Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 240 245
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -43
Contract jobs citing Games 488 442 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.09% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.31% 2.48% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 331 360
London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £236
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +11.45% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 5
London median hourly rate £31.75 £19.92 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.39% -43.09% +37.25%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.50 £20.30
90th Percentile £60.20 £75.00 £38.45
England median hourly rate £40.00 £20.48 £25.75
% change year-on-year +95.36% -20.49% -7.54%

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 21,112 17,797 20,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.32% 43.74% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,266 12,682 14,447
London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.32%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £293
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 194 226
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.93% +8.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.53 £11.27 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.21 £61.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - -5.66% +16.79%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in London

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 6 months to 19 February 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 +20 114 £525 +10.53% 82
West London -34 37 £540 +27.06% 100
South London - 13 £325 - 4
East London 0 7 £575 +53.33% 8
North London -9 1 £375 +33.93% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 230 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (38.93%) Java
3 124 (25.41%) JavaScript
4 101 (20.70%) Test Automation
5 99 (20.29%) TDD
6 91 (18.65%) Scrum
7 90 (18.44%) SQL
8 82 (16.80%) Kanban
9 75 (15.37%) NoSQL
10 74 (15.16%) Spring
11 73 (14.96%) E-Commerce
12 72 (14.75%) Finance
13 71 (14.55%) Scala
13 71 (14.55%) Microservices
14 70 (14.34%) RESTful
15 69 (14.14%) MongoDB
16 67 (13.73%) Git (software)
17 65 (13.32%) Online Games
17 65 (13.32%) Python
18 62 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (12.70%) REST
19 58 (11.89%) QA
19 58 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
19 58 (11.89%) Unix
20 57 (11.68%) Software Engineering
21 53 (10.86%) Linux
22 52 (10.66%) C#
22 52 (10.66%) CSS
22 52 (10.66%) Web Services
23 51 (10.45%) HTML

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 26 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (4.10%) Apache Spark
3 17 (3.48%) MQSeries
4 15 (3.07%) Confluence
5 9 (1.84%) CMS
6 8 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.23%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.23%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.02%) Apache
9 4 (0.82%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.82%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.82%) Jetty
9 4 (0.82%) Marvel
9 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.41%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.20%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.61%) InVision
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.20%) HipChat
5 1 (0.20%) InDesign
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.41%) Summit
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.25%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (1.84%) Serverless
6 6 (1.23%) SaaS
7 5 (1.02%) Firebase
7 5 (1.02%) npm
7 5 (1.02%) Route 53
8 4 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.82%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.82%) Google Play
8 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.05%) Internet
2 4 (0.82%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.82%) HTTP
3 3 (0.61%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.41%) DHCP
4 2 (0.41%) DNS
4 2 (0.41%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 1 (0.20%) Skype
5 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.37%) NoSQL
2 69 (14.14%) MongoDB
3 44 (9.02%) Relational Database
4 42 (8.61%) MySQL
5 39 (7.99%) Big Data
6 35 (7.17%) SQL Server
7 28 (5.74%) Hadoop
7 28 (5.74%) Redis
8 24 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (3.07%) Couchbase
11 13 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.66%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.66%) SAP HANA
12 12 (2.46%) Apache Hive
12 12 (2.46%) Data Lake
12 12 (2.46%) Lumira
12 12 (2.46%) Power BI
12 12 (2.46%) Spotfire
13 11 (2.25%) Impala
Development Applications
1 67 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.02%) Cucumber
2 44 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.76%) JIRA
4 30 (6.15%) Maven
5 18 (3.69%) JUnit
6 14 (2.87%) IntelliJ
6 14 (2.87%) Mockito
7 12 (2.46%) Selenium
8 11 (2.25%) gulp
9 9 (1.84%) Hudson
9 9 (1.84%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.64%) webpack
11 7 (1.43%) Subversion
12 5 (1.02%) Axure RP
12 5 (1.02%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.02%) FitNesse
12 5 (1.02%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.02%) Xcode
13 4 (0.82%) nodeunit
General
1 72 (14.75%) Finance
2 48 (9.84%) Banking
3 37 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.35%) Marketing
4 31 (6.35%) Retail
5 4 (0.82%) Advertising
5 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.61%) Automotive
6 3 (0.61%) Back Office
6 3 (0.61%) Electronics
6 3 (0.61%) iGaming
6 3 (0.61%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Online Betting
6 3 (0.61%) Turkish Language
7 2 (0.41%) Arabic Language
7 2 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.41%) German Language
7 2 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 264 (54.10%) Developer
2 106 (21.72%) Java Developer
3 43 (8.81%) Games Developer
3 43 (8.81%) React Developer
4 36 (7.38%) Senior Developer
4 36 (7.38%) Tester
5 27 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 27 (5.53%) Web Developer
6 22 (4.51%) Automation Tester
7 21 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 21 (4.30%) Java Web Developer
8 19 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
8 19 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (3.69%) Agile Developer
9 18 (3.69%) Agile Java Developer
10 17 (3.48%) Java Games Developer
10 17 (3.48%) Scrum Master
11 15 (3.07%) Analyst
11 15 (3.07%) Data Engineer
11 15 (3.07%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (15.16%) Spring
2 70 (14.34%) RESTful
3 62 (12.70%) REST
4 52 (10.66%) CSS
4 52 (10.66%) Web Services
5 51 (10.45%) HTML
6 46 (9.43%) Hibernate
6 46 (9.43%) React
7 42 (8.61%) AngularJS
8 37 (7.58%) JMS
9 34 (6.97%) .NET
10 32 (6.56%) JSON
11 30 (6.15%) HTML5
12 29 (5.94%) Spring Boot
13 27 (5.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 26 (5.33%) Node.js
15 21 (4.30%) CSS3
16 20 (4.10%) Spring MVC
17 19 (3.89%) Play Framework
18 18 (3.69%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.32%) Online Games
2 47 (9.63%) User Experience
3 43 (8.81%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (7.58%) Mobile App
5 32 (6.56%) Computer Science
6 26 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.87%) Mobile Games
8 11 (2.25%) Equities
8 11 (2.25%) Fintech
9 10 (2.05%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.84%) Media Streaming
10 9 (1.84%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.64%) Social Media
11 8 (1.64%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.43%) Animation
12 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.23%) Replication
14 5 (1.02%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.89%) Unix
2 53 (10.86%) Linux
3 47 (9.63%) Android
4 39 (7.99%) Apple iOS
5 24 (4.92%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.23%) Windows
7 5 (1.02%) CentOS
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.41%) HPUX
9 2 (0.41%) Solaris
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (20.70%) Test Automation
3 99 (20.29%) TDD
4 91 (18.65%) Scrum
5 82 (16.80%) Kanban
6 73 (14.96%) E-Commerce
7 71 (14.55%) Microservices
8 62 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (11.68%) Software Engineering
10 51 (10.45%) Analytics
10 51 (10.45%) BDD
11 49 (10.04%) User Stories
12 48 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 45 (9.22%) Pair Programming
14 44 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 43 (8.81%) DevOps
16 37 (7.58%) Mentoring
17 35 (7.17%) MVC
17 35 (7.17%) Web Development
18 34 (6.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 190 (38.93%) Java
2 124 (25.41%) JavaScript
3 90 (18.44%) SQL
4 71 (14.55%) Scala
5 65 (13.32%) Python
6 52 (10.66%) C#
7 30 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 24 (4.92%) Groovy
9 23 (4.71%) R
10 17 (3.48%) C++
10 17 (3.48%) Java 9
10 17 (3.48%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.87%) Kotlin
12 11 (2.25%) ES6
12 11 (2.25%) PHP
12 11 (2.25%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.64%) C
14 7 (1.43%) Go
14 7 (1.43%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (10.45%) Degree
2 16 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.66%) Master's Degree
4 11 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.84%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.02%) VCP6
7 5 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.20%) CCAB
10 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.89%) QA
2 12 (2.46%) GDPR
3 5 (1.02%) GCP
3 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.82%) WCAG
5 3 (0.61%) SLA
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (9.43%) Docker
2 6 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.02%) vCloud
3 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.02%) vSphere
4 3 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.41%) HDFS
6 1 (0.20%) etcd
6 1 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (4.92%) Grafana
2 20 (4.10%) Puppet
3 12 (2.46%) Kibana
3 12 (2.46%) logstash
3 12 (2.46%) StatsD
3 12 (2.46%) Terraform
4 9 (1.84%) Ansible
5 8 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.02%) Packer
6 5 (1.02%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.41%) Consul
8 2 (0.41%) Oozie
8 2 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (7.17%) Google
2 24 (4.92%) Oracle
2 24 (4.92%) Splunk
3 16 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.66%) SAP
5 12 (2.46%) Alteryx
5 12 (2.46%) AppDynamics
6 11 (2.25%) Sybase
7 8 (1.64%) Adobe
8 6 (1.23%) VMware
9 5 (1.02%) IBM
9 5 (1.02%) Tableau
10 4 (0.82%) hybris
10 4 (0.82%) New Relic
10 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.61%) Cisco
11 3 (0.61%) Databricks
11 3 (0.61%) Infor
11 3 (0.61%) Maxymiser
11 3 (0.61%) Tealium