The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank - 200 191
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.030% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.039% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £258
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +11.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region.

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 3 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth
3 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Tableau
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Talend
3 1 (33.33%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Pig

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) OAuth
1 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) OpenGL ES
1 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (33.33%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau
1 1 (33.33%) Talend