Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 272 246
Rank change year-on-year -22 -26 +28
Contract jobs citing Games 408 469 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the General category 1.98% 2.14% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 340 364
London median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
London median hourly rate £33.50 £12.00 £20.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +179.17% -41.39% -81.84%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.80 £46.03
England median hourly rate £12.69 £27.66 £24.50
% change year-on-year -54.12% +12.90% -34.23%

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 20,628 21,893 19,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.80% 46.10% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,745 15,792 13,686
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 189 197
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +13.44% -7.84%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.15 £11.29
90th Percentile £66.23 £47.57 £52.75
England median hourly rate £23.83 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.89% +8.18% -2.24%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -42 74 £518 -1.43% 133
West London -17 29 £488 +5.41% 100
East London -25 15 £425 -37.04% 16
South London -32 5 £550 +69.23% 9
North London -6 1 £400 +23.08% 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 165 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (29.17%) Java
3 100 (24.51%) JavaScript
4 93 (22.79%) TDD
5 69 (16.91%) HTML
6 58 (14.22%) Scrum
7 57 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (13.73%) Finance
8 56 (13.73%) React
9 55 (13.48%) CSS
10 54 (13.24%) Microservices
11 53 (12.99%) SQL
12 52 (12.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 49 (12.01%) C++
13 49 (12.01%) Test Automation
14 48 (11.76%) DevOps
15 46 (11.27%) User Experience
15 46 (11.27%) Docker
15 46 (11.27%) BDD
16 45 (11.03%) Python
16 45 (11.03%) Spring
17 43 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (10.54%) Git (software)
17 43 (10.54%) Front End Development
18 42 (10.29%) Java 8
18 42 (10.29%) Degree
18 42 (10.29%) REST
19 40 (9.80%) Software Engineering
19 40 (9.80%) Banking
20 39 (9.56%) C#

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 18 (4.41%) CMS
2 13 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.45%) CoreMedia CMS
4 9 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.21%) Confluence
5 7 (1.72%) WordPress
6 4 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.74%) Apache
7 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.49%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.49%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.49%) Jetty
8 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.49%) Mule
8 2 (0.49%) nginx
8 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 10 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.23%) InVision
4 4 (0.98%) Maya
4 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.49%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.49%) InDesign
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.49%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.25%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (1.47%) GitHub
4 6 (1.47%) SaaS
4 6 (1.47%) Serverless
5 5 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (1.23%) IaaS
5 5 (1.23%) PaaS
6 4 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.74%) Apigee
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.49%) Google Play
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) VPN
2 4 (0.98%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.74%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.74%) SSL
4 2 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.49%) DSL
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) HTTP
4 2 (0.49%) Internet
4 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) NAS
4 2 (0.49%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) FCoE
5 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.25%) LAN
5 1 (0.25%) MVNO
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) WAN
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.37%) NoSQL
2 20 (4.90%) Big Data
3 18 (4.41%) MySQL
4 15 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.43%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.43%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.45%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.21%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.47%) HBase
8 6 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.23%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.23%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.23%) Impala
10 4 (0.98%) OLTP
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.98%) Power BI
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.74%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 43 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.31%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.15%) Cucumber
4 19 (4.66%) JIRA
5 18 (4.41%) Selenium
6 13 (3.19%) Jasmine
7 11 (2.70%) Maven
8 10 (2.45%) Gradle
8 10 (2.45%) webpack
9 9 (2.21%) JUnit
10 8 (1.96%) Ant
10 8 (1.96%) Subversion
11 7 (1.72%) gulp
12 6 (1.47%) Grunt
13 5 (1.23%) Mockito
13 5 (1.23%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.98%) Mocha
14 4 (0.98%) Moq
14 4 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
14 4 (0.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 56 (13.73%) Finance
2 40 (9.80%) Banking
3 24 (5.88%) Retail
4 23 (5.64%) Marketing
5 10 (2.45%) Online Betting
6 9 (2.21%) Advertising
7 7 (1.72%) French Language
8 6 (1.47%) Russian Language
9 4 (0.98%) Billing
9 4 (0.98%) German Language
9 4 (0.98%) Legal
9 4 (0.98%) Publishing
9 4 (0.98%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.49%) Electronics
11 2 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 206 (50.49%) Developer
2 55 (13.48%) Java Developer
3 48 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 41 (10.05%) Games Developer
5 30 (7.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 30 (7.35%) React Developer
6 27 (6.62%) Scrum Master
7 25 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (5.15%) C# Developer
9 20 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
10 19 (4.66%) Architect
11 18 (4.41%) Analyst
11 18 (4.41%) C++ Developer
12 17 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.68%) Designer
14 14 (3.43%) Software Engineer
15 13 (3.19%) Tester
16 12 (2.94%) Project Manager
17 11 (2.70%) C++ Games Developer
17 11 (2.70%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.91%) HTML
2 56 (13.73%) React
3 55 (13.48%) CSS
4 52 (12.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 45 (11.03%) Spring
6 42 (10.29%) REST
7 38 (9.31%) Spring Boot
8 35 (8.58%) HTML5
9 33 (8.09%) Node.js
9 33 (8.09%) Web Services
10 32 (7.84%) AngularJS
11 29 (7.11%) JSON
12 23 (5.64%) CSS3
13 22 (5.39%) RESTful
13 22 (5.39%) Unreal Engine
14 19 (4.66%) jQuery
15 16 (3.92%) XML
16 15 (3.68%) Kafka
17 13 (3.19%) OpenGL
17 13 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.27%) User Experience
2 38 (9.31%) Mobile App
3 32 (7.84%) Online Games
4 20 (4.90%) Algorithms
4 20 (4.90%) Fintech
5 17 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.68%) Mobile Games
7 13 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (2.70%) Animation
9 11 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.21%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (1.96%) Online Gambling
12 7 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (1.72%) Video on Demand
13 5 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.23%) Video\Live Streaming
14 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.82%) Linux
2 31 (7.60%) Android
3 24 (5.88%) Unix
4 22 (5.39%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.21%) Windows
6 2 (0.49%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.79%) TDD
3 58 (14.22%) Scrum
4 57 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (13.24%) Microservices
6 49 (12.01%) Test Automation
7 48 (11.76%) DevOps
8 46 (11.27%) BDD
9 43 (10.54%) Front End Development
10 40 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 38 (9.31%) Kanban
11 38 (9.31%) User Stories
12 29 (7.11%) Coaching
12 29 (7.11%) OO
12 29 (7.11%) Project Management
13 28 (6.86%) E-Commerce
13 28 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (6.62%) Mathematics
15 26 (6.37%) Game Development
16 25 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 119 (29.17%) Java
2 100 (24.51%) JavaScript
3 53 (12.99%) SQL
4 49 (12.01%) C++
5 45 (11.03%) Python
6 42 (10.29%) Java 8
7 39 (9.56%) C#
8 22 (5.39%) C
9 17 (4.17%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.94%) Scala
11 10 (2.45%) Go
11 10 (2.45%) PHP
12 6 (1.47%) ES6
12 6 (1.47%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.47%) R
13 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.23%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.98%) Groovy
14 4 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (10.29%) Degree
2 6 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.23%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.74%) PhD
5 3 (0.74%) PMP
6 1 (0.25%) CCNP
6 1 (0.25%) CIPD
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.25%) SAFe Agilist
6 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.92%) QA
2 6 (1.47%) PMO
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (11.27%) Docker
2 6 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.47%) HDFS
3 3 (0.74%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.49%) Firmware
4 2 (0.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.25%) NFS
5 1 (0.25%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 30 (7.35%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.66%) Ansible
3 12 (2.94%) Puppet
4 11 (2.70%) Terraform
5 6 (1.47%) Consul
5 6 (1.47%) Grafana
6 5 (1.23%) Kibana
6 5 (1.23%) logstash
7 4 (0.98%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.49%) Nagios
9 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.49%) Packer
9 2 (0.49%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.25%) SCCM
10 1 (0.25%) WSUS
10 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (7.35%) Google
2 14 (3.43%) Oracle
3 10 (2.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.21%) Adobe
5 6 (1.47%) Hortonworks
6 5 (1.23%) Tableau
7 4 (0.98%) Autodesk
7 4 (0.98%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.74%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.74%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.74%) MapR
8 3 (0.74%) Splunk
9 2 (0.49%) HP
9 2 (0.49%) Informatica
9 2 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.49%) NetApp
9 2 (0.49%) Veeam
9 2 (0.49%) Veritas
9 2 (0.49%) VMware