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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 328 381 315
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -66
Contract jobs citing Games 357 302 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.80% 1.28% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 192 174
Median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £36.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £15.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £157.40 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%

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
19792 23517 21747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.48% 40.24% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13148 14982 13392
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 633 534
Median hourly rate £20.25 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.95% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.05 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +11.11%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +47 343 £388 +3.33% 363
London +28 213 £400 -4.76% 188
City of London +45 40 £410 +2.50% 31
Yorkshire +30 37 £400 +6.66% 41
South East -7 34 £388 +3.33% 36
West Yorkshire +27 33 £375 - 31
Leeds +24 26 £388 +3.33% 29
North West +19 22 £300 - 25
Berkshire +16 14 £431 +34.76% 7
West Midlands -44 14 £325 -1.14% 32
East of England - 14 £425 - 13
Manchester 0 13 £185 -38.33% 21
Scotland +14 12 £115 -60.00% 3
Dundee +12 9 £225 -
Brighton +11 9 £335 -39.09% 4
East Sussex +10 9 £335 -39.09% 5
East Midlands +1 7 £325 +18.18% 15
Hertfordshire - 7 £425 - 2
Reading +13 6 £438 +59.09% 2
Stoke-on-Trent +1 6 £293 -16.42% 2
Staffordshire +1 6 £293 -14.28% 4
Milton Keynes +16 5 £375 -42.30%
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £375 -24.05% 3
Cambridge - 5 £375 - 7
Cambridgeshire - 5 £375 - 7
Merseyside +13 4 £318 +209.75% 1
Liverpool +8 4 £318 +209.75% 1
North East -23 4 £300 -26.73% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 4 £300 -26.73% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 4 £300 -26.73% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 321 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (23.52%) JavaScript
3 147 (19.32%) HTML
4 137 (18.00%) Scrum
5 134 (17.61%) CSS
6 130 (17.08%) Java
7 107 (14.06%) HTML5
8 98 (12.88%) User Experience
9 97 (12.75%) Linux
10 94 (12.35%) TDD
11 85 (11.17%) C++
12 83 (10.91%) C#
13 75 (9.86%) CSS3
14 71 (9.33%) SQL
15 69 (9.07%) Online Games
16 67 (8.80%) AngularJS
16 67 (8.80%) Finance
17 64 (8.41%) User Stories
18 63 (8.28%) Degree
19 62 (8.15%) Git (software)
19 62 (8.15%) Front End Development
20 60 (7.88%) E-Commerce
21 59 (7.75%) Node.js
22 58 (7.62%) Apple iOS
23 57 (7.49%) Microsoft
24 56 (7.36%) PHP
25 55 (7.23%) .NET
25 55 (7.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
25 55 (7.23%) DevOps
26 54 (7.10%) Windows

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 24 (3.15%) CMS
2 17 (2.23%) Confluence
3 15 (1.97%) Apache
3 15 (1.97%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.66%) nginx
6 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.53%) Drupal
7 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.39%) IIS
8 3 (0.39%) Mule
8 3 (0.39%) SAS
8 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 28 (3.68%) Photoshop
2 22 (2.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.76%) MS Office
4 8 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.92%) InVision
5 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.66%) Maya
6 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.39%) GIMP
7 3 (0.39%) Houdini
7 3 (0.39%) InDesign
7 3 (0.39%) MS Project
7 3 (0.39%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.26%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Magento
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.05%) SaaS
4 6 (0.79%) GitHub
4 6 (0.79%) Office 365
5 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.39%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.39%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.39%) Heroku
7 3 (0.39%) Slack
7 3 (0.39%) Trello
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.26%) Google Play
8 2 (0.26%) Taleo
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Force.com
9 1 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.50%) DNS
2 17 (2.23%) Network Security
2 17 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.10%) Firewall
4 11 (1.45%) Internet
5 10 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (1.18%) DHCP
6 9 (1.18%) HTTP
6 9 (1.18%) Wireless
7 8 (1.05%) SAN
7 8 (1.05%) VPN
8 7 (0.92%) Intranet
8 7 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.92%) SNMP
9 6 (0.79%) FTP
9 6 (0.79%) VoIP
10 5 (0.66%) NAS
10 5 (0.66%) OSPF
11 4 (0.53%) BGP
11 4 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.65%) MySQL
2 25 (3.29%) NoSQL
3 22 (2.89%) SQL Server
4 18 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.45%) Big Data
8 10 (1.31%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.92%) Informix
9 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.66%) DB2
11 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.53%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 49 (6.44%) JIRA
3 29 (3.81%) Selenium
4 28 (3.68%) gulp
5 24 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 23 (3.02%) Grunt
7 22 (2.89%) Jenkins
8 18 (2.37%) Bower
9 16 (2.10%) Subversion
10 14 (1.84%) WebDriver
11 12 (1.58%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.31%) Maven
13 8 (1.05%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.05%) Xcode
14 7 (0.92%) Axure RP
14 7 (0.92%) Geb
14 7 (0.92%) JUnit
14 7 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.92%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 67 (8.80%) Finance
2 50 (6.57%) Retail
3 45 (5.91%) Advertising
4 36 (4.73%) Marketing
5 19 (2.50%) Online Betting
6 16 (2.10%) Publishing
7 14 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.58%) Banking
9 11 (1.45%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.92%) Legal
