Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 173 196
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 73 80 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.04% 1.20% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.87% 2.27% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 70 62
City of London median daily rate £538 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £372 £300 £226
90th Percentile £638 £550 £621
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £45.00 £19.92 £187.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.90% -89.38% +1983.33%
10th Percentile £41.50 £17.02 £181.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £22.83 £193.75
Central London median hourly rate £45.00 £19.92 £187.50
% change year-on-year +125.90% -89.38% +1983.33%

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 3912 3518 4948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.68% 52.89% 53.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3148 2841 3854
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 49
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.86 £11.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £36.95 £49.17 £40.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.88 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.38% -2.44% +5.13%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 - -
Games
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 50 (68.49%) Java
2 42 (57.53%) Finance
3 36 (49.32%) Telecoms
3 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (49.32%) Banking
4 30 (41.10%) JavaScript
5 25 (34.25%) SQL
6 22 (30.14%) Test Automation
6 22 (30.14%) REST
6 22 (30.14%) React
7 20 (27.40%) Relational Database
7 20 (27.40%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (27.40%) Degree
7 20 (27.40%) Mathematics
7 20 (27.40%) Computer Science
7 20 (27.40%) Oracle
7 20 (27.40%) Sybase
7 20 (27.40%) RDBMS
7 20 (27.40%) Equities
8 18 (24.66%) Web Development
9 10 (13.70%) Spring
9 10 (13.70%) Apple iOS
10 9 (12.33%) Android
10 9 (12.33%) TDD
10 9 (12.33%) HTML
10 9 (12.33%) React Native
11 8 (10.96%) Android Development
11 8 (10.96%) CSS
11 8 (10.96%) Online Games
12 7 (9.59%) Git (software)

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 4 (5.48%) CMS
1 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) BGP
1 1 (1.37%) EIGRP
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
1 1 (1.37%) MPLS
1 1 (1.37%) OSPF
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.37%) WAN
1 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) RDBMS
1 20 (27.40%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.37%) Bower
2 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.37%) git-flow
2 1 (1.37%) gulp
2 1 (1.37%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.37%) Maven
2 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 42 (57.53%) Finance
2 36 (49.32%) Banking
2 36 (49.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (87.67%) Developer
2 46 (63.01%) Java Developer
3 20 (27.40%) Games Developer
3 20 (27.40%) Java Games Developer
3 20 (27.40%) Telecoms Developer
3 20 (27.40%) Telecoms Java Developer
4 16 (21.92%) Java Web Developer
4 16 (21.92%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Agile Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Agile Java Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Agile Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (5.48%) AWS Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.11%) Designer
8 2 (2.74%) Android Developer
9 1 (1.37%) UX Designer
9 1 (1.37%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) React
1 22 (30.14%) REST
2 10 (13.70%) Spring
3 9 (12.33%) HTML
3 9 (12.33%) React Native
4 8 (10.96%) CSS
5 7 (9.59%) CSS3
5 7 (9.59%) HTML5
6 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
6 6 (8.22%) Jest
6 6 (8.22%) JMS
6 6 (8.22%) Node.js
6 6 (8.22%) XML
7 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.85%) JMX
7 5 (6.85%) Spring Boot
8 4 (5.48%) .NET
8 4 (5.48%) jQuery
8 4 (5.48%) Kafka
8 4 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Computer Science
1 20 (27.40%) Equities
2 8 (10.96%) Online Games
3 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.22%) Mobile Games
5 5 (6.85%) User Experience
6 2 (2.74%) Fintech
7 1 (1.37%) Animation
7 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.37%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Apple iOS
2 9 (12.33%) Android
3 5 (6.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) Test Automation
3 20 (27.40%) Mathematics
4 18 (24.66%) Web Development
5 9 (12.33%) TDD
6 8 (10.96%) Android Development
7 7 (9.59%) iOS Development
7 7 (9.59%) Pair Programming
8 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.22%) Game Development
8 6 (8.22%) Kanban
8 6 (8.22%) Microservices
8 6 (8.22%) Scrum
9 5 (6.85%) Front End Development
9 5 (6.85%) Multithreading
9 5 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.11%) MVC
10 3 (4.11%) Web Design
11 2 (2.74%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 50 (68.49%) Java
2 30 (41.10%) JavaScript
3 25 (34.25%) SQL
4 4 (5.48%) PHP
5 2 (2.74%) ES6
5 2 (2.74%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Clojure
6 1 (1.37%) Elixir
6 1 (1.37%) Go
6 1 (1.37%) Groovy
6 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Degree
1 20 (27.40%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.37%) CCIE
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Oracle
1 20 (27.40%) Sybase
2 2 (2.74%) Google
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe
3 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco
3 1 (1.37%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.37%) Juniper
3 1 (1.37%) Sun