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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / London
Rank 396 409 410
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Game Development 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.033% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £263 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -28.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £238 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.84% -36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
16429 18227 17626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.94% 85.00% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11899 13033 12566
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 218 206
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 35 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (45.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 12 (34.29%) C#
4 8 (22.86%) C++
5 6 (17.14%) Android
5 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 5 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.43%) SpriteKit
7 4 (11.43%) Apple Swift
8 3 (8.57%) Oculus Rift
8 3 (8.57%) Visual Effects
8 3 (8.57%) Android Development
8 3 (8.57%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (8.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (8.57%) Route 53
8 3 (8.57%) GitHub
8 3 (8.57%) cocos2d
8 3 (8.57%) Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
8 3 (8.57%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (8.57%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (8.57%) Go
8 3 (8.57%) Ansible
8 3 (8.57%) DevOps

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 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SketchUp
2 2 (5.71%) Maya
2 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.86%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon Kinesis
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
1 3 (8.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (8.57%) GitHub
1 3 (8.57%) Route 53
1 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Trello
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Android Studio
General
1 35 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 4 (11.43%) iOS Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Android Developer
4 3 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Web Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3D Artist
5 2 (5.71%) Author
5 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Games Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Games Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (11.43%) SpriteKit
3 3 (8.57%) cocos2d
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) Android NDK
4 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) HTML5
4 2 (5.71%) iOS SDK
4 2 (5.71%) jQuery
4 2 (5.71%) OpenCL
4 2 (5.71%) OpenCV
4 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
4 2 (5.71%) Renderscript
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) XHTML
5 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Animation
1 3 (8.57%) Oculus Rift
1 3 (8.57%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (5.71%) HTC Vive
2 2 (5.71%) Online Games
3 1 (2.86%) 3D Printing
3 1 (2.86%) Apple TV
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Android
1 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (8.57%) Analytics
3 3 (8.57%) Android Development
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps
3 3 (8.57%) Information Security
3 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
3 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.57%) Visual Effects
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Vision
4 2 (5.71%) Line Management
4 2 (5.71%) Parallel Computing
4 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.71%) Texturing
4 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.86%) OOP
5 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
5 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) C++
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) Apple Swift
5 3 (8.57%) Go
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) Scala
6 2 (5.71%) C
7 1 (2.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Ansible
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Apple