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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 232 224 225
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Game Development 28 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
- -23.52%
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
7223 6731 5985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.14% 73.99% 71.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4196 3724 3142
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 258 273
Average hourly rate £22.83 £31.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.09% +5.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.04 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 - 21 - - 4
Kent -17 4 - - 1
Surrey -3 2 £350 +7.69%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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%) Photoshop
3 7 (21.21%) C++
4 6 (18.18%) Adobe
4 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) Animation
4 6 (18.18%) ZBrush
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Android
6 4 (12.12%) OAuth
6 4 (12.12%) JSON
6 4 (12.12%) OpenGL
6 4 (12.12%) Python
6 4 (12.12%) C
6 4 (12.12%) C#
6 4 (12.12%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) Social Media
6 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
6 4 (12.12%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (12.12%) Xbox
6 4 (12.12%) Android Development
6 4 (12.12%) REST
6 4 (12.12%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (9.09%) Flash
7 3 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (9.09%) MVC

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

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