The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / South West
Rank - - 150
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-26.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2195 2388 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.61% 80.62% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1447 1617 1627
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 125 83
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.63 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £55.80 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the South West region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in the South West