Period
to 5 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 5 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 228 169
Rank change year-on-year +58 -59 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 52 40 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 0.56% 1.06%
As % of the General category 1.97% 1.06% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 70
City of London median daily rate £550 £450 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -16.28% +15.59%
10th Percentile £158 £205 £410
90th Percentile £695 £593 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £45.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,643 3,783 4,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 45.97% 52.84% 57.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,006 2,926 3,281
City of London median daily rate £524 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.24% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £515
% change year-on-year -2.38% +1.94% +5.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 58 42
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.13 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -10.00% +4.29%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £13.48
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £34.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +10.53% -10.59% +6.25%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in the City of London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 13 (25.00%) Python
4 11 (21.15%) Banking
4 11 (21.15%) Degree
4 11 (21.15%) DevOps
5 10 (19.23%) Finance
6 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.38%) C#
6 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (13.46%) Front Office
7 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
8 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.54%) Investment Management
8 6 (11.54%) Fintech
8 6 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (9.62%) User Stories
9 5 (9.62%) Ansible
9 5 (9.62%) Docker
9 5 (9.62%) Scala
9 5 (9.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 5 (9.62%) Microservices
9 5 (9.62%) Android
9 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
9 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.62%) C++
9 5 (9.62%) HTML

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.92%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.92%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (1.92%) Maya
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) GitHub
2 3 (5.77%) AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Azure
2 3 (5.77%) Serverless
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.85%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Power Platform
3 2 (3.85%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.92%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.92%) Route 53
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) DHCP
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) FTP
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
1 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) OLAP
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Mockito
4 2 (3.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.92%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (21.15%) Banking
2 10 (19.23%) Finance
3 7 (13.46%) Front Office
3 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Advertising
5 3 (5.77%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) German Language
6 1 (1.92%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.92%) Legal
6 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Developer
2 6 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Python Developer
3 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) Applications Support
4 3 (5.77%) Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Scala Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Scala Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Applications Support Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Data Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Designer
5 2 (3.85%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) CSS
2 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (5.77%) .NET Core
4 3 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (5.77%) Spring
4 3 (5.77%) Vulkan
5 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.85%) Apollo GraphQL
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.85%) GraphQL
5 2 (3.85%) Kafka
5 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.85%) Sass
6 1 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.92%) Node.js
6 1 (1.92%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.69%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Life Science
4 2 (3.85%) Online Games
4 2 (3.85%) PlayStation
4 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.92%) Animation
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) DevOps
3 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.54%) Fintech
4 6 (11.54%) Investment Management
5 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
5 5 (9.62%) Microservices
5 5 (9.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (9.62%) User Stories
6 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) BDD
7 3 (5.77%) Game Development
7 3 (5.77%) High Availability
7 3 (5.77%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) Java
2 13 (25.00%) Python
3 8 (15.38%) C#
4 5 (9.62%) C++
4 5 (9.62%) Scala
4 5 (9.62%) SQL
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) Java 8
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.85%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.92%) ES6
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.92%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Packer
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Apple
2 2 (3.85%) IBM
2 2 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.92%) Freshdesk
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.92%) Sybase