The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 231 221 244
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing Game Development 14 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.18% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
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£319 £238 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.21% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £215
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +51.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6692 6003 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.75% 70.57% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3660 3211 3273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 259 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Game Development
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(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
Kent - 9 £350 - 1
Surrey -12 3 £325 +36.84%
Berkshire +5 1 £313 -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (100.00%) Games
2 22 (68.75%) SQL
3 21 (65.63%) JSON
3 21 (65.63%) Twitter
4 20 (62.50%) Mobile App
4 20 (62.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 20 (62.50%) Facebook
4 20 (62.50%) OAuth
4 20 (62.50%) REST
4 20 (62.50%) Spring
4 20 (62.50%) Google
4 20 (62.50%) SOA
4 20 (62.50%) Internet
4 20 (62.50%) XML
4 20 (62.50%) Java
5 19 (59.38%) TDD
5 19 (59.38%) Use Case
5 19 (59.38%) Rapid Prototyping
6 8 (25.00%) C++
7 6 (18.75%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) Xbox
9 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
10 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
10 3 (9.38%) Java ME
10 3 (9.38%) Alias
10 3 (9.38%) Publishing
10 3 (9.38%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 32 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (9.38%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (43.75%) Lead Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Programmer
5 3 (9.38%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Graphics Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Games Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Tools Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Game Tools Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) JSON
2 20 (62.50%) REST
2 20 (62.50%) XML
2 20 (62.50%) Spring
2 20 (62.50%) OAuth
3 3 (9.38%) Java ME
3 3 (9.38%) J2ME
3 3 (9.38%) Direct3D
4 2 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware
4 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 2 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) Ajax
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) Flash
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.63%) Xbox
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) SOA
1 20 (62.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 19 (59.38%) TDD
2 19 (59.38%) Use Case
2 19 (59.38%) Rapid Prototyping
3 6 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.13%) MVC
5 1 (3.13%) Web Design
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (3.13%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.13%) Analytics
5 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) C
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Twitter
2 20 (62.50%) Google
2 20 (62.50%) Facebook
3 3 (9.38%) Alias
4 2 (6.25%) Perforce
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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