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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 404 395 408
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.047% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.059% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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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
18669 18628 19067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.31% 78.98% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13338 13018 13239
Average daily rate £450 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 226 262
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.16 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £53.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Python
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) Perforce
4 6 (60.00%) Maya
4 6 (60.00%) CruiseControl
4 6 (60.00%) C#
4 6 (60.00%) C++
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) Middleware
5 5 (50.00%) Workflow
5 5 (50.00%) Validation
5 5 (50.00%) Lua
5 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (40.00%) Scala
6 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
6 4 (40.00%) Vertica
6 4 (40.00%) Go
6 4 (40.00%) MapReduce
6 4 (40.00%) Tableau
6 4 (40.00%) Analytics

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (40.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (10.00%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (10.00%) Azkaban
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (60.00%) CruiseControl
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (30.00%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (40.00%) Xbox
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Workflow
1 5 (50.00%) Validation
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) MapReduce
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Anomaly Detection
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Econometrics
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) C++
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) Lua
4 4 (40.00%) Scala
4 4 (40.00%) Go
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Perforce
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (40.00%) Netezza
3 4 (40.00%) Tableau
3 4 (40.00%) Vertica
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy
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