The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / London
Rank 237 227 209
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18  
Contract jobs citing Games 174 233 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.89% 1.05% 1.08%
As % of the General category 2.00% 2.36% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 178 154
Median daily rate £426 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £22.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +206.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8720 9877 9703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 44.79% 44.63% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6115 7161 6851
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 114
Median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +19.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £55.00 £53.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Games in London

Games
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 -16 18 £450 +28.57% 30
Uxbridge - 1 £475 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 188 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (34.47%) Java
3 105 (23.81%) TDD
4 103 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 76 (17.23%) Scrum
6 73 (16.55%) HTML
7 64 (14.51%) CSS
8 56 (12.70%) SQL
9 55 (12.47%) Finance
10 54 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (12.02%) AngularJS
12 52 (11.79%) Git (software)
13 51 (11.56%) Banking
14 50 (11.34%) Online Games
15 49 (11.11%) C#
15 49 (11.11%) React
16 48 (10.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 48 (10.88%) DevOps
16 48 (10.88%) BDD
17 47 (10.66%) Ruby
18 45 (10.20%) Front End Development
19 44 (9.98%) HTML5
19 44 (9.98%) Jenkins
20 43 (9.75%) OO
21 42 (9.52%) E-Commerce
22 41 (9.30%) Spring
22 41 (9.30%) Kanban
22 41 (9.30%) Docker
23 38 (8.62%) .NET
23 38 (8.62%) Microservices

Games
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 17 (3.85%) Confluence
2 11 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.59%) Apache
4 7 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.36%) Jetty
5 6 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.13%) CMS
6 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.91%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.91%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.91%) IIS
8 2 (0.45%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (0.45%) nginx
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (2.49%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (1.59%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.13%) 3ds Max
3 5 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.68%) InDesign
5 3 (0.68%) Maya
5 3 (0.68%) MS Office
5 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.23%) InVision
7 1 (0.23%) Mingle
7 1 (0.23%) MotionBuilder
7 1 (0.23%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) Radian6
2 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.63%) GitHub
3 13 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.72%) Amazon S3
4 12 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 10 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 10 (2.27%) Route 53
6 9 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (1.36%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) AdWords
9 3 (0.68%) Heroku
10 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.45%) G Suite
10 2 (0.45%) Google Play
10 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.49%) Internet
2 8 (1.81%) Firewall
3 6 (1.36%) HTTP
3 6 (1.36%) SSL
4 4 (0.91%) LAN
4 4 (0.91%) LDAP
4 4 (0.91%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.68%) DHCP
5 3 (0.68%) DNS
5 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.68%) VPN
5 3 (0.68%) WAN
6 2 (0.45%) AMQP
6 2 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.45%) IPv6
6 2 (0.45%) MRTG
6 2 (0.45%) OSPF
6 2 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.08%) Big Data
2 18 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 17 (3.85%) MySQL
4 13 (2.95%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (2.49%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.81%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.59%) Hazelcast
9 7 (1.59%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.59%) Redis
10 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.13%) HBase
11 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.91%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 52 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.98%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.26%) JIRA
4 29 (6.58%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.99%) Selenium
6 19 (4.31%) Grunt
6 19 (4.31%) gulp
7 15 (3.40%) Jasmine
8 13 (2.95%) Mocha
9 12 (2.72%) Maven
10 11 (2.49%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.59%) Gradle
11 7 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.36%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.36%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.36%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.36%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.36%) webpack
13 5 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 55 (12.47%) Finance
2 51 (11.56%) Banking
3 29 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.35%) Retail
5 27 (6.12%) Marketing
6 26 (5.90%) Back Office
7 17 (3.85%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.95%) Publishing
9 12 (2.72%) Advertising
10 7 (1.59%) Electronics
11 6 (1.36%) Legal
11 6 (1.36%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.68%) iGaming
13 3 (0.68%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.23%) Automotive
15 1 (0.23%) German Language
15 1 (0.23%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (50.57%) Developer
2 55 (12.47%) Java Developer
3 41 (9.30%) Analyst
3 41 (9.30%) Senior Developer
4 39 (8.84%) Games Developer
5 35 (7.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (4.99%) Ruby Developer
7 21 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (4.31%) Architect
8 19 (4.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 18 (4.08%) C# Developer
10 17 (3.85%) Business Analyst
11 16 (3.63%) Java Games Developer
12 15 (3.40%) Tester
13 14 (3.17%) Agile Developer
14 13 (2.95%) Agile Java Developer
14 13 (2.95%) Angular Developer
14 13 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (2.95%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 12 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.55%) HTML
2 64 (14.51%) CSS
3 53 (12.02%) AngularJS
4 49 (11.11%) React
5 48 (10.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 44 (9.98%) HTML5
7 41 (9.30%) Spring
8 38 (8.62%) .NET
9 35 (7.94%) Node.js
10 34 (7.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 33 (7.48%) RESTful
12 31 (7.03%) CSS3
12 31 (7.03%) REST
13 30 (6.80%) Web Services
14 22 (4.99%) JSON
15 21 (4.76%) Hibernate
16 16 (3.63%) Backbone.js
16 16 (3.63%) XML
17 15 (3.40%) J2EE
17 15 (3.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.34%) Online Games
2 30 (6.80%) User Experience
3 29 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.95%) Mobile Games
6 12 (2.72%) Spread Betting
7 10 (2.27%) Animation
7 10 (2.27%) Social Media
8 8 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
9 7 (1.59%) FMCG
10 6 (1.36%) Oculus Rift
10 6 (1.36%) STB
11 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.13%) Streaming Video
11 5 (1.13%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.91%) Equities
12 4 (0.91%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.91%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.80%) Linux
2 23 (5.22%) Windows
3 20 (4.54%) Unix
4 17 (3.85%) Android
5 16 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 11 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (23.81%) TDD
3 76 (17.23%) Scrum
4 54 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (10.88%) BDD
5 48 (10.88%) DevOps
6 45 (10.20%) Front End Development
7 43 (9.75%) OO
8 42 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 41 (9.30%) Kanban
10 38 (8.62%) Microservices
11 37 (8.39%) Web Development
12 35 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 33 (7.48%) Analytics
14 31 (7.03%) MVC
15 25 (5.67%) Game Development
16 24 (5.44%) Automated Testing
17 23 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (4.54%) Change Management
19 19 (4.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 152 (34.47%) Java
2 103 (23.36%) JavaScript
3 56 (12.70%) SQL
4 49 (11.11%) C#
5 47 (10.66%) Ruby
6 37 (8.39%) C++
7 31 (7.03%) Python
8 29 (6.58%) Objective-C
8 29 (6.58%) Scala
9 14 (3.17%) ActionScript
10 12 (2.72%) C
11 10 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.04%) Apple Swift
12 9 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.04%) Go
12 9 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.59%) R
14 6 (1.36%) Groovy
15 5 (1.13%) ES6
15 5 (1.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (7.94%) Degree
2 6 (1.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.68%) ISEB
4 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.45%) MCP
5 2 (0.45%) MCSE
5 2 (0.45%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.45%) PhD
6 1 (0.23%) MCDST
6 1 (0.23%) MCTS
6 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.23%) PMP
6 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.39%) QA
2 4 (0.91%) PMO
3 3 (0.68%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) SDET
4 2 (0.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 41 (9.30%) Docker
2 13 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.49%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.13%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.13%) XenApp
5 3 (0.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.76%) Ansible
2 16 (3.63%) Puppet
3 15 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.04%) SCCM
5 5 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.91%) Nagios
7 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.45%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.23%) Grafana
9 1 (0.23%) Marathon
9 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.23%) Oozie
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.23%) StatsD
9 1 (0.23%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.23%) WSUS
9 1 (0.23%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.76%) VMware
3 15 (3.40%) Adobe
3 15 (3.40%) Apigee
4 14 (3.17%) Google
4 14 (3.17%) Oracle
5 11 (2.49%) Apple
6 9 (2.04%) Facebook
7 8 (1.81%) Symantec
8 7 (1.59%) Citrix
8 7 (1.59%) HP
9 5 (1.13%) Cisco
9 5 (1.13%) IBM
10 4 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.91%) SAP
10 4 (0.91%) Sybase
10 4 (0.91%) Talend
11 3 (0.68%) hybris
11 3 (0.68%) Informatica
11 3 (0.68%) Tableau
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Rate: 480-500 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £31.92 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago