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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 591 562 541
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -21
Contract jobs citing Game Development 17 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.034% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.044% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 21
Average daily rate £250 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £375 £288
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +5 7 £350 -8.49% 7
South East -4 5 £250 -33.33% 6
West Midlands -12 2 - - 7
North West - 2 £225 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (44.12%) C++
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Degree
4 9 (26.47%) C#
5 8 (23.53%) HTML
5 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) .NET
6 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Animation
7 5 (14.71%) TDD
7 5 (14.71%) HTML5
7 5 (14.71%) CSS
7 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
7 5 (14.71%) CSS3
7 5 (14.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.76%) Finance
8 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
9 3 (8.82%) QA
9 3 (8.82%) BDD
9 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
9 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.82%) OpenGL
9 3 (8.82%) Flash
9 3 (8.82%) SVG

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Xcode
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) JUnit
2 1 (2.94%) NuGet
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Games Developer
3 4 (11.76%) C++ Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3D Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Business Manager
4 3 (8.82%) C++ Games Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Flash Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Games Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) iOS Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Unity 3D Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Junior
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) CSS
3 5 (14.71%) CSS3
3 5 (14.71%) HTML5
3 5 (14.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (8.82%) DOM
4 3 (8.82%) Flash
4 3 (8.82%) HTML5 Canvas
4 3 (8.82%) LESS
4 3 (8.82%) OpenGL
4 3 (8.82%) Sass
4 3 (8.82%) SVG
4 3 (8.82%) XML
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) Ajax
5 2 (5.88%) iOS SDK
5 2 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 2 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Animation
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Economics
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (2.94%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.94%) Psychology
4 1 (2.94%) Social Gaming
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
4 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 5 (14.71%) TDD
5 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
6 3 (8.82%) BDD
6 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.82%) iOS Development
6 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.82%) OO
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.88%) Kanban
7 2 (5.88%) OOP
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) Test-First Development
7 2 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C++
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.94%) IronPython
6 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
1 1 (2.94%) SCSM
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Cadence
2 2 (5.88%) Perforce