Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Game Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 236 258
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 20 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.078% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 12
City of London median daily rate £563 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +75.00%
10th Percentile £513 £336 £411
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Games Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the City of London

Games Developer
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 Games Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games Developer in the City of London

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) SQL
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle
1 20 (100.00%) Sybase
1 20 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 20 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 20 (100.00%) Finance
1 20 (100.00%) Games
1 20 (100.00%) Equities
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) Banking
1 20 (100.00%) Degree
1 20 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 20 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 20 (100.00%) REST
1 20 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 20 (100.00%) Numerate Degree

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 20 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (100.00%) Banking
1 20 (100.00%) Finance
1 20 (100.00%) Games
1 20 (100.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 20 (100.00%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Degree
1 20 (100.00%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle
1 20 (100.00%) Sybase