Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 289 229
Rank change year-on-year +54 -60 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 526 326 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.15% 0.83% 1.11%
As % of the General category 2.58% 1.83% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 242 363
London median daily rate £488 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £269
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £474 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +14.15% +3.75% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
London median hourly rate £52.50 £48.75 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +113.49% -42.91%
10th Percentile £26.96 £17.14 £20.30
90th Percentile £123.45 £75.00 £38.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £22.84
% change year-on-year +41.73% +39.04% -42.91%

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 20,395 17,786 19,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.74% 45.22% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,634 12,643 14,142
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 177 201
London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £60.51 £59.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +7.10% -6.82% +19.24%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +16 116 £525 +10.53% 84
West London -1 44 £438 +43.44% 73
East London -7 9 £575 +53.33% 24
South London -53 3 £388 - 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 225 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (31.75%) Java
3 136 (25.86%) TDD
4 129 (24.52%) JavaScript
5 104 (19.77%) Scrum
6 86 (16.35%) Test Automation
7 85 (16.16%) SQL
8 81 (15.40%) BDD
8 81 (15.40%) Microservices
9 79 (15.02%) Kanban
9 79 (15.02%) Python
10 76 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
11 75 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
12 73 (13.88%) User Stories
13 72 (13.69%) NoSQL
14 71 (13.50%) Finance
15 70 (13.31%) MongoDB
16 69 (13.12%) RESTful
17 67 (12.74%) Spring
18 64 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (11.60%) Scala
19 61 (11.60%) Git (software)
20 58 (11.03%) Docker
21 57 (10.84%) DevOps
21 57 (10.84%) Continuous Improvement
22 56 (10.65%) Web Services
23 54 (10.27%) REST
24 53 (10.08%) React
25 51 (9.70%) Big Data
25 51 (9.70%) Analytics

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 33 (6.27%) Apache Spark
2 30 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (4.37%) MQSeries
4 15 (2.85%) Confluence
5 9 (1.71%) CMS
6 8 (1.52%) Apache
7 7 (1.33%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.14%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.76%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.76%) WordPress
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.57%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.57%) Jetty
10 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 9 (1.71%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.95%) InVision
3 4 (0.76%) Maya
4 3 (0.57%) Blender
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.19%) HipChat
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.76%) Summit
3 1 (0.19%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 75 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.09%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (1.33%) Serverless
6 6 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.76%) Firebase
8 4 (0.76%) Route 53
9 3 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.57%) SaaS
10 2 (0.38%) AdWords
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Google Play
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.90%) VPN
2 6 (1.14%) Firewall
2 6 (1.14%) HTTPS
2 6 (1.14%) Internet
2 6 (1.14%) SSL
3 5 (0.95%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.76%) HTTP
4 4 (0.76%) Skype
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) LAN
5 3 (0.57%) SAN
6 2 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.38%) DHCP
6 2 (0.38%) WAN
7 1 (0.19%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.69%) NoSQL
2 70 (13.31%) MongoDB
3 51 (9.70%) Big Data
4 43 (8.17%) Hadoop
5 41 (7.79%) SQL Server
6 35 (6.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (6.65%) MySQL
7 29 (5.51%) Data Lake
8 25 (4.75%) HBase
8 25 (4.75%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.56%) Power BI
10 23 (4.37%) Couchbase
11 22 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (3.99%) Redis
13 20 (3.80%) SAP HANA
14 19 (3.61%) Apache Hive
15 18 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (3.42%) Lumira
15 18 (3.42%) Spotfire
16 16 (3.04%) Impala
Development Applications
1 61 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 50 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 41 (7.79%) Maven
4 32 (6.08%) JIRA
5 20 (3.80%) Cucumber
6 19 (3.61%) Jasmine
7 15 (2.85%) Grunt
7 15 (2.85%) gulp
8 14 (2.66%) webpack
9 11 (2.09%) IntelliJ
9 11 (2.09%) Selenium
10 10 (1.90%) PhantomJS
11 9 (1.71%) JUnit
11 9 (1.71%) Mockito
12 8 (1.52%) Hudson
12 8 (1.52%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.14%) GoogleTest
13 6 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.95%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.95%) FishEye
General
1 71 (13.50%) Finance
2 47 (8.94%) Banking
