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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 283 248 251
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Contract jobs citing Games 364 363 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.83% 1.85% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 198 187
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.85 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.73% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £30.55 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.81 £56.40 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%

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
19845 19654 18048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.89% 40.81% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12710 12215 10738
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 589 676
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 -21 354 £400 - 347
London +18 268 £400 -1.23% 191
City of London +27 43 £450 +20.00% 54
South East -40 37 £275 - 28
Yorkshire +2 12 £400 +86.04% 28
North West -17 12 £350 - 25
West Yorkshire +1 10 £405 +88.37% 19
Manchester -4 10 £350 - 12
West Midlands -1 9 £150 -50.00% 15
Surrey -13 9 £338 +14.40% 9
Hammersmith +8 8 £475 -
East Sussex -7 7 £250 +51.51% 1
South West -13 7 £260 - 8
Leeds -8 6 £438 +103.72% 14
Brighton -10 6 £250 +51.51%
Berkshire -31 6 £358 +84.51% 1
Canary Wharf - 6 £438 -
East of England -6 5 £500 +21.21% 31
Guildford -7 5 £375 +27.11%
Warwickshire - 5 £200 - 1
Scotland -7 4 £400 - 15
Oxford -12 4 - - 2
Gloucestershire -13 4 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire -16 4 - - 6
Glasgow - 4 £400 - 3
West Sussex -13 3 £313 - 2
East Midlands - 3 £285 - 6
Slough - 3 £230 -
Harrow -2 2 £400 +17.64%
Hertfordshire -5 2 £510 +23.63% 14

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 322 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (24.38%) Online Games
3 157 (20.36%) Scrum
3 157 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 151 (19.58%) TDD
5 143 (18.55%) Java
6 141 (18.29%) HTML
7 126 (16.34%) SQL
8 106 (13.75%) Finance
9 105 (13.62%) CSS
10 86 (11.15%) Linux
10 86 (11.15%) C#
11 79 (10.25%) Python
12 77 (9.99%) HTML5
13 76 (9.86%) Oracle
14 75 (9.73%) E-Commerce
15 73 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
16 72 (9.34%) OO
16 72 (9.34%) Degree
16 72 (9.34%) QA
17 71 (9.21%) Windows
18 69 (8.95%) Marketing
19 61 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
20 58 (7.52%) Web Services
20 58 (7.52%) jQuery
20 58 (7.52%) Apple iOS
21 56 (7.26%) MySQL
22 54 (7.00%) C++
23 53 (6.87%) User Stories
24 52 (6.74%) User Experience

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (4.80%) Apache
2 23 (2.98%) Node.js
3 11 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
3 11 (1.43%) SAS
4 10 (1.30%) IIS
4 10 (1.30%) CMS
4 10 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.17%) nginx
5 9 (1.17%) Drupal
6 8 (1.04%) Confluence
7 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.78%) JBoss
8 5 (0.65%) WordPress
8 5 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.26%) Kinematics
10 2 (0.26%) uiautomator
10 2 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 29 (3.76%) Photoshop
2 23 (2.98%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.20%) MS Office
5 12 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.56%) Maya
6 9 (1.17%) Shockwave
7 7 (0.91%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.52%) InDesign
10 3 (0.39%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.39%) MS Project
11 2 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.26%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.13%) EViews
12 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) SPSS
12 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.17%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.91%) PaaS
4 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.65%) IaaS
5 4 (0.52%) SaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.67%) Firewall
2 23 (2.98%) Network Security
2 23 (2.98%) Internet
3 18 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.20%) DNS
5 14 (1.82%) OSPF
5 14 (1.82%) BGP
5 14 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 13 (1.69%) MPLS
7 11 (1.43%) IPsec
7 11 (1.43%) TACACS
7 11 (1.43%) VPN
8 10 (1.30%) NetScreen
9 9 (1.17%) MVNO
9 9 (1.17%) NetScaler
9 9 (1.17%) SAN
10 8 (1.04%) WAN
10 8 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.26%) MySQL
2 43 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.80%) Amazon Redshift
4 28 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (3.63%) Hadoop
4 28 (3.63%) Big Data
5 27 (3.50%) MongoDB
6 24 (3.11%) SQL Server
7 19 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.46%) OLTP
8 11 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.30%) QlikView
9 10 (1.30%) CouchDB
9 10 (1.30%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.04%) OLAP
11 8 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.15%) Jasmine
3 30 (3.89%) Selenium
4 28 (3.63%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.50%) JIRA
6 26 (3.37%) Subversion
7 25 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 25 (3.24%) Grunt
8 21 (2.72%) Karma Test Runner
9 16 (2.08%) Maven
9 16 (2.08%) Axure RP
10 14 (1.82%) WebDriver
11 12 (1.56%) JMeter
11 12 (1.56%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.91%) Ant
12 7 (0.91%) JUnit
12 7 (0.91%) Xcode
13 6 (0.78%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.65%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (13.75%) Finance
2 69 (8.95%) Marketing
3 50 (6.49%) Retail
4 20 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.59%) Banking
5 14 (1.82%) Publishing
5 14 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.43%) Advertising
7 8 (1.04%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.04%) Online Betting
8 7 (0.91%) Interactive Media
9 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.78%) Legal
10 5 (0.65%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) iGaming
11 3 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 268 (34.76%) Developer
2 86 (11.15%) Analyst
3 43 (5.58%) Business Analyst
4 40 (5.19%) Project Manager
5 38 (4.93%) Architect
6 36 (4.67%) Java Developer
7 33 (4.28%) Designer
7 33 (4.28%) ScrumMaster
8 32 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
9 31 (4.02%) Web Developer
10 28 (3.63%) Consultant
11 24 (3.11%) Senior Developer
11 24 (3.11%) Front-End Developer
12 22 (2.85%) Python Developer
13 21 (2.72%) Programmer
14 18 (2.33%) Games Developer
15 17 (2.20%) Test Analyst
16 16 (2.08%) Tester
16 16 (2.08%) Python/Django Developer
16 16 (2.08%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (18.29%) HTML
2 105 (13.62%) CSS
3 77 (9.99%) HTML5
4 58 (7.52%) Web Services
4 58 (7.52%) jQuery
5 43 (5.58%) CSS3
6 40 (5.19%) .NET
7 38 (4.93%) XML
8 36 (4.67%) Spring
9 34 (4.41%) Flash
9 34 (4.41%) REST
10 33 (4.28%) AngularJS
11 32 (4.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 27 (3.50%) RESTful
13 24 (3.11%) Backbone.js
14 23 (2.98%) Django
15 22 (2.85%) SOAP
15 22 (2.85%) Gherkin
16 21 (2.72%) JSON
17 16 (2.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 188 (24.38%) Online Games
2 52 (6.74%) User Experience
3 43 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 38 (4.93%) Digital Media
6 29 (3.76%) Data Integration
6 29 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.63%) Mathematics
8 21 (2.72%) Visualisation
8 21 (2.72%) Social Media
9 19 (2.46%) Open Source
10 17 (2.20%) Mobile Games
11 16 (2.08%) Physics
12 15 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
13 11 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.43%) Replication
13 11 (1.43%) Flash Games
14 10 (1.30%) Client/Server
15 9 (1.17%) Streaming Video
16 8 (1.04%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.15%) Linux
2 71 (9.21%) Windows
3 58 (7.52%) Apple iOS
4 44 (5.71%) UNIX
5 42 (5.45%) Android
6 19 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.04%) CentOS
10 7 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.39%) VMS
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (20.36%) Scrum
3 151 (19.58%) TDD
4 75 (9.73%) E-Commerce
5 73 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (9.34%) OO
7 61 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
8 53 (6.87%) User Stories
9 52 (6.74%) Automated Testing
10 50 (6.49%) Project Management
10 50 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 48 (6.23%) Analytics
12 46 (5.97%) Kanban
12 46 (5.97%) BDD
12 46 (5.97%) Data Modelling
13 45 (5.84%) ETL
14 44 (5.71%) Game Development
15 41 (5.32%) Mentoring
16 37 (4.80%) DevOps
17 36 (4.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 157 (20.36%) JavaScript
2 143 (18.55%) Java
3 126 (16.34%) SQL
4 86 (11.15%) C#
5 79 (10.25%) Python
6 54 (7.00%) C++
7 40 (5.19%) Ruby
8 34 (4.41%) PHP
9 27 (3.50%) C
10 25 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.46%) ActionScript
12 18 (2.33%) Objective-C
13 16 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
14 13 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.56%) Scala
16 11 (1.43%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.43%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.43%) Perl
17 9 (1.17%) ActionScript 2.0
18 7 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (9.34%) Degree
2 19 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.08%) CCIE
4 11 (1.43%) ISEB
4 11 (1.43%) CISSP
5 6 (0.78%) PhD
5 6 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.65%) CRISC
6 5 (0.65%) CISA
6 5 (0.65%) CISM
6 5 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.52%) CCNP
7 4 (0.52%) PMP
7 4 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.39%) GIAC
8 3 (0.39%) GCIA
8 3 (0.39%) GCIH
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.34%) QA
2 16 (2.08%) SLA
3 9 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (1.82%) NFS
2 10 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.17%) Xen
4 5 (0.65%) vSphere
4 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.65%) vCloud
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.26%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) IAG
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (2.46%) Puppet
3 14 (1.82%) Nagios
4 8 (1.04%) HAProxy
5 7 (0.91%) SCOM
6 6 (0.78%) Nessus
7 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.52%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.39%) Control-M
10 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.26%) RANCID
11 1 (0.13%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.13%) Oozie
11 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 76 (9.86%) Oracle
2 41 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.50%) Adobe
4 26 (3.37%) Cisco
5 19 (2.46%) Google
6 18 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 18 (2.33%) Citrix
7 13 (1.69%) Tableau
7 13 (1.69%) Juniper
7 13 (1.69%) Ab Initio
7 13 (1.69%) VMware
8 12 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.30%) NetApp
10 9 (1.17%) F5
11 7 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.91%) Facebook
11 7 (0.91%) Perforce
11 7 (0.91%) IBM
11 7 (0.91%) Netezza
12 6 (0.78%) Teradata
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