The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 227 208 243
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +35
Contract jobs citing Game Development 19 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.26% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.37% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate £325 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.34% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6873 5915 6977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.83% 70.58% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3067 3324
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 258 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Game Development
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -19 3 £295 +31.11% 1
East Sussex -7 2 £250 +11.11%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (63.33%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) C++
4 12 (40.00%) REST
5 11 (36.67%) Facebook
5 11 (36.67%) Twitter
5 11 (36.67%) Mobile App
5 11 (36.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 11 (36.67%) Internet
5 11 (36.67%) Java
5 11 (36.67%) XML
5 11 (36.67%) SOA
5 11 (36.67%) Spring
5 11 (36.67%) Google
5 11 (36.67%) JSON
5 11 (36.67%) OAuth
6 10 (33.33%) Use Case
6 10 (33.33%) TDD
6 10 (33.33%) C#
6 10 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) Python
9 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
9 7 (23.33%) Code Coverage
9 7 (23.33%) Scrum
9 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
9 7 (23.33%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Programmer
2 9 (30.00%) Lead Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Games Programmer
5 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Games Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Games Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) REST
2 11 (36.67%) XML
2 11 (36.67%) Spring
2 11 (36.67%) JSON
2 11 (36.67%) OAuth
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
4 1 (3.33%) Direct3D
4 1 (3.33%) OpenCL
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Mobile App
2 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.67%) Xbox
4 1 (3.33%) Online Games
4 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.33%) Animation
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) SOA
1 11 (36.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 10 (33.33%) Use Case
2 10 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
3 7 (23.33%) Software Architecture
3 7 (23.33%) Process Architecture
3 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
3 7 (23.33%) Code Coverage
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.33%) Analytics
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 14 (46.67%) C++
3 11 (36.67%) Java
4 10 (33.33%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (23.33%) Python
6 6 (20.00%) C
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Google
1 11 (36.67%) Facebook
1 11 (36.67%) Twitter
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Perforce
4 3 (10.00%) Alias
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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