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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 550 531 503
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -28
Contract jobs citing Game Development 33 34 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.071% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.096% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 36
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£350 £238 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £160 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £231 £215
% change year-on-year
+22.16% +7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
South East -19 14 £350 +47.36% 2
London +20 12 £450 +50.00% 14
West Midlands -13 3 £240 +7.26% 2
South West -34 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 64 (100.00%) Games
2 33 (51.56%) SQL
3 31 (48.44%) Java
4 29 (45.31%) Mobile App
5 26 (40.63%) Mobile Application Development
6 25 (39.06%) XML
6 25 (39.06%) JSON
7 24 (37.50%) OAuth
7 24 (37.50%) Spring
7 24 (37.50%) Internet
7 24 (37.50%) Facebook
7 24 (37.50%) Twitter
7 24 (37.50%) REST
8 23 (35.94%) SOA
8 23 (35.94%) TDD
8 23 (35.94%) Google
9 22 (34.38%) Use Case
9 22 (34.38%) Rapid Prototyping
10 15 (23.44%) C++
11 13 (20.31%) C#
12 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
13 11 (17.19%) HTML
14 9 (14.06%) Mathematics
14 9 (14.06%) Degree
14 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
15 8 (12.50%) Android
15 8 (12.50%) HTML5
15 8 (12.50%) CSS
15 8 (12.50%) Apple iOS
16 7 (10.94%) Scrum

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.69%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) Maya
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) SPSS
3 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (37.50%) Internet
2 2 (3.13%) Intranet
2 2 (3.13%) Multicast
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) Grunt
3 2 (3.13%) Subversion
3 2 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
4 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.56%) Bower
4 1 (1.56%) Mocha
4 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
General
1 64 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (6.25%) Publishing
3 3 (4.69%) iGaming
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (71.88%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Lead Developer
4 11 (17.19%) Programmer
5 8 (12.50%) Games Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Games Programmer
8 4 (6.25%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Coordinator
9 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Graphics Programmer
10 2 (3.13%) Android Developer
10 2 (3.13%) iOS Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 2 (3.13%) Support Technician
11 1 (1.56%) Graduate
11 1 (1.56%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) XML
1 25 (39.06%) JSON
2 24 (37.50%) Spring
2 24 (37.50%) OAuth
2 24 (37.50%) REST
3 11 (17.19%) HTML
4 8 (12.50%) CSS
4 8 (12.50%) HTML5
5 6 (9.38%) J2ME
5 6 (9.38%) Java ME
5 6 (9.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (7.81%) Middleware
6 5 (7.81%) OpenGL
7 4 (6.25%) jQuery
7 4 (6.25%) RESTful
8 3 (4.69%) CSS3
8 3 (4.69%) Backbone.js
8 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.69%) DirectX
9 2 (3.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 29 (45.31%) Mobile App
2 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.06%) Mathematics
3 6 (9.38%) Physics
4 5 (7.81%) Xbox
5 3 (4.69%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.69%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (4.69%) Mobile Games
6 2 (3.13%) Economics
6 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.13%) Animation
7 1 (1.56%) Statistics
7 1 (1.56%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.56%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.56%) Online Games
7 1 (1.56%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Android
1 8 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Mobile Application Development
2 23 (35.94%) SOA
2 23 (35.94%) TDD
3 22 (34.38%) Rapid Prototyping
3 22 (34.38%) Use Case
4 7 (10.94%) Scrum
5 6 (9.38%) MVC
6 4 (6.25%) Android Development
6 4 (6.25%) iOS Development
7 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.69%) Time Management
7 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) OO
7 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.13%) Web Development
8 2 (3.13%) Memory Management
8 2 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.13%) Analytics
9 1 (1.56%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) SQL
2 31 (48.44%) Java
3 15 (23.44%) C++
4 13 (20.31%) C#
5 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) C
6 4 (6.25%) Scala
7 3 (4.69%) Python
7 3 (4.69%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) VBScript
9 1 (1.56%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.56%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.56%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.56%) R
9 1 (1.56%) Lua
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) Facebook
1 24 (37.50%) Twitter
2 23 (35.94%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) Alias
4 2 (3.13%) Talend
4 2 (3.13%) Tableau
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.13%) Apple
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