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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 412 424 415
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 3 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.032% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.034% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +110.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £378 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.52% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £22.50
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
22549 23350 24613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.05% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15536 16044 16216
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 442 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
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 16 September 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 +22 1 £400 +23.07%
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) C++
4 6 (60.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) Game Development
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (30.00%) Scala
7 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (30.00%) Physics
7 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) Android
7 3 (30.00%) Node.js
7 3 (30.00%) iGaming
7 3 (30.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (20.00%) Online Games
9 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
9 1 (10.00%) Android Development
9 1 (10.00%) iOS SDK
9 1 (10.00%) Facebook
9 1 (10.00%) OpenGL ES
9 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
9 1 (10.00%) Xbox
9 1 (10.00%) iPhone
9 1 (10.00%) Animation
9 1 (10.00%) Lua
9 1 (10.00%) 3D Modelling

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (30.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (30.00%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (10.00%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (30.00%) Physics
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Online Games
3 1 (10.00%) iPhone
3 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Xbox
3 1 (10.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (30.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (10.00%) Android Development
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Scala
6 1 (10.00%) C
6 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (10.00%) Lua
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Facebook