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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 200 201 191
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Games 235 247 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.02% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.31% 2.22% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 131 169
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
10170 11137 11236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.60% 45.98% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7160 7818 7998
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 189 126
Average hourly rate £19.72 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -4 32 £350 -6.66% 44
Canary Wharf - 4 £438 -
Harrow - 3 £300 -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 223 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (28.85%) Online Games
3 126 (24.56%) HTML
4 120 (23.39%) TDD
5 115 (22.42%) Java
6 112 (21.83%) JavaScript
7 98 (19.10%) Scrum
8 95 (18.52%) CSS
9 87 (16.96%) SQL
10 83 (16.18%) Finance
10 83 (16.18%) HTML5
11 70 (13.65%) Linux
12 64 (12.48%) QA
13 62 (12.09%) OO
14 55 (10.72%) E-Commerce
15 53 (10.33%) Oracle
16 52 (10.14%) Degree
17 51 (9.94%) CSS3
18 50 (9.75%) jQuery
19 48 (9.36%) Firewall
20 47 (9.16%) Web Services
21 46 (8.97%) Windows
22 45 (8.77%) BDD
22 45 (8.77%) MongoDB
23 44 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
24 43 (8.38%) DevOps
25 42 (8.19%) Python
26 40 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
27 38 (7.41%) REST
28 37 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (7.02%) Node.js
2 27 (5.26%) Apache
3 18 (3.51%) nginx
4 16 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.95%) Adobe CQ
5 10 (1.95%) SAS
6 9 (1.75%) IIS
6 9 (1.75%) JBoss
6 9 (1.75%) Confluence
7 8 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.36%) CMS
9 5 (0.97%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.78%) Jetty
10 4 (0.78%) WordPress
10 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.39%) Drupal
13 1 (0.19%) Magnolia
Applications
1 13 (2.53%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.75%) Shockwave
4 6 (1.17%) Maya
5 5 (0.97%) MS Office
6 3 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.39%) Edge Animate
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.39%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) InDesign
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) EViews
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) SiteCatalyst
2 4 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.17%) SaaS
4 5 (0.97%) PaaS
4 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.97%) IaaS
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.19%) Route 53
6 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.36%) Firewall
2 28 (5.46%) Network Security
3 15 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (2.92%) OSPF
3 15 (2.92%) BGP
4 14 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.73%) MPLS
5 13 (2.53%) DNS
6 12 (2.34%) VPN
6 12 (2.34%) WAN
6 12 (2.34%) TACACS
6 12 (2.34%) IPsec
7 11 (2.14%) NetScreen
7 11 (2.14%) VoIP
7 11 (2.14%) HTTP
8 9 (1.75%) Internet
9 8 (1.56%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.56%) DMZ
9 8 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.77%) MongoDB
2 37 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 26 (5.07%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.07%) MySQL
5 25 (4.87%) Big Data
6 23 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (2.92%) CouchDB
8 15 (2.92%) OLTP
9 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.17%) Redis
12 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.97%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.97%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.97%) SQL Server
13 4 (0.78%) OLAP
13 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (6.63%) Grunt
2 25 (4.87%) Selenium
2 25 (4.87%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.09%) Subversion
5 17 (3.31%) Cucumber
6 16 (3.12%) WebDriver
6 16 (3.12%) Maven
7 15 (2.92%) Axure RP
8 14 (2.73%) JIRA
9 9 (1.75%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.56%) JMeter
11 7 (1.36%) Ant
11 7 (1.36%) nodeunit
12 5 (0.97%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.78%) FishEye
13 4 (0.78%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.78%) Xcode
General
1 83 (16.18%) Finance
2 34 (6.63%) Marketing
3 30 (5.85%) Retail
4 16 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.53%) Banking
6 11 (2.14%) Advertising
7 8 (1.56%) iGaming
8 7 (1.36%) Online Betting
8 7 (1.36%) Publishing
8 7 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.36%) Electronics
9 5 (0.97%) Legal
10 4 (0.78%) Law
10 4 (0.78%) Interactive Media
11 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.58%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (37.23%) Developer
2 47 (9.16%) Analyst
3 42 (8.19%) Java Developer
4 36 (7.02%) Architect
5 34 (6.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 33 (6.43%) Project Manager
7 27 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.07%) Front-End Developer
9 25 (4.87%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.29%) Web Developer
