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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
UK / England
Rank 561 600 579
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -21
Contract jobs citing Game Development 11 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.041% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Median daily rate £250 £238 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £238 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
34602 38841 37850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.81% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23058 25722 24344
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 1058 1021
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +7 7 £275 -4.34% 3
North West +16 3 £198 -12.22% 3
West Midlands +3 1 £450 - 11
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 57 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (36.84%) Android
3 20 (35.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 17 (29.82%) C#
5 16 (28.07%) Java
5 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
6 14 (24.56%) Android Development
7 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 12 (21.05%) C++
8 10 (17.54%) Apple iOS
9 7 (12.28%) BDD
9 7 (12.28%) WebGL
9 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
9 7 (12.28%) JIRA
9 7 (12.28%) Web Services
9 7 (12.28%) Mobile Games
9 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
9 7 (12.28%) iOS Development
9 7 (12.28%) Apache Cordova
9 7 (12.28%) React
9 7 (12.28%) React Native
9 7 (12.28%) ES6
9 7 (12.28%) Pixi.js
10 6 (10.53%) Mobile Development
10 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (10.53%) TDD
10 6 (10.53%) OpenGL
11 5 (8.77%) REST
11 5 (8.77%) QA

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 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SketchUp
2 2 (3.51%) Maya
2 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.75%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) GitHub
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon S3
2 3 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 3 (5.26%) Route 53
2 3 (5.26%) Trello
2 3 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Android Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Games Developer
3 6 (10.53%) iOS Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (7.02%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Tester
5 3 (5.26%) Web Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Author
6 2 (3.51%) Designer
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Objective-C Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
2 7 (12.28%) Apache Cordova
2 7 (12.28%) Pixi.js
2 7 (12.28%) React
2 7 (12.28%) React Native
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 7 (12.28%) WebGL
3 6 (10.53%) OpenGL
4 5 (8.77%) HTML
4 5 (8.77%) JSON
4 5 (8.77%) REST
5 4 (7.02%) cocos2d
5 4 (7.02%) HTML5
5 4 (7.02%) SpriteKit
6 3 (5.26%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (3.51%) Android NDK
7 2 (3.51%) Android SDK
7 2 (3.51%) OpenCL
7 2 (3.51%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Mobile Games
2 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.02%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (7.02%) User Experience
4 3 (5.26%) Animation
4 3 (5.26%) Oculus Rift
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (3.51%) HTC Vive
5 2 (3.51%) Online Games
6 1 (1.75%) 3D Printing
6 1 (1.75%) Apple TV
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) New Media
6 1 (1.75%) Robotics
6 1 (1.75%) Social Media
6 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Android
2 10 (17.54%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) Windows
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Android Development
3 7 (12.28%) BDD
3 7 (12.28%) iOS Development
3 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
4 6 (10.53%) Mobile Development
4 6 (10.53%) TDD
5 5 (8.77%) Visual Effects
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) DevOps
7 3 (5.26%) Information Security
7 3 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 3 (5.26%) OOP
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Computer Vision
8 2 (3.51%) Line Management
8 2 (3.51%) Texturing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) C#
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 12 (21.05%) C++
3 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.28%) ES6
5 5 (8.77%) Python
6 4 (7.02%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.26%) Go
7 3 (5.26%) Scala
8 2 (3.51%) C
8 2 (3.51%) Lua
8 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) Apple
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