Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 302 254
Rank change year-on-year +26 -48 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 238 353 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.81% 1.05%
As % of the General category 1.94% 1.74% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 248 377
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £468 £463
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
London median hourly rate £12.00 £27.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% -14.96% +59.39%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £60.20
England median hourly rate £11.75 £11.78 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% -70.55% +95.36%

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 12,284 20,327 22,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.08% 46.85% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,594 14,363 16,191
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £308
90th Percentile £718 £700 £688
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 267
London median hourly rate £25.41 £24.08 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +9.45% -4.35%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £47.54
England median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% - +4.20%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 +65 56 £450 -12.20% 90
West London +21 20 £450 +8.43% 63
East London +43 2 £488 +14.71% 21
South London +30 2 £500 - 14
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 82 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.37%) JavaScript
3 50 (21.01%) Python
4 48 (20.17%) HTML
4 48 (20.17%) Java
4 48 (20.17%) CSS
5 43 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (13.45%) E-Commerce
6 32 (13.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 32 (13.45%) User Experience
7 29 (12.18%) Degree
8 28 (11.76%) Android
9 26 (10.92%) DevOps
9 26 (10.92%) C#
10 25 (10.50%) Microservices
11 23 (9.66%) AWS
11 23 (9.66%) Spring
12 21 (8.82%) Computer Science
12 21 (8.82%) Finance
12 21 (8.82%) Git (software)
13 20 (8.40%) Node.js
13 20 (8.40%) AngularJS
14 19 (7.98%) hybris
14 19 (7.98%) Apple iOS
14 19 (7.98%) JIRA
15 18 (7.56%) SQL
15 18 (7.56%) Web Services
15 18 (7.56%) Front End Development
15 18 (7.56%) Wireframes
16 17 (7.14%) Docker

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 13 (5.46%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (2.94%) CMS
4 6 (2.52%) Confluence
5 5 (2.10%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.68%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Sketch
2 8 (3.36%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.94%) Maya
4 6 (2.52%) 3ds Max
4 6 (2.52%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.84%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.84%) InVision
7 2 (0.84%) Lectora
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.84%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.42%) Houdini
8 1 (0.42%) InDesign
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Magento
2 8 (3.36%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.66%) AWS
2 14 (5.88%) Serverless
3 11 (4.62%) Azure
4 10 (4.20%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (3.78%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (3.36%) GitHub
7 7 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.52%) GCP
9 5 (2.10%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.26%) Firebase
10 3 (1.26%) Google Play
11 2 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.84%) Force.com
11 2 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.42%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.42%) AWS CodeCommit
12 1 (0.42%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (2.94%) Firewall
3 6 (2.52%) VPN
3 6 (2.52%) VXLAN
4 4 (1.68%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.68%) IPv4
4 4 (1.68%) IPv6
4 4 (1.68%) OSPF
4 4 (1.68%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.26%) DHCP
5 3 (1.26%) DNS
5 3 (1.26%) Network Security
5 3 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (1.26%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (0.84%) Internet
6 2 (0.84%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.72%) MySQL
2 15 (6.30%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.30%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.78%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.52%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.10%) Big Data
6 5 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.10%) Power BI
7 3 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.26%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.26%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.84%) HBase
8 2 (0.84%) Redis
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.42%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.42%) Presto
Development Applications
1 21 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.98%) JIRA
3 15 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.94%) Grunt
4 7 (2.94%) Jasmine
4 7 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.26%) Maven
6 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.26%) Selenium
7 2 (0.84%) Ant
7 2 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.84%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.42%) FishEye
8 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (8.82%) Finance
2 15 (6.30%) Marketing
3 11 (4.62%) Banking
4 9 (3.78%) Front Office
5 8 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.52%) Retail
8 5 (2.10%) Automotive
9 4 (1.68%) Publishing
10 3 (1.26%) Back Office
10 3 (1.26%) German Language
11 2 (0.84%) Advertising
11 2 (0.84%) iGaming
11 2 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.42%) Electronics
12 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.42%) Legal
12 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 112 (47.06%) Developer
2 19 (7.98%) Python Developer
3 15 (6.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (6.30%) Senior Developer
4 14 (5.88%) React Developer
5 12 (5.04%) Designer
6 11 (4.62%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.20%) Analyst
8 9 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.36%) Angular Developer
9 8 (3.36%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.36%) Consultant
10 7 (2.94%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (2.94%) Hybris Developer
10 7 (2.94%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.52%) Applications Consultant
11 6 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (2.52%) iOS Developer
11 6 (2.52%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.17%) CSS
1 48 (20.17%) HTML
2 32 (13.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 23 (9.66%) Spring
4 20 (8.40%) AngularJS
4 20 (8.40%) Node.js
5 18 (7.56%) Web Services
6 16 (6.72%) HTML5
6 16 (6.72%) React
6 16 (6.72%) Sass
7 14 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (5.88%) REST
7 14 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
8 13 (5.46%) RESTful
9 12 (5.04%) Django
9 12 (5.04%) JSON
9 12 (5.04%) XHTML
10 11 (4.62%) .NET
10 11 (4.62%) Kafka
10 11 (4.62%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.45%) User Experience
2 16 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.04%) Animation
5 11 (4.62%) W3C
6 10 (4.20%) Data Structures
7 8 (3.36%) 3D Graphics
8 7 (2.94%) Online Games
9 6 (2.52%) Augmented Reality
9 6 (2.52%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.52%) Mobile Games
9 6 (2.52%) PlayStation
10 5 (2.10%) FMCG
10 5 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.68%) Social Media
11 4 (1.68%) Video Editing
12 3 (1.26%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.26%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.76%) Android
2 19 (7.98%) Apple iOS
3 17 (7.14%) Linux
4 11 (4.62%) Windows
5 5 (2.10%) Unix
6 3 (1.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.42%) VyOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (13.45%) E-Commerce
4 26 (10.92%) DevOps
5 25 (10.50%) Microservices
6 21 (8.82%) Computer Science
7 18 (7.56%) Front End Development
7 18 (7.56%) Wireframes
8 17 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (7.14%) Scrum
9 16 (6.72%) Game Development
9 16 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.30%) Artificial Intelligence
10 15 (6.30%) Machine Learning
10 15 (6.30%) Sprint Planning
11 13 (5.46%) Analytics
11 13 (5.46%) Mathematics
11 13 (5.46%) Open Source
11 13 (5.46%) TDD
12 12 (5.04%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.37%) JavaScript
2 50 (21.01%) Python
3 48 (20.17%) Java
4 26 (10.92%) C#
5 18 (7.56%) SQL
6 17 (7.14%) Scala
7 14 (5.88%) C++
8 10 (4.20%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.78%) Ruby
10 8 (3.36%) Clojure
11 7 (2.94%) Groovy
12 6 (2.52%) Apple Swift
13 5 (2.10%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.68%) PHP
14 4 (1.68%) R
15 3 (1.26%) C
16 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.84%) Go
16 2 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (12.18%) Degree
2 7 (2.94%) CCNP
2 7 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.68%) JNCIP
4 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) CCDP
6 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.42%) MCSA
6 1 (0.42%) MCSE
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.30%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (7.14%) Docker
2 4 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.68%) Firmware
3 2 (0.84%) vSphere
4 1 (0.42%) HDFS
4 1 (0.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (5.04%) Terraform
2 11 (4.62%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.94%) Ansible
4 6 (2.52%) Nagios
4 6 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.84%) Grafana
5 2 (0.84%) Puppet
5 2 (0.84%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.42%) Consul
6 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.42%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.42%) Graphite
6 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.42%) Kibana
6 1 (0.42%) Opsview
6 1 (0.42%) Packer
6 1 (0.42%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (7.98%) hybris
2 17 (7.14%) Adobe
3 13 (5.46%) IBM
4 12 (5.04%) Oracle
5 9 (3.78%) Google
5 9 (3.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.94%) Cisco
6 7 (2.94%) Juniper
7 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.68%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.26%) Apple
8 3 (1.26%) Roku
8 3 (1.26%) Tableau
9 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.84%) Databricks
9 2 (0.84%) Veeam
9 2 (0.84%) VMware
10 1 (0.42%) Alibaba
10 1 (0.42%) Freshdesk
10 1 (0.42%) Splunk