The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 299 190 230
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +40
Contract jobs citing Games 350 567 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 1.07% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.63% 2.49% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 359 306
Average daily rate
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£400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 4
Average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.01 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%

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
21410 22807 26188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.88% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 14097 15580
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 606 744
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.62 £48.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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
England -102 333 £400 +21.21% 222
London -22 258 £413 +14.26% 135
City of London +6 52 £400 +33.33% 35
South East -86 33 £305 +28.42% 18
North West -4 20 £325 +0.77% 16
Kent +7 15 £388 +35.96% 2
Manchester -4 14 £325 -13.33% 7
Tunbridge Wells - 12 £350 -
Scotland -13 8 £270 -36.47% 8
East of England -39 8 £413 +37.50% 12
Glasgow -7 7 £270 -36.47% 4
Yorkshire -10 6 £250 -37.57% 12
East Sussex 0 5 £200 -63.63% 2
Brighton 0 5 £200 -63.63% 1
West Yorkshire -9 4 £275 -31.33% 8
Hertfordshire -21 4 £413 +10.00% 8
Buckinghamshire - 4 £338 - 3
Oxfordshire +2 3 £300 -33.33% 2
Cheshire 0 3 £195 -13.33% 5
Watford -2 3 £413 -
Merseyside -2 3 £200 -35.48% 4
West Midlands -20 3 - - 8
Surrey -49 3 £325 +62.50% 3
South Yorkshire +7 2 £210 -6.66%
Harrow +1 2 - -
Birmingham -1 2 - - 3
Hammersmith -3 2 £451 +22.13% 2
Leeds -4 2 - - 3
Liverpool -6 2 - - 3
Reading -18 2 £300 +43.88% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (26.09%) Online Games
2 152 (20.65%) Java
3 148 (20.11%) JavaScript
4 142 (19.29%) HTML
4 142 (19.29%) Scrum
5 137 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (17.66%) SQL
7 123 (16.71%) TDD
8 108 (14.67%) CSS
9 88 (11.96%) Linux
10 87 (11.82%) Finance
11 82 (11.14%) XML
12 81 (11.01%) HTML5
13 75 (10.19%) Marketing
14 71 (9.65%) QA
14 71 (9.65%) C#
15 70 (9.51%) Game Development
16 68 (9.24%) E-Commerce
17 64 (8.70%) PHP
17 64 (8.70%) Oracle
18 63 (8.56%) Project Management
19 62 (8.42%) Degree
19 62 (8.42%) Mobile App
20 61 (8.29%) Ruby
20 61 (8.29%) MySQL
21 60 (8.15%) Apple iOS
21 60 (8.15%) jQuery
22 59 (8.02%) Web Services
23 54 (7.34%) Microsoft
24 53 (7.20%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (3.40%) Node.js
2 24 (3.26%) Apache
3 23 (3.13%) CMS
4 13 (1.77%) nginx
5 11 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.36%) Drupal
6 10 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.22%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.68%) SAS
10 5 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.54%) Mule
12 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (3.67%) Photoshop
2 22 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (2.31%) MS Excel
4 11 (1.49%) MS Office
5 8 (1.09%) Adobe After Effects
5 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.95%) Maya
6 7 (0.95%) SPSS
6 7 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.68%) InDesign
7 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.54%) MS Project
9 2 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.27%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.14%) Houdini
10 1 (0.14%) Blender
10 1 (0.14%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (1.77%) WebTrends
2 6 (0.82%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.68%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (0.27%) Tridion
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.82%) GitHub
3 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.54%) Office 365
5 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.27%) Responsys
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.71%) Internet
2 20 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.17%) DNS
4 15 (2.04%) HTTP
4 15 (2.04%) LDAP
5 10 (1.36%) SAN
6 8 (1.09%) Intranet
7 7 (0.95%) Firewall
7 7 (0.95%) VPN
8 6 (0.82%) iSCSI
8 6 (0.82%) SSL
9 5 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.54%) NAS
10 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.54%) LAN
10 4 (0.54%) NetScreen
10 4 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.29%) MySQL
2 43 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 28 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 20 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 20 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.45%) QlikView
7 15 (2.04%) OLTP
7 15 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.63%) Big Data
9 12 (1.63%) Redis
9 12 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.49%) OLAP
11 9 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.09%) DB2
13 7 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
13 7 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 39 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.67%) Cucumber
3 25 (3.40%) Selenium
3 25 (3.40%) Subversion
4 23 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.99%) JIRA
6 20 (2.72%) JUnit
7 16 (2.17%) WebDriver
8 15 (2.04%) Maven
9 10 (1.36%) RSpec
9 10 (1.36%) PHPUnit
10 9 (1.22%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.82%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.68%) JMeter
12 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.68%) Ant
12 5 (0.68%) Hudson
12 5 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 5 (0.68%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 87 (11.82%) Finance
2 75 (10.19%) Marketing
3 47 (6.39%) Retail
4 28 (3.80%) Banking
