Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 247 240
Rank change year-on-year -47 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Games 356 519 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.12% 1.09%
As % of the General category 1.92% 2.49% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 397 329
London median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £325 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £575
England median daily rate £460 £460 £413
% change year-on-year - +11.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
London median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +66.43% -27.28%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £13.39
90th Percentile £45.75 £60.50 £75.00
England median hourly rate £11.78 £40.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -70.55% +63.27% +8.08%

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 18,573 20,835 17,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.41% 44.80% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,164 15,007 12,674
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 234 189
London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -5.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.14 £14.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £67.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -1.96%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -72 54 £488 -6.02% 79
West London +4 26 £415 -23.15% 97
East London -25 15 £425 -26.09% 25
South London +11 3 £500 +53.85% 10
North London - 1 £400 - 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 132 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (27.53%) Java
3 81 (22.75%) JavaScript
4 67 (18.82%) TDD
5 65 (18.26%) Finance
6 59 (16.57%) Python
7 56 (15.73%) Git (software)
8 55 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (15.45%) SQL
9 54 (15.17%) React
10 52 (14.61%) C#
10 52 (14.61%) Jenkins
11 51 (14.33%) DevOps
12 50 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
12 50 (14.04%) Banking
12 50 (14.04%) User Experience
13 49 (13.76%) Docker
14 47 (13.20%) Mobile App
14 47 (13.20%) Node.js
15 46 (12.92%) Test Automation
16 43 (12.08%) Microservices
17 41 (11.52%) Scrum
18 40 (11.24%) HTML
19 39 (10.96%) C++
19 39 (10.96%) REST
20 36 (10.11%) NoSQL
21 35 (9.83%) CSS
21 35 (9.83%) Spring
22 34 (9.55%) Kubernetes
23 33 (9.27%) Web Services

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 20 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.09%) CMS
3 9 (2.53%) CoreMedia CMS
3 9 (2.53%) nginx
3 9 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.97%) Confluence
6 5 (1.40%) Ethereum
6 5 (1.40%) Hyperledger
7 4 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.56%) Jetty
8 2 (0.56%) Mule
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.84%) InVision
1 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.56%) Maya
2 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.28%) Blender
3 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.28%) Houdini
3 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.28%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 24 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.78%) GitHub
5 13 (3.65%) PaaS
6 11 (3.09%) Serverless
7 9 (2.53%) npm
8 7 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.69%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.40%) SaaS
11 4 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.12%) IaaS
12 3 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.84%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.84%) Route 53
12 3 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.56%) Apigee
13 2 (0.56%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) HTTP
2 5 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.84%) VPN
4 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) DSL
5 1 (0.28%) IPsec
5 1 (0.28%) IPv4
5 1 (0.28%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.28%) Skype
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
5 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.11%) NoSQL
2 21 (5.90%) Big Data
3 17 (4.78%) MySQL
4 15 (4.21%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.40%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.40%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.40%) Redis
10 4 (1.12%) Power BI
11 3 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.84%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.84%) HBase
11 3 (0.84%) Text Mining
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 56 (15.73%) Git (software)
2 52 (14.61%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.30%) Cucumber
4 19 (5.34%) JUnit
5 15 (4.21%) Maven
6 14 (3.93%) Jasmine
7 13 (3.65%) Gradle
7 13 (3.65%) gulp
7 13 (3.65%) JIRA
7 13 (3.65%) Selenium
8 11 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.53%) webpack
10 8 (2.25%) IBM UrbanCode
10 8 (2.25%) Subversion
11 5 (1.40%) Ant
11 5 (1.40%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.40%) Grunt
11 5 (1.40%) Mockito
12 3 (0.84%) Mocha
12 3 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 65 (18.26%) Finance
2 50 (14.04%) Banking
3 31 (8.71%) Retail
4 22 (6.18%) French Language
5 18 (5.06%) Marketing
6 11 (3.09%) Online Betting
7 8 (2.25%) German Language
8 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.69%) Law
9 5 (1.40%) Russian Language
10 4 (1.12%) Advertising
10 4 (1.12%) Legal
10 4 (1.12%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.84%) Front Office
11 3 (0.84%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.56%) Billing
13 1 (0.28%) Back Office
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (50.28%) Developer
2 46 (12.92%) Java Developer
3 38 (10.67%) Senior Developer
4 30 (8.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (6.74%) C# Developer
5 24 (6.74%) React Developer
6 20 (5.62%) Python Developer
7 18 (5.06%) Analyst
7 18 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 17 (4.78%) Scrum Master
8 17 (4.78%) Tester
9 16 (4.49%) Mobile Developer
9 16 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (4.21%) C++ Developer
10 15 (4.21%) Django Developer
10 15 (4.21%) Python/Django Developer
11 13 (3.65%) Automation Tester
12 12 (3.37%) Architect
13 11 (3.09%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.17%) React
2 47 (13.20%) Node.js
3 40 (11.24%) HTML
4 39 (10.96%) REST
5 35 (9.83%) CSS
5 35 (9.83%) Spring
6 33 (9.27%) Web Services
7 32 (8.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 29 (8.15%) Spring Boot
9 28 (7.87%) JSON
9 28 (7.87%) RESTful
10 23 (6.46%) .NET
11 21 (5.90%) Unreal Engine
12 20 (5.62%) Django
13 18 (5.06%) AngularJS
14 17 (4.78%) HTML5
14 17 (4.78%) Kafka
14 17 (4.78%) XML
15 15 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (3.65%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.04%) User Experience
2 47 (13.20%) Mobile App
3 32 (8.99%) Online Games
4 19 (5.34%) Fintech
5 17 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.09%) FMCG
8 10 (2.81%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.25%) Mobile Games
10 7 (1.97%) Social Media
10 7 (1.97%) Video on Demand
11 6 (1.69%) Derivative
11 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.69%) PlayStation
11 6 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (1.40%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.40%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (1.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.87%) Linux
2 26 (7.30%) Android
3 22 (6.18%) Unix
4 13 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.56%) Windows
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.82%) TDD
3 55 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (14.33%) DevOps
5 46 (12.92%) Test Automation
6 43 (12.08%) Microservices
7 41 (11.52%) Scrum
8 29 (8.15%) BDD
8 29 (8.15%) Front End Development
8 29 (8.15%) Kanban
9 28 (7.87%) E-Commerce
9 28 (7.87%) Software Engineering
10 26 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (7.30%) User Stories
11 25 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (7.02%) Machine Learning
12 20 (5.62%) Open Source
12 20 (5.62%) Project Management
13 19 (5.34%) Coaching
13 19 (5.34%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (27.53%) Java
2 81 (22.75%) JavaScript
3 59 (16.57%) Python
4 55 (15.45%) SQL
5 52 (14.61%) C#
6 39 (10.96%) C++
7 27 (7.58%) Java 8
8 19 (5.34%) C
9 17 (4.78%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.93%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.65%) Groovy
11 13 (3.65%) Scala
12 12 (3.37%) Ruby
13 6 (1.69%) ES6
13 6 (1.69%) R
14 5 (1.40%) Go
14 5 (1.40%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.40%) Solidity
15 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (8.99%) Degree
2 8 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.84%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.84%) PhD
5 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.56%) ISEB
5 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) CCNP
6 1 (0.28%) CIPD
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PMP
6 1 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.06%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) PMO
3 2 (0.56%) WCAG
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (13.76%) Docker
2 8 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.84%) HDFS
4 2 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) iptables
5 1 (0.28%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 34 (9.55%) Kubernetes
2 25 (7.02%) Terraform
3 22 (6.18%) Ansible
4 11 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.53%) Puppet
6 6 (1.69%) Consul
7 3 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.84%) Grafana
7 3 (0.84%) Kibana
7 3 (0.84%) logstash
8 2 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.56%) Packer
8 2 (0.56%) SCCM
8 2 (0.56%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.28%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (4.78%) Google
2 13 (3.65%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.53%) Oracle
4 8 (2.25%) Facebook
5 6 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.69%) IBM
6 4 (1.12%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.84%) Adobe
7 3 (0.84%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.84%) Hortonworks
7 3 (0.84%) Splunk
8 2 (0.56%) hybris
8 2 (0.56%) Tableau
8 2 (0.56%) Temenos
9 1 (0.28%) Alias
9 1 (0.28%) ATG
9 1 (0.28%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.28%) Sybase
9 1 (0.28%) VMware