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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK
Rank 269 293 284
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 360 385 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.76% 0.75%
As % of the General category 2.23% 1.95% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 294 251
Median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -8.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
16170 19706 19719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.71% 38.82% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10614 12546 12737
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 526 451
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.33 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.33 £50.78 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% +27.88%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +22 350 £415 +3.75% 344
London +11 226 £440 +3.52% 156
South East +24 33 £320 +0.39% 34
North West +28 32 £275 -12.00% 30
Manchester +23 32 £275 -12.00% 28
City of London -10 32 £475 +35.71% 13
Yorkshire +2 23 £373 -3.74% 34
West Yorkshire +1 17 £374 -0.26% 25
Leeds -9 15 £373 -0.53% 21
South West +13 13 £350 -12.50% 19
East Sussex +15 11 £320 -8.57% 1
Brighton +15 11 £320 -8.57% 1
North East -13 11 £340 -53.10% 5
Berkshire +10 10 £225 -16.66% 9
Salford 0 10 £425 +16.35%
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 10 £340 -66.00% 5
Tyne and Wear -16 10 £340 -66.00% 5
West Midlands -27 5 - - 33
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Scotland +23 4 £450 +63.63% 5
Reading +14 4 £225 - 2
Worthing - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £458 - 3
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £388 -9.88% 14
Staffordshire +1 3 - - 1
Swindon +1 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Sheffield 0 3 £475 -52.50% 5
South Yorkshire -4 3 £475 -52.50% 5
Wiltshire -4 3 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England -10 3 £388 +19.23% 24

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 298 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (27.32%) Java
3 163 (22.27%) JavaScript
4 160 (21.86%) TDD
5 129 (17.62%) HTML
6 119 (16.26%) Scrum
7 100 (13.66%) C#
8 94 (12.84%) CSS
9 91 (12.43%) QA
10 90 (12.30%) C++
11 87 (11.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 86 (11.75%) HTML5
13 83 (11.34%) Android
14 78 (10.66%) Jenkins
15 77 (10.52%) Git (software)
16 71 (9.70%) AngularJS
17 68 (9.29%) BDD
18 67 (9.15%) Scala
18 67 (9.15%) React
18 67 (9.15%) Finance
18 67 (9.15%) Front End Development
19 65 (8.88%) Software Engineering
20 64 (8.74%) User Stories
20 64 (8.74%) Cucumber
21 63 (8.61%) Game Development
21 63 (8.61%) SQL
22 62 (8.47%) Online Games
22 62 (8.47%) User Experience
23 61 (8.33%) Apple iOS
23 61 (8.33%) .NET

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 17 (2.32%) Apache
2 16 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.78%) Confluence
4 12 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.50%) CMS
6 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.96%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.55%) SAS
9 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.41%) Drupal
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.41%) Jetty
10 3 (0.41%) nginx
10 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.27%) CoreMedia CMS
11 2 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (3.55%) Photoshop
2 21 (2.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (2.05%) MS Excel
4 9 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.82%) 3ds Max
6 6 (0.82%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.82%) Adobe Premiere
6 6 (0.82%) MS Office
6 6 (0.82%) SketchUp
6 6 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.55%) InDesign
7 4 (0.55%) InVision
8 3 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.41%) Maya
9 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.14%) MS Project
10 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.27%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) 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 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.42%) GitHub
3 20 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 10 (1.37%) Route 53
9 8 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.82%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.82%) SaaS
11 5 (0.68%) Trello
12 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.41%) AdWords
13 3 (0.41%) Google Play
13 3 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.78%) DNS
1 13 (1.78%) Internet
2 9 (1.23%) HTTP
2 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.09%) LAN
3 8 (1.09%) SAN
4 7 (0.96%) DHCP
4 7 (0.96%) SSL
5 6 (0.82%) Network Security
6 5 (0.68%) LDAP
6 5 (0.68%) SMTP
6 5 (0.68%) WAN
7 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.55%) Wireless
8 3 (0.41%) AMQP
8 3 (0.41%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.41%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.41%) SNMP
8 3 (0.41%) VPN
9 2 (0.27%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.42%) MySQL
2 24 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.14%) Big Data
4 17 (2.32%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.96%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.96%) Hazelcast
10 7 (0.96%) Neo4j
10 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.41%) Power BI
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (10.66%) Jenkins
2 77 (10.52%) Git (software)
3 64 (8.74%) Cucumber
4 57 (7.79%) Selenium
5 47 (6.42%) JIRA
6 46 (6.28%) WebDriver
7 37 (5.05%) JUnit
7 37 (5.05%) RSpec
8 23 (3.14%) Grunt
8 23 (3.14%) gulp
9 17 (2.32%) Maven
10 15 (2.05%) Jasmine
11 14 (1.91%) Mocha
12 11 (1.50%) Vagrant
13 10 (1.37%) Gradle
13 10 (1.37%) Subversion
14 8 (1.09%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.09%) JMeter
15 7 (0.96%) Ant
15 7 (0.96%) SoapUI
General
1 67 (9.15%) Finance
2 41 (5.60%) Retail
3 40 (5.46%) Marketing
4 39 (5.33%) Banking
5 29 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.14%) Advertising
7 19 (2.60%) Back Office
8 16 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.05%) Publishing
10 11 (1.50%) Online Betting
11 9 (1.23%) Electronics
11 9 (1.23%) Legal
11 9 (1.23%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.68%) Automotive
12 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.41%) iGaming
14 2 (0.27%) Danish Language
14 2 (0.27%) Polish Language
15 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 334 (45.63%) Developer
2 61 (8.33%) Analyst
3 58 (7.92%) Java Developer
4 50 (6.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (6.56%) Games Developer
5 48 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 46 (6.28%) Test Engineer
7 40 (5.46%) Designer
8 38 (5.19%) QA Engineer
9 34 (4.64%) QA Test Engineer
10 31 (4.23%) Quality Engineer
11 28 (3.83%) Business Analyst
12 27 (3.69%) Android Developer
13 25 (3.42%) C++ Developer
14 24 (3.28%) C# Developer
15 23 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 23 (3.14%) Tester
16 22 (3.01%) Architect
16 22 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
16 22 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (17.62%) HTML
2 94 (12.84%) CSS
3 87 (11.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 86 (11.75%) HTML5
5 71 (9.70%) AngularJS
6 67 (9.15%) React
7 61 (8.33%) .NET
8 55 (7.51%) JSON
9 51 (6.97%) Node.js
10 44 (6.01%) Web Services
11 43 (5.87%) REST
12 42 (5.74%) CSS3
13 38 (5.19%) Spring
14 34 (4.64%) RESTful
15 28 (3.83%) Ruby on Rails
16 25 (3.42%) XML
17 22 (3.01%) Backbone.js
18 20 (2.73%) Hibernate
19 18 (2.46%) Apache Cordova
20 17 (2.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.47%) Online Games
1 62 (8.47%) User Experience
2 38 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 31 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 31 (4.23%) Mobile Games
4 28 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.14%) Mathematics
6 17 (2.32%) Animation
7 14 (1.91%) iPhone
8 13 (1.78%) Social Media
9 12 (1.64%) Spread Betting
10 11 (1.50%) EPoS
10 11 (1.50%) STB
11 10 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
11 10 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.37%) Video on Demand
12 9 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.09%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (1.09%) FMCG
13 8 (1.09%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.34%) Android
2 61 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 55 (7.51%) Linux
4 37 (5.05%) Windows
5 24 (3.28%) Unix
6 18 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.55%) CentOS
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (21.86%) TDD
3 119 (16.26%) Scrum
4 68 (9.29%) BDD
5 67 (9.15%) Front End Development
6 65 (8.88%) Software Engineering
7 64 (8.74%) User Stories
8 63 (8.61%) Game Development
9 60 (8.20%) Automated Testing
10 58 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
11 57 (7.79%) Test Scripting
12 56 (7.65%) Test Automation
13 55 (7.51%) DevOps
14 53 (7.24%) OO
15 48 (6.56%) E-Commerce
16 46 (6.28%) Automation Testing
17 43 (5.87%) Web Development
18 41 (5.60%) Defect Tracking
18 41 (5.60%) Kanban
19 40 (5.46%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 200 (27.32%) Java
2 163 (22.27%) JavaScript
3 100 (13.66%) C#
4 90 (12.30%) C++
5 67 (9.15%) Scala
6 63 (8.61%) SQL
7 56 (7.65%) Python
8 54 (7.38%) Ruby
9 38 (5.19%) Objective-C
10 20 (2.73%) C
10 20 (2.73%) ES6
11 18 (2.46%) PHP
12 16 (2.19%) ActionScript
13 14 (1.91%) Apple Swift
14 11 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.50%) Go
15 10 (1.37%) R
16 8 (1.09%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.96%) Groovy
18 6 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (6.15%) Degree
2 17 (2.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.68%) ISEB
3 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.41%) MBA
5 3 (0.41%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.27%) MCP
6 2 (0.27%) MCSE
7 1 (0.14%) MCDST
7 1 (0.14%) MCSA
7 1 (0.14%) MCTS
7 1 (0.14%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
7 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (12.43%) QA
2 34 (4.64%) WCAG
3 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.41%) SDET
4 3 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (5.74%) Docker
2 18 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.23%) vSphere
5 6 (0.82%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.41%) KVM
7 3 (0.41%) NFS
7 3 (0.41%) XenApp
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.27%) Xen
9 1 (0.14%) Gluster
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) IAG
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (3.42%) Ansible
2 24 (3.28%) Puppet
3 18 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.82%) Nagios
4 6 (0.82%) SCCM
5 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.68%) vRealize
6 4 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.55%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.27%) WSUS
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.14%) Packer
9 1 (0.14%) SnapVault
9 1 (0.14%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.69%) VMware
3 25 (3.42%) Adobe
4 15 (2.05%) Google
5 13 (1.78%) Apple
6 12 (1.64%) Apigee
6 12 (1.64%) Cisco
6 12 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.50%) HP
8 10 (1.37%) Oracle
9 9 (1.23%) Symantec
10 6 (0.82%) Citrix
10 6 (0.82%) Dell
10 6 (0.82%) Facebook
10 6 (0.82%) SAP
11 5 (0.68%) Veritas
11 5 (0.68%) Zend
12 4 (0.55%) Brocade
12 4 (0.55%) EMC
13 3 (0.41%) Tableau
London
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Salary: a load of fun
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport
TRG
Rate: 500-520 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wales
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £520 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions UK
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £325.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago