Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 190 174
Rank change year-on-year +94 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing Games 45 40 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.51% 0.63% 1.14%
As % of the General category 3.28% 1.22% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 67
Median daily rate £488 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -13.04% +27.78%
10th Percentile £126 £225 £398
90th Percentile £638 £726 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £538
% change year-on-year -9.52% -2.33% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £28.50

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 1,374 3,274 3,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.15% 51.69% 54.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 2,455 2,932
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 58
Median hourly rate £31.09 £21.00 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.04% +10.67% +18.67%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.29
90th Percentile £47.35 £58.30 £34.80
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year +68.81% +3.23% +21.17%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Games in the City of London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 11 (24.44%) Android
1 11 (24.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 10 (22.22%) Microservices
2 10 (22.22%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) RESTful
3 9 (20.00%) Spring
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps
5 7 (15.56%) Fintech
5 7 (15.56%) TDD
5 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (15.56%) Azure
5 7 (15.56%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) Python
6 6 (13.33%) .NET
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (13.33%) GraphQL
6 6 (13.33%) Kotlin
6 6 (13.33%) Docker
6 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
7 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 5 (11.11%) Node.js
8 4 (8.89%) Apple Swift
8 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
8 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.89%) Open Source
8 4 (8.89%) Scala
8 4 (8.89%) Java
9 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.67%) C

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
2 3 (6.67%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (2.22%) Asana
3 1 (2.22%) AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Google Docs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Multimedia
1 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Arabic Language
2 1 (2.22%) German Language
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Applications Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Applications Support
2 7 (15.56%) Applications Support Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Junior
2 7 (15.56%) Junior Applications Support
2 7 (15.56%) Junior Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Support Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Android Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Azure DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) iOS Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 9 (20.00%) RESTful
2 9 (20.00%) Spring
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (13.33%) GraphQL
4 5 (11.11%) Node.js
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) React
6 1 (2.22%) ADO
6 1 (2.22%) Akka
6 1 (2.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.67%) Animation
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.67%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing Technology
3 2 (4.44%) Online Games
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.22%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Android
2 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Microservices
2 8 (17.78%) DevOps
3 7 (15.56%) Fintech
3 7 (15.56%) TDD
4 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Open Source
6 3 (6.67%) Android Development
6 3 (6.67%) iOS Development
6 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.44%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.44%) Open Source Development
7 2 (4.44%) Prototyping
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.44%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.22%) 3D Modelling
8 1 (2.22%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.22%) Scrum
8 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) C#
2 7 (15.56%) C++
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) Python
3 6 (13.33%) Kotlin
4 4 (8.89%) Apple Swift
4 4 (8.89%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) Scala
5 3 (6.67%) C
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Workday
2 1 (2.22%) Facebook
2 1 (2.22%) Google
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) NVIDIA