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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 284 310 293
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs citing Games 402 387 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the General category 2.27% 1.80% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 300 291
Median daily rate £413 £420 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.92 £17.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +94.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -

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
17721 21557 22226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.82% 38.94% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11735 13626 14168
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 581 516
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +21.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £47.69 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +14.76%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +19 392 £414 -0.30% 369
London +31 262 £450 +5.88% 175
City of London +1 41 £488 -2.50% 18
North West +1 34 £400 +28.00% 34
Manchester +5 33 £400 +33.33% 29
South East +27 29 £325 -3.70% 29
West Midlands -19 19 £500 +19.04% 29
North East -14 16 £345 -54.00% 8
Yorkshire -14 15 £388 -8.82% 45
Tyne and Wear -25 15 £340 -54.66% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 15 £340 -54.66% 5
West Yorkshire -21 11 £375 -11.24% 38
East of England +1 9 £460 +18.70% 34
Leeds -14 9 £350 -17.64% 25
Brighton +10 8 £310 -30.14% 3
East Sussex +10 8 £310 -30.14% 3
Hertfordshire +4 8 £460 +22.66% 10
Berkshire +7 7 £225 -16.66% 10
Salford -5 7 £406 +15.16%
Staffordshire -5 7 - - 4
Hampshire +29 5 £438 - 6
Scotland +13 5 - - 10
Birmingham -11 5 £500 +61.29% 10
West Sussex - 5 £369 -
South West +6 4 £350 -11.11% 12
Reading +4 4 £225 - 2
Watford - 4 £460 - 1
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Warwick -2 3 - -
Warwickshire -3 3 - -

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 303 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (23.70%) JavaScript
3 169 (22.50%) Java
4 145 (19.31%) TDD
5 134 (17.84%) HTML
6 117 (15.58%) CSS
7 112 (14.91%) Scrum
8 97 (12.92%) C#
8 97 (12.92%) C++
8 97 (12.92%) HTML5
9 90 (11.98%) User Experience
10 83 (11.05%) Android
11 79 (10.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 78 (10.39%) Git (software)
13 77 (10.25%) AngularJS
14 76 (10.12%) QA
15 69 (9.19%) Front End Development
16 67 (8.92%) SQL
16 67 (8.92%) Game Development
16 67 (8.92%) Apple iOS
17 64 (8.52%) User Stories
17 64 (8.52%) Automated Testing
18 63 (8.39%) .NET
19 62 (8.26%) Degree
19 62 (8.26%) Online Games
20 60 (7.99%) Scala
20 60 (7.99%) React
20 60 (7.99%) Software Engineering
20 60 (7.99%) Finance
21 59 (7.86%) Jenkins

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 15 (2.00%) CMS
2 14 (1.86%) Apache
3 13 (1.73%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.46%) Confluence
4 11 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.67%) SAS
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.40%) Drupal
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.40%) JBoss
9 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.27%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.27%) Jetty
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (3.73%) Photoshop
2 24 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (2.80%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.33%) MS Office
5 9 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.80%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.80%) SketchUp
6 6 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.67%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.67%) InDesign
8 4 (0.53%) InVision
9 3 (0.40%) MS Project
10 2 (0.27%) Maya
11 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.13%) Houdini
11 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.13%) MotionBuilder
11 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Radian6
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.20%) GitHub
3 20 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.33%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.07%) Route 53
8 7 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.80%) G Suite
9 6 (0.80%) Slack
10 5 (0.67%) SaaS
10 5 (0.67%) Trello
11 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.53%) Google Play
11 4 (0.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.86%) DNS
2 10 (1.33%) Internet
2 10 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.07%) Network Security
3 8 (1.07%) SAN
4 7 (0.93%) SNMP
5 6 (0.80%) DHCP
5 6 (0.80%) HTTP
5 6 (0.80%) SSL
6 5 (0.67%) LAN
6 5 (0.67%) SMTP
6 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.67%) Wireless
7 4 (0.53%) LDAP
7 4 (0.53%) Softphone
7 4 (0.53%) VoIP
7 4 (0.53%) VPN
8 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.40%) OSPF
8 3 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.99%) MySQL
2 21 (2.80%) Big Data
3 19 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.86%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.40%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.40%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 78 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 59 (7.86%) Jenkins
3 48 (6.39%) Cucumber
4 46 (6.13%) Selenium
5 44 (5.86%) JIRA
6 39 (5.19%) WebDriver
7 32 (4.26%) gulp
8 31 (4.13%) JUnit
9 29 (3.86%) Grunt
9 29 (3.86%) RSpec
10 15 (2.00%) Jasmine
11 12 (1.60%) Mocha
12 11 (1.46%) Maven
12 11 (1.46%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.20%) Subversion
14 8 (1.07%) Bower
14 8 (1.07%) JMeter
15 7 (0.93%) Ant
15 7 (0.93%) Gradle
15 7 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 60 (7.99%) Finance
2 44 (5.86%) Retail
3 40 (5.33%) Marketing
4 34 (4.53%) Banking
5 32 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.99%) Advertising
7 15 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.46%) Multimedia
8 11 (1.46%) Publishing
9 10 (1.33%) Back Office
9 10 (1.33%) Legal
9 10 (1.33%) Online Betting
10 6 (0.80%) Electronics
11 5 (0.67%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.27%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.27%) iGaming
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 348 (46.34%) Developer
2 67 (8.92%) Analyst
3 61 (8.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 50 (6.66%) Test Engineer
5 48 (6.39%) Java Developer
6 47 (6.26%) Senior Developer
7 45 (5.99%) Designer
8 44 (5.86%) Games Developer
9 34 (4.53%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
10 32 (4.26%) QA Engineer
11 30 (3.99%) QA Test Engineer
12 28 (3.73%) C++ Developer
12 28 (3.73%) iOS Developer
12 28 (3.73%) Project Manager
13 26 (3.46%) Android Developer
13 26 (3.46%) Quality Engineer
14 25 (3.33%) Web Developer
15 24 (3.20%) C# Developer
15 24 (3.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (17.84%) HTML
2 117 (15.58%) CSS
3 97 (12.92%) HTML5
4 79 (10.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 77 (10.25%) AngularJS
6 63 (8.39%) .NET
7 60 (7.99%) React
8 59 (7.86%) Node.js
9 58 (7.72%) CSS3
10 55 (7.32%) JSON
11 50 (6.66%) REST
12 39 (5.19%) Web Services
13 36 (4.79%) RESTful
14 30 (3.99%) Spring
15 28 (3.73%) XML
16 27 (3.60%) jQuery
17 26 (3.46%) Backbone.js
18 18 (2.40%) WebGL
19 16 (2.13%) Ajax
19 16 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.98%) User Experience
2 62 (8.26%) Online Games
3 41 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 39 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.13%) Mathematics
6 27 (3.60%) Mobile Games
7 17 (2.26%) Animation
8 16 (2.13%) iPhone
9 14 (1.86%) Spread Betting
10 12 (1.60%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.46%) EPoS
12 10 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
12 10 (1.33%) STB
12 10 (1.33%) Streaming Video
12 10 (1.33%) Video on Demand
13 9 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.20%) Social Media
14 8 (1.07%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.05%) Android
2 67 (8.92%) Apple iOS
3 58 (7.72%) Linux
4 43 (5.73%) Windows
5 30 (3.99%) Unix
6 15 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.40%) CentOS
12 3 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (19.31%) TDD
3 112 (14.91%) Scrum
4 69 (9.19%) Front End Development
5 67 (8.92%) Game Development
6 64 (8.52%) Automated Testing
6 64 (8.52%) User Stories
7 60 (7.99%) Software Engineering
8 58 (7.72%) DevOps
9 57 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (7.32%) E-Commerce
11 54 (7.19%) Web Development
12 52 (6.92%) BDD
13 51 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 47 (6.26%) Test Scripting
15 43 (5.73%) OO
16 40 (5.33%) Automation Testing
17 39 (5.19%) Android Development
18 37 (4.93%) iOS Development
19 35 (4.66%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 178 (23.70%) JavaScript
2 169 (22.50%) Java
3 97 (12.92%) C#
3 97 (12.92%) C++
4 67 (8.92%) SQL
5 60 (7.99%) Scala
6 55 (7.32%) Python
7 43 (5.73%) Ruby
8 36 (4.79%) Objective-C
9 23 (3.06%) ES6
10 22 (2.93%) C
11 21 (2.80%) PHP
12 20 (2.66%) Apple Swift
13 13 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.73%) Go
14 12 (1.60%) ActionScript
15 11 (1.46%) R
16 8 (1.07%) Groovy
16 8 (1.07%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (8.26%) Degree
2 20 (2.66%) ISTQB
3 9 (1.20%) ISEB
4 6 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.40%) CISSP
6 3 (0.40%) MBA
6 3 (0.40%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.27%) CISM
7 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.27%) GIAC
7 2 (0.27%) MCP
7 2 (0.27%) MCSE
7 2 (0.27%) PhD
7 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.13%) CCSA
8 1 (0.13%) CCSE
8 1 (0.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.12%) QA
2 26 (3.46%) WCAG
3 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) SDET
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 30 (3.99%) Docker
2 16 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.07%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.93%) vSphere
6 4 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.53%) KVM
6 4 (0.53%) NFS
6 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.27%) Xen
7 2 (0.27%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) Gluster
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) IAG
8 1 (0.13%) Squid
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (3.46%) Puppet
2 24 (3.20%) Ansible
3 16 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.93%) Nagios
6 6 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.80%) vRealize
6 6 (0.80%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.67%) SCCM
8 4 (0.53%) logstash
9 3 (0.40%) Kibana
9 3 (0.40%) Terraform
10 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.13%) Nessus
11 1 (0.13%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 49 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.73%) Adobe
2 28 (3.73%) VMware
3 18 (2.40%) Google
4 16 (2.13%) Apple
5 15 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.46%) Cisco
6 11 (1.46%) HP
7 9 (1.20%) Symantec
8 8 (1.07%) Oracle
9 6 (0.80%) EMC
10 5 (0.67%) Citrix
10 5 (0.67%) Dell
10 5 (0.67%) SAP
10 5 (0.67%) Veritas
10 5 (0.67%) Zend
11 4 (0.53%) Brocade
11 4 (0.53%) Facebook
12 3 (0.40%) NetApp
12 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
London
Creative Personnel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £125 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £430 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £315.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 13 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 25 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Posted: 20 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 25 days ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
JM
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Metro
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago