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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 541 523 463
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -60
Contract jobs citing Game Development 15 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.050% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.067% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 24
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£375 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £173 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £263 £250
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
South East -25 6 £375 +36.36%
London -1 5 £400 +6.66% 11
South West - 2 £219 - 1
West Midlands -4 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (42.11%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) C++
2 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 13 (34.21%) C
4 12 (31.58%) Python
5 10 (26.32%) Flash
5 10 (26.32%) HTML
5 10 (26.32%) ActionScript
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) Mathematics
6 9 (23.68%) ActionScript 3.0
7 8 (21.05%) Degree
7 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (21.05%) Scrum
7 8 (21.05%) XML
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) Photoshop
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) Visualisation
9 6 (15.79%) ActionScript 2.0
9 6 (15.79%) OO
9 6 (15.79%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (15.79%) Analytics
9 6 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.16%) Xbox
10 5 (13.16%) Windows
10 5 (13.16%) Linux
10 5 (13.16%) Data Mining

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.63%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Photoshop
2 4 (10.53%) Maya
2 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.63%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (7.89%) IaaS
3 3 (7.89%) PaaS
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.63%) Route 53
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Multicast
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Mining
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Azkaban
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Subversion
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Xcode
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (7.89%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Programmer
3 8 (21.05%) Games Developer
4 6 (15.79%) ActionScript Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Flash Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Flash Games Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Graphics Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) C++ Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Magento Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C++ Games Developer
8 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Data Scientist
8 1 (2.63%) Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Flash
1 10 (26.32%) HTML
2 8 (21.05%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 4 (10.53%) OpenGL
4 4 (10.53%) DirectX
5 3 (7.89%) Apache Flex
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
6 2 (5.26%) CSS
6 2 (5.26%) .NET
7 1 (2.63%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.63%) HTML5
7 1 (2.63%) CSS3
7 1 (2.63%) Sass
7 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Mathematics
2 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (18.42%) Visualisation
4 6 (15.79%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.16%) Xbox
6 4 (10.53%) Statistics
7 2 (5.26%) Graphic Design
7 2 (5.26%) Physics
7 2 (5.26%) Mobile Games
7 2 (5.26%) Social Gaming
7 2 (5.26%) User Experience
7 2 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (2.63%) Kinect
8 1 (2.63%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (2.63%) Economics
8 1 (2.63%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Scrum
3 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) OO
4 6 (15.79%) Analytics
5 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) OOP
6 4 (10.53%) MapReduce
6 4 (10.53%) DevOps
7 3 (7.89%) Anomaly Detection
7 3 (7.89%) Line Management
7 3 (7.89%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.89%) SOA
7 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test-First Development
7 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
1 16 (42.11%) C++
1 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) C
3 12 (31.58%) Python
4 10 (26.32%) ActionScript
5 9 (23.68%) ActionScript 3.0
6 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) ActionScript 2.0
8 5 (13.16%) Java
9 4 (10.53%) Scala
9 4 (10.53%) Golang
10 3 (7.89%) R
10 3 (7.89%) Lua
10 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) VCP4
2 2 (5.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Netezza
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe
1 4 (10.53%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (10.53%) Vertica
1 4 (10.53%) Tableau
2 3 (7.89%) Cadence
3 2 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) Facebook
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 21 days ago