The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Designer
Rank 559 545 569
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Games Designer 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.007% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Games Designer
UK

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
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 24 July 2014. 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
South East -10 5 £400 +128.57%
Games Designer
UK

Games Designer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (66.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Game Development
3 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Adobe