The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Designer
Rank 625 597 590
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Games Designer 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £318 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Games Designer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Games Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games Designer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Designer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Games Designer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games Designer across the England region.

Games Designer Daily Rate Trend in England

Games Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games Designer across the England region.

Games Designer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Games Designer
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 Games Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -4 2 £318 -
Games Designer
UK

Games Designer
Top 19 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Games Designer in their job title 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 with Games Designer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) 3D Animation
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Animation
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Web Usability
2 1 (50.00%) GIMP

Games Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Games Designer in their job title 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 with Games Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (50.00%) GIMP
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Animation
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Animation
1 1 (50.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe