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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
2294 2280 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.16% 77.08% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1525 894
Average daily rate £390 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 120 65
Average hourly rate £36.50 £33.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

Game Development
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Multicast
1 2 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree