Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 171 179
Rank change year-on-year -30 +8 -41
Contract jobs citing Games 38 77 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 1.11% 0.81%
As % of the General category 1.19% 2.09% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 67 43
City of London median daily rate £513 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.87% +27.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £225 £398 £326
90th Percentile £687 £638 £618
Central London median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
City of London median hourly rate - £28.50 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.08% -17.00%
Central London median hourly rate - £28.50 £18.26
% change year-on-year - +56.08% -17.00%

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 3,194 3,688 3,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.33% 53.23% 53.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,379 2,889 2,564
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 34
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.33% -23.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £73.13 £38.34 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -25.02%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) DevOps
3 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 8 (21.05%) Fintech
4 7 (18.42%) Terraform
4 7 (18.42%) GitHub
4 7 (18.42%) Ansible
4 7 (18.42%) Docker
4 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) JIRA
5 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (15.79%) SQL
5 6 (15.79%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) Linux
5 6 (15.79%) User Experience
5 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (13.16%) Redux
6 5 (13.16%) Serverless
6 5 (13.16%) Route 53
6 5 (13.16%) Kafka
6 5 (13.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (13.16%) Banking
6 5 (13.16%) OAuth
6 5 (13.16%) Confluence
6 5 (13.16%) Degree
7 4 (10.53%) Atlassian

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 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (13.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.63%) Houdini
1 1 (2.63%) InVision
1 1 (2.63%) Maya
1 1 (2.63%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (2.63%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) GitHub
2 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (13.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (13.16%) Route 53
3 5 (13.16%) Serverless
4 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
4 4 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (10.53%) CloudFront
4 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (5.26%) PaaS
6 2 (5.26%) SaaS
7 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 4 (10.53%) Redis
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) BigQuery
3 1 (2.63%) Bigtable
3 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.63%) Looker
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.79%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) JUnit
4 1 (2.63%) Mockito
4 1 (2.63%) RSpec
4 1 (2.63%) Spock
General
1 5 (13.16%) Banking
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Advertising
4 2 (5.26%) Front Office
4 2 (5.26%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) AWS Developer
4 4 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
4 4 (10.53%) React Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Games Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Kafka
1 5 (13.16%) OAuth
1 5 (13.16%) Redux
2 4 (10.53%) Node.js
2 4 (10.53%) OAuth2
2 4 (10.53%) React
2 4 (10.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) GraphQL
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.63%) Flutter
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Fintech
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) User Experience
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (10.53%) Cloud Native
3 4 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Games
4 3 (7.89%) Online Games
5 2 (5.26%) Animation
5 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.26%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.63%) IVR
6 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) DevOps
3 7 (18.42%) TDD
4 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (10.53%) Microservices
5 4 (10.53%) OOP
5 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.89%) Isomorphic Development
6 3 (7.89%) Isomorphic JavaScript
7 2 (5.26%) Android Development
7 2 (5.26%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (5.26%) Epics
7 2 (5.26%) iOS Development
7 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) ES6
5 3 (7.89%) ES7
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) R
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) MiFID
2 1 (2.63%) PSD2
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Ansible
1 7 (18.42%) Terraform
2 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe
2 2 (5.26%) Google
2 2 (5.26%) Temenos
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Ping Identity