The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 271 227 241
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +14
Contract jobs citing Games 396 415 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.87% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.81% 2.03% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 240 253
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.18% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £8.75 £8.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £41.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +1.12%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21937 20422 27546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.94% 42.73% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13601 12273 16311
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 £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 649 826
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 384 £350 - 318
London -23 244 £375 - 174
South East -29 70 £300 +9.09% 27
City of London +3 55 £375 +15.38% 41
Berkshire +4 31 £275 -18.81% 8
North West -2 29 £300 +20.00% 19
Manchester +10 26 £300 -9.43% 14
Reading +8 25 £115 -58.18% 5
East of England -42 18 £325 - 12
Kent +4 11 £375 +36.36% 3
Yorkshire -9 10 £333 -19.39% 28
Cambridge +2 9 £270 +2.85% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 9 £270 +2.85% 4
West Yorkshire -24 9 £333 -19.39% 17
Brighton -1 8 £263 +16.66% 2
East Sussex -5 8 £263 +16.66% 2
Leeds -17 8 £333 -19.39% 16
West Midlands -33 7 - - 17
Hampshire -1 6 £250 -24.24% 1
Surrey -40 6 £310 +41.71% 6
Norfolk +12 5 £331 -
Norwich +9 5 £331 -
Maidenhead -3 4 £500 -28.57%
Birmingham -12 4 - - 3
Warwickshire -10 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -21 3 £394 +21.15% 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £350 - 8
North East - 3 £350 - 8
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 199 (25.38%) JavaScript
2 189 (24.11%) HTML
3 168 (21.43%) Java
4 166 (21.17%) Online Games
5 143 (18.24%) Scrum
6 132 (16.84%) CSS
7 121 (15.43%) TDD
8 117 (14.92%) C++
9 115 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
10 111 (14.16%) C#
11 108 (13.78%) SQL
12 106 (13.52%) E-Commerce
13 104 (13.27%) Finance
14 95 (12.12%) HTML5
15 90 (11.48%) Degree
16 89 (11.35%) Android
17 80 (10.20%) OO
18 72 (9.18%) PHP
19 70 (8.93%) Game Development
20 66 (8.42%) C
20 66 (8.42%) Microsoft
21 65 (8.29%) Apple iOS
21 65 (8.29%) QA
22 64 (8.16%) Project Management
23 63 (8.04%) Mobile App
24 61 (7.78%) XML
25 60 (7.65%) Analytics
25 60 (7.65%) Computer Science
26 57 (7.27%) Web Services
26 57 (7.27%) Flash

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (3.06%) Apache
2 23 (2.93%) CMS
3 22 (2.81%) Node.js
4 15 (1.91%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.66%) Drupal
6 12 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.02%) nginx
8 7 (0.89%) IIS
9 5 (0.64%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.51%) SAS
10 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.38%) WordPress
11 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 53 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.21%) Photoshop
3 30 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.93%) MS Office
5 16 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (1.02%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.89%) MS Project
10 6 (0.77%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.51%) Maya
12 4 (0.51%) SPSS
13 3 (0.38%) InDesign
14 2 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.26%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.64%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.26%) Tridion
4 2 (0.26%) RMDS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.38%) GitHub
5 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.13%) Force.com
6 1 (0.13%) Taleo
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.59%) Internet
2 24 (3.06%) HTTP
3 16 (2.04%) DNS
4 12 (1.53%) LDAP
5 11 (1.40%) SAN
5 11 (1.40%) VPN
6 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.02%) SSL
6 8 (1.02%) Intranet
6 8 (1.02%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.89%) BGP
7 7 (0.89%) SNMP
7 7 (0.89%) DHCP
8 6 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.64%) LAN
10 4 (0.51%) ISDN
10 4 (0.51%) FTP
10 4 (0.51%) DMZ
10 4 (0.51%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.23%) MySQL
2 30 (3.83%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.04%) Big Data
6 15 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.53%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.53%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.15%) CouchDB
10 8 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.89%) DB2
11 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.77%) HBase
12 6 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.51%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 40 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.59%) Subversion
3 26 (3.32%) JIRA
4 25 (3.19%) Cucumber
5 21 (2.68%) Maven
6 18 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.30%) Selenium
6 18 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.79%) Axure RP
8 11 (1.40%) Hudson
8 11 (1.40%) JUnit
9 10 (1.28%) RSpec
10 9 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.02%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.89%) Ant
12 7 (0.89%) Mockito
13 6 (0.77%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.77%) jMock
14 5 (0.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 4 (0.51%) Gradle
General
1 104 (13.27%) Finance
2 56 (7.14%) Retail
3 50 (6.38%) Marketing
4 34 (4.34%) Publishing
5 17 (2.17%) Banking
6 16 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.79%) Front Office
8 13 (1.66%) Multimedia
9 12 (1.53%) Advertising
9 12 (1.53%) Electronics
10 5 (0.64%) Legal
10 5 (0.64%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Back Office
12 3 (0.38%) Automotive
12 3 (0.38%) Law
12 3 (0.38%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.38%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 285 (36.35%) Developer
2 99 (12.63%) Analyst
3 56 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 38 (4.85%) Project Manager
4 38 (4.85%) Software Engineer
4 38 (4.85%) Designer
5 34 (4.34%) Java Developer
6 33 (4.21%) Web Developer
7 31 (3.95%) Front-End Developer
8 26 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 22 (2.81%) Test Engineer
9 22 (2.81%) Games Developer
10 20 (2.55%) Senior Developer
10 20 (2.55%) Architect
11 19 (2.42%) Tester
11 19 (2.42%) Data Analyst
11 19 (2.42%) Mobile Developer
12 18 (2.30%) Administrator
13 17 (2.17%) C# Developer
13 17 (2.17%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (24.11%) HTML
2 132 (16.84%) CSS
3 95 (12.12%) HTML5
4 61 (7.78%) XML
5 57 (7.27%) Web Services
5 57 (7.27%) Flash
6 52 (6.63%) Spring
7 50 (6.38%) .NET
7 50 (6.38%) jQuery
8 43 (5.48%) REST
9 39 (4.97%) JSON
10 35 (4.46%) CSS3
11 33 (4.21%) Ajax
12 27 (3.44%) OpenGL
12 27 (3.44%) ASP.NET
13 24 (3.06%) Backbone.js
14 23 (2.93%) OpenGL ES
15 20 (2.55%) SOAP
16 19 (2.42%) Java EE
16 19 (2.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 166 (21.17%) Online Games
2 63 (8.04%) Mobile App
3 60 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.06%) Mobile Games
5 21 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.42%) 3D Graphics
6 19 (2.42%) iPhone
6 19 (2.42%) Social Media
7 16 (2.04%) Statistics
8 15 (1.91%) Mathematics
8 15 (1.91%) IPTV
8 15 (1.91%) Xbox
8 15 (1.91%) Open Source
8 15 (1.91%) New Media
9 14 (1.79%) iPad
9 14 (1.79%) Animation
9 14 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.28%) Streaming Video
11 9 (1.15%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.15%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 89 (11.35%) Android
2 65 (8.29%) Apple iOS
3 49 (6.25%) Linux
4 42 (5.36%) Windows
5 31 (3.95%) UNIX
6 13 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.15%) CentOS
9 7 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (18.24%) Scrum
2 121 (15.43%) TDD
3 115 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (13.52%) E-Commerce
5 80 (10.20%) OO
6 70 (8.93%) Game Development
7 64 (8.16%) Project Management
8 60 (7.65%) Analytics
9 50 (6.38%) Software Engineering
10 42 (5.36%) MVC
11 39 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (4.72%) OOP
13 35 (4.46%) iOS Development
14 34 (4.34%) BDD
14 34 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (4.08%) Business Analysis
17 31 (3.95%) Test Automation
17 31 (3.95%) Web Development
17 31 (3.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 199 (25.38%) JavaScript
2 168 (21.43%) Java
3 117 (14.92%) C++
4 111 (14.16%) C#
5 108 (13.78%) SQL
6 72 (9.18%) PHP
7 66 (8.42%) C
8 46 (5.87%) Ruby
9 41 (5.23%) Python
10 31 (3.95%) ActionScript
11 22 (2.81%) Objective-C
12 17 (2.17%) Perl
13 16 (2.04%) ActionScript 3.0
14 13 (1.66%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.66%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.53%) Lua
15 12 (1.53%) GLSL
16 10 (1.28%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (11.48%) Degree
2 25 (3.19%) ISTQB
3 24 (3.06%) ISEB
4 9 (1.15%) PhD
5 8 (1.02%) CCNP
5 8 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.64%) MCSE
7 4 (0.51%) CCIE
7 4 (0.51%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.51%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.38%) GCED
8 3 (0.38%) MCSA
8 3 (0.38%) MCP
8 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.38%) RHCE
8 3 (0.38%) GIAC
8 3 (0.38%) GCIA
8 3 (0.38%) GCIH
9 2 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.29%) QA
2 20 (2.55%) SLA
3 17 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.89%) BS25999
4 7 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.77%) Varnish
3 5 (0.64%) Xen
3 5 (0.64%) NFS
4 4 (0.51%) vCloud
5 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.13%) NLBS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.13%) Nmap
6 1 (0.13%) KVM
6 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (2.42%) Puppet
2 11 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.15%) Nagios
4 8 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.89%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (0.51%) Cobbler
6 4 (0.51%) Control-M
7 3 (0.38%) SCOM
8 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.26%) MOM
8 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.26%) Ansible
9 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.13%) Cacti
9 1 (0.13%) Munin
Vendors
1 66 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.59%) Google
3 33 (4.21%) Oracle
4 26 (3.32%) Facebook
5 24 (3.06%) Twitter
6 23 (2.93%) SAP
7 21 (2.68%) Adobe
8 18 (2.30%) Zend
9 12 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.53%) VMware
10 11 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.28%) Perforce
11 10 (1.28%) Netezza
11 10 (1.28%) hybris
12 9 (1.15%) Tableau
12 9 (1.15%) Cisco
13 8 (1.02%) JBoss
13 8 (1.02%) Teradata
13 8 (1.02%) Unica
13 8 (1.02%) Omniture
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletect
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Polkadotfrog
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago