Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 222 190
Rank change year-on-year +36 -32 -14
Contract jobs citing Games 66 83 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.88% 0.90% 1.05%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.77% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 79
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +23.53%
10th Percentile £293 £257 £338
90th Percentile £694 £638 £638
London median daily rate £491 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -1.75% +8.11% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £45.00
London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +49.25% +179.17% -39.76%

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 3,387 4,680 4,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.31% 50.80% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,536 3,509 3,695
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.94% +8.42%
10th Percentile £320 £307 £313
90th Percentile £694 £688 £692
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 69 54
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -8.98% +4.38%
10th Percentile £13.51 £13.31 £12.66
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £40.41
London median hourly rate £22.93 £23.50 £22.02
% change year-on-year -2.43% +6.75% +8.58%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +35 55 £550 +22.22% 61
West End of London +26 3 £600 +12.94%
Games
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) Java
3 17 (25.76%) DevOps
4 15 (22.73%) Python
5 11 (16.67%) Banking
5 11 (16.67%) Finance
6 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
6 10 (15.15%) Fintech
7 9 (13.64%) Degree
7 9 (13.64%) HTML
7 9 (13.64%) CSS
8 8 (12.12%) C#
8 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (10.61%) TDD
9 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.61%) C++
9 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
9 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
9 7 (10.61%) Ansible
9 7 (10.61%) Docker
9 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
9 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
10 6 (9.09%) Scala
10 6 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 6 (9.09%) Machine Learning
10 6 (9.09%) SQL
10 6 (9.09%) Front Office
10 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking

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 3 (4.55%) Apache
1 3 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (1.52%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.52%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (1.52%) Maya
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.52%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) GitHub
2 4 (6.06%) AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Serverless
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.55%) Azure
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.03%) CloudFront
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.03%) Route 53
4 2 (3.03%) SoftLayer
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.52%) GCP
5 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
1 2 (3.03%) IPv4
1 2 (3.03%) IPv6
1 2 (3.03%) OSPF
1 2 (3.03%) VPN
1 2 (3.03%) VXLAN
1 2 (3.03%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.03%) Power BI
2 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) Redis
3 1 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.06%) Mockito
4 3 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.52%) JUnit
5 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.52%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.52%) Spock
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (16.67%) Banking
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Front Office
2 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Advertising
4 4 (6.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
5 1 (1.52%) German Language
5 1 (1.52%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Developer
2 8 (12.12%) Python Developer
3 7 (10.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Programme Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.55%) C++ Developer
5 3 (4.55%) Designer
5 3 (4.55%) Scala Developer
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Scala Developer
5 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Data Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
6 2 (3.03%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (3.03%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) CSS
1 9 (13.64%) HTML
2 6 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (7.58%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) Unreal Engine
4 4 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.55%) .NET Core
5 3 (4.55%) Django
5 3 (4.55%) Flask
5 3 (4.55%) Kafka
5 3 (4.55%) RESTful
5 3 (4.55%) Sass
5 3 (4.55%) Spring
5 3 (4.55%) Vulkan
6 2 (3.03%) Apollo GraphQL
6 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.03%) GraphQL
6 2 (3.03%) HTML5
6 2 (3.03%) OAuth
6 2 (3.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (6.06%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (4.55%) Online Games
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.03%) Life Science
4 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) PlayStation
4 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.52%) Animation
5 1 (1.52%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.52%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) DevOps
3 10 (15.15%) Fintech
4 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
5 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
5 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.61%) TDD
6 6 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 6 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.58%) Data Science
7 5 (7.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (7.58%) Game Development
7 5 (7.58%) Investment Management
7 5 (7.58%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.58%) Microservices
7 5 (7.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) Python
3 8 (12.12%) C#
4 7 (10.61%) C++
4 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.09%) Scala
5 6 (9.09%) SQL
6 4 (6.06%) Ruby
7 3 (4.55%) Java 8
8 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.52%) ES6
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
9 1 (1.52%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.03%) CCNP
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) PMO
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Ansible
2 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.03%) Nagios
3 2 (3.03%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) Packer
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) Adobe
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Apple
2 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco
2 2 (3.03%) IBM
2 2 (3.03%) Juniper
2 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
2 2 (3.03%) Tableau
3 1 (1.52%) Freshdesk
3 1 (1.52%) Google
3 1 (1.52%) New Relic
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Perforce
3 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.52%) Splunk
3 1 (1.52%) Sybase