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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK
Rank 315 319 291
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs citing Games 312 355 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.68% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.88% 1.78% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 261 243
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £70.00 £25.75 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.84% -7.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
16612 19956 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.10% 38.41% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10904 12858 12800
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 523 436
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +4 302 £415 +3.75% 318
London -14 181 £425 +0.05% 156
Yorkshire +30 32 £475 +26.66% 25
South East +27 27 £350 -5.08% 24
North West +23 25 £275 -11.29% 26
West Yorkshire +17 22 £375 -0.66% 15
Manchester +17 22 £275 -8.33% 21
Leeds +2 19 £375 - 15
City of London -30 14 £433 +25.81% 13
South West +11 13 £375 -4.76% 14
Salford - 10 £425 -
North East -4 9 £350 -22.22% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 8 £350 - 4
Tyne and Wear -11 8 £350 - 4
Berkshire +11 7 £438 +34.61% 9
East of England -5 6 £250 -20.00% 18
East Sussex - 6 £275 - 2
Brighton - 6 £275 - 2
Scotland +25 5 £400 +14.28% 9
Sheffield +9 5 £475 +111.11% 5
South Yorkshire +7 5 £475 +111.11% 7
Surrey +5 5 £575 +39.39% 1
West Midlands -13 5 £375 +1.35% 42
Guildford +3 4 £575 -
Hampshire - 4 £333 - 6
Gloucestershire - 4 £458 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £388 - 7
Wiltshire +1 3 £450 +16.12%
Swindon +1 3 £450 +16.12%
Maidenhead -3 3 £525 +20.00% 2

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 297 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (28.90%) Java
3 170 (24.32%) TDD
4 166 (23.75%) JavaScript
5 129 (18.45%) HTML
6 114 (16.31%) Scrum
7 97 (13.88%) CSS
8 86 (12.30%) HTML5
9 85 (12.16%) Jenkins
9 85 (12.16%) QA
10 83 (11.87%) C#
10 83 (11.87%) Git (software)
11 78 (11.16%) AngularJS
12 77 (11.02%) BDD
13 76 (10.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 72 (10.30%) Android
15 71 (10.16%) C++
15 71 (10.16%) Finance
16 67 (9.59%) Software Engineering
16 67 (9.59%) React
17 66 (9.44%) SQL
18 65 (9.30%) Scala
19 64 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (9.01%) Front End Development
21 62 (8.87%) Automated Testing
22 61 (8.73%) Selenium
22 61 (8.73%) Online Games
22 61 (8.73%) Cucumber
22 61 (8.73%) User Stories
23 58 (8.30%) JSON

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 16 (2.29%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.15%) Apache
3 14 (2.00%) Confluence
4 12 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.72%) CMS
5 8 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.86%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.72%) Jetty
8 4 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.57%) IIS
8 4 (0.57%) SAS
8 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.43%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (3.43%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.14%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.86%) 3ds Max
4 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.72%) Maya
6 4 (0.57%) InDesign
6 4 (0.57%) MS Office
6 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.43%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.29%) InVision
8 2 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.14%) Mingle
9 1 (0.14%) MS Project
9 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Radian6
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.29%) GitHub
3 15 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.86%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
7 10 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
7 10 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 10 (1.43%) Route 53
8 7 (1.00%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.72%) SaaS
10 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.43%) AdWords
11 3 (0.43%) G Suite
11 3 (0.43%) Heroku
11 3 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.29%) Internet
2 10 (1.43%) SSL
3 9 (1.29%) DNS
3 9 (1.29%) HTTP
4 8 (1.14%) LAN
4 8 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.00%) Firewall
5 7 (1.00%) SAN
6 5 (0.72%) DHCP
6 5 (0.72%) LDAP
6 5 (0.72%) WAN
7 4 (0.57%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.57%) SMTP
8 3 (0.43%) AMQP
8 3 (0.43%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.43%) Network Security
8 3 (0.43%) VPN
9 2 (0.29%) IPv6
9 2 (0.29%) SNMP
9 2 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.86%) Big Data
2 25 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.43%) MySQL
4 22 (3.15%) Hadoop
5 19 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.43%) Apache Hive
8 9 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.00%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.00%) Neo4j
10 7 (1.00%) Redis
10 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.57%) HBase
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 85 (12.16%) Jenkins
2 83 (11.87%) Git (software)
3 61 (8.73%) Cucumber
3 61 (8.73%) Selenium
4 47 (6.72%) JIRA
5 46 (6.58%) WebDriver
6 34 (4.86%) JUnit
7 33 (4.72%) RSpec
8 23 (3.29%) gulp
9 22 (3.15%) Grunt
10 17 (2.43%) Jasmine
11 15 (2.15%) Maven
11 15 (2.15%) Mocha
12 11 (1.57%) Subversion
13 10 (1.43%) Gradle
14 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.29%) JMeter
14 9 (1.29%) Vagrant
15 8 (1.14%) IntelliJ
15 8 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (10.16%) Finance
2 47 (6.72%) Banking
