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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
UK / England
Rank 541 576 578
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +2
Contract jobs citing Game Development 24 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.041% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.050% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
Median daily rate £350 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -
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
34168 38153 36576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.03% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22805 25059 24007
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1101 978
Median hourly rate £33.86 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.70% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 January 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 January 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 +14 14 £369 -7.81% 1
North West +33 9 £276 +22.77% 1
South East +12 1 £450 +111.76% 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 63 (100.00%) Games
2 25 (39.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 24 (38.10%) C#
4 23 (36.51%) Android
5 18 (28.57%) Java
5 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (25.40%) C++
6 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
7 15 (23.81%) Android Development
8 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
9 11 (17.46%) Apple iOS
10 9 (14.29%) JIRA
11 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.70%) iOS Development
11 8 (12.70%) Mobile Development
12 7 (11.11%) React Native
12 7 (11.11%) User Experience
12 7 (11.11%) React
12 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
12 7 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
12 7 (11.11%) ES6
12 7 (11.11%) Pixi.js
12 7 (11.11%) Visual Effects
12 7 (11.11%) Web Services
12 7 (11.11%) Mobile Games
12 7 (11.11%) BDD
12 7 (11.11%) WebGL
13 6 (9.52%) GitHub
13 6 (9.52%) SketchUp
13 6 (9.52%) HTML

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 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.59%) CMS
1 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) SketchUp
2 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) GitHub
2 5 (7.94%) Trello
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (4.76%) Route 53
3 3 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.29%) JIRA
3 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.17%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 63 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Automotive
3 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (63.49%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Android Developer
3 7 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Games Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Development Team Leader
5 5 (7.94%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.35%) Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Objective-C Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Applications Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Games Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 7 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
2 7 (11.11%) Pixi.js
2 7 (11.11%) React
2 7 (11.11%) React Native
2 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 7 (11.11%) WebGL
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 6 (9.52%) OpenGL
4 5 (7.94%) cocos2d
4 5 (7.94%) JSON
4 5 (7.94%) REST
5 4 (6.35%) HTML5
5 4 (6.35%) SpriteKit
6 3 (4.76%) CSS
6 3 (4.76%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (3.17%) Android NDK
7 2 (3.17%) Android SDK
7 2 (3.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Mobile Games
1 7 (11.11%) User Experience
2 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.35%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (4.76%) Oculus Rift
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) HTC Vive
5 2 (3.17%) Online Games
6 1 (1.59%) Animation
6 1 (1.59%) Apple TV
6 1 (1.59%) New Media
6 1 (1.59%) Robotics
6 1 (1.59%) Social Media
6 1 (1.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Android
2 11 (17.46%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.35%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Windows
4 3 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) Android Development
3 8 (12.70%) iOS Development
3 8 (12.70%) Mobile Development
3 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.11%) BDD
4 7 (11.11%) Visual Effects
5 6 (9.52%) TDD
6 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.76%) Analytics
8 3 (4.76%) Change Management
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps
8 3 (4.76%) Information Security
8 3 (4.76%) Load Testing
8 3 (4.76%) OOP
8 3 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (3.17%) Computer Vision
9 2 (3.17%) Line Management
9 2 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) C#
2 18 (28.57%) Java
3 16 (25.40%) C++
4 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.11%) ES6
6 5 (7.94%) Python
7 4 (6.35%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.76%) Go
8 3 (4.76%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.76%) Scala
8 3 (4.76%) XAML
9 2 (3.17%) C
9 2 (3.17%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Ansible
1 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.59%) Apple
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