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 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 414 434 434
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 23 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.013% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.015% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 8
Median daily rate £365 £338 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
19471 19452 19895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.07% 83.14% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13941 13986 14064
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 250
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £52.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (65.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 16 (55.17%) C#
4 10 (34.48%) C++
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) User Experience
6 6 (20.69%) GitHub
6 6 (20.69%) iOS Development
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
6 6 (20.69%) SketchUp
6 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (20.69%) Java
7 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.24%) JIRA
7 5 (17.24%) Trello
8 4 (13.79%) Apple Swift
8 4 (13.79%) SpriteKit
8 4 (13.79%) XAML
8 4 (13.79%) Windows
9 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 3 (10.34%) HTML
9 3 (10.34%) XML
9 3 (10.34%) HTML5
9 3 (10.34%) cocos2d
10 2 (6.90%) CSS3
10 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
10 2 (6.90%) Polymer
10 2 (6.90%) Web Components

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 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.90%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) SketchUp
2 1 (3.45%) Maya
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) GitHub
2 5 (17.24%) Trello
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Bower
General
1 29 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Programmer
3 4 (13.79%) C++ Programmer
3 4 (13.79%) iOS Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.45%) 3D Animator
6 1 (3.45%) Animator
6 1 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Games Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Games Tester
6 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (13.79%) SpriteKit
3 3 (10.34%) cocos2d
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) HTML5
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) Ajax
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) CSS3
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) JSON
4 2 (6.90%) Polymer
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) Web Components
4 2 (6.90%) XHTML
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.45%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (3.45%) JSON Schema
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Animation
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Physics
2 1 (3.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) iOS Development
3 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Android Development
4 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Animation
5 1 (3.45%) API Development
5 1 (3.45%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Release Management
5 1 (3.45%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Texturing
5 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) C++
3 6 (20.69%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) Apple Swift
4 4 (13.79%) XAML
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) ECMAScript
6 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA