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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 328 345 297
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -48
Contract jobs citing Games 363 337 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.59% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.84% 1.47% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 195 199
Median daily rate £388 £371 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £537 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £87.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -54.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.65 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £99.00 £169.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £10.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+97.67% -44.87%

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
19693 22861 21188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.47% 40.05% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13061 14670 13095
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 568 546
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.18 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +6 342 £400 +6.66% 397
London +40 216 £400 - 222
City of London +71 59 £394 +5.00% 31
Yorkshire +23 41 £400 +21.21% 40
West Yorkshire +23 37 £400 +23.07% 32
Leeds +13 30 £400 +33.33% 30
South East -45 24 £400 - 32
North West +15 21 £313 +4.16% 32
Scotland +6 16 £210 -35.38% 4
Berkshire -1 14 £444 +43.14% 12
Dundee - 13 £225 - 1
East of England +32 11 £375 -6.54% 15
West Midlands -44 11 £325 +10.16% 30
Manchester 0 10 £125 -58.33% 23
East Midlands +1 9 £325 +18.18% 14
South West -5 8 £363 -3.33% 8
Bedfordshire +10 6 £485 +53.96% 1
Reading +4 6 £450 - 4
Brighton +6 5 £320 -41.81%
East Sussex +6 5 £320 -41.81%
Bristol +3 4 £363 -19.44% 3
Cheshire +3 4 - - 2
Warrington +3 4 - -
Maidenhead +3 4 £525 +75.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +2 4 - - 6
Wiltshire +2 4 £363 -
Stoke-on-Trent 0 4 £200 -35.48% 2
Nottingham -1 4 - - 6
South Yorkshire -3 4 £588 +78.03% 5
Staffordshire -3 4 £200 -38.46% 2

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 328 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (25.13%) JavaScript
3 149 (19.81%) HTML
4 142 (18.88%) CSS
5 135 (17.95%) Scrum
6 126 (16.76%) Java
7 111 (14.76%) HTML5
8 109 (14.49%) Linux
9 100 (13.30%) User Experience
10 96 (12.77%) TDD
11 82 (10.90%) Online Games
12 81 (10.77%) CSS3
13 77 (10.24%) Finance
14 75 (9.97%) AngularJS
15 71 (9.44%) C#
15 71 (9.44%) SQL
16 70 (9.31%) Degree
16 70 (9.31%) Front End Development
17 69 (9.18%) C++
18 67 (8.91%) Node.js
19 66 (8.78%) E-Commerce
20 65 (8.64%) Git (software)
21 63 (8.38%) User Stories
22 60 (7.98%) Windows
23 58 (7.71%) Web Development
24 56 (7.45%) DevOps
25 55 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
26 54 (7.18%) Ruby
26 54 (7.18%) Python
26 54 (7.18%) Microsoft

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 25 (3.32%) CMS
2 17 (2.26%) Confluence
2 17 (2.26%) OpenStack
3 15 (1.99%) Apache
4 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.66%) nginx
4 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.53%) IIS
5 4 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.40%) Mule
6 3 (0.40%) SAS
6 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (3.32%) Photoshop
2 21 (2.79%) MS Office
3 18 (2.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (2.26%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.80%) InVision
7 5 (0.66%) Maya
7 5 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.40%) GIMP
9 3 (0.40%) Houdini
9 3 (0.40%) InDesign
9 3 (0.40%) MS Project
10 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.27%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.27%) ZBrush
11 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Magento
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.93%) SaaS
4 6 (0.80%) Office 365
5 5 (0.66%) GitHub
6 3 (0.40%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.40%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.40%) Heroku
6 3 (0.40%) IaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Google Play
7 2 (0.27%) Taleo
7 2 (0.27%) Trello
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.66%) Firewall
2 19 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.26%) DNS
3 17 (2.26%) Network Security
4 15 (1.99%) Internet
5 12 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (1.60%) VPN
6 10 (1.33%) SAN
7 9 (1.20%) Wireless
8 8 (1.06%) DHCP
8 8 (1.06%) HTTP
9 7 (0.93%) Intranet
9 7 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.80%) FTP
10 6 (0.80%) OSPF
10 6 (0.80%) SNMP
10 6 (0.80%) VoIP
10 6 (0.80%) WAN
11 5 (0.66%) BGP
11 5 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.98%) MySQL
2 28 (3.72%) NoSQL
3 20 (2.66%) MongoDB
4 18 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.39%) SQL Server
5 14 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.20%) Big Data
8 9 (1.20%) Informix
8 9 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.66%) DB2
12 4 (0.53%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.40%) SQLite
14 2 (0.27%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 65 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.91%) JIRA
3 33 (4.39%) gulp
4 25 (3.32%) Selenium
5 23 (3.06%) Grunt
6 21 (2.79%) Subversion
7 20 (2.66%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.66%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.26%) Bower
9 15 (1.99%) Jasmine
10 12 (1.60%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.46%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.93%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.93%) Maven
13 7 (0.93%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.93%) Xcode
14 6 (0.80%) Ant
14 6 (0.80%) JUnit
15 5 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 77 (10.24%) Finance
2 50 (6.65%) Retail
3 43 (5.72%) Advertising
4 40 (5.32%) Marketing
5 20 (2.66%) Online Betting
5 20 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.26%) Banking
6 17 (2.26%) Publishing
7 11 (1.46%) Legal
8 7 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.66%) French Language
10 4 (0.53%) German Language
11 3 (0.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) iGaming
11 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.27%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.13%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 308 (40.96%) Developer
2 79 (10.51%) Analyst
3 63 (8.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 54 (7.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 48 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 47 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 46 (6.12%) Games Developer
8 43 (5.72%) Project Manager
9 36 (4.79%) Web Developer
10 35 (4.65%) Architect
11 31 (4.12%) Scrum Master
12 29 (3.86%) Designer
13 28 (3.72%) Tester
14 27 (3.59%) Senior Developer
15 26 (3.46%) iOS Developer
16 25 (3.32%) Test Engineer
17 23 (3.06%) C# Developer
17 23 (3.06%) HTML Developer
18 20 (2.66%) C++ Developer
19 19 (2.53%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (19.81%) HTML
2 142 (18.88%) CSS
3 111 (14.76%) HTML5
4 81 (10.77%) CSS3
5 75 (9.97%) AngularJS
6 67 (8.91%) Node.js
7 48 (6.38%) .NET
7 48 (6.38%) Backbone.js
8 42 (5.59%) REST
9 41 (5.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 40 (5.32%) jQuery
11 37 (4.92%) Sass
12 34 (4.52%) Web Services
13 31 (4.12%) React
14 29 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (3.86%) XML
15 27 (3.59%) LESS
15 27 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
15 27 (3.59%) RESTful
16 23 (3.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.30%) User Experience
2 82 (10.90%) Online Games
3 51 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.59%) Mathematics
5 41 (5.45%) Computer Science
6 25 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.66%) Animation
8 17 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.26%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.13%) Streaming Video
10 15 (1.99%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.86%) Mobile Games
12 13 (1.73%) Social Media
13 11 (1.46%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.46%) Physics
14 10 (1.33%) PlayStation
15 9 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
15 9 (1.20%) e-Learning
15 9 (1.20%) iPad
15 9 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 109 (14.49%) Linux
2 60 (7.98%) Windows
3 52 (6.91%) Apple iOS
4 46 (6.12%) Unix
5 35 (4.65%) Android
6 32 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.39%) CentOS
8 10 (1.33%) Solaris
8 10 (1.33%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.40%) Fedora
13 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.13%) AIX
15 1 (0.13%) HPUX
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (17.95%) Scrum
3 96 (12.77%) TDD
4 70 (9.31%) Front End Development
5 66 (8.78%) E-Commerce
6 63 (8.38%) User Stories
7 58 (7.71%) Web Development
8 56 (7.45%) DevOps
9 55 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (7.05%) Automated Testing
11 47 (6.25%) OO
12 44 (5.85%) High Availability
13 43 (5.72%) Project Management
13 43 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
15 40 (5.32%) BDD
16 36 (4.79%) OOP
17 33 (4.39%) Software Engineering
18 32 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
19 31 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 189 (25.13%) JavaScript
2 126 (16.76%) Java
3 71 (9.44%) C#
3 71 (9.44%) SQL
4 69 (9.18%) C++
5 54 (7.18%) Python
5 54 (7.18%) Ruby
6 52 (6.91%) PHP
7 25 (3.32%) Objective-C
8 21 (2.79%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.66%) Apple Swift
9 20 (2.66%) Perl
10 18 (2.39%) C
11 11 (1.46%) R
11 11 (1.46%) Scala
12 9 (1.20%) ActionScript
12 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.06%) GLSL
13 8 (1.06%) Groovy
13 8 (1.06%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 70 (9.31%) Degree
2 20 (2.66%) ISEB
3 16 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.46%) CCNP
4 11 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.80%) CCIE
6 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.66%) CISSP
7 5 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.53%) GIAC
9 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.40%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.27%) CCNA
10 2 (0.27%) CCSP
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PhD
10 2 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.32%) QA
2 8 (1.06%) SLA
3 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.66%) WCAG
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.27%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.39%) Docker
3 10 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.20%) KVM
4 9 (1.20%) Xen
5 8 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.93%) vSphere
7 5 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.40%) NFS
8 3 (0.40%) vCloud
8 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.40%) XenApp
9 2 (0.27%) Firmware
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (5.05%) Puppet
2 31 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.53%) Ansible
4 17 (2.26%) Nagios
5 9 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.06%) Xymon
7 6 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.80%) SCCM
7 6 (0.80%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.66%) Cacti
8 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.66%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.53%) Opsview
9 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.40%) Graphite
10 3 (0.40%) Kibana
10 3 (0.40%) logstash
10 3 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.12%) VMware
3 45 (5.98%) Red Hat
4 30 (3.99%) Cisco
5 24 (3.19%) Adobe
6 21 (2.79%) Oracle
7 19 (2.53%) HP
8 18 (2.39%) EMC
9 16 (2.13%) F5
10 12 (1.60%) Google
11 10 (1.33%) Apple
12 8 (1.06%) hybris
12 8 (1.06%) NetApp
13 7 (0.93%) IBM
13 7 (0.93%) Veritas
14 6 (0.80%) Symantec
15 5 (0.66%) Rally
15 5 (0.66%) Twitter
16 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds
16 4 (0.53%) TIBCO
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Posted: 4 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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