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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 189 220 162
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -58
Contract jobs citing Games 267 223 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 0.99% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.90% 2.17% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 173 210
Median daily rate £445 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.92 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+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
9212 10299 10612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.90% 45.83% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6642 7207 7826
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 119
Median hourly rate £22.84 £24.62 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +14.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £13.59 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-15.12% +10.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 43 £488 -2.50% 15
Hounslow -1 1 £450 -
Hammersmith -7 1 £425 -9.09% 1
Westminster - 1 £388 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - - 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Games.

1 185 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (23.75%) Java
3 104 (21.67%) JavaScript
4 89 (18.54%) HTML
5 80 (16.67%) CSS
6 77 (16.04%) TDD
7 68 (14.17%) Scrum
8 65 (13.54%) User Experience
9 64 (13.33%) HTML5
10 62 (12.92%) C++
11 60 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 58 (12.08%) C#
13 57 (11.88%) Git (software)
14 53 (11.04%) AngularJS
15 51 (10.63%) SQL
16 49 (10.21%) DevOps
17 48 (10.00%) Front End Development
18 47 (9.79%) CSS3
18 47 (9.79%) Finance
18 47 (9.79%) E-Commerce
18 47 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (9.17%) Online Games
19 44 (9.17%) .NET
20 43 (8.96%) React
21 42 (8.75%) Node.js
21 42 (8.75%) Python
22 41 (8.54%) Degree
22 41 (8.54%) Game Development
23 40 (8.33%) Linux
24 39 (8.13%) Web Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.71%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.50%) CMS
3 11 (2.29%) Confluence
4 6 (1.25%) Apache
4 6 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.63%) Drupal
6 3 (0.63%) SAS
6 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.42%) CoreMedia CMS
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.42%) Jetty
7 2 (0.42%) nginx
7 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.79%) Photoshop
2 20 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (3.33%) MS Excel
4 10 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.46%) MS Office
7 6 (1.25%) SketchUp
8 5 (1.04%) InDesign
8 5 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.83%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.83%) InVision
10 3 (0.63%) MS Project
11 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.21%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.21%) Maya
12 1 (0.21%) MotionBuilder
12 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
1 1 (0.21%) Radian6
1 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.00%) GitHub
3 12 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 8 (1.67%) Route 53
7 6 (1.25%) G Suite
7 6 (1.25%) Slack
8 5 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (1.04%) Trello
9 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.83%) Heroku
10 3 (0.63%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.63%) Google Play
11 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.67%) DNS
2 5 (1.04%) DHCP
2 5 (1.04%) Internet
2 5 (1.04%) LDAP
2 5 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.83%) HTTP
3 4 (0.83%) LAN
3 4 (0.83%) Network Security
3 4 (0.83%) SNMP
3 4 (0.83%) Softphone
3 4 (0.83%) VoIP
4 3 (0.63%) FCoE
4 3 (0.63%) iSCSI
4 3 (0.63%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.63%) NAS
4 3 (0.63%) SAN
4 3 (0.63%) SSL
4 3 (0.63%) VPN
4 3 (0.63%) WAN
5 2 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.38%) MySQL
2 18 (3.75%) Big Data
3 14 (2.92%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.46%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.04%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.04%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.83%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.63%) Power BI
11 3 (0.63%) Redis
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.29%) JIRA
3 31 (6.46%) gulp
4 28 (5.83%) Grunt
5 26 (5.42%) Jenkins
6 18 (3.75%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.71%) Jasmine
8 12 (2.50%) Mocha
9 11 (2.29%) Selenium
10 10 (2.08%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.67%) Bower
11 8 (1.67%) Maven
12 7 (1.46%) webpack
13 6 (1.25%) Geb
14 5 (1.04%) Ant
14 5 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.04%) GitLab
14 5 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.04%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (9.79%) Finance
2 38 (7.92%) Retail
3 35 (7.29%) Banking
4 33 (6.88%) Marketing
5 26 (5.42%) Telecoms
6 24 (5.00%) Advertising
7 15 (3.13%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.50%) Back Office
9 9 (1.88%) Online Betting
9 9 (1.88%) Publishing
10 8 (1.67%) Multimedia
11 7 (1.46%) Legal
12 5 (1.04%) Electronics
13 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.21%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
