The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / England
Rank 303 317 295
Rank change year-on-year +14 -22  
Contract jobs citing Games 298 337 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.87% 1.82% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 248 224
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.17% -3.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15907 18489 18673
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.06% 37.84% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10436 12210 11741
Median daily rate £465 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 466 447
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +24.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in England

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in England

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in England

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in England

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Games in England

Games
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
London -14 174 £426 +0.11% 163
North West +39 28 £295 -10.60% 38
Yorkshire +17 28 £420 +12.00% 47
South East +28 23 £363 -7.99% 28
South West +3 13 £300 -20.00% 22
East of England +2 10 £388 +29.16% 30
North East -6 9 £320 -28.88% 6
West Midlands -2 7 £325 -3.70% 39
East Midlands -10 6 £358 +58.88% 8
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for Games.

1 308 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (30.37%) Java
3 175 (25.07%) JavaScript
4 170 (24.36%) TDD
5 130 (18.62%) HTML
6 116 (16.62%) Scrum
7 101 (14.47%) CSS
8 85 (12.18%) HTML5
9 83 (11.89%) Jenkins
9 83 (11.89%) QA
10 82 (11.75%) AngularJS
10 82 (11.75%) BDD
11 79 (11.32%) Finance
12 78 (11.17%) Git (software)
13 77 (11.03%) C#
14 73 (10.46%) SQL
15 72 (10.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 70 (10.03%) C++
17 69 (9.89%) React
18 68 (9.74%) Cucumber
19 67 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (9.31%) Automated Testing
20 65 (9.31%) Software Engineering
20 65 (9.31%) Selenium
20 65 (9.31%) Front End Development
21 63 (9.03%) Android
22 62 (8.88%) Scala
23 58 (8.31%) Online Games
23 58 (8.31%) DevOps
23 58 (8.31%) User Stories

