Period
to 5 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 121 208
Rank change year-on-year -8 +87 -32
Contract jobs citing Games 25 47 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.93% 1.31% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.56% 2.32% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 29
10th Percentile £330 £130 £220
25th Percentile £425 £350 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £556 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.25% - -13.04%
75th Percentile £618 £547 £600
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £556 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +14.10% -7.14% -

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 1,601 2,023 4,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.45% 56.41% 61.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,131 1,475 3,057
10th Percentile £363 £269 £307
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £613
90th Percentile £719 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £542 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.40% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 44 47
10th Percentile £9.40 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.75 £12.76 £12.76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year -6.42% +5.89% -5.05%
75th Percentile £25.59 £28.69 £21.00
90th Percentile £33.85 £42.37 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year -6.42% - +0.54%

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021, 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 12 (48.00%) GraphQL
2 10 (40.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) Spring
3 9 (36.00%) RESTful
3 9 (36.00%) Microservices
4 8 (32.00%) Kotlin
4 8 (32.00%) Fintech
4 8 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (20.00%) React
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (16.00%) React Native
6 4 (16.00%) Apollo GraphQL
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.00%) Linux
8 2 (8.00%) Mobile Games
8 2 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (8.00%) Neural Network
8 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (8.00%) QA
8 2 (8.00%) Python
8 2 (8.00%) PhD
8 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
8 2 (8.00%) SAS
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) R

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 2 (8.00%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (8.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (8.00%) Spark SQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Tableau
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.00%) Cypress.io
1 1 (4.00%) Postman
1 1 (4.00%) Protractor
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
1 1 (4.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 2 (8.00%) Agile Coach
2 2 (8.00%) Data Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.00%) 3D Developer
3 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) GraphQL
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
2 9 (36.00%) Spring
3 5 (20.00%) React
4 4 (16.00%) Apollo GraphQL
4 4 (16.00%) React Native
5 2 (8.00%) GraphX
5 2 (8.00%) MLlib
5 2 (8.00%) TensorFlow
5 2 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.00%) .NET
6 1 (4.00%) Babylonjs
6 1 (4.00%) Node.js
6 1 (4.00%) REST
6 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
6 1 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (4.00%) WebAssembly
6 1 (4.00%) WebGL
6 1 (4.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile Games
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.00%) Media Streaming
3 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) TDD
2 9 (36.00%) Microservices
3 8 (32.00%) Fintech
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) ATDD
6 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Data Science
6 2 (8.00%) Machine Learning
6 2 (8.00%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (8.00%) Neural Network
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) Reinforcement Learning
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Kotlin
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) R
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) Java 8
5 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) HDFS
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Ambari
1 2 (8.00%) Grafana
1 2 (8.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Marathon
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (4.00%) Autodesk
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft