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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 397 397 365
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing Game Development 5 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.023% 0.031% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.040% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +51.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £243
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 27 March 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 +16 1 £310 -31.11% 4
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) ActionScript
3 8 (57.14%) Flash
3 8 (57.14%) ActionScript 3.0
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) ActionScript 2.0
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Photoshop
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) OO
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) Netezza
6 4 (28.57%) Statistics
6 4 (28.57%) Scala
6 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
6 4 (28.57%) Vertica
6 4 (28.57%) MapReduce
6 4 (28.57%) Tableau
6 4 (28.57%) Analytics
6 4 (28.57%) Golang
6 4 (28.57%) Xbox
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) Maya
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
3 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) Azkaban
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (21.43%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Games Developer
3 6 (42.86%) ActionScript Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Flash Games Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Flash Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Data Scientist
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Flash
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Statistics
1 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
1 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
1 4 (28.57%) Xbox
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) Online Games
4 1 (7.14%) Social Gaming
4 1 (7.14%) Graphic Design
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Games
4 1 (7.14%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) Analytics
2 4 (28.57%) MapReduce
3 3 (21.43%) Anomaly Detection
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 3 (21.43%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (7.14%) Android Development
5 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Econometrics
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) ActionScript
2 8 (57.14%) ActionScript 3.0
3 5 (35.71%) ActionScript 2.0
3 5 (35.71%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Scala
4 4 (28.57%) Golang
5 3 (21.43%) R
6 2 (14.29%) C
7 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 1 (7.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (28.57%) Netezza
1 4 (28.57%) Tableau
1 4 (28.57%) Vertica
2 3 (21.43%) Adobe
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy