The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 199 219 219
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.028% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.037% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +80.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £218
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +49.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4462 5414 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.65% 76.20% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 4055 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 95 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.30 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Game Development
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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 6 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Physics
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) Grunt
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (16.67%) Android Development
4 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Talend
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Pig
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Games
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (16.67%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
3 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) OAuth
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Physics
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Games
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (16.67%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (16.67%) Tableau
1 1 (16.67%) Talend