The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 560 521 486
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -35
Contract jobs citing Game Development 19 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.064% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.086% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 34
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£363 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £258
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +11.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Game Development
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in England

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the England region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in England

Game Development
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram in England

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the England region.

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in England

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 9 £363 +3.57% 8
South East -30 5 £375 +39.53%
South West - 2 £225 - 3
West Midlands -12 1 - -
North West -12 1 £225 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development.

1 47 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (38.30%) XML
3 17 (36.17%) C#
3 17 (36.17%) C++
4 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
5 14 (29.79%) C
6 13 (27.66%) SQL
7 12 (25.53%) Java
8 11 (23.40%) HTML
8 11 (23.40%) Flash
8 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
8 11 (23.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 10 (21.28%) Facebook
9 10 (21.28%) ActionScript
9 10 (21.28%) TDD
9 10 (21.28%) ActionScript 3.0
10 9 (19.15%) OAuth
10 9 (19.15%) Spring
10 9 (19.15%) JSON
10 9 (19.15%) Internet
10 9 (19.15%) SOA
10 9 (19.15%) Mobile Application Development
10 9 (19.15%) REST
11 8 (17.02%) Twitter
11 8 (17.02%) OO
11 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
11 8 (17.02%) Scrum
11 8 (17.02%) Use Case
11 8 (17.02%) Google
11 8 (17.02%) Android

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
2 1 (2.13%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
2 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
2 5 (10.64%) Maya
3 3 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.13%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Internet
2 5 (10.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) Grunt
3 1 (2.13%) Bower
3 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Mocha
3 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 47 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Programmer
3 10 (21.28%) Games Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (12.77%) ActionScript Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Graphics Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Flash Games Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Flash Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Programmer
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Change Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Graduate
8 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) XML
2 11 (23.40%) Flash
2 11 (23.40%) HTML
2 11 (23.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 9 (19.15%) REST
3 9 (19.15%) Spring
3 9 (19.15%) JSON
3 9 (19.15%) OAuth
4 6 (12.77%) Java ME
4 6 (12.77%) J2ME
4 6 (12.77%) OpenGL
5 5 (10.64%) DirectX
6 3 (6.38%) Apache Flex
7 2 (4.26%) jQuery
7 2 (4.26%) HTML5
7 2 (4.26%) .NET
7 2 (4.26%) CSS
7 2 (4.26%) CSS3
7 2 (4.26%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.89%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
3 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.51%) Visualisation
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Games
5 3 (6.38%) Graphic Design
5 3 (6.38%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (6.38%) Social Gaming
5 3 (6.38%) User Experience
6 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.26%) Online Games
6 2 (4.26%) Physics
7 1 (2.13%) Animation
7 1 (2.13%) Replication
7 1 (2.13%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (2.13%) Open Source
7 1 (2.13%) Kinect
7 1 (2.13%) Xbox
7 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Android
2 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) TDD
2 9 (19.15%) SOA
2 9 (19.15%) Mobile Application Development
3 8 (17.02%) Rapid Prototyping
3 8 (17.02%) Use Case
3 8 (17.02%) OO
3 8 (17.02%) Scrum
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) OOP
5 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.51%) Android Development
6 3 (6.38%) iOS Development
6 3 (6.38%) Analytics
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps
7 2 (4.26%) Line Management
7 2 (4.26%) Release Management
7 2 (4.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) C#
1 17 (36.17%) C++
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.79%) C
4 13 (27.66%) SQL
5 12 (25.53%) Java
6 10 (21.28%) ActionScript
6 10 (21.28%) ActionScript 3.0
7 7 (14.89%) ActionScript 2.0
8 5 (10.64%) Python
9 4 (8.51%) Lua
10 3 (6.38%) Objective-C
11 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Facebook
2 8 (17.02%) Twitter
2 8 (17.02%) Google
3 4 (8.51%) Adobe
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) Talend
5 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.13%) Cadence
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau
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