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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 607 619 580
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Contract jobs citing Game Development 23 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.025% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.031% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 17
Median daily rate £300 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
-49.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
Game Development
UK

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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 16 £325 +18.18% 9
North West - 5 £185 -
West Midlands -24 2 £95 -70.76% 5
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development 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 England region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 33 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (48.48%) C#
2 16 (48.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 11 (33.33%) C++
4 8 (24.24%) HTML
4 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) User Experience
6 6 (18.18%) Java
6 6 (18.18%) HTML5
7 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
7 5 (15.15%) iOS Development
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
8 4 (12.12%) XAML
8 4 (12.12%) XML
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 4 (12.12%) JIRA
8 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Android
9 3 (9.09%) SketchUp
9 3 (9.09%) Degree
9 3 (9.09%) JSON
9 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (9.09%) Android Development
9 3 (9.09%) Trello
9 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 3 (9.09%) GitHub

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SketchUp
2 1 (3.03%) Maya
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
1 3 (9.09%) Trello
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.03%) Bower
4 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
4 1 (3.03%) Grunt
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) QUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 33 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Programmer
3 4 (12.12%) C++ Programmer
4 3 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (9.09%) iOS Developer
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Graduate
5 2 (6.06%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (6.06%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Games Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 6 (18.18%) HTML5
4 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 4 (12.12%) XML
6 3 (9.09%) .NET
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (6.06%) Ajax
7 2 (6.06%) cocos2d
7 2 (6.06%) CSS3
7 2 (6.06%) EDI
7 2 (6.06%) jQuery
7 2 (6.06%) Polymer
7 2 (6.06%) RequireJS
7 2 (6.06%) REST
7 2 (6.06%) SpriteKit
7 2 (6.06%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (6.06%) Web Components
7 2 (6.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Semantic Web
4 1 (3.03%) Animation
4 1 (3.03%) Blog
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) Physics
4 1 (3.03%) Social Media
4 1 (3.03%) Social Network
4 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.12%) Android
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) iOS Development
3 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Android Development
4 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Development
5 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.06%) SDLC
5 2 (6.06%) Web Design
5 2 (6.06%) Web Development
6 1 (3.03%) 3D Animation
6 1 (3.03%) Analytics
6 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) C++
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) XAML
6 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
6 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.06%) SQL
7 1 (3.03%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Rally
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