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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 250 229 200
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -29
Contract jobs citing Game Development 5 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.050% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
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£375 £275 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +17.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £243
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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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
7498 6661 5637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.40% 72.79% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3634 2845
Average daily rate £395 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 278 284
Average hourly rate £33.50 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.41% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 26 March 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
East Sussex -5 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 10 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) C++
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) C
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) Line Management
6 3 (30.00%) Release Management
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (30.00%) PaaS
6 3 (30.00%) OpenStack
6 3 (30.00%) IaaS
6 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (30.00%) SOA
6 3 (30.00%) Cadence
6 3 (30.00%) Test-First Development
6 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (30.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (10.00%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (30.00%) PaaS
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Sass
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Xbox
1 1 (10.00%) Physics
1 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Line Management
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Test-First Development
4 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cadence
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
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