Period
to 29 November 2021

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 6 months to 29 November 2021 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.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 354 271 279
Rank change year-on-year -83 +8 +18
Contract jobs citing Games 234 115 304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.73% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.09% 1.24% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 80 188
10th Percentile £323 £213 £294
25th Percentile £413 £325 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £438 £498
Median % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.06% -0.50%
75th Percentile £647 £550 £578
90th Percentile £750 £638 £677
England median daily rate £500 £411 £450
% change year-on-year +21.58% -8.61% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
10th Percentile £73.80 £28.05 £11.13
25th Percentile £74.25 £29.74 £12.00
Median hourly rate £77.50 £44.43 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +74.45% -11.15% +49.25%
75th Percentile £80.25 £62.81 £52.88
90th Percentile £80.40 £70.13 £53.00
England median hourly rate £44.94 £44.43 £31.00
% change year-on-year +1.15% +43.31% +144.29%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 21,511 9,240 19,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.26% 58.87% 54.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,434 6,662 13,590
10th Percentile £363 £315 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £620
90th Percentile £756 £725 £700
England median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 95 257
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.67 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.06 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.76 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% +32.19% +9.09%
75th Percentile £51.00 £41.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.00 £51.90
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.56% +20.32% +1.08%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in London

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Games in London.

Daily rate trend for Games in London

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Games in London over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Games in London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Games in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 29 November 2021. 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 -33 36 £613 +11.36% 65
West London - 3 £300 - 81
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Games.

1 74 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (19.23%) DevOps
3 41 (17.52%) Kubernetes
3 41 (17.52%) TDD
4 36 (15.38%) Social Skills
5 34 (14.53%) Linux
5 34 (14.53%) Docker
6 32 (13.68%) Microservices
6 32 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 32 (13.68%) Test Automation
7 30 (12.82%) AWS
8 29 (12.39%) VMware
9 28 (11.97%) React
9 28 (11.97%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (11.54%) Kotlin
10 27 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
11 26 (11.11%) PaaS
11 26 (11.11%) Python
11 26 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (10.68%) Java
12 25 (10.68%) Telecoms
12 25 (10.68%) Scrum
12 25 (10.68%) Kafka
12 25 (10.68%) Ansible
12 25 (10.68%) Fintech
12 25 (10.68%) Terraform
13 24 (10.26%) vCloud
13 24 (10.26%) OpenStack
13 24 (10.26%) OAuth
13 24 (10.26%) SSL

Games
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 24 (10.26%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.85%) nginx
3 7 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.71%) Apache
5 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.85%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) Ethereum
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Maya
2 2 (0.85%) Figma
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.43%) Sketch
3 1 (0.43%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.82%) AWS
2 26 (11.11%) PaaS
3 18 (7.69%) SaaS
4 17 (7.26%) IaaS
5 16 (6.84%) Azure
6 15 (6.41%) GCP
7 7 (2.99%) GitHub
8 5 (2.14%) Serverless
8 5 (2.14%) Snowflake
9 4 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.28%) Firebase
10 3 (1.28%) Google Play
10 3 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.85%) AppsFlyer
11 2 (0.85%) PlayCanvas
11 2 (0.85%) Pushwoosh
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.26%) SSL
2 17 (7.26%) Firewall
2 17 (7.26%) VPN
3 15 (6.41%) IKE
3 15 (6.41%) IPsec
4 9 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (0.85%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) SD-WAN
5 2 (0.85%) WAN
6 1 (0.43%) BGP
6 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) OSPF
6 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.98%) Big Data
1 14 (5.98%) MongoDB
1 14 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 12 (5.13%) MySQL
3 9 (3.85%) Couchbase
4 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.56%) Redis
4 6 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.14%) BigQuery
5 5 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.71%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.28%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.28%) HBase
7 3 (1.28%) HDInsight
7 3 (1.28%) Power BI
7 3 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (3.42%) GitLab
5 5 (2.14%) webpack
6 4 (1.71%) JIRA
7 3 (1.28%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.28%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.28%) Subversion
7 3 (1.28%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.85%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.85%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.85%) JUnit
8 2 (0.85%) Maven
8 2 (0.85%) Mockito
8 2 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 36 (15.38%) Social Skills
2 25 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 23 (9.83%) Finance
3 23 (9.83%) Marketing
4 20 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.84%) Retail
6 8 (3.42%) German Language
6 8 (3.42%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.56%) Banking
8 4 (1.71%) Advertising
8 4 (1.71%) iGaming
9 3 (1.28%) Front Office
10 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.43%) Back Office
11 1 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 88 (37.61%) Developer
2 25 (10.68%) Security Engineer
3 18 (7.69%) Architect
4 16 (6.84%) Senior Developer
5 15 (6.41%) Design Engineer
5 15 (6.41%) Java Developer
6 14 (5.98%) Lead Architect
6 14 (5.98%) Lead Security Architect
6 14 (5.98%) Security Architect
7 11 (4.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (4.27%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.85%) Analyst
9 9 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.42%) Marketing Manager
10 8 (3.42%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 7 (2.99%) C++ Developer
11 7 (2.99%) Games Developer
11 7 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (2.56%) Scrum Master
12 6 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.97%) React
2 25 (10.68%) Kafka
3 24 (10.26%) OAuth
4 18 (7.69%) HTML
5 16 (6.84%) CSS
5 16 (6.84%) Node.js
5 16 (6.84%) Spring
6 15 (6.41%) OAuth2
7 14 (5.98%) RESTful
7 14 (5.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 13 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (5.13%) GraphQL
10 11 (4.70%) Redux
11 10 (4.27%) gRPC
11 10 (4.27%) HTML5
12 9 (3.85%) JWT
12 9 (3.85%) Web Services
13 8 (3.42%) CSS3
13 8 (3.42%) Sass
14 7 (2.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.97%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (6.41%) PKI
2 15 (6.41%) Private Cloud
3 12 (5.13%) User Experience
4 11 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.14%) Animation
8 5 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.14%) Mobile Games
8 5 (2.14%) Online Games
9 4 (1.71%) PlayStation
9 4 (1.71%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.28%) Marketing Technology
10 3 (1.28%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.53%) Linux
2 16 (6.84%) Android
3 10 (4.27%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.85%) Debian
4 9 (3.85%) Windows
5 3 (1.28%) Unix
6 1 (0.43%) Android TV
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Tizen
6 1 (0.43%) tvOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (19.23%) DevOps
3 41 (17.52%) TDD
4 32 (13.68%) Microservices
4 32 (13.68%) Test Automation
5 27 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (10.68%) Fintech
7 25 (10.68%) Scrum
8 20 (8.55%) Project Management
9 19 (8.12%) Data Protection
9 19 (8.12%) Game Development
9 19 (8.12%) User Stories
10 16 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (6.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (6.41%) Data Loss Prevention
11 15 (6.41%) E-Commerce
11 15 (6.41%) Identity Access Management
11 15 (6.41%) Password Management
12 14 (5.98%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.68%) JavaScript
2 27 (11.54%) Kotlin
3 26 (11.11%) Python
4 25 (10.68%) Java
5 20 (8.55%) C++
5 20 (8.55%) TypeScript
6 16 (6.84%) SQL
7 15 (6.41%) C#
8 7 (2.99%) Go
9 5 (2.14%) Java 8
9 5 (2.14%) PHP
10 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.85%) Clojure
11 2 (0.85%) ES6
12 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.43%) BrightScript
12 1 (0.43%) Groovy
12 1 (0.43%) Java 11
12 1 (0.43%) Rust
12 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (2.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.43%) CCNA
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.43%) CISM
3 1 (0.43%) CISSP
3 1 (0.43%) CSSLP
3 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.13%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) NIST
5 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (14.53%) Docker
2 24 (10.26%) vCloud
3 15 (6.41%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (17.52%) Kubernetes
2 25 (10.68%) Ansible
2 25 (10.68%) Terraform
3 12 (5.13%) ZABBIX
4 9 (3.85%) Consul
4 9 (3.85%) Fluentd
4 9 (3.85%) Grafana
4 9 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 9 (3.85%) Prometheus
5 6 (2.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.85%) Packer
7 1 (0.43%) Icinga
7 1 (0.43%) Nessus
7 1 (0.43%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 29 (12.39%) VMware
2 24 (10.26%) CA
3 13 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.70%) Google
5 10 (4.27%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.85%) CyberArk
6 9 (3.85%) Sonatype
7 6 (2.56%) IBM
7 6 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.71%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.71%) Samsung
9 3 (1.28%) Adobe
9 3 (1.28%) Cisco
9 3 (1.28%) Databricks
9 3 (1.28%) New Relic
9 3 (1.28%) SAP
9 3 (1.28%) Splunk
10 2 (0.85%) Juniper
10 2 (0.85%) PayPal
10 2 (0.85%) Vertica