Period
to 15 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 108 183
Rank change year-on-year -31 +75 +31
Contract jobs citing Games 34 16 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 0.90% 0.85%
As % of the General category 1.49% 1.46% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 36
10th Percentile £485 £453 £231
25th Percentile £588 £463 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £610 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +10.91% -4.35% +12.75%
75th Percentile £644 £638 £680
90th Percentile £675 £683 £950
Central London median daily rate £610 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +10.91% - +4.76%

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 2,287 1,096 3,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.48% 61.50% 56.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,711 772 2,587
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £620 £613
90th Percentile £770 £694 £688
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 36
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.13
25th Percentile £16.88 £17.13 £13.18
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £20.17
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +14.06% +7.83%
75th Percentile £34.69 £37.94 £21.56
90th Percentile £42.30 £46.00 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +9.52% +12.30%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Games in the City of London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 24 (70.59%) TDD
1 24 (70.59%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (64.71%) Kotlin
3 19 (55.88%) Fintech
4 16 (47.06%) Spring
5 15 (44.12%) RESTful
5 15 (44.12%) GraphQL
5 15 (44.12%) Microservices
6 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
8 3 (8.82%) User Stories
8 3 (8.82%) Epics
9 2 (5.88%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (5.88%) Backlog Management
9 2 (5.88%) Backlog Refinement
9 2 (5.88%) Backlog Prioritisation
9 2 (5.88%) Social Skills
9 2 (5.88%) Kanban
9 2 (5.88%) Node.js
9 2 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (5.88%) Docker
9 2 (5.88%) Degree
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Marketing
9 2 (5.88%) Scrum
9 2 (5.88%) Selenium

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 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Sketch
1 1 (2.94%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) CircleCI
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) Cypress.io
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Postman
2 1 (2.94%) Protractor
General
1 2 (5.88%) Advertising
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
1 2 (5.88%) Social Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Java Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Analyst
3 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Account Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Agile Coach
4 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Data Scientist
4 1 (2.94%) Designer
4 1 (2.94%) Games Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Scrum Master
4 1 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Senior Games Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) UI Designer
4 1 (2.94%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) Spring
2 15 (44.12%) GraphQL
2 15 (44.12%) RESTful
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) .NET
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) Express
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) React
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) Sequelize
4 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.94%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 24 (70.59%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing Technology
3 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.94%) PMI
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) TDD
2 19 (55.88%) Fintech
3 15 (44.12%) Microservices
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.82%) Epics
5 3 (8.82%) User Stories
6 2 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (5.88%) Backlog Management
6 2 (5.88%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 2 (5.88%) Backlog Refinement
6 2 (5.88%) Kanban
6 2 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) Machine Learning
7 1 (2.94%) Physics
7 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Kotlin
2 6 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) R
5 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PhD
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.94%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) ION Trading
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) Solace