The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 417 413
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 18 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.089% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.11% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 11
Median daily rate £500 £438 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +45.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -21.42% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19186 21880 21155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.69% 94.97% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13688 15808 14517
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 249 378
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Games Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 6 £500 -4.76%
Games Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 38 (90.48%) Games
2 24 (57.14%) Java
3 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (45.24%) TDD
5 15 (35.71%) OO
6 13 (30.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 12 (28.57%) Scrum
7 12 (28.57%) Ruby
8 11 (26.19%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (26.19%) C#
8 11 (26.19%) Microservices
9 9 (21.43%) Kanban
9 9 (21.43%) C++
10 8 (19.05%) Docker
11 7 (16.67%) Banking
11 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle
12 6 (14.29%) Game Development
12 6 (14.29%) Degree
12 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
13 5 (11.90%) Online Games
13 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (11.90%) REST
13 5 (11.90%) Facebook
13 5 (11.90%) BDD
13 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
13 5 (11.90%) MySQL
13 5 (11.90%) Objective-C
14 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (9.52%) Spring

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 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) WildFly
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MySQL
1 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) HBase
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.38%) Ant
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.38%) git-flow
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Maven
3 1 (2.38%) Mockito
General
1 38 (90.48%) Games
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Polish Language
4 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.76%) Back Office
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Automotive
6 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 11 (26.19%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (11.90%) REST
4 4 (9.52%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.14%) Spring Boot
5 3 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 3 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (4.76%) CSS
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) Java EE
6 2 (4.76%) JMS
6 2 (4.76%) JPA
7 1 (2.38%) .NET
7 1 (2.38%) DirectX
7 1 (2.38%) EJB
7 1 (2.38%) J2EE
7 1 (2.38%) Struts
7 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Online Games
3 4 (9.52%) Photography
3 4 (9.52%) Social Media
4 3 (7.14%) Equities
4 3 (7.14%) Social Gaming
5 2 (4.76%) Animation
5 2 (4.76%) iPad
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Derivative
6 1 (2.38%) Fintech
6 1 (2.38%) iPhone
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) TDD
3 15 (35.71%) OO
4 12 (28.57%) Scrum
5 11 (26.19%) Microservices
6 9 (21.43%) Kanban
7 6 (14.29%) Game Development
8 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
10 3 (7.14%) MVC
11 2 (4.76%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 2 (4.76%) Front End Development
11 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.76%) OOP
12 1 (2.38%) Low Latency
12 1 (2.38%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) Ruby
3 11 (26.19%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) C++
5 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.90%) Objective-C
7 4 (9.52%) C
7 4 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (4.76%) Scala
9 1 (2.38%) Clojure
9 1 (2.38%) Go
9 1 (2.38%) PHP
9 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
1 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Facebook
3 3 (7.14%) Sybase
4 2 (4.76%) Perforce
5 1 (2.38%) Apple