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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
London / City of London
Rank 136 120 165
Rank change year-on-year -16 +45  
Contract jobs citing Games 18 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 1.14% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.18% 2.10% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 18
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £218 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.26 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1528 1810 2674
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.04% 54.40% 52.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1467 2068
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 18
Median hourly rate £18.27 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.80% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.26 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.07 £55.00 £47.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) Banking
3 18 (30.00%) Java
4 16 (26.67%) Finance
5 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 13 (21.67%) Business Analysis
7 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (20.00%) React
8 11 (18.33%) E-Commerce
9 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 9 (15.00%) TDD
10 9 (15.00%) Validation
10 9 (15.00%) Web Development
11 8 (13.33%) AngularJS
11 8 (13.33%) Scrum
11 8 (13.33%) Advertising
11 8 (13.33%) HTML
12 7 (11.67%) C#
12 7 (11.67%) SQL
12 7 (11.67%) CSS
12 7 (11.67%) Degree
12 7 (11.67%) HTML5
12 7 (11.67%) REST
13 6 (10.00%) User Stories
13 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
13 6 (10.00%) Kanban
13 6 (10.00%) .NET
14 5 (8.33%) Oracle
14 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
14 5 (8.33%) Scala

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.67%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
1 1 (1.67%) Confluence
1 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.67%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Acrobat
1 2 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Route 53
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) AMQP
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) DHCP
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.67%) IPv6
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) MRTG
2 1 (1.67%) Network Security
2 1 (1.67%) OSPF
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) HBase
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (8.33%) Selenium
2 4 (6.67%) Grunt
2 4 (6.67%) gulp
2 4 (6.67%) webpack
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) JUnit
3 2 (3.33%) Mockito
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Appium
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) Maven
4 1 (1.67%) MSI
4 1 (1.67%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.67%) TestNG
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (33.33%) Banking
2 16 (26.67%) Finance
3 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (13.33%) Advertising
5 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.00%) Publishing
7 2 (3.33%) Legal
7 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.67%) Back Office
8 1 (1.67%) German Language
8 1 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (1.67%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.67%) Retail
8 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Games Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Pricing Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Angular Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Java Games Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Telecoms Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Telecoms Java Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) React
2 8 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 8 (13.33%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) HTML5
3 7 (11.67%) REST
4 6 (10.00%) .NET
5 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (6.67%) SOAP
6 3 (5.00%) RESTful
6 3 (5.00%) Spring
6 3 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.33%) JPA
7 2 (3.33%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (3.33%) OpenGL
7 2 (3.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (3.33%) Swagger
7 2 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.67%) Animation
2 4 (6.67%) Equities
2 4 (6.67%) Spread Betting
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (3.33%) FMCG
4 2 (3.33%) Social Gaming
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Fintech
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Oculus Rift
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) CentOS
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) Business Analysis
3 11 (18.33%) E-Commerce
4 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.00%) TDD
5 9 (15.00%) Validation
5 9 (15.00%) Web Development
6 8 (13.33%) Scrum
7 6 (10.00%) Kanban
7 6 (10.00%) User Stories
8 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.33%) DevOps
8 5 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.67%) API Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Mathematics
9 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.67%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) Scala
5 4 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) Go
6 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) Groovy
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) Pig Latin
7 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) VB
7 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) MCDST
2 1 (1.67%) MCTS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Ansible
1 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.67%) Marathon
1 1 (1.67%) Mesos
1 1 (1.67%) Nagios
1 1 (1.67%) Oozie
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) Sysprep
1 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Sybase
3 2 (3.33%) Adobe
3 2 (3.33%) Google
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Apple
4 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Facebook
4 1 (1.67%) Infoblox
4 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
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