Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 299 253
Rank change year-on-year +29 -46 +44
Contract jobs citing Games 451 401 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the General category 2.19% 1.92% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 286 342
London median daily rate £500 £450 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.42% -0.30%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £263
90th Percentile £650 £588 £562
England median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
London median hourly rate £33.50 £12.00 £20.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +179.17% -41.39% -48.81%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £26.64 £46.13
England median hourly rate £20.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -30.42% +25.00% -36.84%

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 20,614 20,922 19,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.63% 46.51% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,730 15,143 14,006
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 177 206
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -7.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.14 £10.63
90th Percentile £56.75 £47.20 £56.87
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -11.32% +11.58% +4.03%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -25 85 £525 - 94
West London +4 45 £506 +9.46% 106
East London -9 15 £425 - 14
South London -31 4 £513 +57.69% 6
North London -1 1 £400 +23.08% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 177 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (27.27%) Java
3 105 (23.28%) JavaScript
4 101 (22.39%) TDD
5 77 (17.07%) HTML
6 70 (15.52%) Scrum
7 64 (14.19%) BDD
8 63 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (13.97%) Finance
9 60 (13.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 58 (12.86%) DevOps
11 56 (12.42%) SQL
12 55 (12.20%) CSS
12 55 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
13 52 (11.53%) Microservices
14 51 (11.31%) React
14 51 (11.31%) Test Automation
15 49 (10.86%) Software Engineering
15 49 (10.86%) Docker
16 48 (10.64%) C++
16 48 (10.64%) Banking
17 47 (10.42%) User Experience
17 47 (10.42%) Front End Development
17 47 (10.42%) Java 8
18 45 (9.98%) Linux
19 44 (9.76%) Python
19 44 (9.76%) Degree
20 43 (9.53%) C#
21 42 (9.31%) HTML5
21 42 (9.31%) REST

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 17 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.88%) CMS
4 11 (2.44%) Confluence
4 11 (2.44%) WordPress
5 7 (1.55%) Apache
5 7 (1.55%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.11%) CoreMedia CMS
7 4 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.67%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.22%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.88%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.33%) InVision
3 6 (1.33%) Maya
4 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.67%) InDesign
6 2 (0.44%) Blender
6 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) ZBrush
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.22%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Magento
3 2 (0.44%) Shopify
3 2 (0.44%) Summit
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 7 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.55%) Serverless
5 6 (1.33%) GitHub
5 6 (1.33%) PaaS
5 6 (1.33%) SaaS
6 5 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (1.11%) IaaS
7 4 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.67%) Slack
9 2 (0.44%) Google Play
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.77%) VPN
2 7 (1.55%) Internet
3 6 (1.33%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.11%) SSL
5 4 (0.89%) Firewall
5 4 (0.89%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.67%) DNS
6 3 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.44%) HTTP
7 2 (0.44%) Intranet
7 2 (0.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.44%) NAS
7 2 (0.44%) SAN
7 2 (0.44%) Skype
7 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.44%) Wireless
8 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.22%) WAN
8 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.65%) NoSQL
2 28 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 25 (5.54%) Big Data
4 23 (5.10%) MySQL
5 19 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (4.21%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.10%) Apache Hive
8 11 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.22%) HBase
10 9 (2.00%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.00%) Impala
11 7 (1.55%) OLTP
11 7 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.55%) Power BI
12 5 (1.11%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.89%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 41 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 27 (5.99%) JIRA
4 16 (3.55%) Cucumber
4 16 (3.55%) Maven
5 14 (3.10%) Jasmine
5 14 (3.10%) Selenium
6 11 (2.44%) webpack
7 8 (1.77%) gulp
8 7 (1.55%) Grunt
9 6 (1.33%) Gradle
10 5 (1.11%) Moq
10 5 (1.11%) NUnit
10 5 (1.11%) Subversion
10 5 (1.11%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.89%) Mocha
11 4 (0.89%) Protractor
11 4 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 63 (13.97%) Finance
2 48 (10.64%) Banking
3 24 (5.32%) Marketing
4 23 (5.10%) Retail
5 12 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.44%) Advertising
7 7 (1.55%) Russian Language
8 6 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.11%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.89%) Legal
10 4 (0.89%) Publishing
11 3 (0.67%) Billing
11 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.44%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 224 (49.67%) Developer
2 57 (12.64%) Java Developer
3 46 (10.20%) Games Developer
4 39 (8.65%) Senior Developer
5 33 (7.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 32 (7.10%) React Developer
7 29 (6.43%) Scrum Master
8 25 (5.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 24 (5.32%) Architect
9 24 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 19 (4.21%) C++ Developer
11 17 (3.77%) Analyst
11 17 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (3.55%) Designer
12 16 (3.55%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.33%) HTML Developer
13 15 (3.33%) Project Manager
14 14 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.66%) Software Developer
16 10 (2.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (17.07%) HTML
2 60 (13.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 55 (12.20%) CSS
4 51 (11.31%) React
5 42 (9.31%) HTML5
5 42 (9.31%) REST
6 41 (9.09%) Spring
7 36 (7.98%) Web Services
8 35 (7.76%) Spring Boot
9 30 (6.65%) AngularJS
10 29 (6.43%) Unreal Engine
11 28 (6.21%) Node.js
12 26 (5.76%) RESTful
13 24 (5.32%) JSON
14 22 (4.88%) jQuery
15 21 (4.66%) CSS3
15 21 (4.66%) Kafka
16 18 (3.99%) Redux
17 17 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
18 15 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.42%) User Experience
2 41 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 33 (7.32%) Online Games
4 29 (6.43%) Algorithms
5 23 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 23 (5.10%) Fintech
6 20 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.33%) Animation
7 15 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (3.10%) Mobile Games
9 13 (2.88%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
11 11 (2.44%) Video on Demand
12 9 (2.00%) Online Gambling
13 7 (1.55%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.11%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.98%) Linux
2 33 (7.32%) Android
3 28 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.77%) Unix
5 10 (2.22%) Windows
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.44%) CentOS
7 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) VMS
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (22.39%) TDD
3 70 (15.52%) Scrum
4 64 (14.19%) BDD
5 63 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (12.86%) DevOps
7 52 (11.53%) Microservices
8 51 (11.31%) Test Automation
9 49 (10.86%) Software Engineering
10 47 (10.42%) Front End Development
11 41 (9.09%) OO
11 41 (9.09%) User Stories
12 38 (8.43%) Kanban
12 38 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.43%) Mathematics
14 27 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (5.76%) Game Development
16 24 (5.32%) E-Commerce
17 23 (5.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.27%) Java
2 105 (23.28%) JavaScript
3 56 (12.42%) SQL
4 48 (10.64%) C++
5 47 (10.42%) Java 8
6 44 (9.76%) Python
7 43 (9.53%) C#
8 21 (4.66%) C
8 21 (4.66%) Scala
9 16 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 15 (3.33%) Go
11 14 (3.10%) PHP
12 12 (2.66%) TypeScript
13 10 (2.22%) ES6
14 6 (1.33%) ES7
14 6 (1.33%) Perl
14 6 (1.33%) R
15 5 (1.11%) Ruby
16 4 (0.89%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (9.76%) Degree
2 6 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (1.33%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.11%) PMP
4 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) CCNP
5 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.22%) MBA
5 1 (0.22%) PhD
5 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.22%) SAFe Agilist
5 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.55%) QA
2 9 (2.00%) PMO
3 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.67%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (10.86%) Docker
2 10 (2.22%) HDFS
3 6 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.33%) Apache Flume
3 6 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (1.33%) vSphere
4 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Firmware
5 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (5.54%) Ansible
2 22 (4.88%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.77%) Puppet
4 14 (3.10%) Terraform
5 8 (1.77%) ZABBIX
6 7 (1.55%) Consul
7 5 (1.11%) Kibana
7 5 (1.11%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.89%) Grafana
8 4 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.89%) Nagios
8 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.67%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.67%) logstash
9 3 (0.67%) Packer
10 2 (0.44%) Control-M
10 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.44%) Salt
10 2 (0.44%) SnapVault
11 1 (0.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (5.32%) Google
2 16 (3.55%) Oracle
3 15 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.22%) Adobe
4 10 (2.22%) Hortonworks
5 7 (1.55%) Tableau
6 6 (1.33%) Cloudera
6 6 (1.33%) MapR
7 5 (1.11%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.11%) VMware
8 4 (0.89%) AppDynamics
8 4 (0.89%) Autodesk
8 4 (0.89%) SaltStack
8 4 (0.89%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.67%) F5
9 3 (0.67%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.44%) Apigee
10 2 (0.44%) Ingenico
10 2 (0.44%) Samsung
10 2 (0.44%) Splunk