The first table below looks at the demand for the Games Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 393 400 402
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.029% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.031% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £325 £220
% change year-on-year
-35.38% +47.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21865 22414 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15013 15255 15840
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 472 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Games Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games Developer across the London region.

Games Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Games Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Games Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Games Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games Developer across the London region.

Games Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Games Developer
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 Games Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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 - - - - 3
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (37.50%) iGaming
5 3 (37.50%) Game Development
5 3 (37.50%) Node.js
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (37.50%) Scala
5 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (37.50%) Physics
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Online Games
6 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (12.50%) Facebook
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (12.50%) Android
7 1 (12.50%) iPhone
7 1 (12.50%) Animation
7 1 (12.50%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) Lua
7 1 (12.50%) C
7 1 (12.50%) Maya
7 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (12.50%) PHP

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 8 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (37.50%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
1 3 (37.50%) Physics
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Online Games
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Scala
5 1 (12.50%) Lua
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Facebook