14 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 222 (46.25%) Developer
2 51 (10.63%) Analyst
3 35 (7.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 34 (7.08%) Senior Developer
5 31 (6.46%) Designer
6 28 (5.83%) Java Developer
7 27 (5.63%) Games Developer
8 24 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 19 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (3.75%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.75%) Web Developer
11 17 (3.54%) C++ Developer
12 16 (3.33%) iOS Developer
12 16 (3.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 15 (3.13%) C# Developer
14 13 (2.71%) Angular Developer
14 13 (2.71%) Architect
14 13 (2.71%) UI Designer
15 10 (2.08%) Games Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (18.54%) HTML
2 80 (16.67%) CSS
3 64 (13.33%) HTML5
4 60 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 53 (11.04%) AngularJS
6 47 (9.79%) CSS3
7 44 (9.17%) .NET
8 43 (8.96%) React
9 42 (8.75%) Node.js
10 39 (8.13%) REST
11 29 (6.04%) RESTful
12 28 (5.83%) Web Services
13 25 (5.21%) Backbone.js
13 25 (5.21%) Spring
14 20 (4.17%) JSON
15 19 (3.96%) jQuery
16 16 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (2.71%) Ruby on Rails
18 12 (2.50%) Hibernate
18 12 (2.50%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.54%) User Experience
2 44 (9.17%) Online Games
3 29 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.79%) Mathematics
6 20 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.13%) Mobile Games
8 11 (2.29%) Spread Betting
9 10 (2.08%) Animation
9 10 (2.08%) EPoS
10 9 (1.88%) FMCG
11 8 (1.67%) STB
12 7 (1.46%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (1.46%) Digital Media
12 7 (1.46%) Social Gaming
12 7 (1.46%) Video on Demand
13 6 (1.25%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.25%) iPhone
13 6 (1.25%) Social Media
14 5 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.33%) Linux
2 31 (6.46%) Apple iOS
3 25 (5.21%) Android
4 23 (4.79%) Windows
5 20 (4.17%) Unix
6 6 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (16.04%) TDD
3 68 (14.17%) Scrum
4 49 (10.21%) DevOps
5 48 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 47 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (9.79%) E-Commerce
7 41 (8.54%) Game Development
8 39 (8.13%) Web Development
9 34 (7.08%) Software Engineering
10 32 (6.67%) OO
11 30 (6.25%) BDD
12 27 (5.63%) Business Analysis
13 25 (5.21%) Analytics
13 25 (5.21%) User Stories
14 23 (4.79%) Responsive Web Design
15 22 (4.58%) Kanban
15 22 (4.58%) Unit Testing
16 21 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (23.75%) Java
2 104 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 62 (12.92%) C++
4 58 (12.08%) C#
5 51 (10.63%) SQL
6 42 (8.75%) Python
7 28 (5.83%) Objective-C
7 28 (5.83%) Ruby
8 24 (5.00%) Scala
9 18 (3.75%) Apple Swift
10 11 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.29%) C
10 11 (2.29%) ES6
11 10 (2.08%) Go
11 10 (2.08%) PHP
11 10 (2.08%) R
12 9 (1.88%) ActionScript
13 7 (1.46%) Groovy
14 6 (1.25%) Perl
14 6 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (8.54%) Degree
2 14 (2.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.04%) ISEB
5 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.63%) MBA
6 3 (0.63%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.42%) CISSP
7 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.42%) MCP
7 2 (0.42%) MCSE
7 2 (0.42%) PhD
7 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CCNA
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CISM
8 1 (0.21%) GIAC
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.29%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.42%) SDET
3 2 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (5.63%) Docker
2 7 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.83%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.83%) KVM
3 4 (0.83%) NFS
3 4 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.63%) vSphere
5 2 (0.42%) Xen
5 2 (0.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) Gluster
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) IAG
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) Squid
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (4.58%) Ansible
2 20 (4.17%) Puppet
3 14 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.67%) Nagios
5 5 (1.04%) SCCM
6 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.63%) logstash
8 2 (0.42%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.42%) Kibana
8 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.42%) Terraform
8 2 (0.42%) vRealize
8 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 2 (0.42%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.21%) Nessus
9 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.21%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 29 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.17%) Adobe
3 17 (3.54%) VMware
4 14 (2.92%) Google
5 12 (2.50%) Apple
6 8 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.46%) Apigee
7 7 (1.46%) Oracle
8 6 (1.25%) HP
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco
9 5 (1.04%) Citrix
9 5 (1.04%) SAP
9 5 (1.04%) Symantec
10 4 (0.83%) Facebook
11 3 (0.63%) NetApp
11 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.63%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.63%) Tableau
11 3 (0.63%) Zend
12 2 (0.42%) EMC
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