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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 249 228 219
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Game Development 21 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £360 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £281
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.44
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
7343 6851 6117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.28% 74.64% 72.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4443 3749 3299
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 257 264
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 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
Oxfordshire - 14 - - 7
Berkshire 0 2 £275 -12.00%
Kent -10 2 - - 1
Surrey -6 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 3
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (25.00%) Maya
2 9 (25.00%) 3ds Max
2 9 (25.00%) C++
2 9 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 7 (19.44%) Degree
4 6 (16.67%) Adobe
4 6 (16.67%) OpenGL
4 6 (16.67%) Animation
4 6 (16.67%) ZBrush
5 5 (13.89%) Social Media
5 5 (13.89%) REST
5 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
5 5 (13.89%) Mobile Application Development
5 5 (13.89%) Xbox
5 5 (13.89%) Android Development
5 5 (13.89%) JSON
5 5 (13.89%) Android
5 5 (13.89%) OAuth
5 5 (13.89%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
6 4 (11.11%) QA
6 4 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (8.33%) Photography
7 3 (8.33%) Video Editing
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 9 (25.00%) Maya
1 9 (25.00%) 3ds Max
2 6 (16.67%) ZBrush
3 3 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (8.33%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) NuGet
2 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Animator
2 6 (16.67%) Designer
3 5 (13.89%) Applications Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Android Developer
4 3 (8.33%) GUI Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Games Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Designer
4 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Graphic Designer
4 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Graphic Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Photoshop Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Games Tester
5 2 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.56%) C++ Games Developer
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 5 (13.89%) JSON
2 5 (13.89%) REST
2 5 (13.89%) OAuth
3 4 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) Flash
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware
6 1 (2.78%) Libgdx
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.78%) Sass
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Animation
2 5 (13.89%) Social Media
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.89%) Xbox
3 3 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 3 (8.33%) Photography
3 3 (8.33%) Video Editing
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Online Games
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile Application Development
1 5 (13.89%) Android Development
2 4 (11.11%) Scrum
2 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (8.33%) MVC
3 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Kanban
4 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.56%) BDD
4 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.56%) TDD
4 2 (5.56%) Test-First Development
4 2 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.78%) Web Design
5 1 (2.78%) Content Management
5 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C++
2 5 (13.89%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) C
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Adobe
2 2 (5.56%) Cadence
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Perforce
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