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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 239 230 248
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing Game Development 13 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £213 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 -
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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
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 34 (100.00%) Games
2 26 (76.47%) SQL
3 24 (70.59%) JSON
3 24 (70.59%) Twitter
4 23 (67.65%) REST
4 23 (67.65%) Mobile App
4 23 (67.65%) Mobile Application Development
4 23 (67.65%) OAuth
4 23 (67.65%) Facebook
4 23 (67.65%) Google
4 23 (67.65%) TDD
4 23 (67.65%) Spring
4 23 (67.65%) SOA
4 23 (67.65%) Java
4 23 (67.65%) Internet
4 23 (67.65%) XML
5 22 (64.71%) Use Case
5 22 (64.71%) Rapid Prototyping
6 8 (23.53%) C++
7 6 (17.65%) J2ME
7 6 (17.65%) Java ME
8 5 (14.71%) C#
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
9 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.82%) Middleware
10 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.82%) C
11 2 (5.88%) Degree
11 2 (5.88%) RESTful
11 2 (5.88%) Xbox

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 34 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 18 (52.94%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (41.18%) Lead Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Games Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.94%) Tester
7 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Graphics Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Tools Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Game Tools Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) JSON
2 23 (67.65%) REST
2 23 (67.65%) XML
2 23 (67.65%) Spring
2 23 (67.65%) OAuth
3 6 (17.65%) Java ME
3 6 (17.65%) J2ME
4 3 (8.82%) Middleware
5 2 (5.88%) .NET
5 2 (5.88%) RESTful
5 2 (5.88%) Direct3D
5 2 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.94%) LESS
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.94%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (2.94%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (67.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Xbox
2 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Online Games
3 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) SOA
1 23 (67.65%) TDD
1 23 (67.65%) Mobile Application Development
2 22 (64.71%) Rapid Prototyping
2 22 (64.71%) Use Case
3 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Web Design
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) Code Coverage
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
6 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) SQL
2 23 (67.65%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) C++
4 5 (14.71%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) C
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Twitter
2 23 (67.65%) Google
2 23 (67.65%) Facebook
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Alias