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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 161 176 174
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 300 292 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 1.23% 1.24%
As % of the General category 2.92% 2.50% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 193 161
Average daily rate
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£394 £403 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £38.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +22.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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
10281 11662 10231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.18% 49.00% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7561 8252 7071
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 159 178
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 47 £419 +19.64% 32
Hammersmith +4 5 £493 +23.12% 1
Harrow -2 5 £400 +17.64%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 270 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (31.70%) Online Games
3 143 (24.11%) Scrum
4 129 (21.75%) TDD
5 123 (20.74%) Java
6 122 (20.57%) JavaScript
7 103 (17.37%) SQL
8 98 (16.53%) HTML
9 87 (14.67%) Linux
10 77 (12.98%) Finance
11 74 (12.48%) Oracle
12 72 (12.14%) CSS
13 69 (11.64%) QA
14 67 (11.30%) Python
15 65 (10.96%) Degree
16 61 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (10.29%) MySQL
17 59 (9.95%) OO
18 55 (9.27%) Windows
19 53 (8.94%) Web Services
19 53 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
19 53 (8.94%) HTML5
20 50 (8.43%) UNIX
21 49 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
22 48 (8.09%) jQuery
22 48 (8.09%) Marketing
23 47 (7.93%) E-Commerce
23 47 (7.93%) ETL
24 46 (7.76%) Data Modelling
24 46 (7.76%) Kanban

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (6.07%) Apache
2 16 (2.70%) Node.js
3 11 (1.85%) Drupal
4 10 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.52%) nginx
6 8 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.18%) CMS
8 6 (1.01%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.84%) Confluence
9 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.67%) WordPress
10 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.51%) JBoss
11 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.34%) IIS
12 2 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (3.04%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.02%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.01%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.01%) MS Office
7 4 (0.67%) Maya
8 3 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.51%) InDesign
9 1 (0.17%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.17%) Mudbox
9 1 (0.17%) EViews
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.17%) MS Project
9 1 (0.17%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.34%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.67%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) GitHub
3 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.88%) Firewall
3 17 (2.87%) DNS
4 16 (2.70%) Internet
4 16 (2.70%) Network Security
5 14 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (2.19%) iSCSI
7 12 (2.02%) OSPF
7 12 (2.02%) BGP
7 12 (2.02%) HTTP
8 11 (1.85%) MPLS
9 10 (1.69%) NetScreen
10 9 (1.52%) TACACS
10 9 (1.52%) IPsec
10 9 (1.52%) VPN
10 9 (1.52%) MVNO
10 9 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (1.35%) LDAP
12 7 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.29%) MySQL
2 49 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (6.75%) Amazon Redshift
4 31 (5.23%) MongoDB
5 30 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 23 (3.88%) OLTP
8 22 (3.71%) Hadoop
9 20 (3.37%) Big Data
10 16 (2.70%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.36%) QlikView
12 13 (2.19%) SQL Server
13 12 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.69%) Redis
14 10 (1.69%) CouchDB
15 9 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
16 8 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
17 7 (1.18%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.40%) Jasmine
3 23 (3.88%) Selenium
4 22 (3.71%) Karma Test Runner
5 21 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 20 (3.37%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.37%) Grunt
7 18 (3.04%) JIRA
7 18 (3.04%) Subversion
8 17 (2.87%) Maven
9 13 (2.19%) Axure RP
10 12 (2.02%) JMeter
11 8 (1.35%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.18%) JUnit
13 6 (1.01%) PHPUnit
13 6 (1.01%) Ant
14 5 (0.84%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.84%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.67%) Xcode
15 4 (0.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 77 (12.98%) Finance
2 48 (8.09%) Marketing
3 32 (5.40%) Retail
4 18 (3.04%) Banking
5 16 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.85%) Publishing
7 10 (1.69%) Advertising
8 9 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.18%) Legal
11 6 (1.01%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.84%) Danish Language
13 4 (0.67%) Back Office
14 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.34%) Billing
15 2 (0.34%) Electronics
15 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.34%) iGaming
16 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 220 (37.10%) Developer
2 68 (11.47%) Analyst
3 34 (5.73%) Java Developer
4 31 (5.23%) Business Analyst
5 29 (4.89%) Project Manager
5 29 (4.89%) ScrumMaster
6 27 (4.55%) Architect
