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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 558 538 465
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -73
Contract jobs citing Game Development 19 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.091% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 18
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £235
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
38743 37390 31855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.29% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 23724 19449
Average daily rate £423 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1085 996
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.37 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 -1 8 £250 -41.17% 9
South East -27 8 £375 +11.11% 12
West Midlands -2 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - -
Game Development
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 33 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (42.42%) C++
3 12 (36.36%) C#
3 12 (36.36%) Python
4 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.21%) Windows
6 7 (21.21%) C
6 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
6 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (18.18%) Degree
7 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 6 (18.18%) Web Services
7 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 5 (15.15%) OpenGL
8 5 (15.15%) Maya
8 5 (15.15%) Linux
8 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) ActionScript
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (15.15%) Xbox
9 4 (12.12%) Android Development
9 4 (12.12%) Go
9 4 (12.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (12.12%) Mobile App

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
1 4 (12.12%) Apache Spark
2 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) WordPress
3 1 (3.03%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Maya
2 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (6.06%) PaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.03%) Route 53
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Multicast
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) Azkaban
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.12%) CruiseControl
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Programmer
3 4 (12.12%) Games Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Build Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Android Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.09%) ActionScript Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Flash Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Graphics Programmer
5 2 (6.06%) Flash Games Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) OpenGL
3 4 (12.12%) Middleware
3 4 (12.12%) JSON
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) Flash
4 3 (9.09%) .NET
4 3 (9.09%) OAuth
4 3 (9.09%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) DirectX
5 2 (6.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.03%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Flex
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.15%) Xbox
4 4 (12.12%) Statistics
4 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
5 3 (9.09%) Social Media
6 2 (6.06%) Online Games
6 2 (6.06%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (3.03%) Economics
7 1 (3.03%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Android
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.12%) Analytics
4 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.12%) Android Development
4 4 (12.12%) MapReduce
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) Anomaly Detection
5 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Kanban
5 3 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (9.09%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (9.09%) Test-First Development
5 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.09%) SOA
5 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) C++
2 12 (36.36%) C#
2 12 (36.36%) Python
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.21%) C
6 5 (15.15%) ActionScript
7 4 (12.12%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) Scala
7 4 (12.12%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (12.12%) Go
8 3 (9.09%) R
8 3 (9.09%) Lua
9 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 2 (6.06%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (12.12%) Perforce
2 4 (12.12%) Netezza
2 4 (12.12%) Tableau
2 4 (12.12%) Vertica
3 3 (9.09%) Cadence
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) Facebook
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