3 39 (5.58%) Marketing
4 33 (4.72%) Retail
5 32 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.58%) Back Office
7 20 (2.86%) Advertising
8 18 (2.58%) Investment Banking
9 16 (2.29%) Publishing
10 12 (1.72%) Online Betting
11 10 (1.43%) Electronics
12 9 (1.29%) Legal
13 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.57%) Automotive
14 4 (0.57%) iGaming
15 3 (0.43%) Polish Language
16 2 (0.29%) Danish Language
16 2 (0.29%) German Language
17 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 316 (45.21%) Developer
2 59 (8.44%) Analyst
2 59 (8.44%) Java Developer
3 51 (7.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 48 (6.87%) Games Developer
4 48 (6.87%) Senior Developer
5 43 (6.15%) Test Engineer
6 35 (5.01%) QA Engineer
7 31 (4.43%) QA Test Engineer
8 28 (4.01%) Quality Engineer
9 27 (3.86%) Tester
10 26 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
11 25 (3.58%) Project Manager
12 24 (3.43%) Architect
13 23 (3.29%) Android Developer
13 23 (3.29%) Business Analyst
13 23 (3.29%) Designer
14 22 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.15%) Ruby Developer
15 21 (3.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (18.45%) HTML
2 97 (13.88%) CSS
3 86 (12.30%) HTML5
4 78 (11.16%) AngularJS
5 76 (10.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 67 (9.59%) React
7 58 (8.30%) JSON
8 54 (7.73%) Node.js
9 50 (7.15%) .NET
10 45 (6.44%) CSS3
11 43 (6.15%) Spring
12 40 (5.72%) Web Services
13 37 (5.29%) REST
14 36 (5.15%) RESTful
14 36 (5.15%) Ruby on Rails
15 28 (4.01%) XML
16 24 (3.43%) Hibernate
16 24 (3.43%) jQuery
17 23 (3.29%) Backbone.js
18 19 (2.72%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.73%) Online Games
2 49 (7.01%) User Experience
3 32 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 29 (4.15%) Mobile Games
6 27 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.15%) Animation
8 13 (1.86%) Social Media
9 12 (1.72%) Spread Betting
10 10 (1.43%) 3D Graphics
10 10 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.43%) STB
10 10 (1.43%) Video on Demand
11 9 (1.29%) Clustering
12 7 (1.00%) FMCG
12 7 (1.00%) IPTV
12 7 (1.00%) Streaming Video
12 7 (1.00%) Xbox
13 6 (0.86%) Augmented Reality
13 6 (0.86%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.30%) Android
2 52 (7.44%) Apple iOS
3 50 (7.15%) Linux
4 35 (5.01%) Windows
5 23 (3.29%) Unix
6 22 (3.15%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.29%) CentOS
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (24.32%) TDD
3 114 (16.31%) Scrum
4 77 (11.02%) BDD
5 67 (9.59%) Software Engineering
6 64 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (9.01%) Front End Development
8 62 (8.87%) Automated Testing
9 61 (8.73%) User Stories
10 58 (8.30%) DevOps
11 56 (8.01%) Game Development
12 54 (7.73%) OO
13 50 (7.15%) Test Automation
14 48 (6.87%) Kanban
15 45 (6.44%) E-Commerce
15 45 (6.44%) Test Scripting
15 45 (6.44%) Web Development
16 38 (5.44%) Analytics
16 38 (5.44%) Automation Testing
17 37 (5.29%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 202 (28.90%) Java
2 166 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 83 (11.87%) C#
4 71 (10.16%) C++
5 66 (9.44%) SQL
6 65 (9.30%) Scala
7 57 (8.15%) Ruby
8 48 (6.87%) Python
9 37 (5.29%) Objective-C
10 21 (3.00%) ES6
11 20 (2.86%) C
12 17 (2.43%) ActionScript
13 16 (2.29%) PHP
14 12 (1.72%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.57%) Go
16 10 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.14%) R
17 8 (1.14%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (6.15%) Degree
2 15 (2.15%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.72%) ISEB
3 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.29%) MCP
5 2 (0.29%) MCSE
5 2 (0.29%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.29%) PhD
6 1 (0.14%) MBA
6 1 (0.14%) MCDST
6 1 (0.14%) MCSA
6 1 (0.14%) MCTS
6 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (12.16%) QA
2 30 (4.29%) WCAG
3 5 (0.72%) PMO
4 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.29%) SDET
6 2 (0.29%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (6.58%) Docker
2 22 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.00%) vSphere
5 5 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.72%) XenApp
6 4 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Gluster
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) IAG
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (3.58%) Ansible
2 20 (2.86%) Puppet
3 16 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.14%) SCCM
5 5 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.57%) Nagios
6 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.57%) vRealize
6 4 (0.57%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.43%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) logstash
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.14%) Oozie
9 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.14%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.15%) VMware
3 21 (3.00%) Adobe
4 18 (2.58%) Google
5 15 (2.15%) Apigee
6 12 (1.72%) Apple
6 12 (1.72%) Oracle
7 11 (1.57%) Cisco
7 11 (1.57%) HP
8 10 (1.43%) Facebook
8 10 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.43%) Symantec
9 7 (1.00%) Citrix
10 6 (0.86%) Dell
10 6 (0.86%) SAP
11 4 (0.57%) Brocade
11 4 (0.57%) EMC
11 4 (0.57%) Tableau
11 4 (0.57%) Veritas
12 3 (0.43%) Talend
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Generous Daily Rate - Negotiable - DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Remote working
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pentasia
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 26 days ago
Newport
TRG
Rate: 500-520 Per Day
Posted: 27 days ago