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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 247 190 176
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -14
Contract jobs citing Games 175 271 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 1.15% 1.25%
As % of the General category 1.58% 2.55% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 145 213
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.14% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-44.87% -43.88%
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
11076 10610 12413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 47.03% 44.93% 51.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8013 7402 8719
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 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 139 191
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.50 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.22 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -11 37 £375 -6.25% 27
Hammersmith 0 6 £425 -5.76% 1
Wimbledon - 2 £300 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 179 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.81%) TDD
3 93 (23.31%) HTML
4 85 (21.30%) JavaScript
5 83 (20.80%) Java
6 81 (20.30%) Scrum
7 75 (18.80%) HTML5
8 71 (17.79%) CSS
9 70 (17.54%) Online Games
10 53 (13.28%) CSS3
11 51 (12.78%) SQL
12 49 (12.28%) Finance
13 48 (12.03%) Linux
13 48 (12.03%) jQuery
14 44 (11.03%) E-Commerce
15 43 (10.78%) OO
16 41 (10.28%) BDD
17 39 (9.77%) QA
18 38 (9.52%) DevOps
19 37 (9.27%) Android
20 36 (9.02%) Retail
20 36 (9.02%) Apple iOS
21 35 (8.77%) C++
22 34 (8.52%) Node.js
23 33 (8.27%) Software Engineering
24 32 (8.02%) C#
25 31 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
26 30 (7.52%) XML
26 30 (7.52%) Windows
26 30 (7.52%) Streaming Video

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (8.52%) Node.js
2 17 (4.26%) Apache
3 12 (3.01%) IIS
4 10 (2.51%) nginx
5 9 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.01%) CMS
6 8 (2.01%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.75%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.00%) JBoss
9 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.50%) SAS
10 2 (0.50%) Confluence
10 2 (0.50%) Jetty
10 2 (0.50%) Mule
10 2 (0.50%) WordPress
10 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.25%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.25%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 22 (5.51%) Maya
2 12 (3.01%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.75%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.50%) MS Office
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.50%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.50%) RMDS
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.25%) SaaS
4 4 (1.00%) IaaS
4 4 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.75%) Yammer
5 3 (0.75%) PaaS
5 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) Route 53
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.02%) Firewall
2 15 (3.76%) HTTP
3 12 (3.01%) DNS
4 7 (1.75%) Network Security
5 5 (1.25%) VoIP
5 5 (1.25%) WAN
5 5 (1.25%) Internet
6 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.75%) NetScreen
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.50%) MPLS
8 2 (0.50%) OSPF
8 2 (0.50%) BGP
8 2 (0.50%) TACACS
8 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.02%) MongoDB
2 23 (5.76%) MySQL
3 18 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 15 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.51%) Big Data
7 9 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (2.01%) SQL Server
9 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.50%) OLTP
10 6 (1.50%) Redis
11 5 (1.25%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.00%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.75%) OLAP
13 3 (0.75%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.75%) HBase
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (5.51%) Grunt
2 17 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.26%) Selenium
3 15 (3.76%) Cucumber
4 13 (3.26%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.01%) Subversion
6 11 (2.76%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.01%) Maven
8 7 (1.75%) JIRA
8 7 (1.75%) Axure RP
9 6 (1.50%) CruiseControl
10 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.25%) JBehave
11 4 (1.00%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.75%) WebLOAD
12 3 (0.75%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.75%) JUnit
12 3 (0.75%) JMeter
13 2 (0.50%) Xcode
13 2 (0.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 49 (12.28%) Finance
2 36 (9.02%) Retail
3 23 (5.76%) Marketing
3 23 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.51%) Publishing
4 10 (2.51%) Banking
5 9 (2.26%) Advertising
6 8 (2.01%) Electronics
7 6 (1.50%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.25%) iGaming
8 5 (1.25%) French Language
8 5 (1.25%) German Language
8 5 (1.25%) Italian Language
8 5 (1.25%) Legal
9 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.00%) Law
9 4 (1.00%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.75%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 169 (42.36%) Developer
2 44 (11.03%) Analyst
3 35 (8.77%) Project Manager
3 35 (8.77%) Java Developer
4 31 (7.77%) Front-End Developer
5 25 (6.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 24 (6.02%) Architect
7 18 (4.51%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.01%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.26%) C++ Developer
9 13 (3.26%) Agile Project Manager
10 11 (2.76%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (2.76%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 11 (2.76%) Designer
10 11 (2.76%) Web Engineer
10 11 (2.76%) Senior Web Engineer
11 10 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.51%) Web Developer
12 9 (2.26%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (23.31%) HTML
2 75 (18.80%) HTML5
3 71 (17.79%) CSS
4 53 (13.28%) CSS3
5 48 (12.03%) jQuery
6 30 (7.52%) Backbone.js
6 30 (7.52%) XML
7 25 (6.27%) Web Services
8 23 (5.76%) REST
9 20 (5.01%) AngularJS
10 18 (4.51%) SOAP
10 18 (4.51%) .NET
11 15 (3.76%) Spring
12 14 (3.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 13 (3.26%) JSON
14 12 (3.01%) XML-RPC
15 11 (2.76%) Java RMI
15 11 (2.76%) Sass
15 11 (2.76%) RESTful
16 10 (2.51%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.54%) Online Games
2 30 (7.52%) Streaming Video
2 30 (7.52%) User Experience
3 25 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.26%) Client/Server
6 16 (4.01%) iPad
7 15 (3.76%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.76%) Xbox
7 15 (3.76%) STB
8 14 (3.51%) iPhone
9 13 (3.26%) IPTV
9 13 (3.26%) Over-the-Top Content
9 13 (3.26%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.26%) Data Centre
10 12 (3.01%) Animation
11 11 (2.76%) Visualisation
11 11 (2.76%) PlayStation
12 10 (2.51%) Chromecast
12 10 (2.51%) Apple TV
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.03%) Linux
2 37 (9.27%) Android
3 36 (9.02%) Apple iOS
4 30 (7.52%) Windows
5 15 (3.76%) UNIX
6 12 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.26%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.26%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.75%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.81%) TDD
3 81 (20.30%) Scrum
4 44 (11.03%) E-Commerce
5 43 (10.78%) OO
6 41 (10.28%) BDD
7 38 (9.52%) DevOps
8 33 (8.27%) Software Engineering
9 29 (7.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 25 (6.27%) User Stories
10 25 (6.27%) Mentoring
11 24 (6.02%) Kanban
12 23 (5.76%) Test Automation
12 23 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (4.76%) Project Management
14 18 (4.51%) Analytics
15 17 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (3.76%) ETL
16 15 (3.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 85 (21.30%) JavaScript
2 83 (20.80%) Java
3 51 (12.78%) SQL
4 35 (8.77%) C++
5 32 (8.02%) C#
6 28 (7.02%) Python
7 21 (5.26%) Ruby
8 18 (4.51%) PHP
9 16 (4.01%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 13 (3.26%) Perl
11 9 (2.26%) Scala
12 6 (1.50%) ActionScript
13 5 (1.25%) Lua
14 4 (1.00%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.00%) Go
15 3 (0.75%) R
16 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (5.51%) Degree
2 8 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.50%) CISSP
4 5 (1.25%) CCIE
5 4 (1.00%) GIAC
5 4 (1.00%) GCIA
5 4 (1.00%) GCIH
6 3 (0.75%) CISMP
6 3 (0.75%) CCNA
7 2 (0.50%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.25%) PMP
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.25%) APMP
8 1 (0.25%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.77%) QA
2 8 (2.01%) SLA
3 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.50%) MiFID
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (1.00%) Docker
2 3 (0.75%) Snort
3 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.50%) HDFS
3 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) NFS
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (5.51%) Puppet
3 10 (2.51%) HAProxy
4 9 (2.26%) Nagios
5 6 (1.50%) Ansible
6 3 (0.75%) Mesos
7 2 (0.50%) MOM
7 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (5.26%) Oracle
2 20 (5.01%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.76%) Red Hat
3 11 (2.76%) Apple
3 11 (2.76%) Barracuda Networks
4 10 (2.51%) Perforce
4 10 (2.51%) Roku
5 9 (2.26%) Cisco
6 8 (2.01%) Tableau
6 8 (2.01%) Facebook
7 6 (1.50%) Adobe
7 6 (1.50%) SAP
8 4 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.00%) Netezza
8 4 (1.00%) Vertica
8 4 (1.00%) F5
9 3 (0.75%) hybris
9 3 (0.75%) Twitter
9 3 (0.75%) Google
9 3 (0.75%) VMware
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