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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 548 527 505
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -22
Contract jobs citing Game Development 31 33 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.069% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.092% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 42
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£288 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £211 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £500 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 -
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
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -9 13 £325 +36.84%
London +12 8 £300 -25.00% 10
West Midlands -15 4 £270 -6.08%
South West -23 3 - - 1
North West 0 1 £90 -60.00% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Game Development
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 67 (100.00%) Games
2 34 (50.75%) SQL
3 31 (46.27%) Java
4 29 (43.28%) Mobile App
5 26 (38.81%) Mobile Application Development
5 26 (38.81%) XML
6 25 (37.31%) JSON
7 24 (35.82%) TDD
7 24 (35.82%) Spring
7 24 (35.82%) OAuth
7 24 (35.82%) Internet
7 24 (35.82%) REST
7 24 (35.82%) Facebook
7 24 (35.82%) Twitter
8 23 (34.33%) SOA
8 23 (34.33%) Google
9 22 (32.84%) Rapid Prototyping
9 22 (32.84%) Use Case
10 20 (29.85%) C++
11 18 (26.87%) C#
12 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
13 10 (14.93%) HTML
13 10 (14.93%) Scrum
14 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
15 8 (11.94%) Degree
15 8 (11.94%) Android
15 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
15 8 (11.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 7 (10.45%) HTML5

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.48%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.48%) Maya
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.99%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) Multicast
3 2 (2.99%) Intranet
4 1 (1.49%) HTTP
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.99%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Redis
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Grunt
2 3 (4.48%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.49%) Bower
3 1 (1.49%) Mocha
3 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
General
1 67 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (4.48%) iGaming
3 2 (2.99%) Legal
3 2 (2.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (67.16%) Developer
2 20 (29.85%) Mobile Developer
3 16 (23.88%) Programmer
4 14 (20.90%) Lead Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Games Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Games Programmer
7 4 (5.97%) Graphics Programmer
8 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.99%) Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.99%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 1 (1.49%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Development Engineer
10 1 (1.49%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) XML
2 25 (37.31%) JSON
3 24 (35.82%) Spring
3 24 (35.82%) OAuth
3 24 (35.82%) REST
4 10 (14.93%) HTML
5 8 (11.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 7 (10.45%) HTML5
7 6 (8.96%) CSS
7 6 (8.96%) J2ME
7 6 (8.96%) Java ME
8 5 (7.46%) Middleware
8 5 (7.46%) OpenGL
9 4 (5.97%) RESTful
10 3 (4.48%) CSS3
10 3 (4.48%) DirectX
10 3 (4.48%) Flash
10 3 (4.48%) .NET
10 3 (4.48%) jQuery
10 3 (4.48%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (43.28%) Mobile App
2 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
3 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.96%) Physics
5 5 (7.46%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (5.97%) Mobile Games
6 4 (5.97%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.48%) Xbox
7 3 (4.48%) User Experience
8 2 (2.99%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.99%) Social Gaming
8 2 (2.99%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.99%) Animation
9 1 (1.49%) Replication
9 1 (1.49%) Economics
9 1 (1.49%) Open Source
9 1 (1.49%) Online Games
9 1 (1.49%) Online Gambling
9 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Android
1 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.97%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Mobile Application Development
2 24 (35.82%) TDD
3 23 (34.33%) SOA
4 22 (32.84%) Use Case
4 22 (32.84%) Rapid Prototyping
5 10 (14.93%) Scrum
6 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.45%) MVC
8 5 (7.46%) Android Development
8 5 (7.46%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.97%) OO
10 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.99%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (2.99%) Web Development
11 2 (2.99%) Analytics
11 2 (2.99%) Memory Management
12 1 (1.49%) Digital Signal Processing
12 1 (1.49%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) SQL
2 31 (46.27%) Java
3 20 (29.85%) C++
4 18 (26.87%) C#
5 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.45%) C
7 4 (5.97%) Objective-C
7 4 (5.97%) Scala
8 3 (4.48%) Python
9 2 (2.99%) VBScript
9 2 (2.99%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.99%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (2.99%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (2.99%) Lua
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Facebook
1 24 (35.82%) Twitter
2 23 (34.33%) Google
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.99%) Apple
5 1 (1.49%) Alias
5 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.49%) Tableau
5 1 (1.49%) Talend