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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 226 222 223
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Game Development 28 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £281 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £388 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 - 20 - - 17
Surrey +8 4 £363 +11.53%
Kent -4 3 - - 1
East Sussex -13 1 - -
Game Development
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (27.27%) Maya
2 9 (27.27%) 3ds Max
2 9 (27.27%) C++
3 8 (24.24%) Photoshop
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Adobe
5 6 (18.18%) Degree
5 6 (18.18%) Animation
5 6 (18.18%) ZBrush
6 5 (15.15%) Unreal Engine
6 5 (15.15%) Python
6 5 (15.15%) C
6 5 (15.15%) C#
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Xbox
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (9.09%) Social Media
8 3 (9.09%) REST
8 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
8 3 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (9.09%) Android Development
8 3 (9.09%) Cadence
8 3 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (9.09%) .NET
8 3 (9.09%) SOA
8 3 (9.09%) OpenGL
8 3 (9.09%) JSON
8 3 (9.09%) Photography
8 3 (9.09%) Video Editing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.03%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Maya
1 9 (27.27%) 3ds Max
2 8 (24.24%) Photoshop
3 6 (18.18%) ZBrush
4 3 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (9.09%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.06%) IaaS
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Animator
3 5 (15.15%) Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Graphic Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Games Tester
4 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Graphic Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Photoshop Designer
5 2 (6.06%) GUI Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Games Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Programmer
5 2 (6.06%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (9.09%) REST
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) OpenGL
2 3 (9.09%) JSON
2 3 (9.09%) OAuth
3 2 (6.06%) Flash
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Sass
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Animation
2 4 (12.12%) Xbox
3 3 (9.09%) Social Media
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Photography
3 3 (9.09%) Video Editing
3 3 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.03%) Online Games
4 1 (3.03%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (9.09%) Android Development
3 3 (9.09%) SOA
3 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Kanban
3 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Test-First Development
3 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.06%) Release Management
4 2 (6.06%) TDD
4 2 (6.06%) MVC
4 2 (6.06%) DevOps
4 2 (6.06%) Line Management
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C++
2 5 (15.15%) Python
2 5 (15.15%) C
2 5 (15.15%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Adobe
2 3 (9.09%) Cadence
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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