The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 390 404 375
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.046% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.049% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £410 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate - £288 £250
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%
Games Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21087 22357 19760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.08% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15176 15388 13235
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 386 539
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.51 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (81.82%) Game Development
3 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 8 (72.73%) Flash
4 7 (63.64%) ActionScript
4 7 (63.64%) ActionScript 3.0
5 6 (54.55%) HTML
6 5 (45.45%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) OO
7 3 (27.27%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
7 3 (27.27%) OOP
7 3 (27.27%) Apache Flex
7 3 (27.27%) Android
7 3 (27.27%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
8 2 (18.18%) C
8 2 (18.18%) Adobe
8 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
8 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (9.09%) C#
9 1 (9.09%) C++
9 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
9 1 (9.09%) MVC
9 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (9.09%) Flash Games
9 1 (9.09%) Online Games
9 1 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (9.09%) HTML5

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Flash
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Flex
5 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
6 1 (9.09%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
6 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Flash Games
1 1 (9.09%) Online Games
1 1 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (9.09%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Game Development
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) ActionScript
2 7 (63.64%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (27.27%) ActionScript 2.0
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
4 2 (18.18%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe