The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 550 486 549
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +63
Contract jobs citing Game Development 37 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.17% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 14
Average daily rate £313 £248 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.26% -29.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.34% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -98 37 £313 +26.26% 20
South East -16 19 £325 +41.30% 2
London -30 8 £413 +65.00% 10
North West -14 6 £188 - 1
Manchester -9 5 £175 -
Surrey -18 3 £295 +31.11% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 - - 1
Brighton -6 2 £250 +11.11%
East Sussex -8 2 £250 +11.11%
West Midlands -16 2 - - 2
East of England -27 2 £338 -6.89%
Norfolk - 2 £338 -
Norwich - 2 £338 -
City of London -15 1 £450 +78.21% 3
East Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South West - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 2

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 70 (100.00%) Games
2 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 25 (35.71%) SQL
4 24 (34.29%) C++
5 22 (31.43%) Java
6 21 (30.00%) HTML
7 20 (28.57%) CSS
7 20 (28.57%) Android
8 18 (25.71%) XML
8 18 (25.71%) C#
9 17 (24.29%) Mobile App
10 15 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
10 15 (21.43%) HTML5
10 15 (21.43%) Apple iOS
11 14 (20.00%) Internet
11 14 (20.00%) Google
11 14 (20.00%) JSON
12 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
12 13 (18.57%) TDD
12 13 (18.57%) REST
12 13 (18.57%) Facebook
13 12 (17.14%) Flash
14 11 (15.71%) Python
14 11 (15.71%) Windows
14 11 (15.71%) C
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.71%) SOA
14 11 (15.71%) Spring
14 11 (15.71%) Degree
14 11 (15.71%) Twitter

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.29%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.86%) Node.js
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.86%) MS Office
4 2 (2.86%) SPSS
5 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
3 2 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (1.43%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.43%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.43%) Flash Builder
4 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 70 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (4.29%) Publishing
2 3 (4.29%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Games Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Programmer
3 10 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Flash Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Games Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Junior Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Junior Web Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Junior
8 3 (4.29%) Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Android Developer
8 3 (4.29%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) HTML
2 20 (28.57%) CSS
3 18 (25.71%) XML
4 15 (21.43%) HTML5
5 14 (20.00%) JSON
6 13 (18.57%) REST
7 12 (17.14%) Flash
8 11 (15.71%) Spring
8 11 (15.71%) OAuth
9 8 (11.43%) Web Services
10 5 (7.14%) .NET
10 5 (7.14%) OpenGL
10 5 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 4 (5.71%) jQuery
12 3 (4.29%) RESTful
13 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.86%) Android NDK
13 2 (2.86%) CSS3
13 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
13 2 (2.86%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Mobile App
2 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Mobile Games
3 5 (7.14%) Xbox
4 4 (5.71%) iPhone
4 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.71%) iPad
4 4 (5.71%) Online Games
5 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.29%) Social Gaming
5 3 (4.29%) Kindle
5 3 (4.29%) New Media
6 2 (2.86%) Open Source
6 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.86%) Statistics
6 2 (2.86%) Economics
6 2 (2.86%) Animation
7 1 (1.43%) Flash Games
7 1 (1.43%) Social Network
7 1 (1.43%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Android
2 15 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 11 (15.71%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
2 13 (18.57%) TDD
3 11 (15.71%) SOA
4 10 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
4 10 (14.29%) Use Case
4 10 (14.29%) Scrum
5 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.43%) Project Management
7 7 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 7 (10.00%) Process Architecture
7 7 (10.00%) Android Development
7 7 (10.00%) iOS Development
7 7 (10.00%) Code Coverage
8 6 (8.57%) OO
9 5 (7.14%) Content Management
9 5 (7.14%) Analytics
10 4 (5.71%) Memory Management
10 4 (5.71%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
2 25 (35.71%) SQL
3 24 (34.29%) C++
4 22 (31.43%) Java
5 18 (25.71%) C#
6 11 (15.71%) Python
6 11 (15.71%) C
7 8 (11.43%) ActionScript
8 5 (7.14%) PHP
9 4 (5.71%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (4.29%) Objective-C
10 3 (4.29%) Ruby
10 3 (4.29%) Lua
11 2 (2.86%) R
11 2 (2.86%) VBScript
11 2 (2.86%) VB
12 1 (1.43%) PowerHouse
12 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Google
2 13 (18.57%) Facebook
3 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.71%) Twitter
4 4 (5.71%) Perforce
5 3 (4.29%) Alias
5 3 (4.29%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (4.29%) Tableau
5 3 (4.29%) Talend
6 2 (2.86%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) Omniture
7 1 (1.43%) Apple
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