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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 194 199 225
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +26
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.038% 0.086% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.11% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £238
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +22.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.38
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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
4239 4497 5570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.59% 77.43% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 3351 4122
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Perforce
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Maya
3 4 (66.67%) CruiseControl
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Lua
4 3 (50.00%) Workflow
4 3 (50.00%) Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Middleware
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) ActionScript
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) Adobe
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Flash
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Maya
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) CruiseControl
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Games Developer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) Lua
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Perforce
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe