Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 241 287
Rank change year-on-year -28 +46 -86
Contract jobs citing Games 456 475 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.05% 0.83%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.43% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 361 283
London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
England median daily rate £426 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.56% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
London median hourly rate £12.00 £19.92 £112.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.76% -82.33% +22.55%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +19.59% -34.46% +3.50%

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 21796 19551 21633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.24% 43.22% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15771 14035 15331
London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 202 235
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.79% +14.16%
10th Percentile £13.64 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.81 £52.37
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -2 95 £525 +16.67% 49
West London -21 34 £469 +25.00% 34
South London -17 16 £325 -18.75% 2
East London +2 9 £675 +77.05% 3
North London -10 2 £325 +170.83% 7
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Games.

1 214 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (43.20%) Java
3 125 (27.41%) JavaScript
4 101 (22.15%) SQL
5 92 (20.18%) E-Commerce
6 89 (19.52%) Test Automation
7 84 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
8 83 (18.20%) Finance
9 78 (17.11%) Scrum
9 78 (17.11%) HTML
10 77 (16.89%) Unix
11 74 (16.23%) CSS
11 74 (16.23%) TDD
12 65 (14.25%) Git (software)
13 61 (13.38%) Scala
14 60 (13.16%) RESTful
14 60 (13.16%) Kanban
15 58 (12.72%) REST
16 57 (12.50%) Microservices
17 56 (12.28%) Cucumber
18 55 (12.06%) BDD
18 55 (12.06%) Relational Database
19 54 (11.84%) NoSQL
19 54 (11.84%) Linux
20 53 (11.62%) Web Services
20 53 (11.62%) Online Games
20 53 (11.62%) Jenkins
21 52 (11.40%) C#
21 52 (11.40%) Spring
22 50 (10.96%) Software Engineering

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 21 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (4.39%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.17%) Confluence
4 16 (3.51%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.63%) Apache Solr
6 9 (1.97%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.54%) CMS
7 7 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.32%) Apache
9 5 (1.10%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.66%) Jetty
10 3 (0.66%) Marvel
11 2 (0.44%) Drupal
11 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.44%) WordPress
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.22%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.22%) nginx
12 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (3.07%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.66%) InVision
5 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) InDesign
6 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) HipChat
7 1 (0.22%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.19%) npm
5 8 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (1.54%) Google Play
7 5 (1.10%) GitHub
7 5 (1.10%) SaaS
8 4 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.88%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.88%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.88%) Route 53
8 4 (0.88%) Serverless
8 4 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.07%) Internet
2 4 (0.88%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.66%) HTTP
3 3 (0.66%) SMS
4 2 (0.44%) ATM
5 1 (0.22%) BGP
5 1 (0.22%) CTI
5 1 (0.22%) DHCP
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) MPLS
5 1 (0.22%) Network Security
5 1 (0.22%) OSPF
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
5 1 (0.22%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.06%) Relational Database
2 54 (11.84%) NoSQL
3 38 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 30 (6.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 30 (6.58%) MySQL
5 25 (5.48%) RDBMS
6 20 (4.39%) Big Data
7 17 (3.73%) SQL Server
8 15 (3.29%) Redis
9 13 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.85%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.41%) Apache Hive
10 11 (2.41%) DB2
11 9 (1.97%) Blockchain
11 9 (1.97%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.75%) Impala
12 8 (1.75%) MarkLogic
12 8 (1.75%) Riak
13 7 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 65 (14.25%) Git (software)
2 56 (12.28%) Cucumber
3 53 (11.62%) Jenkins
4 45 (9.87%) JIRA
5 24 (5.26%) Selenium
6 22 (4.82%) Maven
7 17 (3.73%) Jasmine
8 14 (3.07%) gulp
9 13 (2.85%) JUnit
9 13 (2.85%) WebDriver
10 12 (2.63%) Mockito
11 11 (2.41%) nodeunit
12 10 (2.19%) Subversion
13 8 (1.75%) webpack
14 6 (1.32%) Grunt
15 5 (1.10%) Ant
15 5 (1.10%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.10%) IntelliJ
15 5 (1.10%) Xcode
16 4 (0.88%) FitNesse
General
1 83 (18.20%) Finance
2 48 (10.53%) Banking
3 46 (10.09%) Retail
4 42 (9.21%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.61%) Marketing
6 13 (2.85%) Back Office
7 6 (1.32%) Advertising
7 6 (1.32%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) German Language
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Croatian Language
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 271 (59.43%) Developer
2 97 (21.27%) Java Developer
3 54 (11.84%) Games Developer
4 44 (9.65%) Tester
5 43 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 33 (7.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 29 (6.36%) Automation Tester
8 27 (5.92%) Java Games Developer
8 27 (5.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 25 (5.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 22 (4.82%) Designer
11 20 (4.39%) Telecoms Developer
11 20 (4.39%) Telecoms Java Developer
11 20 (4.39%) Web Developer
12 18 (3.95%) Analyst
13 17 (3.73%) Java Automation Tester
13 17 (3.73%) Java Web Developer
13 17 (3.73%) Node.js Developer
13 17 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 16 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.11%) HTML
2 74 (16.23%) CSS
3 60 (13.16%) RESTful
4 58 (12.72%) REST
5 53 (11.62%) Web Services
6 52 (11.40%) Spring
7 49 (10.75%) React
8 42 (9.21%) HTML5
9 41 (8.99%) AngularJS
9 41 (8.99%) Node.js
10 36 (7.89%) CSS3
11 34 (7.46%) .NET
12 32 (7.02%) JSON
13 31 (6.80%) Hibernate
14 30 (6.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 27 (5.92%) Kafka
16 25 (5.48%) JMS
17 24 (5.26%) XML
18 20 (4.39%) Sass
19 19 (4.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.62%) Online Games
2 43 (9.43%) User Experience
3 36 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.92%) Computer Science
5 20 (4.39%) Equities
5 20 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (4.39%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.07%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.63%) Over-the-Top Content
8 11 (2.41%) Fintech
9 10 (2.19%) Algorithms
9 10 (2.19%) Replication
10 9 (1.97%) Blog
11 8 (1.75%) Mobile Games
12 7 (1.54%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.54%) Social Media
13 6 (1.32%) Animation
13 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.88%) Graphic Design
14 4 (0.88%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 77 (16.89%) Unix
2 54 (11.84%) Linux
3 43 (9.43%) Android
4 32 (7.02%) Apple iOS
5 28 (6.14%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.97%) CentOS
7 8 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.32%) Windows
9 3 (0.66%) Debian
10 2 (0.44%) HPUX
10 2 (0.44%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (20.18%) E-Commerce
3 89 (19.52%) Test Automation
4 84 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (17.11%) Scrum
6 74 (16.23%) TDD
7 60 (13.16%) Kanban
8 57 (12.50%) Microservices
9 55 (12.06%) BDD
10 50 (10.96%) Software Engineering
11 49 (10.75%) Pair Programming
12 42 (9.21%) DevOps
13 39 (8.55%) High Availability
14 35 (7.68%) Front End Development
15 33 (7.24%) MVC
16 30 (6.58%) Mentoring
16 30 (6.58%) User Stories
17 29 (6.36%) Acceptance Criteria
17 29 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (6.36%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 197 (43.20%) Java
2 125 (27.41%) JavaScript
3 101 (22.15%) SQL
4 61 (13.38%) Scala
5 52 (11.40%) C#
6 45 (9.87%) Python
7 23 (5.04%) R
8 21 (4.61%) C++
9 19 (4.17%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.95%) Go
11 16 (3.51%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.85%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.63%) ActionScript
13 12 (2.63%) ES6
14 11 (2.41%) Groovy
14 11 (2.41%) Ruby
14 11 (2.41%) TypeScript
15 10 (2.19%) C
16 9 (1.97%) PHP
17 8 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (8.33%) Degree
2 20 (4.39%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.10%) VCP6
5 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MBA
9 1 (0.22%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.65%) QA
2 7 (1.54%) GDPR
3 4 (0.88%) GCP
3 4 (0.88%) WCAG
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (7.89%) Docker
2 6 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.10%) vCloud
3 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.10%) vSphere
4 2 (0.44%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (4.61%) Kibana
1 21 (4.61%) logstash
2 19 (4.17%) Puppet
3 17 (3.73%) Grafana
4 15 (3.29%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.75%) Ansible
6 8 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
6 8 (1.75%) StatsD
7 7 (1.54%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.32%) Terraform
9 5 (1.10%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.88%) Packer
11 1 (0.22%) AppManager
11 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.22%) Oozie
11 1 (0.22%) Salt
11 1 (0.22%) SCCM
11 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (10.09%) Oracle
2 26 (5.70%) Google
2 26 (5.70%) Splunk
3 21 (4.61%) AppDynamics
4 20 (4.39%) Sybase
5 19 (4.17%) IBM
6 17 (3.73%) hybris
7 13 (2.85%) Adobe
8 6 (1.32%) VMware
9 4 (0.88%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.88%) New Relic
9 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.66%) Infor
10 3 (0.66%) Maxymiser
10 3 (0.66%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.66%) Tableau
10 3 (0.66%) Tealium
11 2 (0.44%) PayPal