The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 564 542 488
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -54
Contract jobs citing Game Development 17 24 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.047% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.063% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 24
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£375 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £174 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development within the UK.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Game Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development within the UK.

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Game Development
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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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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
England -13 15 £375 +27.11% 15
South East -30 6 £375 +31.57%
London -8 5 £400 +6.66% 10
South West - 2 £219 - 1
City of London +14 1 £310 -31.11% 1
Warwickshire -2 1 - -
East Sussex -6 1 - -
West Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Brighton -9 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (41.86%) C++
3 17 (39.53%) C#
4 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
5 14 (32.56%) C
6 12 (27.91%) Python
6 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (23.26%) Flash
7 10 (23.26%) HTML
7 10 (23.26%) ActionScript
8 9 (20.93%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) Scrum
8 9 (20.93%) Degree
8 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
8 9 (20.93%) ActionScript 3.0
9 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
9 8 (18.60%) XML
10 7 (16.28%) Photoshop
10 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
10 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
10 7 (16.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (13.95%) Analytics
11 6 (13.95%) ActionScript 2.0
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (13.95%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (13.95%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) OO
11 6 (13.95%) Linux
12 5 (11.63%) Windows
12 5 (11.63%) Data Mining

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.98%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (2.33%) WordPress
3 1 (2.33%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Photoshop
2 4 (9.30%) Maya
2 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
4 2 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.33%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.98%) PaaS
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (6.98%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.33%) Route 53
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Multicast
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Mining
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (6.98%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) Redis
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Xcode
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (6.98%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Programmer
3 9 (20.93%) Games Developer
4 6 (13.95%) ActionScript Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Flash Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Flash Games Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Graphics Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 2 (4.65%) C++ Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Graduate
8 1 (2.33%) Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Change Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) Flash
1 10 (23.26%) HTML
2 8 (18.60%) XML
3 7 (16.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (9.30%) OpenGL
4 4 (9.30%) DirectX
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) .NET
5 3 (6.98%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.65%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) Middleware
6 2 (4.65%) CSS
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.33%) Task Parallel Library
7 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.33%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (2.33%) Sass
7 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
2 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
4 6 (13.95%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (11.63%) Xbox
5 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (9.30%) Statistics
7 3 (6.98%) Mobile Games
8 2 (4.65%) User Experience
8 2 (4.65%) Social Gaming
8 2 (4.65%) Online Games
8 2 (4.65%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (4.65%) Physics
8 2 (4.65%) Graphic Design
9 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 1 (2.33%) Replication
9 1 (2.33%) Economics
9 1 (2.33%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (2.33%) Open Source
9 1 (2.33%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.98%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Scrum
3 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.95%) Analytics
4 6 (13.95%) OO
5 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.30%) DevOps
6 4 (9.30%) MapReduce
6 4 (9.30%) OOP
7 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.98%) SOA
7 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 3 (6.98%) Test-First Development
7 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Kanban
7 3 (6.98%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) C++
2 17 (39.53%) C#
3 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
4 14 (32.56%) C
5 12 (27.91%) Python
6 10 (23.26%) ActionScript
7 9 (20.93%) SQL
7 9 (20.93%) ActionScript 3.0
8 6 (13.95%) ActionScript 2.0
8 6 (13.95%) Java
9 4 (9.30%) Golang
9 4 (9.30%) Scala
10 3 (6.98%) Lua
10 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
10 3 (6.98%) R
11 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) VCP4
2 2 (4.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Tableau
1 4 (9.30%) Vertica
1 4 (9.30%) Netezza
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.30%) Adobe
1 4 (9.30%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (6.98%) Cadence
3 2 (4.65%) Remedy
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Facebook
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