Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 250 287
Rank change year-on-year -42 +37 -41
Contract jobs citing Games 342 497 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.07% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.95% 2.40% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 369 254
London median daily rate £515 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £243 £325 £304
90th Percentile £681 £650 £575
England median daily rate £460 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -3.16% +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
London median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £27.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.97% +21.11% +21.13%
10th Percentile £27.00 £11.00 £17.82
90th Percentile £52.60 £109.60 £75.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £29.35 £30.75
% change year-on-year +36.31% -4.57% +18.65%

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 17,532 20,712 19,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.55% 44.66% 45.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,190 14,887 13,702
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 220 196
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £13.53 £14.48 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £31.67 £26.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% +7.92% -

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 -42 55 £550 +4.76% 89
West London -6 22 £488 -7.14% 93
East London -2 8 - - 23
South London +19 5 £431 -9.21% 15
North London - 1 £550 - 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 139 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (28.36%) Java
3 82 (23.98%) Python
4 72 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 70 (20.47%) TDD
6 65 (19.01%) DevOps
7 60 (17.54%) SQL
8 59 (17.25%) Jenkins
9 55 (16.08%) Git (software)
9 55 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
10 53 (15.50%) E-Commerce
11 52 (15.20%) C#
12 50 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (14.04%) Finance
14 46 (13.45%) Docker
15 44 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (12.87%) Scrum
16 43 (12.57%) Banking
16 43 (12.57%) HTML
17 41 (11.99%) User Experience
18 40 (11.70%) Retail
19 39 (11.40%) RESTful
19 39 (11.40%) Node.js
20 36 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
21 35 (10.23%) JIRA
21 35 (10.23%) Kanban
21 35 (10.23%) Online Games
21 35 (10.23%) Terraform
22 34 (9.94%) React
22 34 (9.94%) Test Automation

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 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 22 (6.43%) Confluence
3 20 (5.85%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (2.34%) nginx
7 6 (1.75%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.46%) Apache
9 4 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.17%) Ethereum
9 4 (1.17%) Hyperledger
10 3 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.88%) CMS
11 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.58%) JBoss
11 2 (0.58%) Lightstreamer
12 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.46%) Sketch
4 3 (0.88%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.58%) InVision
5 2 (0.58%) Maya
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.29%) Houdini
6 1 (0.29%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 8 (2.34%) Magento
2 4 (1.17%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.88%) Shopify
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.29%) MultiChain
4 1 (0.29%) Quorum
4 1 (0.29%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 55 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (5.56%) GitHub
4 19 (5.56%) PaaS
5 18 (5.26%) Serverless
6 11 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
6 11 (3.22%) Route 53
7 10 (2.92%) IaaS
7 10 (2.92%) SaaS
8 9 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.63%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.34%) CloudFront
9 8 (2.34%) npm
9 8 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.63%) Internet
2 6 (1.75%) HTTP
3 2 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (0.58%) SSH
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) IPsec
4 1 (0.29%) IPv4
4 1 (0.29%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.29%) VPN
4 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.77%) NoSQL
2 24 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.26%) Big Data
3 18 (5.26%) MySQL
4 17 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.68%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.39%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.39%) RDBMS
6 15 (4.39%) Redis
7 10 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.46%) BigQuery
11 5 (1.46%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.17%) Power BI
13 3 (0.88%) Bigtable
13 3 (0.88%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 59 (17.25%) Jenkins
2 55 (16.08%) Git (software)
3 35 (10.23%) JIRA
4 19 (5.56%) JUnit
5 13 (3.80%) Jasmine
6 12 (3.51%) Maven
6 12 (3.51%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.22%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.92%) gulp
9 8 (2.34%) Gradle
9 8 (2.34%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (2.34%) Mockito
10 6 (1.75%) Grunt
10 6 (1.75%) Selenium
11 5 (1.46%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.46%) GitLab
11 5 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.46%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.17%) Spock
General
1 48 (14.04%) Finance
2 43 (12.57%) Banking
3 40 (11.70%) Retail
4 19 (5.56%) Marketing
5 13 (3.80%) Advertising
6 11 (3.22%) French Language
7 7 (2.05%) Online Betting
8 6 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.75%) Law
9 5 (1.46%) Legal
9 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.17%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.88%) German Language
12 2 (0.58%) Billing
12 2 (0.58%) Front Office
12 2 (0.58%) Publishing
12 2 (0.58%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
13 1 (0.29%) Back Office
13 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 157 (45.91%) Developer
2 36 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 32 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (8.19%) Python Developer
5 26 (7.60%) Senior Developer
6 21 (6.14%) Analyst
7 15 (4.39%) Full Stack Developer
7 15 (4.39%) React Developer
7 15 (4.39%) Scrum Master
7 15 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (4.09%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.09%) Games Developer
9 13 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (3.22%) AWS DevOps
10 11 (3.22%) Backend Developer
10 11 (3.22%) Senior Backend Developer
11 10 (2.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 10 (2.92%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (2.92%) Python Engineer
12 9 (2.63%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.57%) HTML
2 39 (11.40%) Node.js
2 39 (11.40%) RESTful
3 34 (9.94%) React
4 30 (8.77%) CSS
4 30 (8.77%) REST
5 29 (8.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 26 (7.60%) Spring
7 25 (7.31%) Django
7 25 (7.31%) Web Services
8 23 (6.73%) .NET
9 21 (6.14%) Kafka
9 21 (6.14%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (5.26%) J2EE
10 18 (5.26%) JSON
11 16 (4.68%) HTML5
11 16 (4.68%) Spring Boot
12 14 (4.09%) Unreal Engine
13 13 (3.80%) Flask
13 13 (3.80%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.99%) User Experience
2 35 (10.23%) Online Games
3 33 (9.65%) Mobile App
4 26 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.22%) Video\Live Streaming
6 10 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.92%) Social Media
7 9 (2.63%) FMCG
7 9 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.34%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (2.34%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.34%) Mobile Games
8 8 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.34%) Video on Demand
9 7 (2.05%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.75%) Derivative
10 6 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.75%) PlayStation
11 5 (1.46%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.65%) Linux
2 16 (4.68%) Android
3 15 (4.39%) Unix
4 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.46%) Windows
6 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.58%) CentOS
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.47%) TDD
3 65 (19.01%) DevOps
4 53 (15.50%) E-Commerce
5 50 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (12.87%) Scrum
7 35 (10.23%) Kanban
8 34 (9.94%) Test Automation
9 30 (8.77%) Microservices
10 28 (8.19%) Fintech
11 27 (7.89%) BDD
12 25 (7.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 24 (7.02%) User Stories
14 22 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (6.43%) Mentoring
15 21 (6.14%) Open Source
15 21 (6.14%) Software Engineering
16 20 (5.85%) Pair Programming
17 19 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.36%) Java
2 82 (23.98%) Python
3 72 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 60 (17.54%) SQL
5 52 (15.20%) C#
6 30 (8.77%) C++
7 22 (6.43%) Scala
8 14 (4.09%) Bash Shell
8 14 (4.09%) Java 8
9 13 (3.80%) Ruby
10 12 (3.51%) C
10 12 (3.51%) Groovy
11 9 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.05%) ES6
13 5 (1.46%) Go
14 4 (1.17%) Clojure
14 4 (1.17%) ES7
14 4 (1.17%) R
15 3 (0.88%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.88%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 21 (6.14%) Degree
2 8 (2.34%) AWS Certification
3 7 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.22%) QA
2 8 (2.34%) PMO
3 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) MiFID
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) PSD2
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (13.45%) Docker
2 8 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.58%) HDFS
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.29%) iptables
Systems Management
1 35 (10.23%) Terraform
2 30 (8.77%) Kubernetes
3 26 (7.60%) Ansible
4 16 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.34%) Puppet
6 5 (1.46%) Consul
7 4 (1.17%) Packer
8 3 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.58%) Grafana
9 2 (0.58%) Kibana
9 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.29%) Marathon
10 1 (0.29%) Mesos
10 1 (0.29%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.29%) SCCM
10 1 (0.29%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 22 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.26%) IBM
3 16 (4.68%) hybris
4 12 (3.51%) Adobe
5 10 (2.92%) Atlassian
5 10 (2.92%) Google
6 8 (2.34%) Facebook
6 8 (2.34%) Oracle
7 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.88%) SAP
8 3 (0.88%) Tableau
9 2 (0.58%) ATG
9 2 (0.58%) Black Duck
9 2 (0.58%) Elastic Path
9 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.58%) Sybase
10 1 (0.29%) Currenex
10 1 (0.29%) New Relic
10 1 (0.29%) Roku