Period
to 24 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 185 146
Rank change year-on-year +10 -39 +85
Contract jobs citing Games 79 48 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 0.77% 1.40%
As % of the General category 2.15% 1.43% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 82
City of London median daily rate £575 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +31.03% +3.57%
10th Percentile £371 £325 £206
90th Percentile £638 £625 £550
Central London median daily rate £531 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +18.06% +16.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
City of London median hourly rate - £18.26 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.00% -88.27%
Central London median hourly rate - £18.26 £22.00
% change year-on-year - -17.00% -88.27%

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 3,682 3,346 3,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.09% 53.52% 54.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,899 2,638 2,983
City of London median daily rate £525 £511 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +2.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £300
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 27
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £15.87 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.92% -20.66% +1.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.05
90th Percentile £38.47 £29.98 £52.75
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £15.98 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.98% -20.10% -1.76%

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 June 2018.

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

Games
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £450 -
Games
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 39 (49.37%) Java
2 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
4 24 (30.38%) Finance
4 24 (30.38%) TDD
5 21 (26.58%) React
6 20 (25.32%) Banking
6 20 (25.32%) Web Development
7 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
8 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
9 11 (13.92%) REST
10 9 (11.39%) BDD
10 9 (11.39%) Docker
10 9 (11.39%) Scrum
11 8 (10.13%) Kanban
11 8 (10.13%) Microservices
11 8 (10.13%) Fintech
12 7 (8.86%) User Experience
12 7 (8.86%) React Native
12 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
12 7 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.86%) Machine Learning
12 7 (8.86%) QA
12 7 (8.86%) Python
12 7 (8.86%) CSS
13 6 (7.59%) HTML
13 6 (7.59%) SQL
13 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
13 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering

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 6 (7.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.27%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.27%) HipChat
1 1 (1.27%) InVision
1 1 (1.27%) Maya
1 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.27%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.27%) AdWords
4 1 (1.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Big Data
1 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.53%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.53%) GoogleTest
2 2 (2.53%) Grunt
2 2 (2.53%) gulp
2 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.53%) JIRA
2 2 (2.53%) PhantomJS
2 2 (2.53%) webpack
3 1 (1.27%) Calabash
3 1 (1.27%) Capybara
3 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Gradle
3 1 (1.27%) Maven
3 1 (1.27%) Selenium
3 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 20 (25.32%) Banking
3 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.59%) Retail
5 4 (5.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (65.82%) Developer
2 30 (37.97%) React Developer
3 28 (35.44%) Java Developer
4 18 (22.78%) Java Web Developer
4 18 (22.78%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Games Developer
6 5 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Games Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.80%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.80%) C++ Games Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Java Games Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Data Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) React
2 11 (13.92%) REST
3 7 (8.86%) CSS
3 7 (8.86%) React Native
4 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
4 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) Spring
5 5 (6.33%) Redux
6 4 (5.06%) Sass
6 4 (5.06%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (3.80%) Guice
7 3 (3.80%) Jest
7 3 (3.80%) PySpark
8 2 (2.53%) HTML5
8 2 (2.53%) Kafka
8 2 (2.53%) LESS
8 2 (2.53%) Node.js
8 2 (2.53%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Fintech
2 7 (8.86%) User Experience
3 6 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.06%) Online Games
6 3 (3.80%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.53%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.27%) Animation
8 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.27%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.27%) iPhone
8 1 (1.27%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.27%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.27%) RIA
8 1 (1.27%) STB
8 1 (1.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.38%) TDD
3 20 (25.32%) Web Development
4 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
5 9 (11.39%) BDD
5 9 (11.39%) Scrum
6 8 (10.13%) Kanban
6 8 (10.13%) Microservices
7 7 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (8.86%) Machine Learning
8 6 (7.59%) Data Science
8 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.59%) User Stories
9 5 (6.33%) Analytics
9 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.06%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.06%) Prototyping
11 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (49.37%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.86%) Python
4 6 (7.59%) SQL
5 5 (6.33%) Groovy
6 3 (3.80%) C++
6 3 (3.80%) Java 8
6 3 (3.80%) R
6 3 (3.80%) Scala
7 2 (2.53%) ES6
7 2 (2.53%) Java 9
7 2 (2.53%) PHP
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.27%) Degree
1 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
1 1 (1.27%) PhD
1 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Google
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) Cadence
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Panasonic
3 1 (1.27%) Roku
3 1 (1.27%) Samsung
3 1 (1.27%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) Sitecore