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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / South West
Rank - - 140
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
2045 2453 2323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.73% 82.32% 75.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1729 1558
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 118 112
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £23.25 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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