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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 411 422 420
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Game Development 20 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.093% 0.053% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.063% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 10
Median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £440 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.27%
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
18291 18950 19002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.82% 83.60% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13196 13512 14020
Median daily rate £477 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 231 249
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +3 3 £350 -20.45% 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 42 (100.00%) Games
2 25 (59.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 21 (50.00%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) C++
5 9 (21.43%) User Experience
6 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) Java
8 6 (14.29%) Android
8 6 (14.29%) SketchUp
8 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 6 (14.29%) GitHub
8 6 (14.29%) Visual Effects
9 5 (11.90%) Trello
9 5 (11.90%) cocos2d
9 5 (11.90%) iOS Development
9 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
9 5 (11.90%) JIRA
10 4 (9.52%) XAML
10 4 (9.52%) Windows
10 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.52%) Apple Swift
10 4 (9.52%) SpriteKit
11 3 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (7.14%) Route 53
11 3 (7.14%) Analytics

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 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) SketchUp
2 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) GitHub
2 5 (11.90%) Trello
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (7.14%) Route 53
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Android Studio
General
1 42 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Development Team Leader
2 5 (11.90%) Programmer
2 5 (11.90%) Team Leader
3 4 (9.52%) C++ Programmer
3 4 (9.52%) Games Developer
3 4 (9.52%) iOS Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Android Developer
4 3 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Web Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Author
5 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.76%) C++ Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Designer
5 2 (4.76%) Games Designer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Author
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (11.90%) cocos2d
3 4 (9.52%) SpriteKit
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 2 (4.76%) Android NDK
5 2 (4.76%) CSS
5 2 (4.76%) HTML5
5 2 (4.76%) iOS SDK
5 2 (4.76%) jQuery
5 2 (4.76%) OpenCL
5 2 (4.76%) OpenCV
5 2 (4.76%) OpenGL
5 2 (4.76%) Renderscript
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.38%) CSS3
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.38%) Animation
3 1 (2.38%) Apple TV
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.38%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (2.38%) Physics
3 1 (2.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Android
1 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.29%) Visual Effects
3 5 (11.90%) iOS Development
3 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Analytics
5 3 (7.14%) Android Development
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security
5 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Vision
6 2 (4.76%) Parallel Computing
7 1 (2.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (38.10%) C++
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Apple Swift
4 4 (9.52%) XAML
5 3 (7.14%) Go
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) Scala
6 2 (4.76%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Ansible
1 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Apple