7 26 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (4.22%) Senior Developer
8 25 (4.22%) Designer
9 23 (3.88%) Web Developer
10 22 (3.71%) Python Developer
11 18 (3.04%) Front-End Developer
12 17 (2.87%) Python/Django Developer
13 15 (2.53%) Consultant
14 14 (2.36%) Network Engineer
15 12 (2.02%) Tester
15 12 (2.02%) QA Engineer
15 12 (2.02%) UX Designer
16 11 (1.85%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (16.53%) HTML
2 72 (12.14%) CSS
3 53 (8.94%) Web Services
3 53 (8.94%) HTML5
4 48 (8.09%) jQuery
5 36 (6.07%) XML
6 34 (5.73%) REST
7 32 (5.40%) CSS3
7 32 (5.40%) Spring
8 26 (4.38%) JSON
9 25 (4.22%) AngularJS
10 24 (4.05%) Gherkin
10 24 (4.05%) Django
10 24 (4.05%) RESTful
11 23 (3.88%) .NET
12 19 (3.20%) Flash
12 19 (3.20%) Hibernate
12 19 (3.20%) Backbone.js
13 14 (2.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 13 (2.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 188 (31.70%) Online Games
2 46 (7.76%) User Experience
3 35 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.40%) Mobile App
4 32 (5.40%) Data Integration
5 30 (5.06%) Digital Media
6 17 (2.87%) Social Gaming
7 15 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.36%) Open Source
8 14 (2.36%) Social Media
8 14 (2.36%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.69%) Mobile Games
10 9 (1.52%) Video on Demand
11 8 (1.35%) W3C
11 8 (1.35%) Spread Betting
12 7 (1.18%) Social Network
12 7 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.18%) Streaming Video
12 7 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 87 (14.67%) Linux
2 55 (9.27%) Windows
3 50 (8.43%) UNIX
4 42 (7.08%) Apple iOS
5 29 (4.89%) Android
6 20 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.04%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.19%) CentOS
9 9 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.01%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.01%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.51%) VMS
12 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (24.11%) Scrum
3 129 (21.75%) TDD
4 61 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (9.95%) OO
6 53 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (7.93%) ETL
7 47 (7.93%) E-Commerce
8 46 (7.76%) Data Modelling
8 46 (7.76%) Kanban
9 45 (7.59%) User Stories
10 44 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 41 (6.91%) Automated Testing
12 39 (6.58%) ITIL
12 39 (6.58%) Project Management
13 33 (5.56%) BDD
14 32 (5.40%) Mentoring
15 30 (5.06%) Analytics
16 29 (4.89%) DevOps
17 26 (4.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 123 (20.74%) Java
2 122 (20.57%) JavaScript
3 103 (17.37%) SQL
4 67 (11.30%) Python
5 40 (6.75%) Ruby
6 36 (6.07%) C#
7 30 (5.06%) PHP
8 28 (4.72%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.87%) C++
10 16 (2.70%) Perl
11 15 (2.53%) Objective-C
12 14 (2.36%) ActionScript
13 13 (2.19%) C
13 13 (2.19%) ActionScript 3.0
14 12 (2.02%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.52%) Scala
17 8 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
17 8 (1.35%) PHP5
17 8 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (10.96%) Degree
2 13 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.52%) CCIE
4 7 (1.18%) ISEB
5 5 (0.84%) CCNP
5 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.67%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.51%) CRISC
7 3 (0.51%) CISA
7 3 (0.51%) CISM
7 3 (0.51%) CISSP
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.34%) RHCE
8 2 (0.34%) GIAC
8 2 (0.34%) GCIA
8 2 (0.34%) GCIH
8 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (11.64%) QA
2 14 (2.36%) SLA
3 6 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (2.19%) NFS
2 12 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.85%) Xen
3 11 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.67%) vSphere
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.34%) Snort
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.34%) XenServer
7 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.34%) vCloud
8 1 (0.17%) Varnish
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 32 (5.40%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.04%) Puppet
2 18 (3.04%) Nagios
3 8 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 8 (1.35%) Cobbler
3 8 (1.35%) HAProxy
4 6 (1.01%) Nessus
5 5 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.67%) SCOM
6 4 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.67%) Opsview
7 3 (0.51%) Control-M
7 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.34%) SCCM
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.17%) RANCID
9 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 74 (12.48%) Oracle
2 28 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.54%) Cisco
4 18 (3.04%) Citrix
5 15 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.53%) Netezza
5 15 (2.53%) Tableau
6 14 (2.36%) Google
6 14 (2.36%) Ab Initio
6 14 (2.36%) VMware
7 12 (2.02%) Teradata
7 12 (2.02%) Juniper
8 10 (1.69%) F5
8 10 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.69%) Splunk
9 8 (1.35%) Adobe
9 8 (1.35%) Zend
10 6 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.01%) Qualys
10 6 (1.01%) NetApp
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Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Media
Rate: £50 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Resource Solutions - Barclays
Posted: 3 days ago
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Disney
Rate: £45,000 - £50,000
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago