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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 309 277 224
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -53
Contract jobs citing Games 353 358 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.67% 0.91%
As % of the General category 1.61% 1.73% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 201 285
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £17.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -66.66%

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
21860 20735 21369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.68% 38.60% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14034 12918 13010
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 568 635
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -24 339 £375 +7.14% 298
London -55 167 £413 +10.00% 146
South East +17 92 £375 +25.00% 43
City of London -4 40 £331 -11.66% 35
Oxfordshire +2 36 £350 +16.66% 19
West Midlands +17 21 £295 -10.60% 22
Yorkshire 0 21 £370 +76.19% 35
South West +14 15 £400 +6.66% 5
Berkshire +14 15 £335 +11.66% 3
Surrey +3 13 £388 +19.23% 5
West Yorkshire +5 12 £370 +76.19% 32
Birmingham +5 12 £325 - 5
Oxford -5 11 £350 - 7
Leeds -11 11 £335 +59.52% 29
Gloucestershire - 11 £375 - 2
Hampshire +7 10 £400 +23.07% 2
Scotland +10 9 £325 +20.37% 20
Staffordshire +3 9 £295 -10.60% 5
South Yorkshire +1 9 £365 - 2
Glasgow +6 8 £325 +20.37% 7
Sheffield +1 8 £365 - 2
East of England -6 8 £488 +20.00% 24
North West -22 8 £300 - 11
Southampton - 8 £450 - 1
Manchester -11 7 £300 -4.00% 5
Hammersmith - 6 £437 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent +8 5 £295 -10.60% 2
Slough +6 5 £375 +25.00% 1
Tunbridge Wells -6 5 - -
Kent -9 5 - - 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 294 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (21.33%) HTML
3 145 (19.33%) JavaScript
4 134 (17.87%) Java
5 128 (17.07%) TDD
6 124 (16.53%) Scrum
7 115 (15.33%) CSS
8 108 (14.40%) SQL
8 108 (14.40%) HTML5
9 106 (14.13%) Online Games
10 90 (12.00%) C#
11 84 (11.20%) Finance
12 80 (10.67%) C++
13 78 (10.40%) Linux
14 76 (10.13%) E-Commerce
15 75 (10.00%) Android
16 69 (9.20%) Apple iOS
16 69 (9.20%) Marketing
17 66 (8.80%) Software Engineering
18 65 (8.67%) Retail
19 64 (8.53%) CSS3
20 57 (7.60%) Python
20 57 (7.60%) jQuery
21 55 (7.33%) Game Development
21 55 (7.33%) Project Management
21 55 (7.33%) Degree
22 54 (7.20%) BDD
23 53 (7.07%) Mobile App
24 52 (6.93%) Web Services
25 50 (6.67%) XML

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 45 (6.00%) Node.js
2 21 (2.80%) Apache
3 14 (1.87%) IIS
4 13 (1.73%) SAS
5 11 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.47%) CMS
5 11 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.33%) nginx
7 9 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.07%) JBoss
9 6 (0.80%) Confluence
10 5 (0.67%) Jetty
10 5 (0.67%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.53%) WordPress
12 3 (0.40%) Drupal
12 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.40%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 33 (4.40%) Photoshop
2 31 (4.13%) Maya
3 18 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (2.00%) MS Excel
5 13 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.73%) 3ds Max
6 10 (1.33%) MS Project
6 10 (1.33%) MS Office
7 9 (1.20%) Shockwave
8 6 (0.80%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.80%) ZBrush
8 6 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.67%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.27%) Edge Animate
12 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.13%) InDesign
12 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.27%) Unica
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (0.93%) SaaS
4 7 (0.93%) PaaS
5 6 (0.80%) IaaS
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.40%) Heroku
7 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.40%) Yammer
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Office 365
9 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.07%) Firewall
2 27 (3.60%) Internet
3 16 (2.13%) HTTP
4 15 (2.00%) DNS
5 14 (1.87%) Network Security
6 9 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.07%) DMZ
7 8 (1.07%) OSPF
7 8 (1.07%) BGP
8 7 (0.93%) MPLS
8 7 (0.93%) WAN
8 7 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.80%) VoIP
10 5 (0.67%) VPN
10 5 (0.67%) NetScreen
11 4 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.53%) TACACS
11 4 (0.53%) LAN
12 3 (0.40%) SAN
12 3 (0.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.27%) NoSQL
2 39 (5.20%) MySQL
3 36 (4.80%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.00%) Big Data
5 26 (3.47%) SQL Server
6 25 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 22 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (1.20%) Redis
9 9 (1.20%) CouchDB
9 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.07%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.80%) OLTP
11 6 (0.80%) OLAP
11 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.67%) HBase
13 4 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.87%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.73%) Selenium
4 26 (3.47%) Subversion
4 26 (3.47%) Grunt
5 18 (2.40%) JIRA
6 17 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 13 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.60%) Axure RP
10 9 (1.20%) Maven
11 8 (1.07%) JUnit
12 7 (0.93%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.93%) JBehave
13 6 (0.80%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.80%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.53%) FishEye
14 4 (0.53%) VisualVM
14 4 (0.53%) GitLab
14 4 (0.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 84 (11.20%) Finance
2 69 (9.20%) Marketing
3 65 (8.67%) Retail
4 30 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.53%) Electronics
6 18 (2.40%) Advertising
7 17 (2.27%) Publishing
7 17 (2.27%) Multimedia
8 14 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.33%) Banking
10 8 (1.07%) Italian Language
10 8 (1.07%) Interactive Media
11 7 (0.93%) Legal
12 6 (0.80%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.80%) German Language
12 6 (0.80%) iGaming
13 5 (0.67%) French Language
14 4 (0.53%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.53%) Automotive
14 4 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 302 (40.27%) Developer
2 64 (8.53%) Project Manager
3 63 (8.40%) Analyst
4 47 (6.27%) Architect
5 44 (5.87%) Java Developer
6 39 (5.20%) Front-End Developer
7 31 (4.13%) Designer
8 30 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.33%) Programmer
11 24 (3.20%) Senior Developer
12 21 (2.80%) Web Developer
12 21 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (2.67%) C++ Developer
14 18 (2.40%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.27%) Tester
15 17 (2.27%) C# Developer
16 16 (2.13%) Consultant
17 15 (2.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (21.33%) HTML
2 115 (15.33%) CSS
3 108 (14.40%) HTML5
4 64 (8.53%) CSS3
5 57 (7.60%) jQuery
6 52 (6.93%) Web Services
7 50 (6.67%) XML
8 46 (6.13%) .NET
9 39 (5.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 33 (4.40%) AngularJS
10 33 (4.40%) Backbone.js
11 32 (4.27%) REST
12 31 (4.13%) Flash
13 24 (3.20%) OpenGL
14 22 (2.93%) Spring
15 21 (2.80%) SOAP
15 21 (2.80%) RESTful
15 21 (2.80%) JSON
16 17 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (1.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.13%) Online Games
2 53 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 41 (5.47%) User Experience
4 32 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (4.00%) Streaming Video
7 26 (3.47%) Xbox
8 25 (3.33%) Animation
9 24 (3.20%) Data Centre
10 23 (3.07%) Social Media
11 22 (2.93%) Physics
11 22 (2.93%) Client/Server
12 21 (2.80%) Mobile Games
13 20 (2.67%) STB
13 20 (2.67%) iPad
14 19 (2.53%) IPTV
15 18 (2.40%) Visualisation
16 17 (2.27%) Mathematics
17 15 (2.00%) iPhone
17 15 (2.00%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.40%) Linux
2 75 (10.00%) Android
3 69 (9.20%) Apple iOS
4 46 (6.13%) Windows
5 20 (2.67%) UNIX
6 19 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.80%) CentOS
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (17.07%) TDD
3 124 (16.53%) Scrum
4 76 (10.13%) E-Commerce
5 66 (8.80%) Software Engineering
6 55 (7.33%) Project Management
6 55 (7.33%) Game Development
7 54 (7.20%) BDD
8 49 (6.53%) OO
9 48 (6.40%) DevOps
10 45 (6.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 44 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
12 41 (5.47%) Mentoring
13 37 (4.93%) MVC
14 36 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (4.67%) Analytics
16 34 (4.53%) Kanban
17 31 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (4.13%) SDLC
18 30 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 145 (19.33%) JavaScript
2 134 (17.87%) Java
3 108 (14.40%) SQL
4 90 (12.00%) C#
5 80 (10.67%) C++
6 57 (7.60%) Python
7 33 (4.40%) Ruby
7 33 (4.40%) PHP
8 24 (3.20%) C
9 21 (2.80%) ActionScript
9 21 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.00%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.87%) Perl
12 10 (1.33%) Scala
13 9 (1.20%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.07%) R
15 6 (0.80%) Lua
16 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.53%) Go
17 4 (0.53%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 55 (7.33%) Degree
2 20 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (1.73%) CCIE
4 12 (1.60%) CISSP
5 6 (0.80%) CCNA
5 6 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.67%) ISEB
6 5 (0.67%) CCNP
6 5 (0.67%) GIAC
6 5 (0.67%) GCIA
6 5 (0.67%) GCIH
7 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) PMP
7 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.40%) CISMP
8 2 (0.27%) GCED
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.53%) QA
2 10 (1.33%) SLA
3 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) GCP
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.20%) Docker
2 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.40%) Snort
4 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (3.87%) Puppet
3 10 (1.33%) Nagios
3 10 (1.33%) HAProxy
4 7 (0.93%) Ansible
5 4 (0.53%) Salt
5 4 (0.53%) Mesos
5 4 (0.53%) Graphite
5 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.13%) SCCM
7 1 (0.13%) Oozie
7 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.13%) RANCID
Vendors
1 42 (5.60%) Oracle
2 38 (5.07%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.00%) Adobe
4 17 (2.27%) Cisco
5 16 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.87%) Perforce
7 13 (1.73%) Apple
7 13 (1.73%) SAP
8 11 (1.47%) Barracuda Networks
8 11 (1.47%) Facebook
9 10 (1.33%) Roku
9 10 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.33%) VMware
10 9 (1.20%) Google
10 9 (1.20%) IBM
11 8 (1.07%) Tableau
12 7 (0.93%) hybris
12 7 (0.93%) F5
12 7 (0.93%) HP
13 5 (0.67%) Juniper
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