Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 241 170
Rank change year-on-year +98 -71 0
Contract jobs citing Games 60 49 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.14% 0.54% 1.34%
As % of the General category 2.53% 1.11% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 109
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +9.09%
10th Percentile £139 £230 £413
90th Percentile £666 £624 £638
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.75
London median hourly rate £31.13 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% -27.50% +45.45%

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 2,367 4,402 4,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.15% 48.95% 53.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,646 3,206 3,808
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £694 £675 £700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £501
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 61
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -5.77% +3.44%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.20 £48.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year +30.00% +6.95% +1.63%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +94 58 £500 +11.11% 40
Games
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 14 (23.33%) Python
1 14 (23.33%) Android
2 13 (21.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 13 (21.67%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (18.33%) Spring
4 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) Microservices
5 9 (15.00%) Fintech
5 9 (15.00%) RESTful
6 8 (13.33%) Degree
6 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.67%) Front Office
7 7 (11.67%) TDD
7 7 (11.67%) C++
7 7 (11.67%) HTML
7 7 (11.67%) Java
7 7 (11.67%) .NET
7 7 (11.67%) CSS
7 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
7 7 (11.67%) DevOps
8 6 (10.00%) Kubernetes
8 6 (10.00%) User Experience
8 6 (10.00%) Kotlin
8 6 (10.00%) GraphQL
8 6 (10.00%) Docker
8 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (10.00%) Node.js
8 6 (10.00%) Investment Management
8 6 (10.00%) JavaScript

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 2 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.67%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.67%) Maya
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.67%) Asana
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) Google Docs
4 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MySQL
1 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.67%) Power BI
2 1 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (11.67%) Front Office
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
2 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.67%) German Language
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Developer
2 8 (13.33%) Applications Consultant
2 8 (13.33%) Consultant
3 7 (11.67%) Applications Support
3 7 (11.67%) Applications Support Consultant
3 7 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Support Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Junior
4 6 (10.00%) Junior Applications Support
4 6 (10.00%) Junior Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (6.67%) iOS Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Android Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 11 (18.33%) Spring
3 9 (15.00%) RESTful
4 7 (11.67%) .NET
4 7 (11.67%) CSS
4 7 (11.67%) HTML
5 6 (10.00%) GraphQL
5 6 (10.00%) Node.js
6 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.33%) HTML5
6 2 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.33%) React
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.67%) Akka
7 1 (1.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.67%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.67%) Java EE
7 1 (1.67%) Kafka
7 1 (1.67%) Sass
7 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (6.67%) Animation
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.00%) Online Games
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.67%) Social Network
6 1 (1.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Android
2 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (16.67%) Microservices
2 9 (15.00%) Fintech
3 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.67%) DevOps
4 7 (11.67%) TDD
5 6 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.67%) iOS Development
6 4 (6.67%) Open Source
7 3 (5.00%) Android Development
7 3 (5.00%) Game Development
7 3 (5.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.00%) Prototyping
8 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.33%) Content Management
8 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.33%) Migration
8 2 (3.33%) Open Source Development
8 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) Python
2 10 (16.67%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) C++
3 7 (11.67%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) Kotlin
5 5 (8.33%) Apple Swift
5 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.67%) Ruby
6 4 (6.67%) Scala
7 3 (5.00%) C
8 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Apple
1 2 (3.33%) IBM
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.33%) Workday
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe
2 1 (1.67%) Facebook
2 1 (1.67%) Google