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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 248 251 227
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing Game Development 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.058% 0.043% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.056% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate £250 £375 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £270 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £463 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
6791 7200 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.38% 77.44% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3942 3316
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 232 260
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire - 3 £250 -
Surrey -6 1 - -
Kent - 1 £250 - 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) C++
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) Kanban
6 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (22.22%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (22.22%) User Experience
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) SOA
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Cadence
6 2 (22.22%) Test-First Development
7 1 (11.11%) Subversion
7 1 (11.11%) WinForms
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (11.11%) Economics
7 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Statistics

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) NuGet
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Games Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Games Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3D Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Operations Manager
4 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Games Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Penetration Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Economics
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (11.11%) PlayStation
3 1 (11.11%) Psychology
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Test-First Development
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) CAD
4 1 (11.11%) Image Processing
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) IronPython
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cadence
3 1 (11.11%) Perforce