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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 186 166 153
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing Games 264 332 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 1.32% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.42% 2.59% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 228 217
Average daily rate
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£413 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £38.75 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+351.61% -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%
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
10904 12810 13565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.91% 50.83% 51.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7567 9051 9271
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 £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 173 230
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 +2 51 £400 +33.33% 56
Harrow 0 2 - -
Hammersmith -5 2 £451 +22.13% 1
Croydon - 2 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Chessington - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 174 (33.92%) Online Games
2 114 (22.22%) Scrum
3 106 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (20.27%) Java
5 96 (18.71%) JavaScript
6 85 (16.57%) SQL
7 83 (16.18%) TDD
8 80 (15.59%) HTML
9 71 (13.84%) Linux
10 65 (12.67%) Finance
11 64 (12.48%) CSS
12 61 (11.89%) Oracle
13 55 (10.72%) QA
14 51 (9.94%) MySQL
14 51 (9.94%) HTML5
15 50 (9.75%) E-Commerce
16 49 (9.55%) Marketing
17 48 (9.36%) Degree
17 48 (9.36%) Web Services
17 48 (9.36%) PHP
18 47 (9.16%) Project Management
19 46 (8.97%) Ruby
20 45 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
21 44 (8.58%) ETL
21 44 (8.58%) Analytics
22 42 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
23 40 (7.80%) Python
23 40 (7.80%) UNIX
24 39 (7.60%) jQuery
25 38 (7.41%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (4.48%) Apache
2 21 (4.09%) Node.js
3 16 (3.12%) CMS
4 13 (2.53%) nginx
5 11 (2.14%) IBM Notes
6 10 (1.95%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.75%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.36%) Drupal
9 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.78%) Mule
13 3 (0.58%) SAS
13 3 (0.58%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.39%) Moodle
15 1 (0.19%) TYPO3
Applications
1 19 (3.70%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (1.56%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.36%) MS Office
6 6 (1.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.78%) InDesign
8 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.58%) SPSS
8 3 (0.58%) Maya
9 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.39%) MS Project
9 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.19%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.19%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 13 (2.53%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.97%) SiteCatalyst
3 4 (0.78%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.58%) Siebel Analytics
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.39%) Tridion
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.17%) GitHub
3 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.78%) Office 365
5 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Responsys
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.12%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.92%) DNS
3 14 (2.73%) LDAP
4 13 (2.53%) HTTP
5 10 (1.95%) Internet
6 8 (1.56%) SAN
7 6 (1.17%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.97%) Firewall
9 4 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.78%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.78%) SSL
9 4 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.78%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.58%) Intranet
10 3 (0.58%) SMS
10 3 (0.58%) NAS
10 3 (0.58%) MVNO
11 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.94%) MySQL
2 42 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (6.24%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.51%) QlikView
5 18 (3.51%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.12%) OLTP
7 15 (2.92%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.34%) OLAP
10 11 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.14%) Redis
11 10 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.75%) Big Data
13 7 (1.36%) Oracle OLAP
13 7 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (1.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.90%) Subversion
3 17 (3.31%) Cucumber
4 13 (2.53%) Selenium
5 11 (2.14%) JIRA
6 10 (1.95%) Jasmine
6 10 (1.95%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.95%) PHPUnit
6 10 (1.95%) JUnit
6 10 (1.95%) Maven
7 7 (1.36%) Axure RP
8 6 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (1.17%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.97%) JMeter
9 5 (0.97%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.78%) Behat
10 4 (0.78%) Grunt
10 4 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.58%) ProtoShare
11 3 (0.58%) FishEye
General
1 65 (12.67%) Finance
2 49 (9.55%) Marketing
3 30 (5.85%) Retail
4 25 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.09%) Banking
6 12 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.14%) Danish Language
8 9 (1.75%) Advertising
9 8 (1.56%) Publishing
10 7 (1.36%) Legal
10 7 (1.36%) Electronics
11 6 (1.17%) iGaming
11 6 (1.17%) Back Office
11 6 (1.17%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.78%) Automotive
12 4 (0.78%) Billing
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 207 (40.35%) Developer
2 49 (9.55%) Analyst
3 40 (7.80%) Project Manager
4 32 (6.24%) Java Developer
4 32 (6.24%) Designer
5 27 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 23 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
7 19 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 17 (3.31%) Senior Developer
8 17 (3.31%) Programmer
8 17 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 15 (2.92%) Consultant
10 13 (2.53%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (2.34%) iOS Developer
11 12 (2.34%) Games Programmer
11 12 (2.34%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.14%) ScrumMaster
12 11 (2.14%) User Experience Designer
13 10 (1.95%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (1.95%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.59%) HTML
2 64 (12.48%) CSS
3 51 (9.94%) HTML5
4 48 (9.36%) Web Services
5 39 (7.60%) jQuery
6 36 (7.02%) XML
7 35 (6.82%) RESTful
8 34 (6.63%) CSS3
9 25 (4.87%) Ruby on Rails
10 22 (4.29%) Spring
10 22 (4.29%) JSON
11 21 (4.09%) AngularJS
12 20 (3.90%) REST
12 20 (3.90%) Flash
13 17 (3.31%) Java EE
14 15 (2.92%) Backbone.js
15 14 (2.73%) Hibernate
16 12 (2.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 12 (2.34%) Ajax
17 11 (2.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 174 (33.92%) Online Games
2 25 (4.87%) Mobile App
3 23 (4.48%) Data Integration
4 22 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.09%) Social Media
6 19 (3.70%) New Media
7 16 (3.12%) Video on Demand
7 16 (3.12%) Open Source
8 14 (2.73%) Blog
9 13 (2.53%) Social Gaming
10 12 (2.34%) iPad
10 12 (2.34%) iPhone
11 11 (2.14%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.14%) Mobile Games
12 9 (1.75%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (1.56%) W3C
14 7 (1.36%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.36%) Digital Media
15 6 (1.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 71 (13.84%) Linux
2 40 (7.80%) UNIX
3 31 (6.04%) Apple iOS
4 27 (5.26%) Android
5 20 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.51%) Windows
7 12 (2.34%) CentOS
8 9 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.39%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.22%) Scrum
2 106 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (16.18%) TDD
4 50 (9.75%) E-Commerce
5 47 (9.16%) Project Management
6 45 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (8.58%) ETL
7 44 (8.58%) Analytics
8 36 (7.02%) Data Modelling
9 35 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 34 (6.63%) User Stories
10 34 (6.63%) OO
11 33 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (6.04%) BDD
12 31 (6.04%) DevOps
13 26 (5.07%) ITIL
14 25 (4.87%) Kanban
15 24 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (4.68%) CRM
16 23 (4.48%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 104 (20.27%) Java
2 96 (18.71%) JavaScript
3 85 (16.57%) SQL
4 48 (9.36%) PHP
5 46 (8.97%) Ruby
6 40 (7.80%) Python
7 28 (5.46%) PL/SQL
8 26 (5.07%) C#
9 24 (4.68%) C++
10 16 (3.12%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.34%) Scala
11 12 (2.34%) Perl
12 11 (2.14%) C
13 9 (1.75%) ActionScript
14 7 (1.36%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.17%) ActionScript 3.0
15 6 (1.17%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.17%) PHP5
16 5 (0.97%) Lua
Qualifications
1 48 (9.36%) Degree
2 10 (1.95%) ISEB
3 7 (1.36%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.78%) CCNP
5 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.78%) RHCE
6 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.58%) MCSE
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.58%) CISSP
6 3 (0.58%) CISA
7 2 (0.39%) ISACA
7 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.39%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PhD
7 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.72%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) SLA
3 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) EMIR
4 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.75%) Xen
3 7 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.17%) vCloud
4 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.17%) NFS
5 5 (0.97%) Varnish
6 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.58%) XenServer
7 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.39%) vSphere
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.19%) Docker
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.31%) Puppet
1 17 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.34%) Nagios
3 11 (2.14%) BMC PATROL
4 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (1.56%) Cobbler
4 8 (1.56%) HAProxy
4 8 (1.56%) Opsview
5 7 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.97%) SCOM
7 4 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.58%) SCCM
9 2 (0.39%) Ansible
10 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.19%) logstash
10 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.19%) RANCID
10 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.19%) Cacti
10 1 (0.19%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 61 (11.89%) Oracle
2 38 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.09%) Netezza
4 14 (2.73%) Teradata
5 13 (2.53%) Ab Initio
6 12 (2.34%) VMware
6 12 (2.34%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.34%) Zend
7 11 (2.14%) Lotus
8 10 (1.95%) JBoss
9 9 (1.75%) Veritas
9 9 (1.75%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.56%) Splunk
10 8 (1.56%) 29West
10 8 (1.56%) Citrix
10 8 (1.56%) Adobe
10 8 (1.56%) Cisco
11 7 (1.36%) Google
11 7 (1.36%) Infoblox
11 7 (1.36%) Tableau
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