Period
to 13 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gaming
London > Central London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 223 188
Rank change year-on-year +107 -35 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 31 57 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.21% 0.68% 1.13%
As % of the General category 2.40% 1.45% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 91
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £197 £330 £325
90th Percentile £638 £762 £638
London median daily rate £488 £514 £500
% change year-on-year -5.11% +2.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -47.37% +41.79% +63.10%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,289 3,918 4,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 50.16% 47.00% 51.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 2,961 3,582
Median daily rate £513 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £338 £325
90th Percentile £689 £675 £700
London median daily rate £530 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.70 £13.28
90th Percentile £48.23 £57.38 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +59.09% -10.20% +15.16%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Central London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Games in Central London

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Games in Central London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Games in Central London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Games in Central London

Games
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Central London region over the 6 months to 13 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +84 29 £500 -13.04% 21
West End of London +16 2 - -
Games
London

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Games.

1 10 (32.26%) C#
2 9 (29.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 8 (25.81%) DevOps
3 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 8 (25.81%) Azure
4 7 (22.58%) C++
5 6 (19.35%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) Node.js
6 5 (16.13%) Android
6 5 (16.13%) Python
6 5 (16.13%) Docker
6 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
7 4 (12.90%) Fintech
7 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.90%) User Experience
7 4 (12.90%) Microservices
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) GitHub
7 4 (12.90%) Bitbucket
8 3 (9.68%) RESTful
8 3 (9.68%) Spring
8 3 (9.68%) GraphQL
8 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
8 3 (9.68%) Kotlin
9 2 (6.45%) Prototyping
9 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
9 2 (6.45%) Workday
9 2 (6.45%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (6.45%) Data Science

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 (3.23%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Azure
2 4 (12.90%) GitHub
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (3.23%) Asana
4 1 (3.23%) AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Google Docs
4 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Bitbucket
1 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.23%) Arabic Language
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Junior
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Applications Support
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Android Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Payments
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Android Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Scala Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (19.35%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) Node.js
4 3 (9.68%) GraphQL
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
4 3 (9.68%) Spring
5 2 (6.45%) ADO
6 1 (3.23%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.45%) Animation
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.23%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) DevOps
2 4 (12.90%) Fintech
2 4 (12.90%) Microservices
2 4 (12.90%) TDD
3 2 (6.45%) Data Science
3 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Machine Learning
3 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
3 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) Prototyping
4 1 (3.23%) Android Development
4 1 (3.23%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (3.23%) BDD
4 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.23%) KYC
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematical Modelling
4 1 (3.23%) Procedural Programming
4 1 (3.23%) Statistical Computing
4 1 (3.23%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (3.23%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 7 (22.58%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) Kotlin
6 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
6 2 (6.45%) C
6 2 (6.45%) Java
6 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (3.23%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Workday
2 1 (3.23%) Facebook
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) NVIDIA