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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 173 194 156
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -38
Contract jobs citing Games 297 293 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.21% 1.17% 1.29%
As % of the General category 2.70% 2.30% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 199 234
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £92.00 £38.75 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.41% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £37.75 £50.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.40 £39.75 £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
11019 12735 13522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.99% 50.67% 52.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7766 8967 9260
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 £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 175 249
Average hourly rate £20.13 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +19 55 £400 +6.66% 30
Harrow +5 4 £288 -
Hammersmith -7 2 £451 +24.93% 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 2
Croydon - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 245 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (31.47%) Online Games
3 125 (22.48%) Scrum
4 112 (20.14%) Java
5 105 (18.88%) JavaScript
6 95 (17.09%) TDD
7 88 (15.83%) SQL
8 83 (14.93%) HTML
9 80 (14.39%) Linux
10 69 (12.41%) Finance
11 67 (12.05%) CSS
12 66 (11.87%) MySQL
13 62 (11.15%) Oracle
13 62 (11.15%) User Experience
14 56 (10.07%) Python
15 54 (9.71%) HTML5
16 53 (9.53%) E-Commerce
17 52 (9.35%) QA
18 51 (9.17%) Web Services
18 51 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
19 50 (8.99%) Marketing
20 49 (8.81%) Degree
20 49 (8.81%) jQuery
20 49 (8.81%) Ruby
20 49 (8.81%) PHP
21 46 (8.27%) Project Management
22 45 (8.09%) Analytics
23 42 (7.55%) Git (software)
23 42 (7.55%) Microsoft
24 41 (7.37%) ETL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (5.76%) Apache
2 24 (4.32%) Node.js
3 18 (3.24%) CMS
4 13 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 12 (2.16%) nginx
6 11 (1.98%) IBM Notes
6 11 (1.98%) Drupal
7 9 (1.62%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.08%) Mule
9 6 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.36%) Confluence
12 2 (0.36%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (3.60%) Photoshop
2 19 (3.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (1.98%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.80%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.90%) MS Office
7 4 (0.72%) Maya
7 4 (0.72%) InDesign
8 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.36%) SPSS
9 2 (0.36%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.18%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.18%) Mudbox
10 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.34%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.90%) SiteCatalyst
3 4 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.54%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.36%) Tridion
6 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.90%) GitHub
3 4 (0.72%) Office 365
3 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.36%) Responsys
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.24%) DNS
3 14 (2.52%) HTTP
4 13 (2.34%) Internet
4 13 (2.34%) LDAP
5 8 (1.44%) SAN
6 7 (1.26%) iSCSI
7 6 (1.08%) MVNO
8 5 (0.90%) tcpdump
8 5 (0.90%) Firewall
8 5 (0.90%) SSL
8 5 (0.90%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.72%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.72%) Intranet
9 4 (0.72%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.72%) NAS
10 3 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.87%) MySQL
2 39 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.76%) NoSQL
4 24 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (3.24%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.24%) QlikView
5 18 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.06%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (3.06%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.70%) OLTP
8 13 (2.34%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.16%) OLAP
10 11 (1.98%) Redis
11 9 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.44%) Big Data
12 8 (1.44%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.26%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.78%) Jasmine
3 19 (3.42%) Cucumber
4 18 (3.24%) Subversion
5 16 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
6 15 (2.70%) Selenium
7 13 (2.34%) JIRA
8 11 (1.98%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.98%) JUnit
9 9 (1.62%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.62%) Maven
10 8 (1.44%) PHPUnit
11 7 (1.26%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.26%) JMeter
12 6 (1.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 6 (1.08%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.72%) Grunt
14 3 (0.54%) ProtoShare
14 3 (0.54%) FishEye
14 3 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
General
1 69 (12.41%) Finance
2 50 (8.99%) Marketing
3 34 (6.12%) Retail
4 24 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.14%) Banking
6 14 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.98%) Danish Language
8 9 (1.62%) Legal
9 7 (1.26%) Advertising
9 7 (1.26%) Electronics
10 6 (1.08%) Back Office
10 6 (1.08%) Publishing
10 6 (1.08%) iGaming
11 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.54%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.36%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 224 (40.29%) Developer
2 66 (11.87%) Analyst
3 38 (6.83%) Project Manager
4 33 (5.94%) Java Developer
4 33 (5.94%) Business Analyst
5 30 (5.40%) Designer
6 21 (3.78%) Front-End Developer
7 20 (3.60%) Python Developer
8 19 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
8 19 (3.42%) Consultant
9 18 (3.24%) Programmer
10 17 (3.06%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 16 (2.88%) Web Developer
12 15 (2.70%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.34%) iOS Developer
13 13 (2.34%) Architect
13 13 (2.34%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (2.16%) ScrumMaster
14 12 (2.16%) Games Programmer
14 12 (2.16%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.93%) HTML
2 67 (12.05%) CSS
3 54 (9.71%) HTML5
4 51 (9.17%) Web Services
5 49 (8.81%) jQuery
6 41 (7.37%) XML
7 39 (7.01%) RESTful
8 38 (6.83%) CSS3
9 25 (4.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 22 (3.96%) Spring
10 22 (3.96%) AngularJS
11 21 (3.78%) REST
11 21 (3.78%) JSON
12 20 (3.60%) Gherkin
13 19 (3.42%) Flash
14 18 (3.24%) .NET
15 16 (2.88%) Django
15 16 (2.88%) Backbone.js
16 15 (2.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 15 (2.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 175 (31.47%) Online Games
2 62 (11.15%) User Experience
3 36 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.94%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.96%) Social Media
6 20 (3.60%) Data Integration
7 18 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.24%) Digital Media
8 17 (3.06%) New Media
8 17 (3.06%) Open Source
8 17 (3.06%) Video on Demand
9 15 (2.70%) Social Gaming
10 14 (2.52%) Blog
11 13 (2.34%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.16%) Mobile Games
13 10 (1.80%) iPhone
14 9 (1.62%) iPad
14 9 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (1.44%) Spread Betting
15 8 (1.44%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 80 (14.39%) Linux
2 38 (6.83%) Apple iOS
3 36 (6.47%) UNIX
4 29 (5.22%) Windows
5 25 (4.50%) Android
6 18 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.16%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.98%) CentOS
9 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (22.48%) Scrum
3 95 (17.09%) TDD
4 53 (9.53%) E-Commerce
5 51 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (8.27%) Project Management
7 45 (8.09%) Analytics
8 41 (7.37%) ETL
9 40 (7.19%) User Stories
10 37 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 34 (6.12%) BDD
12 34 (6.12%) Data Modelling
13 33 (5.94%) OO
13 33 (5.94%) DevOps
14 29 (5.22%) ITIL
15 27 (4.86%) Automated Testing
16 26 (4.68%) Kanban
16 26 (4.68%) Web Development
17 24 (4.32%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 112 (20.14%) Java
2 105 (18.88%) JavaScript
3 88 (15.83%) SQL
4 56 (10.07%) Python
5 49 (8.81%) Ruby
5 49 (8.81%) PHP
6 37 (6.65%) C#
7 29 (5.22%) C++
8 25 (4.50%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.88%) Scala
10 11 (1.98%) Perl
11 10 (1.80%) C
12 9 (1.62%) ActionScript
13 8 (1.44%) PHP5
14 7 (1.26%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.08%) Lua
16 5 (0.90%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 49 (8.81%) Degree
2 7 (1.26%) ISEB
3 5 (0.90%) CISA
3 5 (0.90%) CISSP
4 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.72%) CCNP
4 4 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.54%) CRISC
5 3 (0.54%) CISM
5 3 (0.54%) MCSE
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.54%) RHCE
5 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.36%) ISACA
6 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.18%) VCP5
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.35%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
3 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.80%) Xen
3 7 (1.26%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.26%) NFS
3 7 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.90%) Varnish
4 5 (0.90%) vCloud
5 3 (0.54%) XenServer
5 3 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.18%) Docker
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 26 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (3.42%) Puppet
3 15 (2.70%) Nagios
4 11 (1.98%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.44%) Opsview
5 8 (1.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.44%) Cobbler
6 7 (1.26%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.90%) SCOM
8 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.54%) SCCM
10 1 (0.18%) RANCID
10 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.18%) Ansible
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.18%) Cacti
10 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 62 (11.15%) Oracle
2 42 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.42%) Netezza
4 13 (2.34%) Teradata
5 12 (2.16%) Google
5 12 (2.16%) Ab Initio
6 11 (1.98%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.98%) VMware
6 11 (1.98%) Lotus
7 10 (1.80%) Zend
7 10 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.62%) JBoss
8 9 (1.62%) Veritas
9 8 (1.44%) Citrix
9 8 (1.44%) Adobe
9 8 (1.44%) Cisco
9 8 (1.44%) Splunk
9 8 (1.44%) 29West
10 7 (1.26%) Infoblox
11 6 (1.08%) Dell
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Rate: £250 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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London
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
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West London
Experis Ltd
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Digital Gurus
Rate: £380 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
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Endemol UK
Rate: Up to £25,500 per annum
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London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £475 per day + competitive
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Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per annum £competitive
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per annum
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West London
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Rate: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata
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London
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Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
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