Period
to 29 July 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 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 355 249 297
Rank change year-on-year -106 +48 -35
Contract jobs citing Games 180 146 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.92% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.04% 1.58% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 101 213
10th Percentile £314 £238 £291
25th Percentile £463 £350 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £488 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £609 £538 £625
90th Percentile £675 £638 £686
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
10th Percentile £20.20 £29.00 £27.00
25th Percentile £26.50 £35.00 £32.63
Median hourly rate £36.40 £47.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.38% - +61.87%
75th Percentile £49.53 £62.50 £52.75
90th Percentile £61.66 £70.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £43.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year -58.62% -5.95% +64.23%

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 17,355 9,256 22,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.73% 58.31% 55.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,198 6,609 15,864
10th Percentile £356 £325 £319
25th Percentile £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £656 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 139 289
10th Percentile £15.37 £13.95 £11.95
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.69 £15.34
Median hourly rate £29.56 £28.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.58% +33.33% -1.43%
75th Percentile £47.25 £45.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.05 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.47 £20.57 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.35% +2.85% +6.95%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Games in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 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 -28 34 £605 +21.00% 74
West London - 5 £600 - 74
South London +18 1 - -
East London +5 1 - - 16
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 53 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.00%) TDD
3 36 (20.00%) Microservices
3 36 (20.00%) Social Skills
4 33 (18.33%) DevOps
5 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
6 30 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (14.44%) Python
8 25 (13.89%) SQL
9 24 (13.33%) Docker
10 23 (12.78%) Spring
10 23 (12.78%) RESTful
10 23 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (11.67%) Kotlin
11 21 (11.67%) GraphQL
11 21 (11.67%) Analytics
12 20 (11.11%) Jenkins
12 20 (11.11%) React
12 20 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 20 (11.11%) Java
13 19 (10.56%) Linux
13 19 (10.56%) Azure
14 18 (10.00%) Kubernetes
14 18 (10.00%) Marketing
15 17 (9.44%) Terraform
16 16 (8.89%) Fintech
16 16 (8.89%) JIRA
16 16 (8.89%) E-Commerce
16 16 (8.89%) Microsoft

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 11 (6.11%) Confluence
2 7 (3.89%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.22%) Apache
4 3 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.11%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.67%) Maya
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.56%) Figma
3 1 (0.56%) Houdini
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) IBM Planning Analytics
1 1 (0.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.56%) Azure
2 15 (8.33%) AWS
3 11 (6.11%) Power Platform
4 10 (5.56%) GitHub
5 7 (3.89%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (3.33%) npm
7 5 (2.78%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 4 (2.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 4 (2.22%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (2.22%) SaaS
9 3 (1.67%) GCP
9 3 (1.67%) PaaS
9 3 (1.67%) Serverless
10 2 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.11%) AppsFlyer
10 2 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.11%) Datadog
10 2 (1.11%) Google Play
10 2 (1.11%) PlayCanvas
10 2 (1.11%) Pushwoosh
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.67%) DNS
1 3 (1.67%) IPsec
1 3 (1.67%) VPN
2 2 (1.11%) Firewall
2 2 (1.11%) IPv4
2 2 (1.11%) OpenVPN
2 2 (1.11%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) IKE
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.11%) Big Data
1 11 (6.11%) Power BI
1 11 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.56%) Data Lake
2 10 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.89%) MySQL
4 6 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.22%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.22%) Data Vault
6 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.22%) Redis
7 3 (1.67%) HBase
7 3 (1.67%) Lumira
7 3 (1.67%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.67%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.89%) JIRA
3 15 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.11%) Jasmine
5 10 (5.56%) Cypress.io
6 9 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.33%) GitLab
7 6 (3.33%) Grunt
7 6 (3.33%) Mocha
8 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.22%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.22%) Maven
9 4 (2.22%) Selenium
9 4 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.67%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.67%) Postman
10 3 (1.67%) Subversion
11 2 (1.11%) Mockito
11 2 (1.11%) Protractor
11 2 (1.11%) SonarQube
General
1 36 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 18 (10.00%) Marketing
3 15 (8.33%) Finance
4 9 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.00%) Retail
5 7 (3.89%) iGaming
6 6 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (2.78%) Public Sector
8 4 (2.22%) Banking
8 4 (2.22%) Wearables
9 2 (1.11%) Back Office
9 2 (1.11%) German Language
9 2 (1.11%) Law
9 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (36.67%) Developer
2 14 (7.78%) Java Developer
3 12 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.11%) Data Engineer
4 11 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (5.56%) Games Developer
6 8 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (3.33%) Architect
7 6 (3.33%) Designer
7 6 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 5 (2.78%) Analyst
8 5 (2.78%) C++ Developer
8 5 (2.78%) Senior Designer
8 5 (2.78%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.22%) C++ Games Developer
9 4 (2.22%) Scrum Master
10 3 (1.67%) Agile Coach
10 3 (1.67%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.78%) RESTful
1 23 (12.78%) Spring
2 21 (11.67%) GraphQL
3 20 (11.11%) React
4 15 (8.33%) Node.js
5 14 (7.78%) HTML
5 14 (7.78%) Jest
6 12 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 12 (6.67%) Redux
7 11 (6.11%) HTML5
8 10 (5.56%) CSS
8 10 (5.56%) WebGL
9 8 (4.44%) OpenGL
9 8 (4.44%) RxJS
10 7 (3.89%) Pixi.js
10 7 (3.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (3.33%) HTML5 Canvas
11 6 (3.33%) Unreal Engine
11 6 (3.33%) Velocity
11 6 (3.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.11%) Online Games
3 9 (5.00%) User Experience
4 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.33%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.78%) Mobile Games
6 5 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.78%) Social Media
7 4 (2.22%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.67%) Animation
8 3 (1.67%) Blog
8 3 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (1.67%) PKI
9 2 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.11%) Interactive Media
9 2 (1.11%) iPhone
9 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.11%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.11%) PMI
9 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Linux
2 12 (6.67%) Android
3 7 (3.89%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.78%) Windows
5 1 (0.56%) Android TV
5 1 (0.56%) Debian
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) Tizen
5 1 (0.56%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.00%) TDD
3 36 (20.00%) Microservices
4 33 (18.33%) DevOps
5 23 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (11.67%) Analytics
7 20 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 16 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 16 (8.89%) Fintech
8 16 (8.89%) Scrum
9 15 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.22%) User Stories
11 12 (6.67%) Computer Science
11 12 (6.67%) Full Stack Development
11 12 (6.67%) Project Management
12 11 (6.11%) Game Development
12 11 (6.11%) OO
12 11 (6.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.78%) JavaScript
2 26 (14.44%) Python
3 25 (13.89%) SQL
4 21 (11.67%) Kotlin
5 20 (11.11%) Java
6 11 (6.11%) C++
7 10 (5.56%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.33%) ES6
9 5 (2.78%) C#
9 5 (2.78%) Go
10 3 (1.67%) C
10 3 (1.67%) Java 8
10 3 (1.67%) R
11 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.11%) Groovy
11 2 (1.11%) Perl
11 2 (1.11%) Ruby
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (6.11%) Degree
2 4 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (2.22%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.11%) PhD
3 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) ISEB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) Accessibility
System Software
1 24 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.11%) HDFS
2 2 (1.11%) iptables
2 2 (1.11%) vCloud
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 17 (9.44%) Terraform
3 13 (7.22%) Ansible
4 4 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (1.67%) Grafana
6 2 (1.11%) Ambari
6 2 (1.11%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.11%) Sysdig
7 1 (0.56%) Consul
7 1 (0.56%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.56%) Icinga
7 1 (0.56%) Marathon
7 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.56%) Puppet
7 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.33%) Google
3 5 (2.78%) Databricks
4 4 (2.22%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.22%) Samsung
5 3 (1.67%) Adobe
5 3 (1.67%) SAP
6 2 (1.11%) CA
6 2 (1.11%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.11%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.11%) New Relic
6 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.11%) VMware
7 1 (0.56%) Aruba
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.56%) Facebook
7 1 (0.56%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.56%) Omniture
7 1 (0.56%) Teradata