25 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.44%) Banking
6 16 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.04%) Danish Language
8 9 (1.67%) Legal
9 7 (1.30%) Advertising
9 7 (1.30%) Publishing
10 6 (1.11%) iGaming
10 6 (1.11%) Electronics
10 6 (1.11%) Back Office
11 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.56%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 1 (0.19%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 227 (42.04%) Developer
2 62 (11.48%) Analyst
3 35 (6.48%) Project Manager
4 33 (6.11%) Business Analyst
4 33 (6.11%) Java Developer
5 28 (5.19%) Designer
6 23 (4.26%) Python Developer
7 20 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
7 20 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 19 (3.52%) Consultant
9 18 (3.33%) Programmer
10 17 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 16 (2.96%) ScrumMaster
11 16 (2.96%) Senior Developer
12 15 (2.78%) Web Developer
13 14 (2.59%) Architect
14 13 (2.41%) iOS Developer
15 12 (2.22%) UX Designer
15 12 (2.22%) Python/Django Developer
15 12 (2.22%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.19%) HTML
2 67 (12.41%) CSS
3 55 (10.19%) HTML5
4 50 (9.26%) jQuery
5 44 (8.15%) Web Services
6 41 (7.59%) XML
7 39 (7.22%) CSS3
8 35 (6.48%) RESTful
9 26 (4.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 23 (4.26%) Gherkin
11 21 (3.89%) AngularJS
11 21 (3.89%) Spring
11 21 (3.89%) JSON
12 20 (3.70%) REST
13 19 (3.52%) .NET
13 19 (3.52%) Django
14 17 (3.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 17 (3.15%) Flash
15 16 (2.96%) Backbone.js
16 14 (2.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 165 (30.56%) Online Games
2 57 (10.56%) User Experience
3 32 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.74%) Mobile App
5 22 (4.07%) Social Media
6 21 (3.89%) Digital Media
7 20 (3.70%) Data Integration
8 17 (3.15%) Open Source
8 17 (3.15%) Video on Demand
8 17 (3.15%) New Media
8 17 (3.15%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.96%) Social Gaming
10 14 (2.59%) Management Information System
11 13 (2.41%) Blog
12 11 (2.04%) Mobile Games
13 10 (1.85%) iPhone
14 9 (1.67%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.67%) iPad
15 8 (1.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.56%) Linux
2 39 (7.22%) Apple iOS
3 34 (6.30%) UNIX
4 31 (5.74%) Windows
5 26 (4.81%) Android
6 16 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.85%) CentOS
9 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.33%) Scrum
3 100 (18.52%) TDD
4 52 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (8.52%) E-Commerce
5 46 (8.52%) User Stories
6 44 (8.15%) Project Management
7 42 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (7.78%) Analytics
8 40 (7.41%) ETL
9 35 (6.48%) OO
10 33 (6.11%) Data Modelling
11 31 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (5.74%) BDD
11 31 (5.74%) Kanban
12 30 (5.56%) Automated Testing
13 29 (5.37%) ITIL
14 27 (5.00%) DevOps
14 27 (5.00%) Web Development
15 25 (4.63%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 109 (20.19%) Java
2 105 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 89 (16.48%) SQL
4 55 (10.19%) Python
5 46 (8.52%) Ruby
6 43 (7.96%) PHP
7 41 (7.59%) C#
8 29 (5.37%) C++
9 26 (4.81%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.96%) Scala
11 10 (1.85%) Perl
12 9 (1.67%) C
12 9 (1.67%) ActionScript
13 8 (1.48%) PHP5
14 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.30%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.11%) Lua
16 5 (0.93%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 48 (8.89%) Degree
2 5 (0.93%) CISSP
2 5 (0.93%) CISA
3 4 (0.74%) CCNP
3 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.56%) MCSE
4 3 (0.56%) CISM
4 3 (0.56%) CRISC
5 2 (0.37%) ISACA
5 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.37%) ISEB
5 2 (0.37%) RHCE
5 2 (0.37%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) MCITP
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.89%) QA
2 6 (1.11%) SLA
2 6 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.19%) EMIR
3 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.85%) Xen
3 7 (1.30%) NFS
3 7 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.93%) Varnish
5 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.56%) vCloud
5 3 (0.56%) XenServer
6 2 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.37%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.33%) Puppet
3 15 (2.78%) Nagios
4 11 (2.04%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.48%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.48%) Opsview
6 6 (1.11%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.93%) SCOM
8 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.56%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.19%) RANCID
10 1 (0.19%) logstash
10 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.19%) Cacti
10 1 (0.19%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 60 (11.11%) Oracle
2 42 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.52%) Netezza
4 13 (2.41%) Google
4 13 (2.41%) Teradata
5 12 (2.22%) Ab Initio
6 11 (2.04%) Lotus
6 11 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.85%) Zend
8 9 (1.67%) JBoss
8 9 (1.67%) Veritas
8 9 (1.67%) VMware
9 8 (1.48%) 29West
9 8 (1.48%) Splunk
9 8 (1.48%) Adobe
9 8 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.48%) Citrix
10 7 (1.30%) Cisco
10 7 (1.30%) Infoblox
11 6 (1.11%) Tableau
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Endemol UK
Rate: Up to £25,500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 250-350 Per Day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago