Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 219 177
Rank change year-on-year +90 -42 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 53 35 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 0.51% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.59% 0.96% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 77
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.74% +17.95%
10th Percentile £132 £218 £413
90th Percentile £694 £600 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +2.56% -7.14% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £36.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £36.75

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 2,047 3,645 3,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.37% 53.31% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 2,769 3,143
City of London median daily rate £523 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.48% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £713
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 53
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -10.95% +1.20%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.91 £11.81
90th Percentile £38.71 £48.31 £38.25
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.41% -10.95% +1.20%

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020, 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 14 (26.42%) Python
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.64%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (20.75%) Spring
3 11 (20.75%) Android
4 9 (16.98%) RESTful
4 9 (16.98%) Microservices
5 8 (15.09%) Fintech
5 8 (15.09%) Degree
5 8 (15.09%) Java
5 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.21%) Front Office
6 7 (13.21%) .NET
6 7 (13.21%) Banking
6 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
7 6 (11.32%) User Experience
7 6 (11.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (11.32%) GraphQL
7 6 (11.32%) TDD
7 6 (11.32%) Investment Banking
7 6 (11.32%) Investment Management
7 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
7 6 (11.32%) HTML
7 6 (11.32%) CSS
8 5 (9.43%) C#
8 5 (9.43%) Azure
8 5 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (9.43%) Kotlin
9 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes

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 (3.77%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.89%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (1.89%) Maya
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (3.77%) Power Platform
2 2 (3.77%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) DHCP
1 1 (1.89%) DNS
1 1 (1.89%) FTP
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.77%) Power BI
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) OLAP
3 1 (1.89%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (13.21%) Banking
1 7 (13.21%) Front Office
2 6 (11.32%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.77%) German Language
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Developer
2 6 (11.32%) Applications Consultant
2 6 (11.32%) Applications Support
2 6 (11.32%) Consultant
2 6 (11.32%) Python Developer
3 5 (9.43%) Applications Support Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Support Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Junior
4 4 (7.55%) Junior Applications Support
4 4 (7.55%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Android Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) Spring
2 9 (16.98%) RESTful
3 7 (13.21%) .NET
4 6 (11.32%) CSS
4 6 (11.32%) GraphQL
4 6 (11.32%) HTML
4 6 (11.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (5.66%) Node.js
5 3 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (5.66%) React
6 2 (3.77%) .NET Core
6 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.89%) Apollo GraphQL
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.89%) HTML5
7 1 (1.89%) Java EE
7 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.89%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (1.89%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.32%) User Experience
3 5 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.55%) Online Games
5 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.77%) Animation
6 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.89%) Life Science
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.89%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Android
2 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) Microservices
3 8 (15.09%) Fintech
3 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.21%) DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.32%) Investment Management
5 6 (11.32%) TDD
6 3 (5.66%) Android Development
6 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.66%) Game Development
6 3 (5.66%) iOS Development
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Prototyping
7 2 (3.77%) 3D Modelling
7 2 (3.77%) API Development
7 2 (3.77%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (3.77%) Open Source Development
7 2 (3.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (3.77%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) Python
2 8 (15.09%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) C#
4 5 (9.43%) Kotlin
5 4 (7.55%) Ruby
5 4 (7.55%) Scala
6 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.66%) SQL
6 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.77%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.77%) C++
8 1 (1.89%) C
8 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PMP
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Apple
2 2 (3.77%) IBM
2 2 (3.77%) Workday
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) Freshdesk
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.89%) Tableau