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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 406 396 369
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing Game Development 8 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.026% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.033% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £385 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £298 £235
% change year-on-year
+26.05% +26.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
17489 18201 16706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.07% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12245 12884 11617
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 223
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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.

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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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City of London - 4 £250 - 6
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 13 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
6 4 (30.77%) ActionScript
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) C++
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Perforce
6 4 (30.77%) Maya
6 4 (30.77%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (30.77%) CruiseControl
6 4 (30.77%) Netezza
6 4 (30.77%) Statistics
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) Scala
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
6 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (30.77%) ActionScript 3.0
6 4 (30.77%) Go
6 4 (30.77%) Xbox
6 4 (30.77%) Amazon Redshift

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (30.77%) Tomcat
1 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Maya
2 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
3 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) Azkaban
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) CruiseControl
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (23.08%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Build Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Games Developer
2 3 (23.08%) ActionScript Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Flash Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Flash Games Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) Flash
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
2 4 (30.77%) Xbox
2 4 (30.77%) Statistics
2 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Online Games
4 1 (7.69%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) MapReduce
1 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Predictive Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Workflow
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Anomaly Detection
3 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) Econometrics
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
1 9 (69.23%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) ActionScript
3 4 (30.77%) Scala
3 4 (30.77%) ActionScript 3.0
3 4 (30.77%) Go
4 3 (23.08%) R
4 3 (23.08%) Lua
5 2 (15.38%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (30.77%) Perforce
1 4 (30.77%) Netezza
1 4 (30.77%) Tableau
1 4 (30.77%) Vertica
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Adobe
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
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