Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 318 260 303
Rank change year-on-year -58 +43 -63
Contract jobs citing Games 129 202 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.23% 1.99% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 143 240
10th Percentile £293 £197 £224
25th Percentile £376 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £588 £525 £600
90th Percentile £632 £638 £650
England median daily rate £420 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -6.67% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
10th Percentile £22.56 " "
25th Percentile £26.93 £11.13 £10.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £11.25 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year +166.67% -64.84% -20.00%
75th Percentile £31.76 £11.38 £39.63
90th Percentile £42.72 " £45.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.38 £13.00
% change year-on-year +9.59% +110.58% -67.50%

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 10,499 10,141 19,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.16% 43.89% 46.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,633 7,245 13,836
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £438 £419 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 129 191
10th Percentile £15.74 £12.44 £12.76
25th Percentile £21.19 £16.08 £16.87
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.05% -4.55%
75th Percentile £46.69 £43.75 £36.34
90th Percentile £63.78 £61.60 £51.42
England median hourly rate £23.49 £20.98 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.97% -0.12% -2.33%

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 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 2021. 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 +11 21 £525 +10.53% 63
West London +17 2 £538 +19.44% 60
East London +24 1 - - 16
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 31 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.93%) TDD
2 27 (20.93%) Python
3 24 (18.60%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.60%) SQL
4 22 (17.05%) Analytics
5 18 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (13.18%) Marketing
6 17 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (12.40%) Software Engineering
7 16 (12.40%) React
8 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
9 14 (10.85%) Finance
9 14 (10.85%) Azure
9 14 (10.85%) Microservices
10 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (10.08%) AWS
10 13 (10.08%) Scrum
10 13 (10.08%) C++
11 12 (9.30%) Java
11 12 (9.30%) Artificial Intelligence
11 12 (9.30%) Machine Learning
11 12 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (8.53%) GraphQL
12 11 (8.53%) Docker
12 11 (8.53%) Test Automation
12 11 (8.53%) RESTful
12 11 (8.53%) CSS
13 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.75%) Degree

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 8 (6.20%) Confluence
2 7 (5.43%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.33%) Apache
3 3 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.55%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (1.55%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.78%) IPython
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.78%) Houdini
3 1 (0.78%) Maya
3 1 (0.78%) Sketch
3 1 (0.78%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.85%) Azure
2 13 (10.08%) AWS
3 8 (6.20%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.10%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (3.10%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.10%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (3.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 3 (2.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.55%) GitHub
7 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.55%) Google Play
7 2 (1.55%) npm
7 2 (1.55%) Serverless
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.78%) Datadog
8 1 (0.78%) GCP
8 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) HTTP
1 1 (0.78%) Internet
1 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) Power BI
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) Big Data
2 7 (5.43%) Data Lake
2 7 (5.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.10%) MySQL
5 3 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.33%) HBase
5 3 (2.33%) HDInsight
5 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.33%) Redis
5 3 (2.33%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.33%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.33%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.98%) Jasmine
2 8 (6.20%) Mocha
3 7 (5.43%) JIRA
4 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.33%) Cypress.io
5 3 (2.33%) GitLab
5 3 (2.33%) Subversion
5 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.55%) Grunt
6 2 (1.55%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.78%) Gradle
7 1 (0.78%) Maven
7 1 (0.78%) Mockito
7 1 (0.78%) Postman
7 1 (0.78%) Protractor
7 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 17 (13.18%) Marketing
2 14 (10.85%) Finance
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Advertising
5 4 (3.10%) Banking
5 4 (3.10%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.33%) Japanese Language
6 3 (2.33%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.55%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.78%) Automotive
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Developer
2 12 (9.30%) Data Engineer
3 10 (7.75%) Java Developer
4 9 (6.98%) Games Developer
5 6 (4.65%) Analyst
5 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 5 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (3.88%) C++ Developer
6 5 (3.88%) Designer
7 4 (3.10%) 3D Developer
7 4 (3.10%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) Consultant
7 4 (3.10%) Games Engineer
7 4 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (3.10%) Marketing Specialist
7 4 (3.10%) Senior Designer
7 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.10%) Technical Manager
8 3 (2.33%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.33%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) React
2 11 (8.53%) CSS
2 11 (8.53%) GraphQL
2 11 (8.53%) RESTful
3 10 (7.75%) Jest
3 10 (7.75%) Node.js
4 9 (6.98%) Redux
4 9 (6.98%) Spring
5 8 (6.20%) WebGL
6 7 (5.43%) HTML
6 7 (5.43%) PyTorch
6 7 (5.43%) Unreal Engine
7 6 (4.65%) Pandas
7 6 (4.65%) PySpark
7 6 (4.65%) React Native
7 6 (4.65%) REST
7 6 (4.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.88%) NumPy
8 5 (3.88%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.75%) User Experience
4 9 (6.98%) Online Games
5 8 (6.20%) Social Media
6 7 (5.43%) Algorithms
7 6 (4.65%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.88%) Mobile Games
9 4 (3.10%) Cloud Native
9 4 (3.10%) PlayStation
10 3 (2.33%) Animation
10 3 (2.33%) Blog
10 3 (2.33%) Media Streaming
11 2 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.78%) Music Streaming
12 1 (0.78%) Raspberry Pi
12 1 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.20%) Android
2 7 (5.43%) Linux
3 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.10%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.78%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.93%) TDD
3 22 (17.05%) Analytics
4 17 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (12.40%) Software Engineering
6 14 (10.85%) Microservices
7 13 (10.08%) Scrum
8 12 (9.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 12 (9.30%) Machine Learning
8 12 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.53%) Test Automation
10 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
10 10 (7.75%) DevOps
10 10 (7.75%) User Stories
11 9 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (6.98%) Game Development
12 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.43%) Neural Network
12 7 (5.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.93%) Python
2 24 (18.60%) JavaScript
2 24 (18.60%) SQL
3 13 (10.08%) C++
4 12 (9.30%) Java
5 9 (6.98%) C
6 8 (6.20%) Kotlin
7 6 (4.65%) R
8 5 (3.88%) C#
8 5 (3.88%) Java 8
9 4 (3.10%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.55%) ES6
11 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.78%) Go
11 1 (0.78%) Groovy
11 1 (0.78%) HLSL
11 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.33%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.55%) PhD
4 1 (0.78%) ACCA
4 1 (0.78%) CIMA
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) Docker
2 2 (1.55%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.33%) Terraform
3 2 (1.55%) Ambari
3 2 (1.55%) Grafana
3 2 (1.55%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) Adobe
2 7 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.88%) Google
4 4 (3.10%) Databricks
4 4 (3.10%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) Alteryx
5 3 (2.33%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.55%) Informatica
6 2 (1.55%) Talend
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.78%) New Relic
7 1 (0.78%) Omniture
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle
7 1 (0.78%) Teradata
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) Xamarin