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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 223 258 203
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -55
Contract jobs citing Games 224 178 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 0.77% 1.10%
As % of the General category 2.34% 1.67% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 127 133
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +210.00%
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
9577 10679 10318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.17% 46.47% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7056 7704 7278
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £659 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 118 129
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £52.17 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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 +53 56 £375 +9.09% 20
Harrow - 7 £495 -
Hammersmith -1 2 £475 +11.50%
Croydon - 2 £400 -
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 194 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (26.59%) JavaScript
3 118 (25.93%) HTML
4 107 (23.52%) CSS
5 90 (19.78%) HTML5
6 88 (19.34%) Scrum
7 77 (16.92%) Online Games
8 76 (16.70%) User Experience
9 72 (15.82%) CSS3
10 70 (15.38%) TDD
11 65 (14.29%) Java
12 64 (14.07%) Finance
13 62 (13.63%) Linux
14 54 (11.87%) AngularJS
15 52 (11.43%) E-Commerce
16 50 (10.99%) Retail
16 50 (10.99%) Front End Development
17 49 (10.77%) Node.js
18 48 (10.55%) Backbone.js
19 47 (10.33%) User Stories
19 47 (10.33%) Git (software)
20 43 (9.45%) SQL
21 41 (9.01%) DevOps
22 39 (8.57%) REST
23 37 (8.13%) Windows
23 37 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
24 36 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
25 35 (7.69%) Degree
25 35 (7.69%) Sass
26 33 (7.25%) Responsive Web Design

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 20 (4.40%) CMS
2 18 (3.96%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.76%) Apache
3 8 (1.76%) Confluence
4 7 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.10%) nginx
6 3 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.66%) Mule
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.44%) Drupal
7 2 (0.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 22 (4.84%) Photoshop
2 18 (3.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (2.20%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.10%) MS Office
4 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.88%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.88%) MS Project
6 3 (0.66%) GIMP
7 2 (0.44%) InDesign
8 1 (0.22%) Houdini
8 1 (0.22%) Maya
8 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Magento
1 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) GitHub
3 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.66%) IaaS
3 3 (0.66%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.44%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.44%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.44%) Heroku
4 2 (0.44%) Taleo
4 2 (0.44%) Yammer
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.22%) Force.com
5 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.22%) Google Play
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.22%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.20%) DNS
1 10 (2.20%) Firewall
1 10 (2.20%) Network Security
1 10 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.76%) VPN
3 7 (1.54%) SAN
4 6 (1.32%) HTTP
4 6 (1.32%) WAN
5 5 (1.10%) LAN
6 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.88%) Internet
6 4 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.88%) NAS
6 4 (0.88%) VoIP
6 4 (0.88%) Wireless
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.66%) SNMP
7 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.44%) Intranet
8 2 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.37%) MySQL
2 18 (3.96%) NoSQL
3 16 (3.52%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.10%) Big Data
7 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.44%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.22%) OpenTSDB
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 47 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.59%) gulp
3 29 (6.37%) JIRA
4 19 (4.18%) Grunt
5 15 (3.30%) Bower
5 15 (3.30%) Subversion
6 12 (2.64%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.98%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.76%) Selenium
9 6 (1.32%) Axure RP
9 6 (1.32%) Maven
9 6 (1.32%) NUnit
9 6 (1.32%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.10%) Ant
11 4 (0.88%) Geb
11 4 (0.88%) Spock
11 4 (0.88%) Xcode
12 3 (0.66%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.66%) TestRail
General
1 64 (14.07%) Finance
2 50 (10.99%) Retail
3 32 (7.03%) Advertising
4 21 (4.62%) Marketing
5 17 (3.74%) Banking
6 16 (3.52%) Publishing
6 16 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.98%) Online Betting
8 6 (1.32%) Legal
9 4 (0.88%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) German Language
11 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 182 (40.00%) Developer
2 54 (11.87%) Analyst
3 44 (9.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 36 (7.91%) Business Analyst
5 35 (7.69%) Games Developer
6 30 (6.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 30 (6.59%) Java Developer
7 29 (6.37%) Architect
8 28 (6.15%) Project Manager
9 27 (5.93%) Designer
10 24 (5.27%) Web Developer
11 21 (4.62%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.96%) iOS Developer
13 17 (3.74%) Scrum Master
13 17 (3.74%) UI Developer
14 16 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
15 15 (3.30%) HTML Developer
16 14 (3.08%) Tester
16 14 (3.08%) UX Designer
17 12 (2.64%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (25.93%) HTML
2 107 (23.52%) CSS
3 90 (19.78%) HTML5
4 72 (15.82%) CSS3
5 54 (11.87%) AngularJS
6 49 (10.77%) Node.js
7 48 (10.55%) Backbone.js
8 39 (8.57%) REST
9 35 (7.69%) Sass
10 33 (7.25%) jQuery
11 26 (5.71%) React
11 26 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (5.49%) LESS
13 24 (5.27%) Web Services
14 20 (4.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 19 (4.18%) .NET
15 19 (4.18%) Ajax
15 19 (4.18%) Spring
16 17 (3.74%) RESTful
17 15 (3.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.92%) Online Games
2 76 (16.70%) User Experience
3 21 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.96%) Mathematics
5 17 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.30%) Streaming Video
7 11 (2.42%) Animation
7 11 (2.42%) Digital Media
8 10 (2.20%) PlayStation
8 10 (2.20%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.54%) Social Media
9 7 (1.54%) Video on Demand
10 6 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (1.32%) GPGPU
10 6 (1.32%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.10%) Fintech
11 5 (1.10%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.10%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.63%) Linux
2 37 (8.13%) Windows
3 29 (6.37%) Apple iOS
4 25 (5.49%) Unix
5 19 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.74%) Android
6 17 (3.74%) CentOS
7 11 (2.42%) Solaris
8 8 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.66%) Fedora
13 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.34%) Scrum
3 70 (15.38%) TDD
4 52 (11.43%) E-Commerce
5 50 (10.99%) Front End Development
6 47 (10.33%) User Stories
7 41 (9.01%) DevOps
8 37 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (7.25%) Responsive Web Design
11 31 (6.81%) Web Development
12 29 (6.37%) Project Management
13 28 (6.15%) OO
14 27 (5.93%) BDD
15 25 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (5.05%) Mentoring
17 22 (4.84%) Business Analysis
17 22 (4.84%) Kanban
17 22 (4.84%) OOP
18 21 (4.62%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (26.59%) JavaScript
2 65 (14.29%) Java
3 43 (9.45%) SQL
4 22 (4.84%) C#
4 22 (4.84%) C++
5 19 (4.18%) Objective-C
5 19 (4.18%) Python
6 18 (3.96%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.74%) Perl
7 17 (3.74%) Ruby
8 16 (3.52%) Apple Swift
9 13 (2.86%) PHP
10 9 (1.98%) C
11 8 (1.76%) Groovy
12 6 (1.32%) ActionScript
12 6 (1.32%) Scala
13 5 (1.10%) ES6
14 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (7.69%) Degree
2 6 (1.32%) CCNP
2 6 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.10%) ISEB
3 5 (1.10%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) CCIE
5 2 (0.44%) GCED
5 2 (0.44%) GIAC
5 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.44%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.22%) CISA
6 1 (0.22%) CISM
6 1 (0.22%) EC-Council LPT
6 1 (0.22%) ECSA
6 1 (0.22%) IIBA
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.93%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.44%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.42%) Docker
3 10 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.76%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.76%) KVM
4 8 (1.76%) Xen
5 7 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.66%) NFS
8 3 (0.66%) vSphere
8 3 (0.66%) XenApp
9 2 (0.44%) vCloud
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (7.25%) Puppet
2 20 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.86%) Ansible
4 12 (2.64%) Nagios
5 10 (2.20%) Xymon
6 6 (1.32%) Zenoss
7 5 (1.10%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.88%) SCCM
9 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.66%) Terraform
10 2 (0.44%) Cacti
10 2 (0.44%) Kibana
10 2 (0.44%) logstash
10 2 (0.44%) Nessus
10 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.22%) MOM
11 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (6.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.15%) VMware
3 26 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 18 (3.96%) Cisco
5 15 (3.30%) HP
5 15 (3.30%) Oracle
6 12 (2.64%) F5
7 11 (2.42%) EMC
8 10 (2.20%) Google
9 9 (1.98%) Adobe
10 8 (1.76%) hybris
10 8 (1.76%) NetApp
11 5 (1.10%) IBM
11 5 (1.10%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.10%) Veritas
12 4 (0.88%) Juniper
12 4 (0.88%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.88%) Symantec
13 3 (0.66%) Citrix
13 3 (0.66%) Facebook
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
Revolution Technology
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Based on experience - Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Creative Personnel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago