Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 258 314 242
Rank change year-on-year +56 -72 +17
Contract jobs citing Games 230 344 520
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.91% 0.80% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.09% 1.74% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 240 402
Median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £282 £224 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £463 £461
% change year-on-year -2.70% +0.27% +15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £31.13 £29.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -27.50% +45.45%
10th Percentile £14.96 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.39 £45.75 £95.25
England median hourly rate £43.50 £11.78 £40.00
% change year-on-year +269.27% -70.55% +53.85%

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 11,028 19,756 22,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.65% 46.15% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,651 13,936 15,855
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 222 293
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +6.95% +1.63%
10th Percentile £12.49 £14.78 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.42
% change year-on-year +4.47% +2.21% +4.28%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +98 60 £500 - 54
West London +29 14 £450 +9.09% 45
East London +40 3 £525 +23.53% 16
South London +27 2 £500 - 7
Games
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 64 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.30%) Java
2 49 (21.30%) Python
3 48 (20.87%) JavaScript
4 45 (19.57%) CSS
4 45 (19.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 43 (18.70%) HTML
6 40 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (16.09%) User Experience
8 35 (15.22%) C#
9 34 (14.78%) E-Commerce
10 31 (13.48%) Android
11 27 (11.74%) DevOps
12 25 (10.87%) Microservices
12 25 (10.87%) Spring
13 23 (10.00%) Apple iOS
14 22 (9.57%) Node.js
14 22 (9.57%) AngularJS
15 21 (9.13%) AWS
16 20 (8.70%) Degree
16 20 (8.70%) Finance
17 19 (8.26%) hybris
17 19 (8.26%) Kubernetes
18 18 (7.83%) Front End Development
18 18 (7.83%) MySQL
18 18 (7.83%) Web Services
19 17 (7.39%) Linux
19 17 (7.39%) Adobe
19 17 (7.39%) Animation
19 17 (7.39%) TDD

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 14 (6.09%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (2.61%) CMS
3 6 (2.61%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.74%) Confluence
6 3 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.30%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.91%) 3ds Max
1 9 (3.91%) Maya
1 9 (3.91%) Sketch
2 8 (3.48%) CINEMA 4D
2 8 (3.48%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.87%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.87%) InVision
4 2 (0.87%) Lectora
4 2 (0.87%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.43%) Houdini
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Magento
1 8 (3.48%) Shopify
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.13%) AWS
2 11 (4.78%) Azure
3 10 (4.35%) Serverless
4 9 (3.91%) Amazon EKS
5 7 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.17%) GCP
7 5 (2.17%) GitHub
8 4 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.30%) Firebase
9 3 (1.30%) Google Play
9 3 (1.30%) Heroku
10 2 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.87%) Force.com
10 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.87%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.87%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (1.74%) Internet
1 4 (1.74%) VXLAN
2 3 (1.30%) Firewall
2 3 (1.30%) Network Security
3 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.87%) HTTP
3 2 (0.87%) IPv4
3 2 (0.87%) IPv6
3 2 (0.87%) OSPF
3 2 (0.87%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (0.87%) VPN
3 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.43%) DHCP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.43%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.43%) SAN
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.83%) MySQL
2 16 (6.96%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.78%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.78%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.61%) Redis
7 4 (1.74%) Big Data
7 4 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.30%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.87%) Power BI
10 1 (0.43%) HBase
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.43%) Presto
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.65%) JIRA
2 10 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.61%) Grunt
3 6 (2.61%) Jasmine
3 6 (2.61%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (1.74%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.74%) Maven
4 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.30%) Selenium
