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 3 months to 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 114 174
Rank change year-on-year -18 +60  
Contract jobs citing Games 33 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.00% 1.62% 0.65%
As % of the General category 1.86% 3.03% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 32
Median daily rate £475 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1774 1816 3059
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 53.82% 53.35% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1521 2406
Median daily rate £535 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 40
Median hourly rate £15.32 £20.00 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% -5.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £12.50 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.03 £38.90 £39.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) Java
3 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
4 16 (33.33%) Banking
4 16 (33.33%) Finance
5 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 10 (20.83%) TDD
9 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (18.75%) Degree
9 9 (18.75%) CSS
9 9 (18.75%) Scrum
10 8 (16.67%) Advertising
10 8 (16.67%) SQL
10 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
11 7 (14.58%) REST
11 7 (14.58%) User Stories
11 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
11 7 (14.58%) BDD
11 7 (14.58%) React
11 7 (14.58%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (14.58%) Oracle
11 7 (14.58%) Sybase
11 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
11 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
11 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
11 7 (14.58%) Kanban
11 7 (14.58%) Equities
12 6 (12.50%) Web Development

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 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Drupal
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) BGP
1 2 (4.17%) EIGRP
1 2 (4.17%) Firewall
1 2 (4.17%) MPLS
1 2 (4.17%) OSPF
1 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.17%) WAN
1 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) HBase
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
2 6 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) git-flow
3 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) Appium
4 1 (2.08%) dotTrace
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) LINQPad
4 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.08%) TestNG
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (33.33%) Banking
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (16.67%) Advertising
4 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) German Language
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Games Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Java Games Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms Java Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Web Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) HTML
2 9 (18.75%) CSS
3 7 (14.58%) React
3 7 (14.58%) REST
4 6 (12.50%) HTML5
5 5 (10.42%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) Android SDK
6 3 (6.25%) XML
7 2 (4.17%) .NET
7 2 (4.17%) CSS3
7 2 (4.17%) D3.js
7 2 (4.17%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (4.17%) JSON
7 2 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (4.17%) Velocity
7 2 (4.17%) Web Services
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.08%) Flash
8 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
1 7 (14.58%) Equities
2 5 (10.42%) User Experience
3 3 (6.25%) Fintech
3 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Android
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
3 10 (20.83%) TDD
4 9 (18.75%) Scrum
4 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.58%) BDD
5 7 (14.58%) Kanban
5 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
5 7 (14.58%) User Stories
6 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.50%) Web Development
7 5 (10.42%) API Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.42%) SDET
7 5 (10.42%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.25%) Android Development
9 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.25%) Data Management
10 2 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) Go
6 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) HiveQL
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Pig Latin
7 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.17%) CCIE
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) MiFID
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.08%) Marathon
1 1 (2.08%) Mesos
1 1 (2.08%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
1 7 (14.58%) Sybase
2 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco
2 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
2 2 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (2.08%) Apple
3 1 (2.08%) Facebook
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
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