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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 222 261
Rank change year-on-year -34 +39  
Contract jobs citing Games 182 226 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 1.04% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.90% 2.37% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 177 129
London median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -0.60%  
10th Percentile £298 £268 £255
90th Percentile £588 £550 £580
England median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
London median hourly rate £23.75 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9567 9539 10883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.02% 44.09% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11628 11052 12756
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
10th Percentile £325 £308 £300
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 152 168
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22%  
10th Percentile £13.21 £10.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.75 £52.17
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -33 30 £475 +26.66% 20
Croydon -10 2 - - 2
Southwark - 1 £350 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Games.

1 165 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (37.75%) Java
3 91 (25.63%) Scrum
4 84 (23.66%) TDD
5 79 (22.25%) JavaScript
5 79 (22.25%) SQL
6 73 (20.56%) Test Automation
7 63 (17.75%) HTML
8 60 (16.90%) BDD
9 55 (15.49%) Git (software)
10 53 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (14.65%) CSS
12 47 (13.24%) Kanban
12 47 (13.24%) Jenkins
13 45 (12.68%) Microservices
13 45 (12.68%) Web Services
13 45 (12.68%) E-Commerce
14 42 (11.83%) Finance
15 41 (11.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 38 (10.70%) Analytics
17 36 (10.14%) Cucumber
18 35 (9.86%) Unix
18 35 (9.86%) DevOps
19 33 (9.30%) C#
19 33 (9.30%) Python
19 33 (9.30%) Banking
20 31 (8.73%) Oracle
20 31 (8.73%) REST
20 31 (8.73%) RESTful
21 30 (8.45%) Ruby

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 15 (4.23%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.82%) Confluence
3 9 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.41%) Apache
5 5 (1.41%) CMS
5 5 (1.41%) GlassFish
5 5 (1.41%) Jetty
6 4 (1.13%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.13%) IIS
6 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.56%) Drupal
7 2 (0.56%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.56%) WordPress
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Maya
5 2 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.28%) InDesign
6 1 (0.28%) InVision
6 1 (0.28%) Mingle
6 1 (0.28%) UXPin
6 1 (0.28%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (3.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.25%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.41%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.13%) GitHub
5 3 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.85%) AdWords
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.85%) Route 53
5 3 (0.85%) Twilio
5 3 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.56%) Google Drive
6 2 (0.56%) Google Play
6 2 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.54%) Firewall
2 8 (2.25%) Internet
3 6 (1.69%) HTTP
4 5 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.13%) SSL
6 3 (0.85%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.56%) BGP
7 2 (0.56%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.56%) MPLS
7 2 (0.56%) OSPF
7 2 (0.56%) WAN
7 2 (0.56%) Wireless
8 1 (0.28%) CTI
8 1 (0.28%) DNS
8 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.32%) NoSQL
2 19 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.79%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (3.94%) DB2
5 14 (3.94%) DbVisualizer
5 14 (3.94%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.38%) Big Data
6 12 (3.38%) MySQL
7 10 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.54%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.25%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.25%) HBase
9 8 (2.25%) Redis
10 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.85%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 55 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 47 (13.24%) Jenkins
3 36 (10.14%) Cucumber
4 29 (8.17%) Selenium
5 28 (7.89%) JIRA
6 25 (7.04%) Maven
7 17 (4.79%) WebDriver
8 13 (3.66%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.82%) Ant
10 8 (2.25%) Gradle
11 7 (1.97%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.97%) Subversion
12 6 (1.69%) git-flow
12 6 (1.69%) Hudson
12 6 (1.69%) JUnit
12 6 (1.69%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.69%) Mockito
12 6 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.41%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.13%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (11.83%) Finance
2 33 (9.30%) Banking
3 28 (7.89%) Retail
4 23 (6.48%) Marketing
5 18 (5.07%) Back Office
6 17 (4.79%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.82%) Advertising
8 4 (1.13%) iGaming
8 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Front Office
10 2 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Croatian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.28%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 181 (50.99%) Developer
2 53 (14.93%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.99%) Games Developer
4 28 (7.89%) Tester
5 24 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.48%) Analyst
7 20 (5.63%) Automation Tester
8 19 (5.35%) Java Games Developer
9 15 (4.23%) Ruby Developer
10 14 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 14 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (3.94%) Java Automation Tester
11 13 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (3.66%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.38%) Agile Developer
12 12 (3.38%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.38%) Designer
12 12 (3.38%) Scrum Master
13 11 (3.10%) Agile Java Developer
13 11 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.75%) HTML
2 52 (14.65%) CSS
3 45 (12.68%) Web Services
4 41 (11.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 31 (8.73%) REST
5 31 (8.73%) RESTful
6 27 (7.61%) Spring
7 26 (7.32%) AngularJS
7 26 (7.32%) HTML5
8 21 (5.92%) React
9 20 (5.63%) JSON
10 19 (5.35%) Node.js
10 19 (5.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 18 (5.07%) XML
12 16 (4.51%) .NET
12 16 (4.51%) CSS3
12 16 (4.51%) Hibernate
13 14 (3.94%) Gherkin
13 14 (3.94%) SOAP
14 13 (3.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (8.17%) Online Games
2 26 (7.32%) User Experience
3 19 (5.35%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.54%) Social Media
7 8 (2.25%) Equities
7 8 (2.25%) Fintech
8 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.41%) HTC Vive
8 5 (1.41%) Oculus Rift
8 5 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (1.13%) Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) Animation
10 3 (0.85%) Blog
10 3 (0.85%) iPad
10 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.86%) Unix
2 27 (7.61%) Linux
3 18 (5.07%) Android
4 14 (3.94%) Windows
5 9 (2.54%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.63%) Scrum
3 84 (23.66%) TDD
4 73 (20.56%) Test Automation
5 60 (16.90%) BDD
6 53 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (13.24%) Kanban
8 45 (12.68%) E-Commerce
8 45 (12.68%) Microservices
9 38 (10.70%) Analytics
10 35 (9.86%) DevOps
11 27 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (7.32%) User Stories
13 24 (6.76%) OO
14 22 (6.20%) MVC
15 20 (5.63%) High Availability
16 18 (5.07%) Open Source
16 18 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (4.51%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 134 (37.75%) Java
2 79 (22.25%) JavaScript
2 79 (22.25%) SQL
3 33 (9.30%) C#
3 33 (9.30%) Python
4 30 (8.45%) Ruby
5 26 (7.32%) C++
6 22 (6.20%) Scala
7 15 (4.23%) Objective-C
8 13 (3.66%) Go
9 12 (3.38%) C
10 10 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.54%) Groovy
12 7 (1.97%) ActionScript
12 7 (1.97%) R
13 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.41%) PHP
15 4 (1.13%) Perl
15 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (7.32%) Degree
2 9 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.85%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) CCIE
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.56%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.56%) PhD
7 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.45%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.13%) MiFID
3 2 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (7.32%) Docker
2 8 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.13%) XenApp
5 3 (0.85%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.10%) Ansible
1 11 (3.10%) Puppet
2 10 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.54%) Kibana
3 9 (2.54%) logstash
3 9 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.97%) Grafana
5 6 (1.69%) SCCM
6 4 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.85%) StatsD
8 2 (0.56%) Mesos
8 2 (0.56%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.28%) Consul
9 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.28%) Marathon
9 1 (0.28%) Oozie
9 1 (0.28%) Packer
9 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (8.73%) Oracle
2 17 (4.79%) Google
3 15 (4.23%) IBM
4 14 (3.94%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.66%) hybris
6 12 (3.38%) Adobe
7 11 (3.10%) Splunk
8 10 (2.82%) VMware
9 9 (2.54%) AppDynamics
9 9 (2.54%) Sybase
10 6 (1.69%) Facebook
10 6 (1.69%) HP
10 6 (1.69%) Symantec
11 4 (1.13%) Apigee
11 4 (1.13%) Citrix
11 4 (1.13%) Tableau
11 4 (1.13%) Teradata
12 3 (0.85%) Informatica
12 3 (0.85%) Perforce
12 3 (0.85%) Talend
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