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 22 (3.15%) Confluence
2 15 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.01%) Apache
4 12 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.72%) CMS
5 7 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.86%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.86%) Jetty
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.57%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.57%) IIS
9 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.43%) SAS
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (3.01%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (1.58%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.15%) 3ds Max
5 7 (1.00%) Maya
5 7 (1.00%) MS Office
6 5 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.43%) InDesign
8 3 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.43%) ZBrush
9 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Mingle
10 1 (0.14%) MotionBuilder
10 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Magento
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Radian6
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.72%) GitHub
3 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
6 10 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 10 (1.43%) Route 53
7 7 (1.00%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.57%) Office 365
10 3 (0.43%) AdWords
10 3 (0.43%) Heroku
11 2 (0.29%) Google Play
11 2 (0.29%) SaaS
11 2 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.58%) Internet
2 10 (1.43%) SSL
3 9 (1.29%) DNS
3 9 (1.29%) HTTP
3 9 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.15%) Firewall
5 7 (1.00%) LAN
5 7 (1.00%) SAN
6 5 (0.72%) DHCP
6 5 (0.72%) WAN
7 4 (0.57%) LDAP
7 4 (0.57%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.57%) SMTP
8 3 (0.43%) AMQP
8 3 (0.43%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.43%) Network Security
8 3 (0.43%) VPN
9 2 (0.29%) IPv6
9 2 (0.29%) Wireless
9 2 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.72%) Big Data
2 26 (3.72%) NoSQL
3 25 (3.58%) MySQL
4 20 (2.87%) Hadoop
5 16 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.72%) Redis
8 11 (1.58%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.00%) Hazelcast
11 7 (1.00%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.72%) DB2
13 5 (0.72%) HBase
Development Applications
1 83 (11.89%) Jenkins
2 78 (11.17%) Git (software)
3 68 (9.74%) Cucumber
4 65 (9.31%) Selenium
5 49 (7.02%) JIRA
5 49 (7.02%) WebDriver
6 33 (4.73%) JUnit
7 31 (4.44%) RSpec
8 23 (3.30%) gulp
9 22 (3.15%) Grunt
10 17 (2.44%) Jasmine
10 17 (2.44%) Maven
11 15 (2.15%) Mocha
12 10 (1.43%) Gradle
13 9 (1.29%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.15%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.15%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.15%) JMeter
14 8 (1.15%) Subversion
15 7 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 79 (11.32%) Finance
2 53 (7.59%) Banking
3 43 (6.16%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.44%) Marketing
5 37 (5.30%) Retail
6 27 (3.87%) Back Office
7 23 (3.30%) Advertising
8 19 (2.72%) Investment Banking
9 16 (2.29%) Publishing
10 10 (1.43%) Online Betting
11 9 (1.29%) Electronics
11 9 (1.29%) Legal
12 6 (0.86%) Automotive
13 5 (0.72%) iGaming
13 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.43%) Polish Language
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 317 (45.42%) Developer
2 69 (9.89%) Java Developer
3 54 (7.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 53 (7.59%) Analyst
5 51 (7.31%) Games Developer
6 46 (6.59%) Senior Developer
7 42 (6.02%) Test Engineer
8 33 (4.73%) QA Engineer
9 28 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (4.01%) QA Test Engineer
9 28 (4.01%) Quality Engineer
10 25 (3.58%) Project Manager
10 25 (3.58%) Tester
11 24 (3.44%) Architect
12 23 (3.30%) C# Developer
13 22 (3.15%) Ruby Developer
14 21 (3.01%) Business Analyst
14 21 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.01%) Scrum Master
15 20 (2.87%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (18.62%) HTML
2 101 (14.47%) CSS
3 85 (12.18%) HTML5
4 82 (11.75%) AngularJS
5 72 (10.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 69 (9.89%) React
7 55 (7.88%) .NET
7 55 (7.88%) JSON
8 51 (7.31%) Node.js
9 50 (7.16%) Spring
10 45 (6.45%) CSS3
10 45 (6.45%) Web Services
11 44 (6.30%) RESTful
12 39 (5.59%) REST
13 35 (5.01%) Ruby on Rails
14 29 (4.15%) XML
15 27 (3.87%) Hibernate
16 25 (3.58%) jQuery
17 21 (3.01%) Unreal Engine
18 20 (2.87%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.31%) Online Games
2 50 (7.16%) User Experience
3 34 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 28 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.87%) Mobile Games
7 15 (2.15%) Animation
8 12 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
8 12 (1.72%) Social Media
8 12 (1.72%) Spread Betting
9 10 (1.43%) Xbox
10 9 (1.29%) Clustering
11 8 (1.15%) STB
12 7 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
12 7 (1.00%) FMCG
12 7 (1.00%) iPad
12 7 (1.00%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.86%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.03%) Android
2 45 (6.45%) Linux
3 43 (6.16%) Apple iOS
4 40 (5.73%) Windows
5 25 (3.58%) Unix
6 22 (3.15%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.15%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.00%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (24.36%) TDD
3 116 (16.62%) Scrum
4 82 (11.75%) BDD
5 67 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (9.31%) Automated Testing
6 65 (9.31%) Front End Development
6 65 (9.31%) Software Engineering
7 58 (8.31%) DevOps
7 58 (8.31%) User Stories
8 53 (7.59%) E-Commerce
8 53 (7.59%) Kanban
8 53 (7.59%) OO
9 50 (7.16%) Test Automation
10 48 (6.88%) Web Development
11 47 (6.73%) Game Development
12 45 (6.45%) MVC
13 44 (6.30%) Microservices
14 42 (6.02%) Test Scripting
15 41 (5.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 212 (30.37%) Java
2 175 (25.07%) JavaScript
3 77 (11.03%) C#
4 73 (10.46%) SQL
5 70 (10.03%) C++
6 62 (8.88%) Scala
7 56 (8.02%) Ruby
8 50 (7.16%) Python
9 37 (5.30%) Objective-C
10 22 (3.15%) C
11 19 (2.72%) ActionScript
11 19 (2.72%) ES6
12 18 (2.58%) PHP
13 11 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.43%) Apple Swift
14 10 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.29%) Go
15 9 (1.29%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.15%) R
17 7 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 48 (6.88%) Degree
2 9 (1.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.57%) ISEB
5 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.29%) MCP
6 2 (0.29%) MCSE
6 2 (0.29%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.29%) PhD
6 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) MCDST
7 1 (0.14%) MCTS
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (11.89%) QA
2 29 (4.15%) WCAG
3 6 (0.86%) PMO
4 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.43%) SDET
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 47 (6.73%) Docker
2 20 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.58%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.00%) vSphere
5 5 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.72%) XenApp
6 4 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.15%) Ansible
2 20 (2.87%) Puppet
3 15 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.43%) SCCM
5 5 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.57%) Nagios
6 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.57%) vRealize
6 4 (0.57%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.43%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) logstash
9 1 (0.14%) Mesos
9 1 (0.14%) Oozie
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.14%) StatsD
9 1 (0.14%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 48 (6.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.01%) VMware
3 18 (2.58%) Adobe
4 17 (2.44%) Oracle
5 15 (2.15%) Apigee
5 15 (2.15%) Google
6 12 (1.72%) Apple
6 12 (1.72%) HP
6 12 (1.72%) Symantec
7 11 (1.58%) Cisco
7 11 (1.58%) Facebook
8 9 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.00%) Citrix
9 7 (1.00%) Dell
9 7 (1.00%) IBM
10 6 (0.86%) SAP
11 5 (0.72%) EMC
12 4 (0.57%) Brocade
12 4 (0.57%) Sybase
12 4 (0.57%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, Yorkshire
RB
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Rate: 480-500 Per Day
Posted: 17 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
TJ Peel
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Rate: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £31.92 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Rate: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago