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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 386 382 351
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -31
Contract jobs citing Game Development 5 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.050% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.064% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 16
Average daily rate
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£336 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +15.00%
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
16364 17145 14739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.90% 78.30% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11736 11865 10228
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 243 306
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £78.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 +11 1 £310 -38.00% 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) Flash
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) ActionScript
3 10 (62.50%) ActionScript 3.0
4 9 (56.25%) XML
5 8 (50.00%) OO
6 7 (43.75%) Photoshop
6 7 (43.75%) ActionScript 2.0
7 6 (37.50%) Android
8 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
9 4 (25.00%) Scrum
9 4 (25.00%) OOP
9 4 (25.00%) Mobile Games
9 4 (25.00%) Android Development
10 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
10 3 (18.75%) Social Gaming
10 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
10 3 (18.75%) User Experience
10 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
10 3 (18.75%) Maya
10 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
10 3 (18.75%) Adobe
10 3 (18.75%) Java
10 3 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (18.75%) Apache Flex
10 3 (18.75%) Lua
11 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
11 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Photoshop
2 3 (18.75%) Maya
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Bower
1 1 (6.25%) Mocha
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Games Developer
3 6 (37.50%) ActionScript Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Flash Games Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Flash Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Programmer
6 2 (12.50%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Flash
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 9 (56.25%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Flex
4 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) WebSockets
5 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
5 1 (6.25%) Sass
5 1 (6.25%) LESS
5 1 (6.25%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile Games
2 3 (18.75%) Social Gaming
2 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (6.25%) Online Games
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) OOP
2 4 (25.00%) Android Development
3 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) B2C
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) ActionScript
2 10 (62.50%) ActionScript 3.0
3 7 (43.75%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Lua
5 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook