The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank - 133 127
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.12% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.15% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £210 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
-49.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
Game Development
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1868 2653 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.65% 81.71% 79.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1381 1121
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Game Development
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (80.00%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (80.00%) R
2 4 (80.00%) GLSL
2 4 (80.00%) HLSL
2 4 (80.00%) Physics
2 4 (80.00%) V-Ray
2 4 (80.00%) RenderMan
2 4 (80.00%) OOD
2 4 (80.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (80.00%) DirectX
2 4 (80.00%) Animation
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Data Structures

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Games Developer
2 1 (20.00%) 3D Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Games Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) DirectX
1 4 (80.00%) OpenGL
1 4 (80.00%) Unreal Engine
1 4 (80.00%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (80.00%) Animation
2 4 (80.00%) Physics
2 4 (80.00%) RenderMan
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) GLSL
2 4 (80.00%) HLSL
2 4 (80.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree