The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 281 215 224
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +9
Contract jobs citing Games 372 481 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.94% 0.80%
As % of the General category 1.76% 2.19% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 310 282
Average daily rate
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£369 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 5
Average hourly rate £87.25 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.01 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £169.00 £41.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21185 21939 25760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.73% 43.04% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13092 13417 15332
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 639 730
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 -52 357 £363 +3.57% 290
London -8 275 £400 +11.11% 151
City of London +7 53 £399 +32.91% 34
South East -61 42 £300 +41.17% 47
North West -1 15 £308 +5.12% 23
Brighton +12 11 £200 -63.63% 1
East Sussex +7 11 £200 -63.63% 2
Kent +5 9 £350 +22.80% 6
Surrey -48 9 £325 +85.71% 8
Tunbridge Wells - 9 £350 - 1
Manchester +4 8 £325 +18.18% 12
East of England -40 8 £413 +17.85% 17
Oxfordshire +3 7 £300 -33.33% 7
Yorkshire -1 6 £250 -37.57% 14
West Midlands -14 6 £330 - 13
Merseyside +5 5 £275 -11.29% 6
Hertfordshire -11 5 £413 +10.00% 8
Liverpool 0 4 £350 +12.90% 5
West Yorkshire -2 4 £275 -31.33% 6
Guildford -15 4 £325 +85.71% 2
Birmingham -1 3 - - 4
Watford -2 3 £413 -
Glasgow -3 3 £270 -36.47% 3
Reading -11 3 £306 -20.96% 3
Scotland -21 3 £270 -36.47% 8
Berkshire -25 3 £300 -11.11% 11
Stevenage +3 2 £400 -
Cheshire +2 2 £243 -11.00% 3
South Yorkshire +1 2 £210 -6.66% 3
Leeds 0 2 - - 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 184 (24.37%) Online Games
2 168 (22.25%) JavaScript
3 158 (20.93%) HTML
4 149 (19.74%) Java
5 134 (17.75%) Scrum
6 133 (17.62%) SQL
7 120 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (15.63%) TDD
9 116 (15.36%) CSS
10 91 (12.05%) HTML5
11 88 (11.66%) Finance
12 85 (11.26%) Linux
13 82 (10.86%) C#
14 75 (9.93%) E-Commerce
15 74 (9.80%) XML
15 74 (9.80%) Marketing
16 70 (9.27%) Degree
17 69 (9.14%) Apple iOS
18 68 (9.01%) Game Development
18 68 (9.01%) QA
19 67 (8.87%) Project Management
20 65 (8.61%) C++
20 65 (8.61%) PHP
20 65 (8.61%) Mobile App
21 62 (8.21%) Android
21 62 (8.21%) Microsoft
22 61 (8.08%) Analytics
23 60 (7.95%) Ruby
24 58 (7.68%) Web Services
24 58 (7.68%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 29 (3.84%) Node.js
2 26 (3.44%) CMS
3 21 (2.78%) Apache
4 13 (1.72%) nginx
4 13 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.46%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.32%) Drupal
7 9 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.93%) SAS
10 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.66%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.53%) Mule
13 3 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.11%) Photoshop
3 19 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.85%) MS Office
6 9 (1.19%) SPSS
7 8 (1.06%) Adobe After Effects
7 8 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.93%) Maya
9 6 (0.79%) MS Project
10 4 (0.53%) InDesign
10 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.40%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.40%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.26%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.13%) Blender
13 1 (0.13%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.13%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 13 (1.72%) WebTrends
2 8 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.26%) Tridion
5 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.66%) GitHub
4 4 (0.53%) Office 365
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.26%) Responsys
5 2 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.17%) Internet
2 19 (2.52%) HTTP
3 18 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.12%) DNS
4 16 (2.12%) LDAP
5 8 (1.06%) VPN
6 7 (0.93%) Intranet
6 7 (0.93%) SAN
6 7 (0.93%) SSL
7 5 (0.66%) Firewall
7 5 (0.66%) BGP
8 4 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.53%) LAN
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (0.40%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.40%) VoIP
10 2 (0.26%) SSH
10 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.28%) MySQL
2 35 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 29 (3.84%) SQL Server
5 18 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.25%) Big Data
6 17 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.12%) Hadoop
7 16 (2.12%) QlikView
8 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.46%) Redis
9 11 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.32%) OLTP
10 10 (1.32%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.32%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.19%) OLAP
11 9 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.71%) Subversion
3 23 (3.05%) Selenium
4 21 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 21 (2.78%) JIRA
5 17 (2.25%) JUnit
6 16 (2.12%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.72%) WebDriver
7 13 (1.72%) Maven
8 8 (1.06%) PHPUnit
9 7 (0.93%) RSpec
10 6 (0.79%) Ant
10 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.79%) JMeter
10 6 (0.79%) Hudson
10 6 (0.79%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 5 (0.66%) Behat
11 5 (0.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 88 (11.66%) Finance
2 74 (9.80%) Marketing
3 48 (6.36%) Retail
4 29 (3.84%) Banking
5 27 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.05%) Publishing
7 11 (1.46%) Danish Language
7 11 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.32%) Multimedia
8 10 (1.32%) Advertising
9 9 (1.19%) Back Office
9 9 (1.19%) Electronics
10 6 (0.79%) iGaming
11 5 (0.66%) Front Office
12 4 (0.53%) Billing
12 4 (0.53%) Legal
12 4 (0.53%) Automotive
12 4 (0.53%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.26%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 308 (40.79%) Developer
2 79 (10.46%) Analyst
3 54 (7.15%) Project Manager
4 43 (5.70%) Java Developer
5 38 (5.03%) Designer
6 37 (4.90%) Front-End Developer
7 36 (4.77%) Business Analyst
8 33 (4.37%) Web Developer
9 30 (3.97%) Programmer
10 29 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
11 22 (2.91%) Games Developer
11 22 (2.91%) Senior Developer
11 22 (2.91%) Mobile Developer
12 21 (2.78%) Software Engineer
13 19 (2.52%) Consultant
14 17 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 16 (2.12%) Games Programmer
15 16 (2.12%) Test Engineer
16 15 (1.99%) iOS Developer
16 15 (1.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (20.93%) HTML
2 116 (15.36%) CSS
3 91 (12.05%) HTML5
4 74 (9.80%) XML
5 58 (7.68%) Web Services
5 58 (7.68%) jQuery
6 51 (6.75%) Spring
7 46 (6.09%) REST
8 45 (5.96%) JSON
9 44 (5.83%) CSS3
10 34 (4.50%) .NET
11 33 (4.37%) RESTful
12 30 (3.97%) Ajax
12 30 (3.97%) AngularJS
13 28 (3.71%) Flash
14 26 (3.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 25 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (2.78%) OAuth
17 20 (2.65%) Hibernate
17 20 (2.65%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 184 (24.37%) Online Games
2 65 (8.61%) Mobile App
3 40 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.44%) New Media
5 23 (3.05%) Mobile Games
6 22 (2.91%) Social Media
7 19 (2.52%) Data Integration
7 19 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 16 (2.12%) Open Source
8 16 (2.12%) Video on Demand
9 15 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.85%) Animation
10 14 (1.85%) Blog
11 13 (1.72%) iPhone
11 13 (1.72%) Social Gaming
11 13 (1.72%) Xbox
12 12 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.59%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
12 12 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 85 (11.26%) Linux
2 69 (9.14%) Apple iOS
3 62 (8.21%) Android
4 45 (5.96%) UNIX
5 33 (4.37%) Windows
6 20 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.72%) CentOS
8 10 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.40%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (17.75%) Scrum
2 120 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (15.63%) TDD
4 75 (9.93%) E-Commerce
5 68 (9.01%) Game Development
6 67 (8.87%) Project Management
7 61 (8.08%) Analytics
8 46 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (5.43%) OO
9 41 (5.43%) SOA
10 40 (5.30%) User Stories
11 39 (5.17%) MVC
11 39 (5.17%) Web Development
12 36 (4.77%) Software Engineering
13 35 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (4.37%) ETL
14 33 (4.37%) BDD
15 32 (4.24%) Data Modelling
16 30 (3.97%) CRM
16 30 (3.97%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 168 (22.25%) JavaScript
2 149 (19.74%) Java
3 133 (17.62%) SQL
4 82 (10.86%) C#
5 65 (8.61%) C++
5 65 (8.61%) PHP
6 60 (7.95%) Ruby
7 49 (6.49%) Python
8 37 (4.90%) C
9 21 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.25%) Scala
11 16 (2.12%) Perl
11 16 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.59%) ActionScript
13 11 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.93%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.79%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.66%) Lua
17 5 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (9.27%) Degree
2 19 (2.52%) ISEB
3 17 (2.25%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.79%) PhD
5 6 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.66%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.66%) CCNP
7 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.40%) MCSE
8 3 (0.40%) CISSP
8 3 (0.40%) RHCE
8 3 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.26%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.26%) PMP
9 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.01%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) EMIR
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.79%) Xen
3 6 (0.79%) vCloud
4 5 (0.66%) Varnish
5 4 (0.53%) NFS
6 3 (0.40%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.40%) XenServer
7 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.13%) Docker
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) NLBS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 21 (2.78%) Puppet
2 12 (1.59%) Nagios
2 12 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.46%) BMC PATROL
4 8 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (1.06%) Cobbler
4 8 (1.06%) HAProxy
4 8 (1.06%) Opsview
4 8 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.79%) SCOM
6 4 (0.53%) Control-M
7 3 (0.40%) SCCM
8 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.26%) Ansible
9 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.13%) Cacti
9 1 (0.13%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.13%) logstash
9 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.42%) Oracle
3 33 (4.37%) Google
4 25 (3.31%) Facebook
4 25 (3.31%) Twitter
5 22 (2.91%) Netezza
6 16 (2.12%) VMware
7 15 (1.99%) JBoss
7 15 (1.99%) Teradata
8 14 (1.85%) Adobe
9 12 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.59%) Zend
10 11 (1.46%) Lotus
11 9 (1.19%) Tableau
12 8 (1.06%) Ab Initio
12 8 (1.06%) Cisco
12 8 (1.06%) Splunk
12 8 (1.06%) 29West
12 8 (1.06%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.93%) Infoblox
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
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Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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