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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 401 410 398
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Game Development 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.024% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.029% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £337 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Game Development
England

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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Brentford - 1 - - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
4 5 (27.78%) CSS3
5 4 (22.22%) Front End Development
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Animation
6 3 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) DOM
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (16.67%) Flash
6 3 (16.67%) SVG
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) Sass
6 3 (16.67%) LESS
7 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (11.11%) Big Data
7 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.11%) Android
7 2 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (16.67%) Flash Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Games Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) 3D Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Games Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Zend Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 5 (27.78%) CSS
2 5 (27.78%) CSS3
2 5 (27.78%) HTML5
3 3 (16.67%) DOM
3 3 (16.67%) Flash
3 3 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
3 3 (16.67%) LESS
3 3 (16.67%) Sass
3 3 (16.67%) SVG
3 3 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) Ajax
4 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
4 2 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) XHTML
5 1 (5.56%) Core Animation
5 1 (5.56%) OAuth
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Animation
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Social Gaming
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Front End Development
2 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) BDD
3 3 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) SOLID
5 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Perforce