The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 250 232 248
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing Game Development 8 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.083% 0.047% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.065% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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£313 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £288 £225
% change year-on-year
-16.52% +27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.06%
Game Development
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7027 6129 6497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.73% 71.38% 70.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3386 3158
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 245 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Game Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the South East region.

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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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
Surrey -1 5 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 13 (56.52%) JSON
3 13 (56.52%) Twitter
4 12 (52.17%) Mobile App
4 12 (52.17%) Mobile Application Development
4 12 (52.17%) OAuth
4 12 (52.17%) Facebook
4 12 (52.17%) Rapid Prototyping
4 12 (52.17%) REST
4 12 (52.17%) Google
4 12 (52.17%) Use Case
4 12 (52.17%) Spring
4 12 (52.17%) XML
4 12 (52.17%) Java
4 12 (52.17%) SOA
4 12 (52.17%) Internet
5 8 (34.78%) C++
6 7 (30.43%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) J2ME
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) Java ME
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) C
9 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.04%) Windows
10 3 (13.04%) Middleware
10 3 (13.04%) Python

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Lead Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Programmer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Games Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Graphics Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Tools Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Game Tools Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) JSON
2 12 (52.17%) REST
2 12 (52.17%) XML
2 12 (52.17%) Spring
2 12 (52.17%) OAuth
3 6 (26.09%) Java ME
3 6 (26.09%) J2ME
4 3 (13.04%) Middleware
5 2 (8.70%) .NET
5 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 2 (8.70%) Direct3D
5 2 (8.70%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.35%) LESS
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.35%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (4.35%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Online Games
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) TDD
2 12 (52.17%) SOA
2 12 (52.17%) Use Case
2 12 (52.17%) Rapid Prototyping
2 12 (52.17%) Mobile Application Development
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Process Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Code Coverage
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) C++
4 7 (30.43%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) C
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.04%) Python
8 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Twitter
2 12 (52.17%) Google
2 12 (52.17%) Facebook
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft