Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 186 198
Rank change year-on-year -37 +12 -37
Contract jobs citing Games 50 111 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.59% 1.22% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.31% 2.42% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 97 49
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +16.13%
10th Percentile £225 £356 £325
90th Percentile £738 £638 £595
London median daily rate £500 £500 £426
% change year-on-year - +17.51% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Central London median hourly rate - - £18.26
London median hourly rate £35.50 £52.50 £46.88
% change year-on-year -32.38% +12.00% +105.28%

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 3,828 4,595 3,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.30% 50.37% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,799 3,549 2,911
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 47 39
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +32.98% -20.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.49
90th Percentile £37.95 £48.10 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.09 £24.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -12.13% +10.34% -1.14%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Central London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Central London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Central London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 26 June 2019. 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 -23 44 £538 -4.44% 26
West End of London 0 2 £550 +4.76%
City of Westminster - 2 £435 -
Games
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.00%) Fintech
4 10 (20.00%) Python
5 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.00%) TDD
6 8 (16.00%) Banking
6 8 (16.00%) SQL
6 8 (16.00%) Finance
6 8 (16.00%) Docker
6 8 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (14.00%) GitHub
7 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.00%) Degree
7 7 (14.00%) JIRA
7 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (12.00%) Amazon ECS
8 6 (12.00%) OAuth
8 6 (12.00%) Programme Management
8 6 (12.00%) C#
8 6 (12.00%) Ansible
8 6 (12.00%) Confluence
8 6 (12.00%) Route 53
8 6 (12.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (12.00%) Terraform
8 6 (12.00%) Serverless

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 8 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (12.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.00%) Chatbot
1 1 (2.00%) Houdini
1 1 (2.00%) InVision
1 1 (2.00%) Maya
1 1 (2.00%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.00%) Sketch
1 1 (2.00%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.00%) GitHub
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon ECS
3 6 (12.00%) Route 53
3 6 (12.00%) Serverless
4 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (10.00%) Amazon S3
4 5 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (10.00%) CloudFront
4 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (4.00%) PaaS
6 2 (4.00%) SaaS
7 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.00%) IaaS
7 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
1 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.00%) MySQL
2 4 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.00%) Redis
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.00%) Big Data
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.00%) Bigtable
4 1 (2.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.00%) Looker
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Grunt
2 1 (2.00%) gulp
2 1 (2.00%) JUnit
2 1 (2.00%) Mockito
2 1 (2.00%) RSpec
2 1 (2.00%) Spock
2 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 8 (16.00%) Banking
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Advertising
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Front Office
4 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.00%) Law
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Online Betting
5 1 (2.00%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
3 5 (10.00%) React Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) AWS Developer
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Designer
5 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Games Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) OAuth
2 5 (10.00%) Kafka
2 5 (10.00%) Node.js
2 5 (10.00%) OAuth2
2 5 (10.00%) React
2 5 (10.00%) Redux
2 5 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
4 3 (6.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 2 (4.00%) GraphQL
5 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) Ajax
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) Django
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
2 5 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 5 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.00%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Online Games
3 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.00%) Animation
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (4.00%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) IVR
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.00%) Fintech
4 9 (18.00%) TDD
5 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.00%) Microservices
8 4 (8.00%) Project Management
8 4 (8.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) Decision-Making
9 3 (6.00%) Isomorphic Development
9 3 (6.00%) Isomorphic JavaScript
9 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.00%) OOP
9 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.00%) B2B
10 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) Python
3 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.00%) SQL
5 6 (12.00%) C#
6 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.00%) C++
7 3 (6.00%) ES6
7 3 (6.00%) ES7
8 2 (4.00%) R
9 1 (2.00%) C
9 1 (2.00%) Java 8
9 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.00%) Ruby
9 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) MiFID
2 1 (2.00%) PSD2
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
1 6 (12.00%) Terraform
2 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.00%) Packer
4 1 (2.00%) PingFederate
4 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Google
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Temenos
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Ping Identity
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.00%) Sybase
4 1 (2.00%) Tableau