Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Game Developer
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 562 562
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 49 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.062% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.066% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 31
London median daily rate £513 £436 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.48% -12.75% +37.93%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £499 £538
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,998 39,614 41,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.95% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,007 28,253 29,357
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 557 638
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +8.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Games Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +11 23 £550 +10.00% 14
South London - 2 £475 -
North London - 1 £375 - 2
Games Developer
England

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) Games
2 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) Java
4 25 (51.02%) REST
5 22 (44.90%) SQL
6 20 (40.82%) Finance
7 18 (36.73%) Degree
8 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
9 16 (32.65%) Relational Database
9 16 (32.65%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (32.65%) Mathematics
9 16 (32.65%) Computer Science
9 16 (32.65%) Telecoms
9 16 (32.65%) Equities
9 16 (32.65%) Banking
9 16 (32.65%) RDBMS
9 16 (32.65%) Oracle
9 16 (32.65%) Sybase
10 11 (22.45%) C#
10 11 (22.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.29%) HTML
12 7 (14.29%) Game Development
13 6 (12.24%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 6 (12.24%) CSS
13 6 (12.24%) JMS
13 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
13 6 (12.24%) Spring
13 6 (12.24%) Online Games
14 5 (10.20%) XML

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
1 2 (4.08%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.04%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) RDBMS
1 16 (32.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
3 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Maven
General
1 49 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (40.82%) Finance
3 16 (32.65%) Banking
3 16 (32.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.16%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) REST
2 11 (22.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (14.29%) HTML
4 6 (12.24%) CSS
4 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
4 6 (12.24%) JMS
4 6 (12.24%) Spring
4 6 (12.24%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 5 (10.20%) React
5 5 (10.20%) XML
6 4 (8.16%) .NET
6 4 (8.16%) JMX
7 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.08%) Node.js
8 2 (4.08%) Play Framework
8 2 (4.08%) RESTful
8 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
8 2 (4.08%) Spring MVC
8 2 (4.08%) Web Services
9 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Computer Science
1 16 (32.65%) Equities
2 6 (12.24%) Online Games
3 4 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.65%) Mathematics
4 7 (14.29%) Game Development
5 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
5 4 (8.16%) MVC
5 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Microservices
7 2 (4.08%) BDD
7 2 (4.08%) Machine Learning
7 2 (4.08%) Prototyping
7 2 (4.08%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (4.08%) TDD
8 1 (2.04%) Kanban
8 1 (2.04%) OO
8 1 (2.04%) OOD
8 1 (2.04%) Pair Programming
8 1 (2.04%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) C#
4 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.20%) Scala
6 4 (8.16%) C++
7 3 (6.12%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.08%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.08%) Java 9
8 2 (4.08%) Python
8 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.04%) Go
9 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Degree
2 16 (32.65%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.08%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle
1 16 (32.65%) Sybase
2 1 (2.04%) Google