Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 270 281 274
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 -25
Contract jobs citing Games 313 420 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.90% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.01% 1.94% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 302 327
London median daily rate £488 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £289 £313 £325
90th Percentile £680 £638 £588
England median daily rate £450 £488 £433
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.72% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.25% +179.17% -39.76%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +284.62% -55.93% +21.65%

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 15,549 21,645 23,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.65% 46.60% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,942 15,371 16,717
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £315 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £495 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 252 231
London median hourly rate £22.93 £23.67 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +7.58% +9.25%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.44 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.38 £47.00
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year -1.09% -1.33% +8.11%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +34 66 £550 +4.76% 80
West London +17 28 £450 -11.11% 88
South London +34 4 £394 -23.17% 20
East London +20 4 £475 +11.76% 18
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 115 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (23.96%) JavaScript
3 73 (23.32%) Java
4 56 (17.89%) Python
5 54 (17.25%) HTML
6 50 (15.97%) E-Commerce
7 48 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (15.02%) CSS
9 44 (14.06%) Degree
10 43 (13.74%) Git (software)
10 43 (13.74%) DevOps
11 39 (12.46%) Finance
12 38 (12.14%) SQL
12 38 (12.14%) Docker
13 37 (11.82%) User Experience
13 37 (11.82%) Node.js
14 36 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (11.50%) TDD
15 34 (10.86%) React
16 33 (10.54%) Microservices
16 33 (10.54%) Jenkins
17 31 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (9.58%) Computer Science
19 29 (9.27%) Scrum
19 29 (9.27%) C#
20 28 (8.95%) Analytics
21 27 (8.63%) AWS
21 27 (8.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
22 26 (8.31%) User Stories
23 25 (7.99%) Machine Learning

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 25 (7.99%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.88%) CMS
3 8 (2.56%) Confluence
4 6 (1.92%) Apache
4 6 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.96%) SAS
8 2 (0.64%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.64%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.64%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.32%) Drupal
9 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) JBoss
9 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (3.83%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.51%) Sketch
3 7 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.24%) Maya
4 6 (1.92%) 3ds Max
4 6 (1.92%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (0.96%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.96%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.64%) InVision
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.32%) InDesign
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.32%) MotionBuilder
7 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (3.19%) Magento
2 8 (2.56%) Shopify
3 2 (0.64%) MultiChain
3 2 (0.64%) Quorum
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.63%) AWS
2 18 (5.75%) Azure
3 12 (3.83%) Serverless
4 10 (3.19%) GitHub
5 9 (2.88%) GCP
6 6 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.60%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (1.28%) IaaS
8 4 (1.28%) PaaS
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.96%) Force.com
9 3 (0.96%) SaaS
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.64%) Office 365
10 2 (0.64%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (2.24%) Firewall
2 7 (2.24%) VPN
3 6 (1.92%) VXLAN
4 4 (1.28%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.28%) IPv4
4 4 (1.28%) IPv6
4 4 (1.28%) OSPF
4 4 (1.28%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.96%) DHCP
5 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) Network Security
5 3 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (0.96%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (0.64%) Internet
6 2 (0.64%) SSH
6 2 (0.64%) SSL
7 1 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.79%) NoSQL
2 14 (4.47%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.47%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.15%) MySQL
4 10 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.60%) Power BI
9 4 (1.28%) Big Data
10 3 (0.96%) Redis
10 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.64%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.64%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.64%) HBase
11 2 (0.64%) Looker
11 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.54%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.39%) JIRA
4 10 (3.19%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (2.88%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.24%) Grunt
6 7 (2.24%) Selenium
6 7 (2.24%) webpack
7 6 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.60%) GitLab
9 4 (1.28%) Mockito
9 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.28%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.96%) JUnit
10 3 (0.96%) Maven
10 3 (0.96%) Mocha
10 3 (0.96%) Subversion
11 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.64%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (12.46%) Finance
2 22 (7.03%) Retail
3 20 (6.39%) Banking
4 19 (6.07%) Marketing
5 10 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.88%) Advertising
6 9 (2.88%) Front Office
6 9 (2.88%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.24%) Automotive
8 4 (1.28%) Legal
9 3 (0.96%) iGaming
9 3 (0.96%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 141 (45.05%) Developer
2 28 (8.95%) Python Developer
2 28 (8.95%) Senior Developer
3 20 (6.39%) Designer
4 19 (6.07%) Java Developer
5 17 (5.43%) Analyst
5 17 (5.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (5.11%) React Developer
7 14 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (4.47%) Project Manager
8 12 (3.83%) Games Developer
9 10 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (2.56%) Lead Developer
10 8 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (2.24%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.24%) Architect
11 7 (2.24%) Business Analyst
12 6 (1.92%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.25%) HTML
2 47 (15.02%) CSS
3 37 (11.82%) Node.js
4 34 (10.86%) React
5 27 (8.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 24 (7.67%) RESTful
7 21 (6.71%) Spring
8 20 (6.39%) AngularJS
8 20 (6.39%) HTML5
8 20 (6.39%) REST
8 20 (6.39%) Sass
9 19 (6.07%) JSON
10 18 (5.75%) Web Services
11 16 (5.11%) Django
12 15 (4.79%) Redux
13 14 (4.47%) Kafka
13 14 (4.47%) Unreal Engine
14 13 (4.15%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (4.15%) Vue.js
14 13 (4.15%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.82%) User Experience
2 31 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (6.39%) Online Games
5 15 (4.79%) Animation
6 10 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.88%) 3D Graphics
8 8 (2.56%) Mobile Games
9 7 (2.24%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.24%) PlayStation
9 7 (2.24%) W3C
10 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.92%) Video\Live Streaming
11 5 (1.60%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.60%) FMCG
12 4 (1.28%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.99%) Android
2 17 (5.43%) Linux
3 16 (5.11%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.56%) Windows
5 7 (2.24%) Unix
6 2 (0.64%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Android TV
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (15.97%) E-Commerce
3 48 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (13.74%) DevOps
5 36 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (11.50%) TDD
6 33 (10.54%) Microservices
7 30 (9.58%) Computer Science
8 29 (9.27%) Scrum
9 28 (8.95%) Analytics
10 26 (8.31%) User Stories
11 25 (7.99%) Machine Learning
12 23 (7.35%) Game Development
12 23 (7.35%) Project Management
13 21 (6.71%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.71%) Wireframes
14 19 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (5.75%) Artificial Intelligence
15 18 (5.75%) Fintech
15 18 (5.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (23.96%) JavaScript
2 73 (23.32%) Java
3 56 (17.89%) Python
4 38 (12.14%) SQL
5 29 (9.27%) C#
6 19 (6.07%) C++
7 18 (5.75%) Scala
8 10 (3.19%) ES6
8 10 (3.19%) Java 8
9 9 (2.88%) Ruby
10 7 (2.24%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.92%) PHP
12 4 (1.28%) C
12 4 (1.28%) Clojure
12 4 (1.28%) ES7
12 4 (1.28%) Go
12 4 (1.28%) Groovy
12 4 (1.28%) R
13 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.96%) F#
Qualifications
1 44 (14.06%) Degree
2 7 (2.24%) CCNP
2 7 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.92%) DV Cleared
3 6 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.28%) JNCIP
5 2 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCDP
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.79%) QA
2 5 (1.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (12.14%) Docker
2 5 (1.60%) Firmware
3 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.83%) Ansible
1 12 (3.83%) Terraform
2 11 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.24%) Nagios
5 3 (0.96%) Consul
5 3 (0.96%) Grafana
5 3 (0.96%) Packer
5 3 (0.96%) Puppet
5 3 (0.96%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.64%) Graphite
6 2 (0.64%) Opsview
6 2 (0.64%) Salt
7 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.32%) Kibana
7 1 (0.32%) Marathon
7 1 (0.32%) Mesos
7 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (7.03%) IBM
2 20 (6.39%) hybris
3 16 (5.11%) Adobe
4 14 (4.47%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.51%) Oracle
6 8 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.24%) Cisco
7 7 (2.24%) Juniper
8 6 (1.92%) Google
9 5 (1.60%) Tableau
10 4 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.28%) Roku
10 4 (1.28%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.96%) Perforce
12 2 (0.64%) Apple
12 2 (0.64%) ATG
12 2 (0.64%) Splunk
12 2 (0.64%) Veeam
12 2 (0.64%) VMware
13 1 (0.32%) Foundry