Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 103 194
Rank change year-on-year -31 +91 -5
Contract jobs citing Games 34 33 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.99% 1.40% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.63% 2.38% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 38
10th Percentile £365 £153 £282
25th Percentile £550 £381 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £500 £588
Median % change year-on-year +21.00% -14.89% +6.82%
75th Percentile £619 £525 £673
90th Percentile £675 £638 £950
Central London median daily rate £605 £500 £569
% change year-on-year +21.00% -12.09% +10.98%

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 2,089 1,386 3,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.67% 58.95% 59.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,488 983 3,003
10th Percentile £363 £313 £321
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.85% -2.38% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £606
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 51
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.69 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.23 £26.44 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.16% +35.59% +4.28%
75th Percentile £32.55 £38.75 £24.47
90th Percentile £37.75 £47.75 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.04% +35.88% +6.95%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 22 (64.71%) TDD
2 20 (58.82%) Spring
3 19 (55.88%) RESTful
4 18 (52.94%) Microservices
4 18 (52.94%) Kotlin
4 18 (52.94%) GraphQL
4 18 (52.94%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (47.06%) Fintech
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Java
7 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
9 3 (8.82%) Selenium
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.82%) Linux
9 3 (8.82%) Python
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.82%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (8.82%) ATDD
10 2 (5.88%) Cloudera
10 2 (5.88%) Ambari
10 2 (5.88%) Tableau
10 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.88%) Machine Learning
10 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
10 2 (5.88%) R
10 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark

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 (5.88%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.88%) SAS
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 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.88%) Spark SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Tableau
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.88%) Cypress.io
2 2 (5.88%) Postman
2 2 (5.88%) Protractor
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Social Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Agile Coach
3 2 (5.88%) Data Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Data Scientist
3 2 (5.88%) Hadoop Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Account Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (2.94%) Architect
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Azure Developer
4 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Consultant
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%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) Spring
2 19 (55.88%) RESTful
3 18 (52.94%) GraphQL
4 2 (5.88%) GraphX
4 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) MLlib
4 2 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.88%) TensorFlow
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (2.94%) HTML5
5 1 (2.94%) Middleware
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) PMI
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) TDD
2 18 (52.94%) Microservices
3 16 (47.06%) Fintech
4 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.82%) ATDD
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Coaching
7 2 (5.88%) API Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Data Science
7 2 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 2 (5.88%) Machine Learning
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.88%) Reinforcement Learning
7 2 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Kotlin
2 5 (14.71%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) R
6 1 (2.94%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) Java 8
6 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) PhD
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) HDFS
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ambari
1 2 (5.88%) Grafana
1 2 (5.88%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) Marathon
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.94%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Solace