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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 423 416 408
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Game Development 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.022% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.028% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £335 £250 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £235 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £265 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £306
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
18259 18023 18246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.95% 81.01% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13352 12665 13083
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 253 225
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.39% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.64 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 1 £335 +34.00% 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) Flash
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 3 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Big Data
6 2 (16.67%) Android Development
6 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) REST
6 2 (16.67%) Polymer
6 2 (16.67%) Web Components
6 2 (16.67%) CMS
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) OpenGL

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maya
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bower
1 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Flash Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 3D Animator
4 1 (8.33%) 3D Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) Flash
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) Polymer
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) Web Components
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (8.33%) CSS3
5 1 (8.33%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Libgdx
5 1 (8.33%) Robotlegs
5 1 (8.33%) Sass
5 1 (8.33%) SignalR
5 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
2 1 (8.33%) Social Network
2 1 (8.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Android Development
2 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) API Development
3 1 (8.33%) API Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Case Management
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Texturing
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
3 1 (8.33%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) ECMAScript
3 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Rally