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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 248 196 173
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -23
Contract jobs citing Games 172 264 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 1.09% 1.30%
As % of the General category 1.58% 2.43% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 135 220
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £187.50 £175.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +351.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +108.45%
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
10913 10853 12850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.94% 44.80% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7782 7524 9066
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 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 152 173
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.43 £37.10 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.82
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.14%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -12 35 £400 - 24
Hammersmith +3 8 £448 -0.77%
Wimbledon - 2 £300 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 160 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (24.52%) TDD
3 86 (23.69%) HTML
4 83 (22.87%) Scrum
5 76 (20.94%) JavaScript
6 71 (19.56%) HTML5
7 65 (17.91%) Java
8 63 (17.36%) Online Games
9 61 (16.80%) CSS
10 46 (12.67%) CSS3
11 42 (11.57%) SQL
12 40 (11.02%) Linux
12 40 (11.02%) E-Commerce
12 40 (11.02%) jQuery
13 39 (10.74%) Finance
14 35 (9.64%) BDD
14 35 (9.64%) Apple iOS
15 34 (9.37%) Retail
15 34 (9.37%) C++
16 33 (9.09%) Android
16 33 (9.09%) DevOps
17 32 (8.82%) User Experience
18 29 (7.99%) OO
19 28 (7.71%) Windows
19 28 (7.71%) Streaming Video
19 28 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (7.71%) Software Engineering
19 28 (7.71%) QA
20 27 (7.44%) Mentoring

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 27 (7.44%) Node.js
2 16 (4.41%) Apache
3 11 (3.03%) IIS
4 10 (2.75%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.48%) nginx
6 8 (2.20%) CMS
6 8 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.93%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.38%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.83%) JBoss
10 2 (0.55%) SAS
10 2 (0.55%) Mule
10 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.28%) WordPress
11 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (6.61%) Maya
2 15 (4.13%) Photoshop
3 10 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (2.20%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.38%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.55%) Edge Animate
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.55%) MS Office
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.55%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.83%) IaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Yammer
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.55%) Office 365
4 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.68%) Firewall
2 13 (3.58%) HTTP
3 11 (3.03%) DNS
4 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.83%) Network Security
4 3 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.55%) Skype
5 2 (0.55%) DMZ
5 2 (0.55%) Internet
5 2 (0.55%) VoIP
5 2 (0.55%) WAN
6 1 (0.28%) DHCP
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.28%) NFC
6 1 (0.28%) Extranet
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.68%) MySQL
1 17 (4.68%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.86%) Hadoop
2 14 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.48%) Big Data
6 7 (1.93%) Redis
7 4 (1.10%) HBase
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.83%) OLTP
8 3 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.55%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.55%) Presto
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (5.23%) Grunt
2 14 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.58%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.58%) JIRA
4 12 (3.31%) Selenium
5 11 (3.03%) Axure RP
6 10 (2.75%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.75%) Subversion
7 7 (1.93%) Maven
8 6 (1.65%) CruiseControl
8 6 (1.65%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.38%) JBehave
9 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.10%) JMeter
10 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.83%) RSpec
11 3 (0.83%) JUnit
11 3 (0.83%) Xcode
11 3 (0.83%) WebLOAD
12 2 (0.55%) FitNesse
General
1 39 (10.74%) Finance
2 34 (9.37%) Retail
3 22 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.68%) Marketing
5 11 (3.03%) Publishing
6 8 (2.20%) Advertising
6 8 (2.20%) Banking
7 6 (1.65%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.38%) iGaming
8 5 (1.38%) French Language
8 5 (1.38%) German Language
8 5 (1.38%) Italian Language
8 5 (1.38%) Electronics
9 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.55%) Military
