The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 39 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.68% 4.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 5.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £231
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +25.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.38
Game Development
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
230 231 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.50% 77.00% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 153 128
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -24.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the Kent region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Tunbridge Wells -8 2 - - 1
Game Development
South East

Game Development
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) Android
1 5 (100.00%) OAuth
1 5 (100.00%) Social Media
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 5 (100.00%) Android Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) OAuth
1 5 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Social Media
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 5 (100.00%) Android Development