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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 172 180 161
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing Games 296 314 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.24% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.70% 2.48% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 217 223
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% -21.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+109.28% -22.22%
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
10958 12642 12948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.10% 50.07% 52.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 8939 8978
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 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 159 210
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £47.00 £51.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 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 October 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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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 -21 52 £375 +7.14% 40
Harrow - 4 £288 - 2
Hammersmith -4 2 £473 +18.25% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £175 -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 254 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (31.75%) Online Games
3 136 (23.99%) Scrum
4 118 (20.81%) Java
5 116 (20.46%) JavaScript
6 111 (19.58%) TDD
7 98 (17.28%) SQL
8 88 (15.52%) HTML
9 84 (14.81%) Linux
10 70 (12.35%) Finance
11 69 (12.17%) MySQL
12 68 (11.99%) Oracle
12 68 (11.99%) CSS
13 64 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (10.23%) Python
15 56 (9.88%) Marketing
16 55 (9.70%) QA
17 54 (9.52%) Degree
18 53 (9.35%) Git (software)
18 53 (9.35%) HTML5
18 53 (9.35%) User Experience
19 52 (9.17%) jQuery
20 47 (8.29%) Project Management
21 46 (8.11%) Ruby
22 45 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
22 45 (7.94%) E-Commerce
22 45 (7.94%) Web Services
22 45 (7.94%) ETL
22 45 (7.94%) User Stories
23 44 (7.76%) Analytics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (6.17%) Apache
2 19 (3.35%) Node.js
3 15 (2.65%) CMS
4 11 (1.94%) IBM Notes
4 11 (1.94%) Drupal
5 10 (1.76%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.59%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.41%) nginx
8 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.06%) JBoss
9 5 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (0.88%) Mule
10 3 (0.53%) WordPress
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (3.70%) Photoshop
2 18 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.12%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.88%) Maya
7 4 (0.71%) InDesign
8 3 (0.53%) SPSS
8 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.53%) MS Office
8 3 (0.53%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.35%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.18%) MS Project
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.18%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.18%) Mudbox
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (2.29%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.71%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Siebel Analytics
3 3 (0.53%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.88%) Office 365
3 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.53%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) Responsys
5 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.17%) DNS
3 17 (3.00%) Internet
4 14 (2.47%) HTTP
5 13 (2.29%) LDAP
6 9 (1.59%) MVNO
7 8 (1.41%) SAN
8 7 (1.23%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.06%) tcpdump
9 6 (1.06%) Wireshark
9 6 (1.06%) Firewall
10 5 (0.88%) SSL
11 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (0.71%) NAS
11 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.71%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (0.71%) NetScreen
12 3 (0.53%) SMS
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.17%) MySQL
2 42 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.64%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 21 (3.70%) QlikView
6 17 (3.00%) OLTP
6 17 (3.00%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.47%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.94%) OLAP
9 10 (1.76%) Redis
9 10 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
9 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.76%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.94%) Jasmine
3 22 (3.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 20 (3.53%) Subversion
5 18 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 18 (3.17%) Selenium
6 12 (2.12%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.94%) JUnit
8 10 (1.76%) JIRA
9 9 (1.59%) JMeter
9 9 (1.59%) Axure RP
9 9 (1.59%) Grunt
10 8 (1.41%) PHPUnit
10 8 (1.41%) Maven
11 7 (1.23%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.06%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.71%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
14 3 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (12.35%) Finance
2 56 (9.88%) Marketing
3 36 (6.35%) Retail
4 25 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.88%) Banking
6 14 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.94%) Danish Language
8 10 (1.76%) Advertising
9 9 (1.59%) Publishing
9 9 (1.59%) Legal
10 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
10 5 (0.88%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) iGaming
11 4 (0.71%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 243 (42.86%) Developer
2 68 (11.99%) Analyst
3 35 (6.17%) Java Developer
4 33 (5.82%) Project Manager
4 33 (5.82%) Business Analyst
5 28 (4.94%) Designer
6 26 (4.59%) Python Developer
7 22 (3.88%) Consultant
8 21 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 19 (3.35%) ScrumMaster
9 19 (3.35%) Programmer
9 19 (3.35%) Web Developer
10 17 (3.00%) Front-End Developer
10 17 (3.00%) Python/Django Developer
11 15 (2.65%) Games Developer
11 15 (2.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 14 (2.47%) Architect
13 13 (2.29%) iOS Developer
14 12 (2.12%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (15.52%) HTML
2 68 (11.99%) CSS
3 53 (9.35%) HTML5
4 52 (9.17%) jQuery
5 45 (7.94%) Web Services
6 43 (7.58%) XML
7 36 (6.35%) CSS3
8 31 (5.47%) RESTful
9 25 (4.41%) Spring
10 24 (4.23%) Django
10 24 (4.23%) Gherkin
11 23 (4.06%) JSON
11 23 (4.06%) Flash
12 22 (3.88%) REST
12 22 (3.88%) AngularJS
13 20 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
14 19 (3.35%) .NET
15 16 (2.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 16 (2.82%) Hibernate
16 14 (2.47%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 180 (31.75%) Online Games
2 53 (9.35%) User Experience
3 34 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 34 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.41%) Data Integration
5 23 (4.06%) Digital Media
6 22 (3.88%) Social Media
7 18 (3.17%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.00%) Social Gaming
9 15 (2.65%) New Media
10 14 (2.47%) Visualisation
10 14 (2.47%) Video on Demand
11 13 (2.29%) Blog
12 12 (2.12%) Open Source
13 11 (1.94%) Mobile Games
13 11 (1.94%) iPhone
14 10 (1.76%) iPad
14 10 (1.76%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.76%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.81%) Linux
2 43 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 37 (6.53%) UNIX
3 37 (6.53%) Windows
4 28 (4.94%) Android
5 16 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.12%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.76%) CentOS
8 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (23.99%) Scrum
3 111 (19.58%) TDD
4 64 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (8.29%) Project Management
6 45 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (7.94%) E-Commerce
6 45 (7.94%) ETL
6 45 (7.94%) User Stories
7 44 (7.76%) Analytics
7 44 (7.76%) OO
8 37 (6.53%) Data Modelling
8 37 (6.53%) Kanban
8 37 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 35 (6.17%) Automated Testing
10 33 (5.82%) BDD
10 33 (5.82%) ITIL
11 28 (4.94%) CRM
12 27 (4.76%) MVC
12 27 (4.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 118 (20.81%) Java
2 116 (20.46%) JavaScript
3 98 (17.28%) SQL
4 58 (10.23%) Python
5 46 (8.11%) Ruby
6 42 (7.41%) C#
7 40 (7.05%) PHP
8 28 (4.94%) PL/SQL
8 28 (4.94%) C++
9 17 (3.00%) Scala
10 16 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 15 (2.65%) ActionScript
12 11 (1.94%) C
12 11 (1.94%) ActionScript 3.0
13 10 (1.76%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.59%) Perl
15 8 (1.41%) PHP5
16 7 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.23%) Lua
17 6 (1.06%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 54 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (0.71%) CCNP
4 3 (0.53%) CISA
4 3 (0.53%) CISM
4 3 (0.53%) ISEB
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.53%) CISSP
4 3 (0.53%) MCSE
4 3 (0.53%) CRISC
5 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.35%) RHCE
5 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.18%) CCIE
6 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.18%) MCITP
6 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.70%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) SLA
3 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) EMIR
4 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 15 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.76%) Xen
3 7 (1.23%) NFS
3 7 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.53%) XenServer
5 3 (0.53%) Varnish
6 2 (0.35%) vCloud
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.17%) Puppet
3 15 (2.65%) Nagios
4 11 (1.94%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.41%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.41%) Opsview
6 5 (0.88%) SCOM
6 5 (0.88%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.53%) SCCM
9 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.18%) RANCID
Vendors
1 68 (11.99%) Oracle
2 41 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.53%) Netezza
4 17 (3.00%) Ab Initio
5 15 (2.65%) Tableau
6 14 (2.47%) Google
6 14 (2.47%) Teradata
7 11 (1.94%) Lotus
8 10 (1.76%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.76%) Adobe
9 9 (1.59%) VMware
9 9 (1.59%) Veritas
9 9 (1.59%) Zend
10 8 (1.41%) Splunk
10 8 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.41%) Citrix
10 8 (1.41%) Cisco
11 7 (1.23%) Infoblox
12 6 (1.06%) Dell
13 5 (0.88%) NetApp
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