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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 305 267 227
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -40
Contract jobs citing Games 363 382 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.73% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.71% 1.87% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 197 239
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £219 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%

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
21233 20384 19881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.04% 38.70% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13326 12901 11954
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 549 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 -23 356 £400 +14.28% 289
London -31 189 £425 +21.42% 146
South East +12 89 £350 +16.66% 39
Oxfordshire +7 36 £300 - 16
City of London -14 27 £275 -25.42% 24
Yorkshire +1 26 £375 -11.76% 19
East of England +3 17 £513 +64.00% 19
Berkshire -5 16 £375 +13.20% 3
West Midlands -4 14 £345 +4.54% 19
Surrey +7 13 £363 +10.68% 8
West Yorkshire -7 13 £373 -12.35% 13
South Yorkshire - 13 £400 - 4
Leeds -10 12 £370 -12.94% 7
Sheffield - 12 £400 - 4
South West +16 11 £380 +1.33% 12
Hampshire +10 11 £375 +50.00% 4
Oxford +3 11 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +1 9 - - 6
Cambridge -2 9 - - 5
Hammersmith - 9 £448 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £380 - 3
Staffordshire +1 7 £295 -10.60% 3
Tunbridge Wells -3 7 £350 -3.44% 1
Reading -3 7 £413 +32.00% 1
Kent -6 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Southampton -2 6 £450 +200.00%
Bedfordshire - 6 £513 -
Guildford +3 5 £363 +11.53% 1
Slough - 5 £375 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent +8 4 £295 -10.60% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 283 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (21.30%) HTML
3 142 (19.27%) JavaScript
4 137 (18.59%) Java
5 125 (16.96%) Online Games
6 119 (16.15%) CSS
7 116 (15.74%) TDD
7 116 (15.74%) Scrum
8 108 (14.65%) SQL
9 100 (13.57%) HTML5
10 93 (12.62%) C#
11 89 (12.08%) Finance
12 78 (10.58%) E-Commerce
13 77 (10.45%) Linux
14 67 (9.09%) Marketing
15 65 (8.82%) CSS3
16 64 (8.68%) Apple iOS
16 64 (8.68%) Android
17 63 (8.55%) Degree
18 62 (8.41%) Python
19 61 (8.28%) Software Engineering
20 60 (8.14%) C++
20 60 (8.14%) jQuery
21 57 (7.73%) QA
22 56 (7.60%) Retail
23 53 (7.19%) OO
24 52 (7.06%) Game Development
25 51 (6.92%) BDD
26 50 (6.78%) Project Management
27 49 (6.65%) Firewall

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 41 (5.56%) Node.js
2 22 (2.99%) Apache
3 14 (1.90%) IIS
4 13 (1.76%) SAS
5 11 (1.49%) nginx
6 10 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.36%) CMS
7 9 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.95%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.95%) Confluence
8 7 (0.95%) JBoss
9 6 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.68%) Jetty
10 5 (0.68%) WordPress
11 3 (0.41%) Drupal
11 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.41%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 29 (3.93%) Photoshop
2 20 (2.71%) Maya
3 16 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (1.76%) 3ds Max
4 13 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.63%) MS Office
5 12 (1.63%) MS Excel
6 9 (1.22%) Shockwave
7 6 (0.81%) MS Project
7 6 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.81%) ZBrush
7 6 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.68%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.27%) Edge Animate
11 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.14%) EViews
11 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.22%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.09%) PaaS
5 7 (0.95%) SaaS
5 7 (0.95%) IaaS
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.41%) Heroku
7 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.41%) Yammer
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Office 365
9 1 (0.14%) Route 53
9 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.65%) Firewall
2 24 (3.26%) Internet
2 24 (3.26%) Network Security
3 17 (2.31%) DNS
4 16 (2.17%) HTTP
5 14 (1.90%) OSPF
5 14 (1.90%) BGP
5 14 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (1.63%) MPLS
7 11 (1.49%) VPN
8 10 (1.36%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.22%) TACACS
9 9 (1.22%) NetScreen
9 9 (1.22%) IPsec
10 8 (1.09%) DMZ
10 8 (1.09%) VoIP
10 8 (1.09%) WAN
11 5 (0.68%) Wireless
11 5 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.11%) NoSQL
2 42 (5.70%) MongoDB
3 37 (5.02%) MySQL
4 28 (3.80%) Hadoop
4 28 (3.80%) Big Data
5 25 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 24 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 12 (1.63%) CouchDB
10 11 (1.49%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.09%) OLTP
11 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.81%) OLAP
13 6 (0.81%) HBase
13 6 (0.81%) Redis
13 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (4.61%) Selenium
2 30 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.53%) Grunt
5 23 (3.12%) Subversion
6 22 (2.99%) JIRA
7 21 (2.85%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.58%) WebDriver
9 13 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.76%) Maven
10 12 (1.63%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.09%) JUnit
12 6 (0.81%) JBehave
12 6 (0.81%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.68%) Hudson
13 5 (0.68%) CruiseControl
14 4 (0.54%) Ant
14 4 (0.54%) JMeter
14 4 (0.54%) Xcode
14 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (12.08%) Finance
2 67 (9.09%) Marketing
3 56 (7.60%) Retail
4 27 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.31%) Advertising
6 16 (2.17%) Publishing
6 16 (2.17%) Electronics
7 11 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.49%) Banking
8 9 (1.22%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.09%) Interactive Media
10 7 (0.95%) Legal
10 7 (0.95%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.81%) French Language
11 6 (0.81%) German Language
11 6 (0.81%) iGaming
12 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.54%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.54%) Law
14 3 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 268 (36.36%) Developer
2 64 (8.68%) Analyst
3 57 (7.73%) Project Manager
4 55 (7.46%) Architect
5 42 (5.70%) Java Developer
6 39 (5.29%) Front-End Developer
7 32 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
7 32 (4.34%) Designer
8 30 (4.07%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.53%) Web Developer
10 25 (3.39%) Senior Developer
11 24 (3.26%) Programmer
12 23 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.44%) Tester
15 17 (2.31%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.31%) C# Developer
16 15 (2.04%) Network Engineer
17 14 (1.90%) Consultant
17 14 (1.90%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (21.30%) HTML
2 119 (16.15%) CSS
3 100 (13.57%) HTML5
4 65 (8.82%) CSS3
5 60 (8.14%) jQuery
6 48 (6.51%) Web Services
7 44 (5.97%) .NET
8 40 (5.43%) XML
9 35 (4.75%) AngularJS
10 34 (4.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 31 (4.21%) REST
11 31 (4.21%) Backbone.js
12 24 (3.26%) Flash
13 23 (3.12%) SOAP
13 23 (3.12%) RESTful
14 21 (2.85%) Spring
15 19 (2.58%) OpenGL
16 17 (2.31%) JSON
17 16 (2.17%) Sass
18 13 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 125 (16.96%) Online Games
2 39 (5.29%) Mobile App
3 38 (5.16%) User Experience
4 37 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 31 (4.21%) Streaming Video
7 29 (3.93%) Data Centre
8 27 (3.66%) Xbox
9 22 (2.99%) Physics
10 21 (2.85%) Mobile Games
11 20 (2.71%) Client/Server
11 20 (2.71%) Mathematics
11 20 (2.71%) iPad
12 19 (2.58%) IPTV
13 18 (2.44%) STB
13 18 (2.44%) Social Media
13 18 (2.44%) Visualisation
14 17 (2.31%) Animation
15 15 (2.04%) iPhone
15 15 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.45%) Linux
2 64 (8.68%) Android
2 64 (8.68%) Apple iOS
3 49 (6.65%) Windows
4 27 (3.66%) UNIX
5 23 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.36%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.09%) CentOS
9 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (15.74%) TDD
2 116 (15.74%) Scrum
3 78 (10.58%) E-Commerce
4 61 (8.28%) Software Engineering
5 53 (7.19%) OO
6 52 (7.06%) Game Development
7 51 (6.92%) BDD
8 50 (6.78%) Project Management
9 48 (6.51%) DevOps
10 46 (6.24%) Responsive Web Design
11 40 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (5.16%) MVC
12 38 (5.16%) Mentoring
13 36 (4.88%) Analytics
13 36 (4.88%) Kanban
14 35 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (4.21%) SDLC
17 26 (3.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 142 (19.27%) JavaScript
2 137 (18.59%) Java
3 108 (14.65%) SQL
4 93 (12.62%) C#
5 62 (8.41%) Python
6 60 (8.14%) C++
7 40 (5.43%) Ruby
8 39 (5.29%) PHP
9 26 (3.53%) C
10 21 (2.85%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.31%) Perl
12 15 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.90%) ActionScript
14 11 (1.49%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.22%) Scala
16 8 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.09%) R
17 6 (0.81%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.68%) Lua
19 4 (0.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 63 (8.55%) Degree
2 25 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.31%) CCIE
4 12 (1.63%) CISSP
5 7 (0.95%) CCNP
6 6 (0.81%) CCNA
6 6 (0.81%) GIAC
6 6 (0.81%) GCIA
6 6 (0.81%) GCIH
7 5 (0.68%) ISEB
8 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PMP
8 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.41%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.41%) CISMP
10 2 (0.27%) PhD
10 2 (0.27%) GCED
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.73%) QA
2 15 (2.04%) SLA
3 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.09%) Docker
3 6 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.68%) NFS
4 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) Snort
5 4 (0.54%) Xen
6 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) IAG
7 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (4.07%) Puppet
3 11 (1.49%) HAProxy
3 11 (1.49%) Nagios
4 5 (0.68%) Ansible
5 4 (0.54%) Salt
5 4 (0.54%) Graphite
5 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.41%) Nessus
6 3 (0.41%) Mesos
7 2 (0.27%) RANCID
7 2 (0.27%) SCOM
7 2 (0.27%) Oozie
7 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.14%) Control-M
8 1 (0.14%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 47 (6.38%) Oracle
2 34 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.66%) Adobe
4 24 (3.26%) Cisco
5 17 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.04%) Apple
7 12 (1.63%) Perforce
7 12 (1.63%) SAP
8 11 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.49%) VMware
8 11 (1.49%) Barracuda Networks
9 10 (1.36%) F5
9 10 (1.36%) Facebook
9 10 (1.36%) Roku
9 10 (1.36%) Citrix
9 10 (1.36%) Juniper
10 9 (1.22%) IBM
10 9 (1.22%) Google
11 8 (1.09%) Tableau
11 8 (1.09%) hybris
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