Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 569 565
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 41 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.098% 0.075% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.079% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 19
London median daily rate £500 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +25.93% -22.86%
10th Percentile £278 £321 £297
90th Percentile £575 £538 £498
England median daily rate £431 £425 £318
% change year-on-year +1.47% +33.86% -9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39612 43135 43681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.10% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28185 31044 30330
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 478 759
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.08 £52.60
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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
City of London +16 15 £525 -
Southwark - 4 £350 -
Games Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 36 (87.80%) Games
2 26 (63.41%) Java
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (39.02%) REST
5 15 (36.59%) Banking
5 15 (36.59%) Oracle
6 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
7 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
8 11 (26.83%) SQL
8 11 (26.83%) TDD
9 10 (24.39%) Degree
9 10 (24.39%) Mathematics
9 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
9 10 (24.39%) Equities
9 10 (24.39%) C#
9 10 (24.39%) Sybase
9 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
9 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
9 10 (24.39%) Finance
9 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
9 10 (24.39%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (21.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 9 (21.95%) OO
11 8 (19.51%) HTML
11 8 (19.51%) Objective-C
11 8 (19.51%) Microservices
12 7 (17.07%) C++
13 6 (14.63%) CSS
13 6 (14.63%) MVC
13 6 (14.63%) Scrum

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 3 (7.32%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
1 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.63%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.20%) MySQL
3 5 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.44%) HBase
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.44%) Mockito
General
1 36 (87.80%) Games
2 15 (36.59%) Banking
3 10 (24.39%) Finance
3 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.32%) Back Office
4 3 (7.32%) Retail
5 2 (4.88%) Polish Language
6 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) REST
2 9 (21.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 8 (19.51%) HTML
4 6 (14.63%) CSS
5 4 (9.76%) Node.js
6 3 (7.32%) .NET
6 3 (7.32%) Spring
6 3 (7.32%) Spring MVC
7 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.88%) Java EE
7 2 (4.88%) JMS
7 2 (4.88%) JPA
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.88%) Spring Boot
7 2 (4.88%) Struts
7 2 (4.88%) XML
8 1 (2.44%) GWT
8 1 (2.44%) Pixi.js
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
8 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
1 10 (24.39%) Equities
2 5 (12.20%) Photography
3 3 (7.32%) Online Games
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (26.83%) TDD
4 10 (24.39%) Mathematics
5 9 (21.95%) OO
6 8 (19.51%) Microservices
7 6 (14.63%) MVC
7 6 (14.63%) Scrum
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Kanban
10 3 (7.32%) BDD
10 3 (7.32%) Game Development
10 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.88%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
11 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
12 1 (2.44%) Mobile Development
12 1 (2.44%) Prototyping
12 1 (2.44%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) Java
2 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) SQL
4 10 (24.39%) C#
5 8 (19.51%) Objective-C
6 7 (17.07%) C++
7 6 (14.63%) Ruby
8 5 (12.20%) Python
9 4 (9.76%) Go
10 3 (7.32%) ActionScript
10 3 (7.32%) C
11 2 (4.88%) Scala
12 1 (2.44%) Clojure
12 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Degree
1 10 (24.39%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.44%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle
2 10 (24.39%) Sybase
3 1 (2.44%) Facebook
3 1 (2.44%) Perforce
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 27 days ago