Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 182 150
Rank change year-on-year -11 -32 +87
Contract jobs citing Games 67 58 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 0.88% 1.22%
As % of the General category 1.85% 1.62% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 69
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +35.48% +10.71%
10th Percentile £343 £326 £206
90th Percentile £638 £591 £550
Central London median daily rate £525 £490 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +22.50% +14.29%
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 3,620 3,573 3,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.84% 54.47% 53.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,814 2,815 3,030
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.97% +2.37%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 24
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.54 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +2.70% +1.45%
10th Percentile £14.15 £13.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.28 £31.25 £33.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £20.52 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.14% +2.60% -4.76%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -6 1 £450 -
Games
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 25 (37.31%) Java
1 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
2 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) Finance
4 16 (23.88%) Banking
4 16 (23.88%) Web Development
5 15 (22.39%) TDD
5 15 (22.39%) React
6 13 (19.40%) Telecoms
7 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.43%) User Experience
8 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (11.94%) BDD
10 7 (10.45%) Machine Learning
10 7 (10.45%) Fintech
10 7 (10.45%) QA
10 7 (10.45%) CSS
11 6 (8.96%) SQL
11 6 (8.96%) HTML
11 6 (8.96%) Python
11 6 (8.96%) Scrum
11 6 (8.96%) Data Science
11 6 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (8.96%) Apache Spark
11 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
12 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.46%) Big Data
12 5 (7.46%) User Stories
12 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
12 5 (7.46%) React Native

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 (8.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) InVision
1 3 (4.48%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.99%) Maya
2 2 (2.99%) ZBrush
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.49%) HipChat
3 1 (1.49%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) AdWords
4 1 (1.49%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Big Data
2 2 (2.99%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) GoogleTest
1 2 (2.99%) Grunt
1 2 (2.99%) gulp
1 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.99%) PhantomJS
1 2 (2.99%) webpack
2 1 (1.49%) Calabash
2 1 (1.49%) Capybara
2 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.49%) Gradle
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 16 (23.88%) Banking
3 13 (19.40%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.46%) Retail
5 4 (5.97%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (64.18%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) React Developer
3 20 (29.85%) Java Developer
4 14 (20.90%) Web Developer
5 13 (19.40%) Java Web Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Games Developer
7 5 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Designer
8 4 (5.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.97%) Games Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.48%) C++ Games Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Java Games Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Visual Designer
10 2 (2.99%) Android Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) React
2 7 (10.45%) CSS
3 6 (8.96%) HTML
4 5 (7.46%) React Native
4 5 (7.46%) Redux
5 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
5 4 (5.97%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) Sass
5 4 (5.97%) Spring
5 4 (5.97%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (4.48%) Guice
6 3 (4.48%) HTML5
6 3 (4.48%) PySpark
7 2 (2.99%) CSS3
7 2 (2.99%) Jest
7 2 (2.99%) Kafka
7 2 (2.99%) Node.js
7 2 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) User Experience
2 7 (10.45%) Fintech
3 6 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.97%) Online Games
6 3 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.48%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.48%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.99%) Animation
7 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.49%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.49%) iPhone
8 1 (1.49%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.49%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.49%) STB
8 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.97%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.88%) Web Development
3 15 (22.39%) TDD
4 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
5 8 (11.94%) BDD
6 7 (10.45%) Machine Learning
7 6 (8.96%) Data Science
7 6 (8.96%) Scrum
8 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.46%) Kanban
8 5 (7.46%) User Stories
9 4 (5.97%) Analytics
9 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.97%) Front End Development
9 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.97%) Microservices
9 4 (5.97%) Prototyping
9 4 (5.97%) Web Design
10 3 (4.48%) Line Management
10 3 (4.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Java
1 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.96%) Python
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) C++
4 3 (4.48%) R
5 2 (2.99%) ES6
5 2 (2.99%) PHP
5 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) Java 8
6 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.49%) PhD
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Google
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe
3 1 (1.49%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.49%) Cadence
3 1 (1.49%) Cognos
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Panasonic
3 1 (1.49%) Roku
3 1 (1.49%) Samsung
3 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.49%) Tableau