6 2 (0.87%) Ant
6 2 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.87%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.87%) Subversion
7 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.43%) fastlane
7 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (8.70%) Finance
2 15 (6.52%) Marketing
3 10 (4.35%) Banking
4 9 (3.91%) Front Office
5 8 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.17%) Automotive
6 5 (2.17%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.17%) Publishing
6 5 (2.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.30%) Back Office
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.87%) German Language
8 2 (0.87%) iGaming
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.43%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.43%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (47.83%) Developer
2 17 (7.39%) React Developer
3 13 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (5.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 13 (5.65%) Senior Developer
4 12 (5.22%) Designer
4 12 (5.22%) Python Developer
5 11 (4.78%) Java Developer
6 10 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 10 (4.35%) Consultant
7 9 (3.91%) Games Artist
8 8 (3.48%) 3D Artist
8 8 (3.48%) Applications Consultant
8 8 (3.48%) Support Consultant
9 7 (3.04%) Angular Developer
9 7 (3.04%) Applications Support Consultant
9 7 (3.04%) Architect
9 7 (3.04%) Hybris Developer
9 7 (3.04%) iOS Developer
9 7 (3.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.57%) CSS
1 45 (19.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 43 (18.70%) HTML
3 25 (10.87%) Spring
4 22 (9.57%) AngularJS
4 22 (9.57%) Node.js
5 18 (7.83%) Web Services
6 16 (6.96%) HTML5
7 15 (6.52%) React
8 13 (5.65%) .NET
8 13 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (5.65%) Sass
9 12 (5.22%) REST
9 12 (5.22%) RESTful
9 12 (5.22%) XHTML
10 11 (4.78%) Kafka
10 11 (4.78%) Semantic HTML
10 11 (4.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.35%) JSON
12 9 (3.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.09%) User Experience
2 17 (7.39%) Animation
2 17 (7.39%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.22%) Data Structures
4 11 (4.78%) W3C
5 8 (3.48%) Mobile Games
6 6 (2.61%) Augmented Reality
7 5 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.17%) FMCG
7 5 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.74%) Online Games
8 4 (1.74%) Social Media
8 4 (1.74%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.30%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.30%) HoloLens
10 2 (0.87%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.48%) Android
2 23 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 17 (7.39%) Linux
4 9 (3.91%) Windows
5 3 (1.30%) CentOS
5 3 (1.30%) Unix
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.43%) VyOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (14.78%) E-Commerce
4 27 (11.74%) DevOps
5 25 (10.87%) Microservices
6 18 (7.83%) Front End Development
7 17 (7.39%) Scrum
7 17 (7.39%) TDD
8 16 (6.96%) Open Source
8 16 (6.96%) Sprint Planning
8 16 (6.96%) Time Management
9 15 (6.52%) Artificial Intelligence
9 15 (6.52%) Fintech
9 15 (6.52%) Game Development
9 15 (6.52%) Wireframes
10 14 (6.09%) Prototyping
11 13 (5.65%) Analytics
11 13 (5.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 12 (5.22%) Computer Science
12 12 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.30%) Java
1 49 (21.30%) Python
2 48 (20.87%) JavaScript
3 35 (15.22%) C#
4 16 (6.96%) Scala
5 13 (5.65%) C++
6 9 (3.91%) Kotlin
6 9 (3.91%) SQL
7 8 (3.48%) Apple Swift
7 8 (3.48%) Clojure
8 7 (3.04%) Groovy
8 7 (3.04%) Ruby
8 7 (3.04%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.17%) PHP
9 5 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.74%) C
11 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.87%) ES6
12 2 (0.87%) Go
12 2 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (0.87%) CCNP
2 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.87%) JNCIP
3 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (6.09%) Docker
2 4 (1.74%) Firmware
3 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) LXC
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.78%) Terraform
3 6 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.17%) Ansible
5 2 (0.87%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.43%) Grafana
6 1 (0.43%) Kibana
6 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (8.26%) hybris
2 17 (7.39%) Adobe
3 14 (6.09%) IBM
4 11 (4.78%) Oracle
5 9 (3.91%) Google
6 5 (2.17%) Cisco
6 5 (2.17%) Juniper
7 4 (1.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.74%) Workday
8 3 (1.30%) Apple
9 2 (0.87%) Alibaba
9 2 (0.87%) Databricks
9 2 (0.87%) Facebook
9 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.87%) VMware
10 1 (0.43%) Klarna
10 1 (0.43%) Roku
10 1 (0.43%) Tableau