The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 401 411 348
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -63
Contract jobs citing Game Development 11 13 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.052% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.067% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 37
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £242 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18468 19339 17310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.40% 77.60% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13579 13541 11854
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 242 303
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in London

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in London

Game Development
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development across the London region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram in London

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in London

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the London region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
City of London - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
4 10 (43.48%) ActionScript
4 10 (43.48%) XML
4 10 (43.48%) Flash
4 10 (43.48%) ActionScript 3.0
5 9 (39.13%) OO
6 7 (30.43%) ActionScript 2.0
6 7 (30.43%) Photoshop
6 7 (30.43%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Android
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Physics
8 5 (21.74%) C++
8 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
9 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
9 4 (17.39%) Android Development
9 4 (17.39%) Mobile Games
9 4 (17.39%) OOP
9 4 (17.39%) Scala
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
10 3 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
10 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.04%) Apache Flex
10 3 (13.04%) Lua
10 3 (13.04%) Graphic Design

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (13.04%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Photoshop
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.04%) Maya
2 3 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Grunt
2 1 (4.35%) Bower
2 1 (4.35%) Mocha
2 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (13.04%) iGaming
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Games Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Programmer
4 6 (26.09%) ActionScript Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Flash Games Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Flash Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Games Programmer
7 2 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Mobile Web Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Android Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) XML
2 10 (43.48%) Flash
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Flex
3 3 (13.04%) HTML5
3 3 (13.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
4 2 (8.70%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) LESS
5 1 (4.35%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
5 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) WebSockets
5 1 (4.35%) PhoneGap
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Physics
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile Games
3 3 (13.04%) Graphic Design
3 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Social Gaming
3 3 (13.04%) User Experience
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
4 2 (8.70%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (4.35%) Xbox
5 1 (4.35%) Online Games
5 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Android
2 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) OO
2 4 (17.39%) OOP
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) Android Development
3 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (4.35%) 3D Visualisation
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) B2B
5 1 (4.35%) B2C
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) ActionScript
2 10 (43.48%) ActionScript 3.0
3 7 (30.43%) ActionScript 2.0
3 7 (30.43%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) C++
6 4 (17.39%) Scala
7 3 (13.04%) Lua
8 2 (8.70%) C
8 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (4.35%) Tableau
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook
2 1 (4.35%) Talend