The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Games Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 404 400 389
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 13 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.081% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
Median daily rate £425 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
20620 20986 21502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.88% 94.64% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14993 14495 15145
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 395 388
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Games Developer in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +46 1 £325 -3.70% 2
Games Developer
England

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (48.65%) HTML
2 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 17 (45.95%) Java
3 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (43.24%) CSS
5 15 (40.54%) Online Games
6 13 (35.14%) HTML5
7 10 (27.03%) Backbone.js
7 10 (27.03%) REST
7 10 (27.03%) CSS3
8 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
8 9 (24.32%) TDD
8 9 (24.32%) Mathematics
8 9 (24.32%) Scrum
9 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
9 8 (21.62%) Finance
9 8 (21.62%) RDBMS
9 8 (21.62%) SQL
9 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
9 8 (21.62%) Degree
9 8 (21.62%) Banking
9 8 (21.62%) User Experience
9 8 (21.62%) gulp
9 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
10 7 (18.92%) Mobile First
10 7 (18.92%) Marionette.js
10 7 (18.92%) Sass
10 7 (18.92%) LESS
10 7 (18.92%) AngularJS

Games Developer Skill Set
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 1 (2.70%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.70%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) gulp
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Grunt
4 1 (2.70%) Hudson
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Xcode
General
1 37 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
2 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) HTML
2 16 (43.24%) CSS
3 13 (35.14%) HTML5
4 10 (27.03%) Backbone.js
4 10 (27.03%) CSS3
4 10 (27.03%) REST
5 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
5 7 (18.92%) LESS
5 7 (18.92%) Marionette.js
5 7 (18.92%) Sass
6 6 (16.22%) Spring
6 6 (16.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (13.51%) Apache Wicket
7 5 (13.51%) GWT
7 5 (13.51%) JSF
7 5 (13.51%) RIFE
7 5 (13.51%) Spring MVC
7 5 (13.51%) Stripes Framework
7 5 (13.51%) Struts
7 5 (13.51%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Online Games
2 9 (24.32%) Mathematics
3 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
3 8 (21.62%) User Experience
4 4 (10.81%) Social Gaming
5 3 (8.11%) iPhone
6 2 (5.41%) Animation
6 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (5.41%) iPad
7 1 (2.70%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.70%) Online Gambling
7 1 (2.70%) Social Media
7 1 (2.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Scrum
2 9 (24.32%) TDD
3 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
4 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
4 7 (18.92%) Mobile First
4 7 (18.92%) Progressive Enhancement
5 6 (16.22%) MVC
6 5 (13.51%) OO
6 5 (13.51%) Web Development
7 3 (8.11%) iOS Development
8 2 (5.41%) BDD
8 2 (5.41%) Mobile Development
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Analytics
9 1 (2.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 1 (2.70%) Kanban
9 1 (2.70%) Memory Management
9 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 17 (45.95%) Java
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 6 (16.22%) Objective-C
5 5 (13.51%) ActionScript
6 4 (10.81%) C
6 4 (10.81%) C++
7 3 (8.11%) C#
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Facebook
1 1 (2.70%) Google
1 1 (2.70%) Twitter