Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 180 166
Rank change year-on-year -35 -14 +30
Contract jobs citing Games 38 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 1.08% 1.13%
As % of the General category 1.05% 1.95% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 64
City of London median daily rate £450 £538 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +15.90% +15.94%
10th Percentile £213 £413 £300
90th Percentile £598 £638 £538
Central London median daily rate £518 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -1.43% +13.51% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £45.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +125.90% -89.38%
Central London median hourly rate - £45.00 £19.92
% change year-on-year - +125.90% -89.38%

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 3,631 3,993 3,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.00% 55.54% 52.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,793 3,201 2,739
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £694 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 17
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £14.30 £15.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £26.90 £38.60 £51.10
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -5.33%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) User Experience
3 9 (23.68%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) Finance
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) Web Development
5 6 (15.79%) QA
5 6 (15.79%) Docker
5 6 (15.79%) React
5 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
6 5 (13.16%) Microservices
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Photoshop
7 4 (10.53%) Python
7 4 (10.53%) Web Design
7 4 (10.53%) Degree
7 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (10.53%) HTML5
7 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
7 4 (10.53%) Android
7 4 (10.53%) DevOps
7 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.53%) CSS3
7 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.53%) BDD
7 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
7 4 (10.53%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

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 (5.26%) CMS
1 2 (5.26%) WordPress
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Photoshop
2 3 (7.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (7.89%) InVision
3 2 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (5.26%) Fireworks
3 2 (5.26%) InDesign
3 2 (5.26%) Maya
3 2 (5.26%) ZBrush
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.63%) Open Workbench
4 1 (2.63%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) GitHub
2 3 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (5.26%) GitLab
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Webistrano
4 1 (2.63%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.63%) CircleCI
4 1 (2.63%) RSpec
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Economy
4 1 (2.63%) French Language
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Designer
2 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Author
4 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (5.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (5.26%) Games Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Junior
4 2 (5.26%) Junior Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (5.26%) Junior Web Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) React Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.26%) UX Designer
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) CSS
1 7 (18.42%) HTML
2 6 (15.79%) React
3 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.53%) CSS3
3 4 (10.53%) HTML5
4 3 (7.89%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 3 (7.89%) Spring
4 3 (7.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (7.89%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (7.89%) Vue.js
5 2 (5.26%) Flash
5 2 (5.26%) GraphQL
5 2 (5.26%) jQuery
5 2 (5.26%) LAMP
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (5.26%) Symfony
5 2 (5.26%) XHTML
5 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) User Experience
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Animation
4 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.63%) Online Games
5 1 (2.63%) Photography
5 1 (2.63%) PMI
5 1 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Android
1 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) TDD
2 6 (15.79%) Web Development
3 5 (13.16%) Microservices
3 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.53%) BDD
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 4 (10.53%) Web Design
5 3 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Kanban
5 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Effects
6 2 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (5.26%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.26%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
6 2 (5.26%) Typography
6 2 (5.26%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
1 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.53%) Python
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) Java 8
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
4 2 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) ES6
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Ansible
1 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
1 3 (7.89%) Terraform
2 2 (5.26%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Adobe
2 2 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) Autodesk
3 1 (2.63%) Cognos
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Tableau