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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 295 322 299
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -23
Contract jobs citing Games 404 361 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the General category 2.03% 1.70% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 219 189
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £527 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 5
Median hourly rate £22.84 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.75 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +6.66%

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
19865 21185 20385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.99% 39.09% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13213 13275 12879
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 536 567
Median hourly rate £22.84 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £10.44 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +3 381 £413 +3.12% 416
London +33 245 £425 - 229
Yorkshire +44 70 £389 +3.66% 51
West Yorkshire +46 67 £388 +3.33% 43
Leeds +45 67 £388 +3.33% 38
City of London +61 43 £375 +26.05% 35
North West +8 22 £313 -47.36% 32
Scotland -3 14 £305 -12.98% 3
Manchester +6 13 £369 +9.25% 25
South West -4 13 £369 -2.96% 10
Harrow -1 11 £470 +56.66%
South East -85 11 £450 +28.57% 47
East Midlands +18 9 £325 +10.63% 9
Wiltshire - 9 £363 - 2
West Midlands -16 5 £325 -5.79% 8
Glasgow - 5 £350 -
Cheshire - 5 £313 - 2
Swindon - 5 £363 - 2
Bedfordshire +3 4 - - 10
Guildford -1 4 £475 +35.71% 3
East of England -5 4 - - 26
Berkshire -15 4 £463 +23.33% 1
Surrey -22 4 £475 +35.71% 14
Dundee - 4 £243 -
Nottinghamshire +4 3 £350 +47.36% 2
Nottingham +2 3 £350 +47.36% 2
Hammersmith -3 3 £524 +16.98%
Edinburgh -7 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire -15 3 £390 -2.50% 1
Bristol - 3 £450 - 4

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 335 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 153 (20.18%) Scrum
4 144 (19.00%) Java
5 139 (18.34%) HTML
6 121 (15.96%) Linux
7 115 (15.17%) CSS
8 106 (13.98%) Finance
9 101 (13.32%) TDD
10 96 (12.66%) HTML5
11 95 (12.53%) Online Games
12 89 (11.74%) User Experience
13 76 (10.03%) SQL
13 76 (10.03%) E-Commerce
14 74 (9.76%) C#
15 67 (8.84%) Windows
16 66 (8.71%) Degree
17 65 (8.58%) Front End Development
18 63 (8.31%) AngularJS
19 61 (8.05%) User Stories
19 61 (8.05%) CSS3
19 61 (8.05%) Git (software)
19 61 (8.05%) Retail
19 61 (8.05%) Microsoft
20 59 (7.78%) Node.js
20 59 (7.78%) DevOps
21 58 (7.65%) Project Management
22 57 (7.52%) OO
23 54 (7.12%) Python
23 54 (7.12%) .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 59 (7.78%) Node.js
2 21 (2.77%) OpenStack
3 20 (2.64%) Apache
4 17 (2.24%) CMS
5 16 (2.11%) Confluence
6 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.66%) nginx
8 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.53%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (0.53%) Jetty
9 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.40%) Mule
11 2 (0.26%) Drupal
11 2 (0.26%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (4.75%) Photoshop
2 20 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (2.37%) MS Office
4 15 (1.98%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.06%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.53%) Maya
8 3 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.26%) GIMP
9 2 (0.26%) Houdini
9 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.26%) MS Project
9 2 (0.26%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.13%) InDesign
10 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Magento
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.92%) SaaS
4 6 (0.79%) GitHub
5 5 (0.66%) IaaS
5 5 (0.66%) Office 365
6 4 (0.53%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.40%) Heroku
8 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.26%) Taleo
8 2 (0.26%) Yammer
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.13%) Google Play
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.64%) Firewall
3 17 (2.24%) DNS
4 15 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (1.98%) SAN
5 14 (1.85%) Internet
6 13 (1.72%) Network Security
7 11 (1.45%) VPN
8 10 (1.32%) HTTP
9 7 (0.92%) DHCP
9 7 (0.92%) FWSM
9 7 (0.92%) Intranet
10 6 (0.79%) BGP
10 6 (0.79%) FTP
10 6 (0.79%) NAS
10 6 (0.79%) OSPF
10 6 (0.79%) WAN
10 6 (0.79%) Wireless
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.99%) MySQL
2 37 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 28 (3.69%) MongoDB
4 26 (3.43%) SQL Server
5 23 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.24%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.45%) Big Data
10 11 (1.45%) Informix
11 10 (1.32%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.79%) Redis
12 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.66%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.66%) DB2
14 4 (0.53%) Aerospike
14 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 50 (6.60%) JIRA
3 24 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.17%) Selenium
3 24 (3.17%) Subversion
4 21 (2.77%) Cucumber
5 20 (2.64%) gulp
6 17 (2.24%) Grunt
7 11 (1.45%) Jasmine
7 11 (1.45%) Maven
8 10 (1.32%) WebDriver
9 9 (1.19%) Bower
9 9 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.06%) Axure RP
11 7 (0.92%) JUnit
11 7 (0.92%) NUnit
11 7 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.92%) Xcode
12 6 (0.79%) Ant
13 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (13.98%) Finance
2 61 (8.05%) Retail
3 33 (4.35%) Marketing
4 25 (3.30%) Online Betting
5 24 (3.17%) Advertising
5 24 (3.17%) Publishing
6 22 (2.90%) Banking
7 18 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.32%) Electronics
9 9 (1.19%) Legal
10 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.66%) French Language
11 5 (0.66%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.53%) German Language
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 306 (40.37%) Developer
2 78 (10.29%) Analyst
3 67 (8.84%) Java Developer
4 65 (8.58%) JavaScript Developer
5 59 (7.78%) Games Developer
6 47 (6.20%) Business Analyst
7 45 (5.94%) Architect
8 41 (5.41%) Designer
8 41 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 37 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 34 (4.49%) Senior Developer
11 32 (4.22%) Scrum Master
12 27 (3.56%) HTML Developer
13 24 (3.17%) C# Developer
14 23 (3.03%) iOS Developer
14 23 (3.03%) Web Developer
15 20 (2.64%) Linux Engineer
15 20 (2.64%) Tester
15 20 (2.64%) UX Designer
16 19 (2.51%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (18.34%) HTML
2 115 (15.17%) CSS
3 96 (12.66%) HTML5
4 63 (8.31%) AngularJS
5 61 (8.05%) CSS3
6 54 (7.12%) .NET
7 43 (5.67%) REST
8 39 (5.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 38 (5.01%) Backbone.js
10 35 (4.62%) Web Services
11 31 (4.09%) Spring
12 30 (3.96%) React
13 29 (3.83%) jQuery
14 27 (3.56%) Sass
14 27 (3.56%) XML
15 24 (3.17%) RESTful
16 23 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
17 20 (2.64%) Flash
17 20 (2.64%) LESS
17 20 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.53%) Online Games
2 89 (11.74%) User Experience
3 46 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.96%) Mathematics
6 27 (3.56%) Mobile App
7 23 (3.03%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.77%) Social Media
9 19 (2.51%) Animation
9 19 (2.51%) Streaming Video
10 14 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.85%) Mobile Games
11 13 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.72%) Digital Media
12 11 (1.45%) PlayStation
12 11 (1.45%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.32%) IPTV
13 10 (1.32%) Video on Demand
14 9 (1.19%) Physics
15 8 (1.06%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 121 (15.96%) Linux
2 67 (8.84%) Windows
3 46 (6.07%) Unix
4 40 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 38 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.56%) Android
7 21 (2.77%) CentOS
8 17 (2.24%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.58%) Solaris
10 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.40%) Fedora
15 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (20.18%) Scrum
3 101 (13.32%) TDD
4 76 (10.03%) E-Commerce
5 65 (8.58%) Front End Development
6 61 (8.05%) User Stories
7 59 (7.78%) DevOps
8 58 (7.65%) Project Management
9 57 (7.52%) OO
10 48 (6.33%) High Availability
11 43 (5.67%) BDD
12 42 (5.54%) Automated Testing
12 42 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (5.54%) Web Development
13 40 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (5.01%) Mentoring
15 37 (4.88%) Kanban
16 35 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
17 34 (4.49%) Software Engineering
18 33 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 180 (23.75%) JavaScript
2 144 (19.00%) Java
3 76 (10.03%) SQL
4 74 (9.76%) C#
5 54 (7.12%) Python
6 53 (6.99%) PHP
7 52 (6.86%) C++
8 46 (6.07%) Ruby
9 27 (3.56%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.56%) Perl
10 21 (2.77%) Objective-C
11 15 (1.98%) Apple Swift
11 15 (1.98%) Scala
12 13 (1.72%) ActionScript
13 11 (1.45%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.32%) C
15 9 (1.19%) R
16 8 (1.06%) ActionScript 3.0
16 8 (1.06%) GLSL
16 8 (1.06%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 66 (8.71%) Degree
2 18 (2.37%) ISEB
3 16 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.58%) CCNP
4 12 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.79%) CCIE
7 5 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.26%) CCDE
10 2 (0.26%) CCSP
10 2 (0.26%) CISM
10 2 (0.26%) GCED
10 2 (0.26%) GIAC
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.15%) QA
2 9 (1.19%) SLA
3 8 (1.06%) WCAG
4 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 30 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.98%) Docker
3 13 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.45%) KVM
4 11 (1.45%) Xen
5 10 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.92%) vCloud
6 7 (0.92%) vSphere
7 6 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.40%) NFS
8 3 (0.40%) XenApp
9 2 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.13%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 42 (5.54%) Puppet
2 39 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.11%) Ansible
3 16 (2.11%) Nagios
4 10 (1.32%) Xymon
5 7 (0.92%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.79%) Cacti
6 6 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.79%) Opsview
6 6 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.79%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.66%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.66%) SCCM
8 4 (0.53%) Graphite
8 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.40%) Salt
9 3 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.12%) VMware
3 48 (6.33%) Red Hat
4 39 (5.15%) Cisco
5 26 (3.43%) HP
5 26 (3.43%) Oracle
6 24 (3.17%) Adobe
7 21 (2.77%) F5
8 19 (2.51%) EMC
9 12 (1.58%) NetApp
10 10 (1.32%) Apple
10 10 (1.32%) Google
11 9 (1.19%) IBM
11 9 (1.19%) Veritas
12 8 (1.06%) Facebook
12 8 (1.06%) hybris
13 7 (0.92%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.92%) Rally
13 7 (0.92%) Twitter
14 5 (0.66%) TIBCO
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300.00 - £301 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + opportunity for progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE. Close to train station
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7 - £9 per hour + Travel
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7 - £10 per hour + Travel
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour + Travel
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7.50 - £9 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £7.50 - £9 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West London
Playtech
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum You will be paid a monthly salary fo
Posted: 19 days ago
England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 19 days ago