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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 599 550 539
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -11
Contract jobs citing Game Development 13 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.064% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.083% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 21
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£275 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +47.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £231
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +25.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.38
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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
42136 38521 36276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.14% 76.50% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27975 24282 22738
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1131 1078 1017
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -36 8 £275 -21.42% 7
London -5 4 £275 -38.88% 4
West Midlands -4 1 £325 - 7
Game Development
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (35.42%) C++
3 15 (31.25%) Maya
4 13 (27.08%) C#
5 9 (18.75%) Photoshop
5 9 (18.75%) 3ds Max
5 9 (18.75%) Python
6 8 (16.67%) Windows
6 8 (16.67%) SQL
6 8 (16.67%) Perforce
6 8 (16.67%) Degree
6 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) Adobe
7 7 (14.58%) OpenGL
8 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 6 (12.50%) CruiseControl
8 6 (12.50%) Animation
8 6 (12.50%) JSON
8 6 (12.50%) Android
8 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (12.50%) ZBrush
8 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
8 6 (12.50%) Android Development
8 6 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
8 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) Lync
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Maya
2 9 (18.75%) 3ds Max
2 9 (18.75%) Photoshop
3 6 (12.50%) ZBrush
4 3 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (6.25%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) CruiseControl
1 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) NuGet
4 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Games Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Animator
2 6 (12.50%) Designer
2 6 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Applications Developer
4 3 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.25%) Graphic Designer
4 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Graphic Designer
4 3 (6.25%) C++ Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Tester
4 3 (6.25%) C++ Games Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Designer
4 3 (6.25%) Photoshop Designer
4 3 (6.25%) Games Tester
4 3 (6.25%) GUI Designer
5 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) OpenGL
2 6 (12.50%) JSON
2 6 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (10.42%) Middleware
3 5 (10.42%) OAuth
3 5 (10.42%) REST
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
4 4 (8.33%) Flash
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (4.17%) HTML5
5 2 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.08%) Libgdx
6 1 (2.08%) CSS3
6 1 (2.08%) WinForms
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.08%) WPF
6 1 (2.08%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Animation
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Social Media
3 4 (8.33%) Xbox
4 3 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 3 (6.25%) Photography
4 3 (6.25%) Video Editing
5 2 (4.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Online Games
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.08%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Android
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.50%) Android Development
4 5 (10.42%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (10.42%) Workflow
4 5 (10.42%) Validation
5 4 (8.33%) Scrum
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.17%) MVC
7 2 (4.17%) Kanban
7 2 (4.17%) Test-First Development
7 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.17%) SOA
7 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Development
8 1 (2.08%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.08%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C++
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) Python
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.42%) Lua
7 4 (8.33%) C
8 2 (4.17%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (2.08%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
1 1 (2.08%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Perforce
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Adobe
3 2 (4.17%) Cadence
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