Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 297 257
Rank change year-on-year +57 -40 +32
Contract jobs citing Games 489 362 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.07% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the General category 2.41% 1.84% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 255 333
London median daily rate £500 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.78% -1.76%
10th Percentile £322 £289 £264
90th Percentile £650 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
London median hourly rate £33.50 £20.54 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.10% -10.05% -42.91%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £20.30
90th Percentile £95.75 £46.60 £46.18
England median hourly rate £29.35 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.18% -7.69% -18.75%

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 20,273 19,715 19,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.53% 46.13% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,549 14,103 14,543
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 183 202
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.16% +9.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £54.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.65
% change year-on-year - +5.72% +5.10%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +15 105 £525 +6.06% 109
West London +6 46 £488 +5.41% 80
East London -8 12 £550 - 16
South London -38 6 £475 +54.47% 9
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 191 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (28.43%) Java
3 121 (24.74%) TDD
4 117 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 87 (17.79%) Scrum
6 79 (16.16%) BDD
7 70 (14.31%) HTML
7 70 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
9 66 (13.50%) Test Automation
10 65 (13.29%) User Stories
11 64 (13.09%) Finance
12 62 (12.68%) Microservices
13 61 (12.47%) DevOps
13 61 (12.47%) SQL
14 60 (12.27%) Python
14 60 (12.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 60 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (12.07%) Kanban
16 55 (11.25%) CSS
17 54 (11.04%) C++
17 54 (11.04%) Docker
18 51 (10.43%) React
19 50 (10.22%) Spring
20 46 (9.41%) C#
20 46 (9.41%) Linux
20 46 (9.41%) Front End Development
21 44 (9.00%) Git (software)
22 43 (8.79%) Web Services
22 43 (8.79%) Java 8

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 24 (4.91%) Apache Spark
1 24 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.66%) Confluence
3 11 (2.25%) MQSeries
4 10 (2.04%) WordPress
5 9 (1.84%) CMS
6 7 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.23%) Apache
7 6 (1.23%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.23%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.41%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.23%) InVision
4 5 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.02%) Maya
4 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.61%) Blender
6 2 (0.41%) InDesign
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.41%) ZBrush
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.20%) HipChat
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Summit
2 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.41%) Magento
3 2 (0.41%) Shopify
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.84%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.23%) PaaS
5 6 (1.23%) SaaS
6 5 (1.02%) GitHub
6 5 (1.02%) IaaS
7 4 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.61%) Serverless
8 3 (0.61%) Slack
9 2 (0.41%) AdWords
9 2 (0.41%) Google Play
9 2 (0.41%) Route 53
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.45%) VPN
2 9 (1.84%) Firewall
3 7 (1.43%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.43%) Internet
3 7 (1.43%) SSL
4 6 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.02%) SAN
6 4 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.82%) DNS
6 4 (0.82%) Skype
7 3 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.61%) LAN
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.41%) HTTP
8 2 (0.41%) NAS
8 2 (0.41%) WAN
9 1 (0.20%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.20%) FCoE
9 1 (0.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.18%) NoSQL
2 35 (7.16%) Big Data
3 32 (6.54%) MongoDB
4 30 (6.13%) Hadoop
5 27 (5.52%) MySQL
6 26 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (5.11%) SQL Server
8 18 (3.68%) Data Lake
9 17 (3.48%) Apache Hive
10 16 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (3.27%) HBase
10 16 (3.27%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.86%) Power BI
12 13 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (2.25%) Couchbase
13 11 (2.25%) Impala
14 7 (1.43%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.43%) Redis
14 7 (1.43%) SAP HANA
15 6 (1.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 44 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 43 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 36 (7.36%) JIRA
4 27 (5.52%) Maven
5 20 (4.09%) Jasmine
6 16 (3.27%) gulp
7 15 (3.07%) Grunt
8 14 (2.86%) webpack
9 12 (2.45%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.04%) PhantomJS
10 10 (2.04%) Selenium
11 6 (1.23%) FishEye
11 6 (1.23%) GoogleTest
11 6 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.23%) Travis CI
11 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.02%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.02%) Mocha
13 4 (0.82%) Gradle
13 4 (0.82%) Sinon.JS
General
