The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / London
Rank 396 415 404
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11  
Contract jobs citing Game Development 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £250 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -31.78% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16350 18715 17143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.12% 85.09% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11752 13518 12038
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 190 241
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Game Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in London

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Game Development in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in London

Game Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Game Development in London

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development 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 London region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 25 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (36.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (28.00%) C#
4 6 (24.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) Android
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) QA
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Oculus Rift
6 3 (12.00%) Ansible
6 3 (12.00%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (12.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (12.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (12.00%) Android Development
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) Line Management
6 3 (12.00%) Route 53
6 3 (12.00%) Analytics
6 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (12.00%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (12.00%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (12.00%) Go
6 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (12.00%) HTC Vive
6 3 (12.00%) Online Games
6 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Animation
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Maya
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.00%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (12.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (12.00%) Route 53
1 3 (12.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
General
1 25 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Games Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Android Developer
3 3 (12.00%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Games Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Web Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3D Artist
4 2 (8.00%) Author
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Games Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Author
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.00%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) Android NDK
3 2 (8.00%) cocos2d
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) OpenCL
3 2 (8.00%) OpenCV
3 2 (8.00%) OpenGL
3 2 (8.00%) Renderscript
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
4 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Oculus Rift
2 3 (12.00%) Animation
2 3 (12.00%) HTC Vive
2 3 (12.00%) Online Games
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) 3D Printing
4 1 (4.00%) Apple TV
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (4.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.00%) Analytics
2 3 (12.00%) Android Development
2 3 (12.00%) Change Management
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security
2 3 (12.00%) Line Management
2 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Vision
3 2 (8.00%) Parallel Computing
3 2 (8.00%) Texturing
4 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.00%) OO
4 1 (4.00%) OOP
4 1 (4.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) Go
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Apple