11 6 (0.79%) Back Office
12 4 (0.53%) French Language
12 4 (0.53%) German Language
13 3 (0.39%) iGaming
13 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.26%) Electronics
14 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 313 (41.13%) Developer
2 78 (10.25%) Analyst
3 58 (7.62%) JavaScript Developer
4 49 (6.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 47 (6.18%) Business Analyst
6 45 (5.91%) Project Manager
7 43 (5.65%) Java Developer
8 40 (5.26%) Designer
9 38 (4.99%) Games Developer
10 33 (4.34%) Architect
11 31 (4.07%) Scrum Master
11 31 (4.07%) Web Developer
12 27 (3.55%) iOS Developer
12 27 (3.55%) Test Engineer
13 26 (3.42%) Senior Developer
14 25 (3.29%) C++ Developer
14 25 (3.29%) Tester
15 24 (3.15%) C# Developer
16 23 (3.02%) HTML Developer
17 21 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (19.32%) HTML
2 134 (17.61%) CSS
3 107 (14.06%) HTML5
4 75 (9.86%) CSS3
5 67 (8.80%) AngularJS
6 59 (7.75%) Node.js
7 55 (7.23%) .NET
7 55 (7.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 43 (5.65%) Backbone.js
8 43 (5.65%) REST
9 39 (5.12%) jQuery
10 33 (4.34%) Sass
10 33 (4.34%) Web Services
11 29 (3.81%) React
12 28 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (3.29%) RESTful
15 24 (3.15%) LESS
15 24 (3.15%) XML
16 23 (3.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.88%) User Experience
2 69 (9.07%) Online Games
3 52 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.73%) Mathematics
5 34 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.37%) Digital Media
8 16 (2.10%) Animation
8 16 (2.10%) Mobile Games
9 15 (1.97%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.97%) iPhone
9 15 (1.97%) Streaming Video
10 14 (1.84%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.45%) Social Media
13 10 (1.31%) 3D Graphics
13 10 (1.31%) e-Learning
13 10 (1.31%) EPoS
13 10 (1.31%) iPad
14 9 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.75%) Linux
2 58 (7.62%) Apple iOS
3 54 (7.10%) Windows
4 48 (6.31%) Android
5 37 (4.86%) Unix
6 26 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.71%) CentOS
8 10 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.66%) Solaris
12 3 (0.39%) Fedora
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (18.00%) Scrum
3 94 (12.35%) TDD
4 64 (8.41%) User Stories
5 62 (8.15%) Front End Development
6 60 (7.88%) E-Commerce
7 55 (7.23%) DevOps
8 53 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (6.96%) Web Development
9 50 (6.57%) Automated Testing
9 50 (6.57%) OO
10 45 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
11 43 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (5.52%) Project Management
13 40 (5.26%) High Availability
14 39 (5.12%) BDD
15 38 (4.99%) Game Development
16 33 (4.34%) iOS Development
16 33 (4.34%) Kanban
17 32 (4.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 179 (23.52%) JavaScript
2 130 (17.08%) Java
3 85 (11.17%) C++
4 83 (10.91%) C#
5 71 (9.33%) SQL
6 56 (7.36%) PHP
7 53 (6.96%) Python
8 48 (6.31%) Ruby
9 29 (3.81%) Objective-C
10 20 (2.63%) C
11 17 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.10%) Apple Swift
13 14 (1.84%) Perl
13 14 (1.84%) Scala
14 11 (1.45%) R
15 9 (1.18%) Groovy
16 8 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.92%) ActionScript
18 6 (0.79%) GLSL
18 6 (0.79%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 63 (8.28%) Degree
2 20 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 19 (2.50%) ISEB
4 8 (1.05%) CCNP
4 8 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.79%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.66%) CCIE
6 5 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.53%) CISSP
7 4 (0.53%) GIAC
8 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.26%) CCNA
9 2 (0.26%) CISM
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.26%) PhD
9 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.44%) QA
2 7 (0.92%) SLA
3 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.66%) WCAG
4 3 (0.39%) SDET
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.26%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (2.50%) Docker
1 19 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.31%) KVM
3 9 (1.18%) Xen
4 8 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.79%) vSphere
6 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.53%) NFS
7 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.53%) XenApp
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
9 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (4.07%) Puppet
2 28 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.50%) Ansible
4 14 (1.84%) Nagios
5 9 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.79%) SCCM
7 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.66%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.66%) Xymon
7 5 (0.66%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.39%) Cacti
9 3 (0.39%) Kibana
9 3 (0.39%) logstash
9 3 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.39%) Terraform
10 2 (0.26%) vRealize
10 2 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.52%) VMware
3 38 (4.99%) Red Hat
4 28 (3.68%) Adobe
5 23 (3.02%) Cisco
6 17 (2.23%) HP
7 16 (2.10%) EMC
7 16 (2.10%) Oracle
8 11 (1.45%) F5
8 11 (1.45%) Google
9 10 (1.31%) Apple
10 8 (1.05%) hybris
10 8 (1.05%) Symantec
11 6 (0.79%) NetApp
11 6 (0.79%) Veritas
12 5 (0.66%) Citrix
12 5 (0.66%) Rally
12 5 (0.66%) Twitter
12 5 (0.66%) Zend
13 4 (0.53%) Juniper
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day + benefits & holiday allowed
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £435 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LegalZoom
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Volt
Rate: £8.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 / day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FreeStyleGames
Rate: Fair salary is determined by experience, skills & going rate locally
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 400-450 Per Day pls send details
Posted: 22 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 13 days ago