11 20 (3.90%) Designer
11 20 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.31%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.73%) ScrumMaster
15 13 (2.53%) UX Designer
16 12 (2.34%) Consultant
17 11 (2.14%) Tester
17 11 (2.14%) QA Engineer
18 10 (1.95%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (24.56%) HTML
2 95 (18.52%) CSS
3 83 (16.18%) HTML5
4 51 (9.94%) CSS3
5 50 (9.75%) jQuery
6 47 (9.16%) Web Services
7 38 (7.41%) REST
8 35 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 31 (6.04%) Backbone.js
10 28 (5.46%) SOAP
11 25 (4.87%) XML
12 24 (4.68%) Spring
13 19 (3.70%) Flash
14 17 (3.31%) .NET
14 17 (3.31%) RESTful
14 17 (3.31%) Sass
15 16 (3.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 15 (2.92%) JSON
17 11 (2.14%) XML-RPC
18 10 (1.95%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 148 (28.85%) Online Games
2 37 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.63%) User Experience
4 26 (5.07%) Open Source
4 26 (5.07%) Data Integration
5 24 (4.68%) Computer Science
6 22 (4.29%) Public Cloud
7 19 (3.70%) Client/Server
8 18 (3.51%) Streaming Video
8 18 (3.51%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.53%) Digital Media
10 12 (2.34%) Visualisation
10 12 (2.34%) Flash Games
11 10 (1.95%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.95%) iPhone
11 10 (1.95%) iPad
12 9 (1.75%) Xbox
13 8 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
13 8 (1.56%) Social Media
13 8 (1.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.65%) Linux
2 46 (8.97%) Windows
3 36 (7.02%) UNIX
3 36 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 30 (5.85%) Android
5 27 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.90%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.75%) CentOS
9 4 (0.78%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.58%) VMS
10 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (23.39%) TDD
3 98 (19.10%) Scrum
4 62 (12.09%) OO
5 55 (10.72%) E-Commerce
6 45 (8.77%) BDD
7 44 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (8.38%) DevOps
9 37 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
10 36 (7.02%) Software Engineering
10 36 (7.02%) Mentoring
11 35 (6.82%) Data Modelling
11 35 (6.82%) Kanban
12 31 (6.04%) ETL
12 31 (6.04%) Project Management
13 28 (5.46%) Analytics
14 27 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (5.07%) MVC
15 26 (5.07%) Test Automation
16 24 (4.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 115 (22.42%) Java
2 112 (21.83%) JavaScript
3 87 (16.96%) SQL
4 42 (8.19%) Python
5 37 (7.21%) C#
6 33 (6.43%) Ruby
7 27 (5.26%) PHP
8 23 (4.48%) PL/SQL
9 21 (4.09%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.70%) C++
10 19 (3.70%) Perl
11 10 (1.95%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.95%) Scala
12 8 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.36%) ActionScript
14 6 (1.17%) C
15 5 (0.97%) VBScript
15 5 (0.97%) ActionScript 3.0
16 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (10.14%) Degree
2 25 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (3.90%) CCIE
4 12 (2.34%) CISSP
5 8 (1.56%) ISEB
6 4 (0.78%) PMP
6 4 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.78%) GIAC
6 4 (0.78%) GCIA
6 4 (0.78%) GCIH
7 3 (0.58%) CCNP
7 3 (0.58%) CCNA
7 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.58%) CISMP
8 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.39%) GCED
8 2 (0.39%) PhD
8 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.48%) QA
2 18 (3.51%) SLA
3 9 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (1.56%) NFS
1 8 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.17%) Xen
4 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.39%) Snort
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.39%) vSphere
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.39%) vCloud
5 2 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.51%) HAProxy
2 18 (3.51%) Puppet
3 17 (3.31%) Nagios
4 6 (1.17%) Nessus
5 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (0.78%) Cobbler
5 4 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.58%) Control-M
6 3 (0.58%) Ansible
7 2 (0.39%) RANCID
7 2 (0.39%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 53 (10.33%) Oracle
2 24 (4.68%) Cisco
2 24 (4.68%) Red Hat
3 14 (2.73%) Adobe
3 14 (2.73%) Citrix
4 13 (2.53%) Juniper
4 13 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 11 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.14%) Perforce
6 10 (1.95%) F5
7 9 (1.75%) VMware
8 8 (1.56%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.56%) Apple
8 8 (1.56%) Tableau
9 7 (1.36%) SAP
9 7 (1.36%) Barracuda Networks
10 6 (1.17%) Qualys
10 6 (1.17%) Facebook
10 6 (1.17%) Splunk
11 5 (0.97%) Roku
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London / West End
Hatchster Ltd
Rate: £200-£250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London / West End
Hatchster Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Energon Global
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Central London / West End
Hatchster Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £500 - £580 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago