Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 282 257
Rank change year-on-year +49 -25 +43
Contract jobs citing Games 139 351 489
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.88% 1.07%
As % of the General category 1.91% 1.95% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 214 367
Median daily rate £488 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +2.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £292 £320
90th Percentile £663 £680 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.37% +41.79% +63.10%
England median hourly rate £34.25 £45.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year -23.89% +53.35% -2.18%

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 7,295 18,033 21,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.88% 45.25% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,988 12,567 15,364
Median daily rate £530 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £334 £338 £325
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 200 248
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -10.20% +15.16%
10th Percentile £17.77 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.10 £52.55 £49.13
Median hourly rate £30.31 £23.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year +28.99% +2.49% +6.48%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +107 31 £500 -9.09% 24
South London +44 4 £625 +51.52%
East London +40 1 £700 +47.37% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 37 (26.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 36 (25.90%) C#
3 32 (23.02%) Python
4 30 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (17.99%) AWS
6 23 (16.55%) Java
7 20 (14.39%) DevOps
8 18 (12.95%) User Experience
8 18 (12.95%) JavaScript
8 18 (12.95%) Finance
9 17 (12.23%) Analytics
10 16 (11.51%) Kubernetes
11 15 (10.79%) Docker
11 15 (10.79%) C++
11 15 (10.79%) CSS
11 15 (10.79%) E-Commerce
12 14 (10.07%) SQL
12 14 (10.07%) Node.js
12 14 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
12 14 (10.07%) Microservices
13 12 (8.63%) HTML
14 11 (7.91%) TDD
14 11 (7.91%) Android
14 11 (7.91%) React
15 10 (7.19%) Fintech
15 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
15 10 (7.19%) NoSQL
15 10 (7.19%) Tableau
16 9 (6.47%) Spring
16 9 (6.47%) Apple iOS

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 7 (5.04%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.88%) Apache
2 4 (2.88%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.16%) Confluence
3 3 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) 3ds Max
1 3 (2.16%) Maya
2 2 (1.44%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.72%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.99%) AWS
2 9 (6.47%) Azure
3 7 (5.04%) Serverless
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.60%) GitHub
5 4 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (2.16%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.16%) Heroku
7 2 (1.44%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.44%) GCP
7 2 (1.44%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.72%) Asana
8 1 (0.72%) AWS CodeCommit
8 1 (0.72%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.72%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.72%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) Broadband
2 2 (1.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.04%) Blockchain
3 5 (3.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.60%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (3.60%) Big Data
3 5 (3.60%) Looker
3 5 (3.60%) MySQL
3 5 (3.60%) Redis
4 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.16%) Pentaho
4 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.72%) Mixpanel
6 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.88%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.88%) JIRA
3 4 (2.88%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.72%) Grunt
4 1 (0.72%) gulp
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Moq
4 1 (0.72%) NUnit
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 18 (12.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Marketing
3 4 (2.88%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.44%) Arabic Language
4 2 (1.44%) Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.72%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (43.88%) Developer
2 10 (7.19%) Architect
3 9 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.76%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (5.04%) Python Engineer
6 6 (4.32%) AWS Architect
6 6 (4.32%) Data Engineer
6 6 (4.32%) Games Developer
6 6 (4.32%) Product Manager
6 6 (4.32%) React Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Applications Support
7 5 (3.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Designer
7 5 (3.60%) Games Designer
7 5 (3.60%) Senior Developer
8 4 (2.88%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (2.88%) Tableau Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 15 (10.79%) CSS
3 14 (10.07%) Node.js
4 12 (8.63%) HTML
5 11 (7.91%) React
6 9 (6.47%) Spring
7 8 (5.76%) .NET
8 7 (5.04%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.04%) J2EE
9 6 (4.32%) Web Services
10 5 (3.60%) Django
10 5 (3.60%) GraphQL
10 5 (3.60%) React Native
10 5 (3.60%) REST
10 5 (3.60%) Unreal Engine
11 4 (2.88%) Ajax
11 4 (2.88%) JPA
11 4 (2.88%) jQuery
11 4 (2.88%) JSP
11 4 (2.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) User Experience
2 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.76%) Animation
3 8 (5.76%) Mobile Games
4 7 (5.04%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.60%) Augmented Reality
5 5 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.88%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.88%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.44%) Blog
7 2 (1.44%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.44%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.91%) Android
2 9 (6.47%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Unix
5 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.39%) DevOps
3 17 (12.23%) Analytics
4 15 (10.79%) E-Commerce
5 14 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
5 14 (10.07%) Microservices
6 11 (7.91%) TDD
7 10 (7.19%) Fintech
8 8 (5.76%) Time Management
9 7 (5.04%) Front End Development
9 7 (5.04%) Machine Learning
9 7 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.04%) Scrum
10 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.32%) Refactoring
10 6 (4.32%) Test Automation
11 5 (3.60%) Game Development
11 5 (3.60%) OOP
11 5 (3.60%) Open Source
11 5 (3.60%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.90%) C#
2 32 (23.02%) Python
3 23 (16.55%) Java
4 18 (12.95%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.79%) C++
6 14 (10.07%) SQL
7 8 (5.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.88%) Kotlin
9 3 (2.16%) C
9 3 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.44%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.44%) Go
10 2 (1.44%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.44%) Scala
11 1 (0.72%) BrightScript
11 1 (0.72%) ES6
11 1 (0.72%) Java 8
11 1 (0.72%) PHP
11 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (10.79%) Docker
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.60%) Terraform
3 4 (2.88%) Ansible
4 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (7.19%) Tableau
2 4 (2.88%) Workday
3 3 (2.16%) IBM
3 3 (2.16%) Informatica
3 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.16%) Talend
4 2 (1.44%) Facebook
4 2 (1.44%) Google
4 2 (1.44%) hybris
4 2 (1.44%) NVIDIA
4 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.44%) VMware
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe
5 1 (0.72%) Alibaba
5 1 (0.72%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) Roku
5 1 (0.72%) SAP