3 30 (5.70%) Marketing
4 29 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.99%) Retail
6 6 (1.14%) iGaming
6 6 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.95%) Advertising
7 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Turkish Language
9 2 (0.38%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 282 (53.61%) Developer
2 97 (18.44%) Java Developer
3 45 (8.56%) React Developer
4 39 (7.41%) Games Developer
5 34 (6.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 33 (6.27%) C++ Developer
7 29 (5.51%) Web Developer
8 28 (5.32%) Senior Developer
9 26 (4.94%) Scrum Master
10 22 (4.18%) Data Engineer
11 21 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 20 (3.80%) Architect
13 19 (3.61%) Java Web Developer
14 17 (3.23%) Analyst
15 16 (3.04%) HTML Developer
16 15 (2.85%) Agile Developer
16 15 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
17 14 (2.66%) C# Developer
18 13 (2.47%) Software Engineer
18 13 (2.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.12%) RESTful
2 67 (12.74%) Spring
3 56 (10.65%) Web Services
4 54 (10.27%) REST
5 53 (10.08%) React
6 51 (9.70%) HTML
7 45 (8.56%) CSS
8 43 (8.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 42 (7.98%) AngularJS
9 42 (7.98%) Hibernate
10 33 (6.27%) Play Framework
10 33 (6.27%) Spring Boot
11 31 (5.89%) HTML5
12 29 (5.51%) .NET
13 28 (5.32%) JMS
13 28 (5.32%) Redux
14 25 (4.75%) Spring MVC
15 23 (4.37%) Sass
16 21 (3.99%) Kafka
16 21 (3.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.32%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (9.13%) Mobile App
3 43 (8.17%) User Experience
4 35 (6.65%) Online Games
5 33 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (5.32%) Algorithms
7 24 (4.56%) Computer Science
8 19 (3.61%) Data Structures
8 19 (3.61%) Fintech
9 17 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.90%) Animation
11 10 (1.90%) Mobile Games
12 9 (1.71%) Blog
12 9 (1.71%) Over-the-Top Content
12 9 (1.71%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.52%) Media Streaming
13 8 (1.52%) Online Gambling
14 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.32%) Linux
2 36 (6.84%) Android
2 36 (6.84%) Apple iOS
3 26 (4.94%) Unix
4 12 (2.28%) Windows
5 8 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.95%) CentOS
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.76%) VMS
7 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (25.86%) TDD
3 104 (19.77%) Scrum
4 86 (16.35%) Test Automation
5 81 (15.40%) BDD
5 81 (15.40%) Microservices
6 79 (15.02%) Kanban
7 76 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (13.88%) User Stories
9 64 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (10.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 57 (10.84%) DevOps
11 51 (9.70%) Analytics
12 43 (8.17%) Front End Development
12 43 (8.17%) MVC
13 41 (7.79%) Software Engineering
13 41 (7.79%) Visualisation
14 40 (7.60%) Web Development
15 39 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (6.65%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.75%) Java
2 129 (24.52%) JavaScript
3 85 (16.16%) SQL
4 79 (15.02%) Python
5 61 (11.60%) Scala
6 47 (8.94%) C#
7 44 (8.37%) Java 8
8 40 (7.60%) C++
9 35 (6.65%) Bash Shell
10 25 (4.75%) Java 9
11 21 (3.99%) R
12 19 (3.61%) ES6
13 17 (3.23%) Groovy
14 14 (2.66%) PHP
15 11 (2.09%) Ruby
15 11 (2.09%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.90%) ES7
16 10 (1.90%) Go
16 10 (1.90%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (7.22%) Degree
2 13 (2.47%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.57%) CCNA
5 3 (0.57%) CCNP
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.57%) PhD
5 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.57%) PMP
5 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.19%) CCAB
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.94%) QA
2 14 (2.66%) GDPR
3 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) PMO
5 2 (0.38%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (11.03%) Docker
2 10 (1.90%) HDFS
3 6 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.95%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) etcd
6 1 (0.19%) Varnish
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.66%) Ansible
2 13 (2.47%) Grafana
2 13 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.47%) Terraform
3 12 (2.28%) Kubernetes
4 11 (2.09%) Puppet
5 9 (1.71%) Kibana
5 9 (1.71%) logstash
6 7 (1.33%) Consul
7 6 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.76%) SCCM
8 4 (0.76%) StatsD
9 3 (0.57%) Nagios
9 3 (0.57%) SCOM
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.38%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.19%) Oozie
11 1 (0.19%) Packer
11 1 (0.19%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (6.65%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.51%) Google
3 20 (3.80%) Alteryx
3 20 (3.80%) SAP
4 16 (3.04%) Oracle
5 14 (2.66%) Splunk
6 12 (2.28%) Tableau
7 10 (1.90%) AppDynamics
8 9 (1.71%) Cisco
8 9 (1.71%) Hortonworks
9 6 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.95%) Databricks
10 5 (0.95%) Palo Alto
10 5 (0.95%) VMware
11 4 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.76%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.76%) MapR
12 3 (0.57%) F5
12 3 (0.57%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.57%) Veeam