The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
London / City of London
Rank - - 191
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -31.78% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2540 2868 4133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.49% 87.73% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2000 2298 3186
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.99 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.95% -2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Game Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the City of London

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Game Development in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in the City of London

Game Development
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Vision
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 2 (66.67%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (66.67%) Parallel Computing
2 2 (66.67%) OpenCV
2 2 (66.67%) OpenCL
2 2 (66.67%) Renderscript
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) Android NDK
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (33.33%) 3D Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Android NDK
1 2 (66.67%) OpenCL
1 2 (66.67%) OpenCV
1 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (66.67%) Renderscript
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (33.33%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Vision
1 2 (66.67%) Parallel Computing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#