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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 420 404 422
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing Game Development 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.050% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.063% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
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£275 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +50.00%
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
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
18940 19187 19819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.97% 79.17% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13551 13366 13861
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 220 235
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.00 £56.25
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 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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +9 2 £275 -31.25%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (77.78%) Perforce
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Maya
3 6 (66.67%) CruiseControl
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) Lua
4 5 (55.56%) Workflow
4 5 (55.56%) Validation
4 5 (55.56%) Middleware
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) User Experience
5 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) Social Gaming
6 1 (11.11%) Lync
6 1 (11.11%) Office 365

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Maya
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) CruiseControl
1 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Build Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Games Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Workflow
1 5 (55.56%) Validation
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Lua
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Perforce
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe