The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 390 396 373
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing Game Development 12 8 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.033% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.043% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
Average daily rate
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£431 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £430 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £218
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +49.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17871 18539 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.45% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 12880 12937
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 264 370
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Game Development
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +33 6 £313 -3.84% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) C++
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
6 5 (26.32%) Physics
6 5 (26.32%) HTML5
7 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
7 4 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (21.05%) Scala
7 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
7 4 (21.05%) Apache Hive
7 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
7 4 (21.05%) Tableau
7 4 (21.05%) Talend
7 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Apache Pig
7 4 (21.05%) MVC
7 4 (21.05%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (15.79%) C
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (21.05%) Apache Pig
2 3 (15.79%) Node.js
3 2 (10.53%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
1 4 (21.05%) Apache Hive
1 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Grunt
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (15.79%) iGaming
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Programmer
2 4 (21.05%) Games Programmer
2 4 (21.05%) Data Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Games Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Flash Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) Backbone.js
3 2 (10.53%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) Sass
4 1 (5.26%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (5.26%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.26%) Android SDK
4 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Flash
4 1 (5.26%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
2 5 (26.32%) Physics
3 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) iPad
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (10.53%) Economics
4 2 (10.53%) Statistics
4 2 (10.53%) iPhone
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Games
5 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) MVC
1 4 (21.05%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) OO
3 2 (10.53%) Android Development
3 2 (10.53%) iOS Development
3 2 (10.53%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (10.53%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.26%) OOP
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) C++
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) Scala
6 3 (15.79%) C
6 3 (15.79%) Ruby
7 2 (10.53%) R
7 2 (10.53%) VBScript
8 1 (5.26%) VB
8 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
8 1 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (21.05%) Tableau
1 4 (21.05%) Talend
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Apple