11 2 (0.55%) Front Office
11 2 (0.55%) Legal
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 141 (38.84%) Developer
2 42 (11.57%) Analyst
3 33 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 29 (7.99%) Front-End Developer
5 28 (7.71%) Java Developer
6 22 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (5.51%) Architect
8 19 (5.23%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.13%) C++ Developer
9 15 (4.13%) ScrumMaster
9 15 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) Agile Project Manager
11 12 (3.31%) Designer
12 10 (2.75%) Operations Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Web Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Senior Web Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Graphics Developer
13 9 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (23.69%) HTML
2 71 (19.56%) HTML5
3 61 (16.80%) CSS
4 46 (12.67%) CSS3
5 40 (11.02%) jQuery
6 26 (7.16%) Backbone.js
6 26 (7.16%) XML
7 17 (4.68%) REST
8 16 (4.41%) .NET
9 15 (4.13%) Spring
9 15 (4.13%) JSON
10 14 (3.86%) AngularJS
10 14 (3.86%) Web Services
11 11 (3.03%) SOAP
12 10 (2.75%) Flash
12 10 (2.75%) Sass
13 9 (2.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 8 (2.20%) RESTful
14 8 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
15 7 (1.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.36%) Online Games
2 32 (8.82%) User Experience
3 28 (7.71%) Streaming Video
4 20 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.68%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.13%) iPad
6 15 (4.13%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.86%) STB
8 12 (3.31%) IPTV
8 12 (3.31%) Animation
8 12 (3.31%) iPhone
8 12 (3.31%) Over-the-Top Content
9 10 (2.75%) PlayStation
9 10 (2.75%) Xbox
9 10 (2.75%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.48%) Chromecast
10 9 (2.48%) Apple TV
10 9 (2.48%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.93%) Social Media
11 7 (1.93%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.02%) Linux
2 35 (9.64%) Apple iOS
3 33 (9.09%) Android
4 28 (7.71%) Windows
5 11 (3.03%) UNIX
5 11 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.20%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.93%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (24.52%) TDD
3 83 (22.87%) Scrum
4 40 (11.02%) E-Commerce
5 35 (9.64%) BDD
6 33 (9.09%) DevOps
7 29 (7.99%) OO
8 28 (7.71%) Software Engineering
8 28 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (7.44%) Mentoring
9 27 (7.44%) User Stories
10 23 (6.34%) Responsive Web Design
10 23 (6.34%) Kanban
11 20 (5.51%) Test Automation
12 19 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.68%) Project Management
14 16 (4.41%) Coaching
15 15 (4.13%) Automated Testing
16 14 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (3.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (20.94%) JavaScript
2 65 (17.91%) Java
3 42 (11.57%) SQL
4 34 (9.37%) C++
5 23 (6.34%) C#
6 20 (5.51%) Python
7 18 (4.96%) Ruby
8 15 (4.13%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.58%) Perl
10 9 (2.48%) PHP
11 7 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.65%) ActionScript
13 5 (1.38%) Scala
13 5 (1.38%) Lua
14 4 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.55%) VBScript
15 2 (0.55%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.55%) Spark SQL
16 1 (0.28%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.31%) Degree
2 5 (1.38%) CISSP
2 5 (1.38%) GIAC
3 4 (1.10%) GCIA
3 4 (1.10%) GCIH
3 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.55%) CCIE
4 2 (0.55%) CCNA
4 2 (0.55%) CISMP
4 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.28%) CISA
5 1 (0.28%) CISM
5 1 (0.28%) APMP
5 1 (0.28%) CRISC
5 1 (0.28%) GCED
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.28%) ISEB
5 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.71%) QA
2 5 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.55%) MiFID
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) GCP
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.65%) Docker
2 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.83%) Snort
4 2 (0.55%) HDFS
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (6.06%) Puppet
2 21 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.48%) HAProxy
4 8 (2.20%) Ansible
5 7 (1.93%) Nagios
6 4 (1.10%) Mesos
7 2 (0.55%) MOM
7 2 (0.55%) SCCM
7 2 (0.55%) SCOM
7 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.55%) SCSM
8 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.13%) Oracle
3 10 (2.75%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.75%) Apple
3 10 (2.75%) Barracuda Networks
4 9 (2.48%) Roku
5 8 (2.20%) Perforce
5 8 (2.20%) Adobe
6 5 (1.38%) Cisco
7 4 (1.10%) Facebook
8 3 (0.83%) Tableau
8 3 (0.83%) Endeca
8 3 (0.83%) Google
8 3 (0.83%) SAP
9 2 (0.55%) HP
9 2 (0.55%) VMware
9 2 (0.55%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec
9 2 (0.55%) hybris
9 2 (0.55%) F5
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