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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 226 191 202
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +11
Contract jobs citing Games 187 244 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.84% 1.08% 0.96%
As % of the General category 1.83% 2.37% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 124 163
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -4.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +114.28%
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
10245 10316 11299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.22% 45.59% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7303 7357 7896
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 140 158
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.58 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.14% -21.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 May 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 22 May 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 28 £298 -17.36% 24
Hammersmith - 9 £448 -
Harrow - 1 £300 -
Hounslow - 1 £650 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 192 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (24.27%) HTML
3 101 (22.70%) Online Games
4 92 (20.67%) Java
5 89 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 89 (20.00%) TDD
6 80 (17.98%) CSS
7 78 (17.53%) HTML5
8 74 (16.63%) Scrum
9 71 (15.96%) Finance
10 61 (13.71%) SQL
11 57 (12.81%) Linux
12 54 (12.13%) E-Commerce
13 52 (11.69%) CSS3
14 49 (11.01%) jQuery
15 48 (10.79%) QA
16 46 (10.34%) Firewall
17 43 (9.66%) OO
18 42 (9.44%) Windows
19 41 (9.21%) BDD
20 39 (8.76%) Apple iOS
20 39 (8.76%) DevOps
20 39 (8.76%) Python
21 37 (8.31%) Degree
22 36 (8.09%) Marketing
22 36 (8.09%) Software Engineering
22 36 (8.09%) Android
22 36 (8.09%) Node.js
23 35 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
23 35 (7.87%) C#

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.09%) Node.js
2 17 (3.82%) Apache
3 12 (2.70%) IIS
4 11 (2.47%) nginx
4 11 (2.47%) SAS
5 9 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.80%) JBoss
7 7 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.57%) Confluence
8 6 (1.35%) CMS
9 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.90%) Jetty
10 3 (0.67%) WordPress
10 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (2.47%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.02%) Shockwave
4 7 (1.57%) Maya
5 5 (1.12%) MS Office
5 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.90%) MS Excel
7 2 (0.45%) Edge Animate
7 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
8 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.22%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.22%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.22%) EViews
8 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.02%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (1.35%) SaaS
5 5 (1.12%) IaaS
5 5 (1.12%) PaaS
6 3 (0.67%) Yammer
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Route 53
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.34%) Firewall
2 24 (5.39%) Network Security
3 15 (3.37%) DNS
4 14 (3.15%) HTTP
5 13 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (2.47%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.47%) BGP
6 11 (2.47%) OSPF
7 10 (2.25%) NetScreen
7 10 (2.25%) MPLS
7 10 (2.25%) TACACS
7 10 (2.25%) IPsec
7 10 (2.25%) VPN
8 9 (2.02%) VoIP
8 9 (2.02%) WAN
9 8 (1.80%) DMZ
10 7 (1.57%) Internet
11 6 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.29%) MongoDB
2 21 (4.72%) MySQL
3 20 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.04%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.82%) Big Data
7 16 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (1.80%) OLTP
9 8 (1.80%) CouchDB
9 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.57%) SQL Server
11 6 (1.35%) Redis
11 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.12%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.90%) HBase
13 4 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.90%) OLAP
14 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (5.84%) Grunt
2 22 (4.94%) Selenium
3 20 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.60%) Cucumber
4 16 (3.60%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.37%) Subversion
5 15 (3.37%) WebDriver
6 14 (3.15%) JIRA
7 13 (2.92%) Maven
8 8 (1.80%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.12%) CruiseControl
9 5 (1.12%) Ant
9 5 (1.12%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.90%) FishEye
10 4 (0.90%) VisualVM
10 4 (0.90%) GitLab
10 4 (0.90%) JMeter
10 4 (0.90%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.90%) JUnit
General
1 71 (15.96%) Finance
2 36 (8.09%) Marketing
3 34 (7.64%) Retail
4 21 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.47%) Advertising
6 10 (2.25%) Banking
7 8 (1.80%) Publishing
8 7 (1.57%) Electronics
9 6 (1.35%) iGaming
10 5 (1.12%) French Language
10 5 (1.12%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.12%) Legal
10 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.90%) Law
11 4 (0.90%) German Language
11 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.90%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.90%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.67%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (35.96%) Developer
2 48 (10.79%) Analyst
3 37 (8.31%) Project Manager
4 36 (8.09%) Architect
5 34 (7.64%) Java Developer
6 31 (6.97%) Front-End Developer
7 28 (6.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (5.62%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.27%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.37%) Network Engineer
11 15 (3.37%) Web Developer
12 13 (2.92%) Agile Project Manager
12 13 (2.92%) Designer
13 11 (2.47%) Web Engineer
13 11 (2.47%) Senior Web Engineer
13 11 (2.47%) Operations Engineer
13 11 (2.47%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 10 (2.25%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (24.27%) HTML
2 80 (17.98%) CSS
3 78 (17.53%) HTML5
4 52 (11.69%) CSS3
5 49 (11.01%) jQuery
6 31 (6.97%) Web Services
7 27 (6.07%) Backbone.js
8 24 (5.39%) XML
8 24 (5.39%) REST
9 23 (5.17%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.72%) SOAP
11 17 (3.82%) Flash
12 16 (3.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 14 (3.15%) .NET
14 13 (2.92%) Spring
15 12 (2.70%) Sass
15 12 (2.70%) RESTful
16 11 (2.47%) JSON
16 11 (2.47%) XML-RPC
17 10 (2.25%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 101 (22.70%) Online Games
2 33 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.52%) Streaming Video
4 25 (5.62%) User Experience
5 20 (4.49%) Open Source
5 20 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 19 (4.27%) Client/Server
7 15 (3.37%) iPad
7 15 (3.37%) Xbox
7 15 (3.37%) Public Cloud
8 14 (3.15%) iPhone
9 13 (2.92%) IPTV
9 13 (2.92%) STB
9 13 (2.92%) Over-the-Top Content
9 13 (2.92%) Visualisation
10 11 (2.47%) Data Integration
10 11 (2.47%) Flash Games
11 10 (2.25%) Mobile App
11 10 (2.25%) Chromecast
11 10 (2.25%) Apple TV
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.81%) Linux
2 42 (9.44%) Windows
3 39 (8.76%) Apple iOS
4 36 (8.09%) Android
5 23 (5.17%) UNIX
6 18 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.25%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.90%) CentOS
10 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (20.00%) TDD
3 74 (16.63%) Scrum
4 54 (12.13%) E-Commerce
5 43 (9.66%) OO
6 41 (9.21%) BDD
7 39 (8.76%) DevOps
8 36 (8.09%) Software Engineering
9 34 (7.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 34 (7.64%) Mentoring
10 31 (6.97%) Project Management
11 28 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (6.07%) Analytics
13 24 (5.39%) Kanban
14 23 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.94%) Load Balancing
16 21 (4.72%) Test Automation
16 21 (4.72%) Data Modelling
16 21 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (3.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 92 (20.67%) Java
2 89 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 61 (13.71%) SQL
4 39 (8.76%) Python
5 35 (7.87%) C#
6 32 (7.19%) Ruby
7 23 (5.17%) PHP
8 18 (4.04%) Bash Shell
8 18 (4.04%) C++
9 16 (3.60%) Perl
10 15 (3.37%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.02%) Scala
12 6 (1.35%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.12%) Lua
13 5 (1.12%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.90%) R
14 4 (0.90%) Go
14 4 (0.90%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.67%) Groovy
16 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (8.31%) Degree
2 22 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.82%) CCIE
4 12 (2.70%) CISSP
5 7 (1.57%) GCIA
5 7 (1.57%) GCIH
5 7 (1.57%) GIAC
6 4 (0.90%) PMP
6 4 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.67%) CISMP
7 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.67%) CCNP
7 3 (0.67%) CCNA
8 2 (0.45%) GCED
8 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.45%) ISEB
8 2 (0.45%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.79%) QA
2 16 (3.60%) SLA
3 9 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) GCP
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.12%) Snort
1 5 (1.12%) Hyper-V
1 5 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.12%) NFS
2 4 (0.90%) Docker
2 4 (0.90%) Xen
3 1 (0.22%) vCloud
3 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (5.39%) Puppet
3 11 (2.47%) HAProxy
4 10 (2.25%) Nagios
5 5 (1.12%) Ansible
6 3 (0.67%) Nessus
6 3 (0.67%) Mesos
6 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.45%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.45%) RANCID
7 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.22%) SCOM
8 1 (0.22%) Control-M
8 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (6.29%) Oracle
2 19 (4.27%) Cisco
3 17 (3.82%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.92%) Red Hat
4 13 (2.92%) Apple
5 12 (2.70%) Adobe
6 11 (2.47%) Barracuda Networks
6 11 (2.47%) Citrix
6 11 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.47%) Perforce
7 10 (2.25%) Roku
7 10 (2.25%) Juniper
8 9 (2.02%) F5
9 7 (1.57%) SAP
9 7 (1.57%) Facebook
10 6 (1.35%) Tableau
10 6 (1.35%) VMware
10 6 (1.35%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.12%) Remedy
12 4 (0.90%) Vertica
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