Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 175 161
Rank change year-on-year -37 -14 +44
Contract jobs citing Games 47 64 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.93% 1.32%
As % of the General category 1.30% 1.66% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 75
City of London median daily rate £510 £525 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +28.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £325 £291
90th Percentile £638 £638 £550
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £410
% change year-on-year - +28.05% +7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.92
Central London median hourly rate - - £19.92

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 3,609 3,860 3,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.40% 56.28% 53.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,794 3,103 2,907
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £699 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 32 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.57 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.58 £33.25 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -5.99%

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 17 October 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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) User Experience
4 11 (23.40%) Finance
5 10 (21.28%) Java
5 10 (21.28%) Web Development
6 9 (19.15%) React
7 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.02%) HTML
8 7 (14.89%) CSS
8 7 (14.89%) QA
8 7 (14.89%) Banking
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
10 5 (10.64%) Docker
10 5 (10.64%) Machine Learning
10 5 (10.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 5 (10.64%) Web Design
10 5 (10.64%) Photoshop
10 5 (10.64%) SQL
10 5 (10.64%) Python
10 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
11 4 (8.51%) Spring
11 4 (8.51%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (8.51%) Scrum
11 4 (8.51%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (8.51%) Kanban
11 4 (8.51%) Visualisation

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 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) nginx
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Photoshop
2 4 (8.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (8.51%) InVision
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.26%) Fireworks
3 2 (4.26%) InDesign
3 2 (4.26%) Maya
3 2 (4.26%) ZBrush
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.13%) Open Workbench
4 1 (2.13%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (2.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.38%) Selenium
2 2 (4.26%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.13%) CircleCI
3 1 (2.13%) GitLab
3 1 (2.13%) Gradle
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.13%) RSpec
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Webistrano
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.38%) Retail
5 2 (4.26%) Marketing
6 1 (2.13%) Digital Economy
6 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Law
6 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
2 9 (19.15%) React Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Web Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Designer
5 5 (10.64%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Games Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) UX Designer
6 3 (6.38%) Visual Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Junior
7 2 (4.26%) Junior Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.26%) Junior Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Mobile Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Mobile UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) React
2 8 (17.02%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) CSS
4 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.51%) HTML5
4 4 (8.51%) Spring
4 4 (8.51%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (6.38%) CSS3
5 3 (6.38%) jQuery
5 3 (6.38%) PySpark
5 3 (6.38%) Redux
5 3 (6.38%) REST
5 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.26%) Flash
6 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) React Native
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.26%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.26%) XHTML
6 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) User Experience
2 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.51%) Fintech
4 3 (6.38%) Animation
4 3 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.26%) Online Games
5 2 (4.26%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.13%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (2.13%) Photography
6 1 (2.13%) PMI
6 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.13%) STB
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.38%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Web Development
3 8 (17.02%) TDD
3 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
4 6 (12.77%) BDD
5 5 (10.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 5 (10.64%) Machine Learning
5 5 (10.64%) Web Design
6 4 (8.51%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (8.51%) Data Science
6 4 (8.51%) DevOps
6 4 (8.51%) Kanban
6 4 (8.51%) Microservices
6 4 (8.51%) Scrum
6 4 (8.51%) Visualisation
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (6.38%) Typography
7 3 (6.38%) Visual Effects
7 3 (6.38%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) Python
3 5 (10.64%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) ES6
5 2 (4.26%) Java 8
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Capistrano
2 1 (2.13%) Control-M
2 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe
2 2 (4.26%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) Autodesk
3 1 (2.13%) Cognos
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Panasonic
3 1 (2.13%) Roku
3 1 (2.13%) Samsung
3 1 (2.13%) Tableau