1 64 (13.09%) Finance
2 42 (8.59%) Banking
3 23 (4.70%) Marketing
3 23 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.50%) Retail
5 11 (2.25%) Advertising
6 7 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.82%) iGaming
8 3 (0.61%) Billing
8 3 (0.61%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.61%) Publishing
8 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 262 (53.58%) Developer
2 76 (15.54%) Java Developer
3 46 (9.41%) Games Developer
4 38 (7.77%) React Developer
5 36 (7.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 32 (6.54%) C++ Developer
6 32 (6.54%) Scrum Master
7 28 (5.73%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 21 (4.29%) Web Developer
10 20 (4.09%) Analyst
11 19 (3.89%) Architect
12 18 (3.68%) C# Developer
12 18 (3.68%) HTML Developer
13 17 (3.48%) Project Manager
14 15 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (2.86%) Designer
16 13 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 13 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
17 12 (2.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.31%) HTML
2 60 (12.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 55 (11.25%) CSS
4 51 (10.43%) React
5 50 (10.22%) Spring
6 43 (8.79%) Web Services
7 41 (8.38%) AngularJS
8 38 (7.77%) RESTful
9 36 (7.36%) HTML5
10 35 (7.16%) REST
11 29 (5.93%) Spring Boot
12 28 (5.73%) Node.js
13 26 (5.32%) Redux
14 24 (4.91%) Kafka
14 24 (4.91%) Sass
14 24 (4.91%) Unreal Engine
15 23 (4.70%) Hibernate
15 23 (4.70%) Play Framework
16 20 (4.09%) .NET
17 19 (3.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.59%) User Experience
2 41 (8.38%) Mobile App
3 38 (7.77%) Algorithms
4 32 (6.54%) Online Games
5 29 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (4.70%) Fintech
8 22 (4.50%) Data Structures
9 20 (4.09%) Computer Science
9 20 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (2.86%) Animation
11 13 (2.66%) Mobile Games
12 12 (2.45%) Over-the-Top Content
12 12 (2.45%) Video on Demand
13 11 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.84%) Online Gambling
16 8 (1.64%) Blog
16 8 (1.64%) Data Centre
17 7 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.41%) Linux
2 27 (5.52%) Apple iOS
3 22 (4.50%) Android
4 17 (3.48%) Unix
5 14 (2.86%) Windows
6 6 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.02%) CentOS
8 4 (0.82%) VMS
9 2 (0.41%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Fedora
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (24.74%) TDD
3 87 (17.79%) Scrum
4 79 (16.16%) BDD
5 70 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (13.50%) Test Automation
7 65 (13.29%) User Stories
8 62 (12.68%) Microservices
9 61 (12.47%) DevOps
10 60 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (12.07%) Kanban
12 46 (9.41%) Front End Development
13 41 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (7.77%) Software Engineering
15 36 (7.36%) OO
16 32 (6.54%) Game Development
16 32 (6.54%) Web Development
17 30 (6.13%) Visualisation
18 29 (5.93%) Mathematics
19 26 (5.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 139 (28.43%) Java
2 117 (23.93%) JavaScript
3 61 (12.47%) SQL
4 60 (12.27%) Python
5 54 (11.04%) C++
6 46 (9.41%) C#
7 43 (8.79%) Java 8
8 30 (6.13%) Scala
9 25 (5.11%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.89%) ES6
11 17 (3.48%) PHP
12 16 (3.27%) R
13 15 (3.07%) C
14 12 (2.45%) Go
15 11 (2.25%) Java 9
16 10 (2.04%) Perl
17 9 (1.84%) ES7
17 9 (1.84%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.84%) TypeScript
18 7 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (5.93%) Degree
2 6 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.82%) PMP
3 4 (0.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.61%) CCNA
4 3 (0.61%) CCNP
4 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.61%) PhD
4 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.20%) MBA
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.73%) QA
2 10 (2.04%) GDPR
3 7 (1.43%) PMO
4 6 (1.23%) GCP
5 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.41%) SLA
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (11.04%) Docker
2 10 (2.04%) HDFS
3 7 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.23%) vSphere
5 4 (0.82%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) vCloud
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (4.91%) Ansible
2 18 (3.68%) Kubernetes
3 16 (3.27%) Puppet
4 14 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.86%) Terraform
5 8 (1.64%) Consul
5 8 (1.64%) ZABBIX
6 7 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.82%) Kibana
7 4 (0.82%) Nagios
8 3 (0.61%) Grafana
8 3 (0.61%) Packer
8 3 (0.61%) SCCM
8 3 (0.61%) SCOM
9 2 (0.41%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.41%) logstash
9 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.41%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.41%) Salt
9 2 (0.41%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 24 (4.91%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.70%) Google
3 11 (2.25%) Oracle
4 10 (2.04%) Hortonworks
4 10 (2.04%) Tableau
5 9 (1.84%) Alteryx
5 9 (1.84%) VMware
6 8 (1.64%) SAP
7 7 (1.43%) Adobe
7 7 (1.43%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.43%) Cisco
8 6 (1.23%) F5
8 6 (1.23%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.02%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.02%) Veeam
10 4 (0.82%) Autodesk
10 4 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.82%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.82%) MapR
10 4 (0.82%) SaltStack