The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 313 315 295
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Games 391 383 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.69% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.89% 1.77% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 239 194
Median daily rate £413 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £282 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £366 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +22.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £22.84 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.75 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20730 21638 21147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.32% 38.78% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 13350 13189
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 546 571
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.58 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.19 £25.00 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games within the UK.

Games Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Games
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Games
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games within the UK.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Games
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Games Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Games
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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
England -13 367 £413 +3.12% 398
London +23 244 £438 +2.94% 221
Yorkshire +45 64 £388 -3.12% 33
West Yorkshire +49 60 £388 - 33
Leeds +42 60 £388 - 32
City of London +40 28 £400 +14.28% 33
North West +5 19 £313 -9.09% 30
Manchester -1 12 £334 -1.11% 20
Scotland -11 12 £350 -6.72% 8
East Midlands +16 11 £225 -35.71% 9
Harrow -4 11 £463 +54.16% 1
South East -87 11 £413 +17.85% 39
South West -3 10 £375 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -16 8 £325 -9.72% 27
Glasgow +9 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Wiltshire - 7 £363 - 1
Surrey -20 5 £444 +26.78% 10
Guildford -5 4 £475 +35.71%
South Yorkshire -17 4 £383 -4.37%
Derby - 4 £223 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £223 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £313 - 2
Nottingham +1 3 £288 +21.05% 5
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £225 -5.26% 5
Hammersmith -5 3 £524 +16.98%
Edinburgh -10 3 - - 5
Swindon - 3 £363 - 1
Staffordshire +11 2 £220 -31.25% 4
Liverpool +2 2 £225 +32.35% 3
Leicestershire +1 2 £225 -35.71% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 with a requirement for Games.

1 329 (42.56%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (22.38%) JavaScript
3 153 (19.79%) Java
4 143 (18.50%) Scrum
5 130 (16.82%) HTML
6 127 (16.43%) Linux
7 120 (15.52%) Finance
8 106 (13.71%) TDD
9 101 (13.07%) CSS
10 96 (12.42%) Online Games
11 87 (11.25%) SQL
12 86 (11.13%) HTML5
13 80 (10.35%) C#
14 78 (10.09%) Degree
15 76 (9.83%) User Experience
16 75 (9.70%) Windows
17 71 (9.18%) E-Commerce
18 64 (8.28%) User Stories
19 62 (8.02%) Front End Development
20 61 (7.89%) .NET
20 61 (7.89%) MySQL
21 60 (7.76%) Python
22 58 (7.50%) OO
22 58 (7.50%) VMware
22 58 (7.50%) DevOps
23 57 (7.37%) Retail
23 57 (7.37%) C++
23 57 (7.37%) Microsoft
23 57 (7.37%) Project Management
24 55 (7.12%) AngularJS

Games
Top Related IT Skills 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 44 (5.69%) Node.js
2 24 (3.10%) Apache
3 22 (2.85%) OpenStack
4 13 (1.68%) CMS
4 13 (1.68%) Confluence
5 11 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.65%) Jetty
8 5 (0.65%) nginx
8 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.52%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (0.52%) SAS
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.39%) JBoss
10 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (4.27%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (2.07%) MS Excel
4 14 (1.81%) MS Office
5 8 (1.03%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.52%) Maya
8 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.39%) MS Project
9 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.26%) Houdini
9 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.26%) SPSS
9 2 (0.26%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.13%) GIMP
10 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Magento
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.03%) IaaS
4 6 (0.78%) GitHub
4 6 (0.78%) Office 365
4 6 (0.78%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.52%) PaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Heroku
7 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.26%) Taleo
7 2 (0.26%) Yammer
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.72%) Firewall
3 18 (2.33%) DNS
4 16 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (2.07%) Internet
4 16 (2.07%) SAN
5 13 (1.68%) Network Security
6 12 (1.55%) VPN
7 11 (1.42%) HTTP
8 8 (1.03%) FWSM
9 7 (0.91%) BGP
9 7 (0.91%) DHCP
9 7 (0.91%) Intranet
9 7 (0.91%) OSPF
9 7 (0.91%) WAN
10 6 (0.78%) FTP
10 6 (0.78%) LAN
10 6 (0.78%) MPLS
10 6 (0.78%) NAS
10 6 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.89%) MySQL
2 42 (5.43%) NoSQL
3 29 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.49%) SQL Server
6 22 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.72%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.68%) Big Data
11 11 (1.42%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.16%) Informix
13 7 (0.91%) Aerospike
13 7 (0.91%) Redis
14 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.65%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.65%) DB2
16 4 (0.52%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 54 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.21%) JIRA
3 30 (3.88%) Subversion
4 27 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.85%) Selenium
6 20 (2.59%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.94%) Maven
8 13 (1.68%) gulp
9 11 (1.42%) Xcode
10 9 (1.16%) Grunt
10 9 (1.16%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.03%) Ant
11 8 (1.03%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.03%) JUnit
12 7 (0.91%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.78%) NUnit
14 5 (0.65%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.65%) RSpec
14 5 (0.65%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 120 (15.52%) Finance
2 57 (7.37%) Retail
3 34 (4.40%) Banking
4 30 (3.88%) Marketing
5 23 (2.98%) Online Betting
6 19 (2.46%) Publishing
6 19 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.29%) Electronics
8 9 (1.16%) Legal
9 7 (0.91%) Advertising
9 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.52%) French Language
11 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.39%) iGaming
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 321 (41.53%) Developer
2 75 (9.70%) Java Developer
3 74 (9.57%) Analyst
4 68 (8.80%) Games Developer
5 63 (8.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 47 (6.08%) Business Analyst
7 46 (5.95%) Architect
8 38 (4.92%) Senior Developer
9 37 (4.79%) Designer
9 37 (4.79%) Project Manager
10 35 (4.53%) Scrum Master
11 34 (4.40%) C# Developer
12 33 (4.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 26 (3.36%) iOS Developer
14 22 (2.85%) C++ Developer
14 22 (2.85%) HTML Developer
14 22 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.85%) Python Developer
14 22 (2.85%) Tester
15 19 (2.46%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (16.82%) HTML
2 101 (13.07%) CSS
3 86 (11.13%) HTML5
4 61 (7.89%) .NET
5 55 (7.12%) AngularJS
6 51 (6.60%) CSS3
7 39 (5.05%) REST
8 36 (4.66%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 36 (4.66%) Web Services
9 34 (4.40%) Spring
9 34 (4.40%) XML
10 29 (3.75%) Backbone.js
10 29 (3.75%) React
11 28 (3.62%) RESTful
12 23 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
13 21 (2.72%) Flash
13 21 (2.72%) Hibernate
13 21 (2.72%) jQuery
13 21 (2.72%) Sass
14 20 (2.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.42%) Online Games
2 76 (9.83%) User Experience
3 47 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.75%) Mathematics
6 27 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 26 (3.36%) Data Centre
8 22 (2.85%) Social Media
9 21 (2.72%) Animation
10 20 (2.59%) Streaming Video
11 16 (2.07%) Mobile Games
12 15 (1.94%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.42%) PlayStation
15 10 (1.29%) IPTV
16 9 (1.16%) Algorithms
16 9 (1.16%) Digital Media
16 9 (1.16%) Physics
17 8 (1.03%) IBM XIV
17 8 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 127 (16.43%) Linux
2 75 (9.70%) Windows
3 46 (5.95%) Unix
4 42 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 36 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.88%) Android
7 22 (2.85%) CentOS
8 19 (2.46%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.55%) Solaris
10 10 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.91%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.39%) Fedora
16 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (42.56%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (18.50%) Scrum
3 106 (13.71%) TDD
4 71 (9.18%) E-Commerce
5 64 (8.28%) User Stories
6 62 (8.02%) Front End Development
7 58 (7.50%) DevOps
7 58 (7.50%) OO
8 57 (7.37%) Project Management
9 49 (6.34%) High Availability
10 45 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 41 (5.30%) BDD
12 41 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (5.05%) Mentoring
14 37 (4.79%) Kanban
15 34 (4.40%) Game Development
16 31 (4.01%) MVC
16 31 (4.01%) Software Engineering
17 30 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (22.38%) JavaScript
2 153 (19.79%) Java
3 87 (11.25%) SQL
4 80 (10.35%) C#
5 60 (7.76%) Python
6 57 (7.37%) C++
7 54 (6.99%) PHP
8 37 (4.79%) Ruby
9 32 (4.14%) Perl
10 31 (4.01%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.23%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.81%) ActionScript
12 14 (1.81%) Scala
13 13 (1.68%) Apple Swift
13 13 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.42%) C
16 10 (1.29%) R
17 9 (1.16%) Go
18 8 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 78 (10.09%) Degree
2 16 (2.07%) ISEB
3 15 (1.94%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.55%) CCNP
4 12 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.16%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.78%) CCIE
6 6 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.52%) CISSP
9 3 (0.39%) HND
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.26%) CCSP
10 2 (0.26%) CISM
10 2 (0.26%) GIAC
10 2 (0.26%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.79%) QA
2 13 (1.68%) SLA
3 8 (1.03%) WCAG
4 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 34 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.81%) Docker
2 14 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (1.68%) VMware ESX
4 11 (1.42%) KVM
4 11 (1.42%) Xen
5 9 (1.16%) vCloud
6 7 (0.91%) vSphere
7 6 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.39%) NFS
8 3 (0.39%) XenApp
9 2 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.13%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 42 (5.43%) Puppet
2 37 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.20%) Nagios
4 16 (2.07%) Ansible
5 10 (1.29%) Xymon
6 9 (1.16%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.03%) Opsview
8 7 (0.91%) Cacti
8 7 (0.91%) Zenoss
9 6 (0.78%) Graphite
9 6 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.78%) SCCM
10 5 (0.65%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.65%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.39%) Salt
11 3 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 58 (7.50%) VMware
2 57 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 47 (6.08%) Red Hat
4 42 (5.43%) Cisco
5 30 (3.88%) Oracle
6 29 (3.75%) HP
7 24 (3.10%) Adobe
8 22 (2.85%) F5
9 20 (2.59%) EMC
10 14 (1.81%) Google
11 12 (1.55%) NetApp
12 11 (1.42%) Apple
13 10 (1.29%) Veritas
14 9 (1.16%) IBM
15 8 (1.03%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.03%) Facebook
15 8 (1.03%) hybris
16 7 (0.91%) Rally
16 7 (0.91%) Twitter
17 6 (0.78%) Palo Alto
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000 - £90,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hiring People
Rate: Competitive salary + bonus scheme and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE. Close to train station
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + opportunity for progression
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Rolled out in 6 month increments
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
United Kingdom
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago