The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 162 204
Rank change year-on-year +7 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.089% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.093% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £333 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -29.03% +29.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8563 9429 14836
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 £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 121 327
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £14.70 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) RDBMS
2 8 (61.54%) Equities
2 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Games
2 8 (61.54%) Sybase
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) REST
2 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 8 (61.54%) Numerate Degree
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 8 (61.54%) Mathematics
2 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Photography
3 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
3 5 (38.46%) MySQL
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Scala

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 8 (61.54%) RDBMS
1 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 5 (38.46%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
2 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Games
2 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
1 8 (61.54%) Equities
2 5 (38.46%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Mathematics
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
1 8 (61.54%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Sybase