5 27 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.72%) Publishing
7 12 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.63%) Back Office
8 11 (1.49%) Advertising
8 11 (1.49%) Danish Language
9 7 (0.95%) Electronics
10 6 (0.82%) iGaming
10 6 (0.82%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.82%) Legal
11 4 (0.54%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.54%) Billing
11 4 (0.54%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 306 (41.58%) Developer
2 67 (9.10%) Analyst
3 53 (7.20%) Project Manager
4 42 (5.71%) Designer
5 38 (5.16%) Front-End Developer
6 37 (5.03%) Java Developer
7 33 (4.48%) Web Developer
8 32 (4.35%) Programmer
9 31 (4.21%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
11 24 (3.26%) Mobile Developer
12 23 (3.13%) Games Developer
13 19 (2.58%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 16 (2.17%) iOS Developer
15 16 (2.17%) Games Programmer
16 15 (2.04%) Software Engineer
17 14 (1.90%) Tester
17 14 (1.90%) Lead Developer
18 13 (1.77%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (19.29%) HTML
2 108 (14.67%) CSS
3 82 (11.14%) XML
4 81 (11.01%) HTML5
5 60 (8.15%) jQuery
6 59 (8.02%) Web Services
7 52 (7.07%) JSON
8 47 (6.39%) Spring
9 46 (6.25%) REST
10 42 (5.71%) CSS3
11 37 (5.03%) RESTful
12 30 (4.08%) .NET
13 29 (3.94%) AngularJS
13 29 (3.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 28 (3.80%) Flash
15 26 (3.53%) Ajax
16 25 (3.40%) Ruby on Rails
17 24 (3.26%) OAuth
18 20 (2.72%) Backbone.js
19 17 (2.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 192 (26.09%) Online Games
2 62 (8.42%) Mobile App
3 32 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.08%) Social Media
5 27 (3.67%) New Media
6 23 (3.13%) Data Integration
7 17 (2.31%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.31%) Open Source
7 17 (2.31%) Video on Demand
8 16 (2.17%) Mobile Games
9 15 (2.04%) Social Gaming
10 14 (1.90%) Animation
10 14 (1.90%) Blog
11 13 (1.77%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.77%) Physics
11 13 (1.77%) iPhone
11 13 (1.77%) iPad
11 13 (1.77%) Xbox
12 12 (1.63%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.96%) Linux
2 60 (8.15%) Apple iOS
3 50 (6.79%) Android
4 44 (5.98%) UNIX
5 37 (5.03%) Windows
6 20 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.63%) CentOS
8 10 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.41%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.27%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (19.29%) Scrum
2 137 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (16.71%) TDD
4 70 (9.51%) Game Development
5 68 (9.24%) E-Commerce
6 63 (8.56%) Project Management
7 50 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (6.66%) Analytics
9 47 (6.39%) User Stories
10 43 (5.84%) ETL
11 42 (5.71%) SOA
12 41 (5.57%) OO
13 38 (5.16%) MVC
14 37 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (4.89%) Data Modelling
16 35 (4.76%) BDD
17 34 (4.62%) Automated Testing
17 34 (4.62%) Web Development
18 31 (4.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 152 (20.65%) Java
2 148 (20.11%) JavaScript
3 130 (17.66%) SQL
4 71 (9.65%) C#
5 64 (8.70%) PHP
6 61 (8.29%) Ruby
7 53 (7.20%) Python
8 52 (7.07%) C++
9 26 (3.53%) PL/SQL
10 21 (2.85%) C
10 21 (2.85%) Scala
11 19 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.77%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.77%) Perl
13 11 (1.49%) ActionScript
14 9 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.95%) PHP5
16 6 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 62 (8.42%) Degree
2 11 (1.49%) ISEB
3 9 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.95%) CCNP
4 7 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.54%) PhD
7 4 (0.54%) RHCE
8 3 (0.41%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.41%) MCSE
8 3 (0.41%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ISACA
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.27%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.27%) CISSP
9 2 (0.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.65%) QA
2 7 (0.95%) SLA
3 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) EMIR
4 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.22%) Xen
2 9 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.82%) vCloud
3 6 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.82%) NFS
4 5 (0.68%) Varnish
5 3 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.41%) vSphere
5 3 (0.41%) XenServer
6 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.14%) NLBS
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.14%) Docker
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (2.72%) Puppet
2 16 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.63%) Nagios
4 11 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (1.09%) Opsview
5 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (1.09%) Cobbler
5 8 (1.09%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.82%) SCOM
8 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.54%) Control-M
9 3 (0.41%) SCCM
10 2 (0.27%) Ansible
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.14%) Cacti
11 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 64 (8.70%) Oracle
2 54 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.62%) Google
4 29 (3.94%) Facebook
5 28 (3.80%) Twitter
6 22 (2.99%) Netezza
7 17 (2.31%) VMware
8 15 (2.04%) Adobe
9 14 (1.90%) Teradata
9 14 (1.90%) Zend
10 12 (1.63%) Cisco
10 12 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.49%) Ab Initio
11 11 (1.49%) Lotus
11 11 (1.49%) JBoss
12 10 (1.36%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.22%) Veritas
14 8 (1.09%) 29West
14 8 (1.09%) Splunk
14 8 (1.09%) Tableau
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Good Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Blues Point Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ThoughtWorks
Posted: 4 days ago