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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 642 612 583
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -29
Contract jobs citing Game Development 16 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.034% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.043% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 16
Average daily rate £350 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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 13 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -39 9 £343 -5.51% 21
Glasgow - 6 £350 -
Scotland - 6 £350 - 1
London -9 4 £335 +34.00% 12
South East -27 2 - - 2
North West - 2 £400 - 2
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
City of London +39 1 £335 +34.00% 4
East Midlands +6 1 £325 -
Brighton +1 1 - -
East Sussex +1 1 - -
Guildford -2 1 - -
Surrey -13 1 - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 36 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (41.67%) C++
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) OpenGL
3 10 (27.78%) Animation
4 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (22.22%) HTML
5 8 (22.22%) DirectX
5 8 (22.22%) Unreal Engine
6 7 (19.44%) HLSL
6 7 (19.44%) R
6 7 (19.44%) GLSL
6 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
6 7 (19.44%) OOD
6 7 (19.44%) Physics
6 7 (19.44%) Degree
7 6 (16.67%) V-Ray
7 6 (16.67%) C#
7 6 (16.67%) RenderMan
7 6 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
8 5 (13.89%) HTML5
8 5 (13.89%) XML
8 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
9 4 (11.11%) QA
9 4 (11.11%) JSON
9 4 (11.11%) Android
9 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.11%) TDD

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Maya
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.78%) Bower
2 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Grunt
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) NuGet
2 1 (2.78%) QUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Games Developer
3 8 (22.22%) C++ Developer
3 8 (22.22%) C++ Games Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Flash Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Unity 3D Developer
5 2 (5.56%) 3D Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Junior
5 2 (5.56%) Junior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) 3D Designer
6 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Games Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) OpenGL
2 8 (22.22%) DirectX
2 8 (22.22%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) Unreal Engine
3 6 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (16.67%) V-Ray
4 5 (13.89%) HTML5
4 5 (13.89%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) Flash
5 4 (11.11%) JSON
6 3 (8.33%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
6 3 (8.33%) Middleware
6 3 (8.33%) REST
6 3 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (5.56%) CSS3
7 2 (5.56%) Polymer
7 2 (5.56%) RequireJS
7 2 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Animation
2 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
3 7 (19.44%) Physics
4 6 (16.67%) RenderMan
5 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (5.56%) Semantic Web
7 2 (5.56%) Social Media
7 2 (5.56%) User Experience
7 2 (5.56%) Xbox
8 1 (2.78%) Blog
8 1 (2.78%) Economics
8 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.78%) PlayStation
8 1 (2.78%) Psychology
8 1 (2.78%) Social Network
8 1 (2.78%) Statistics
8 1 (2.78%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) OOD
3 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 3 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 3 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) Analytics
5 2 (5.56%) Android Development
5 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (5.56%) OOP
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (5.56%) SDLC
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Web Design
5 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C++
2 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) GLSL
3 7 (19.44%) HLSL
3 7 (19.44%) R
4 6 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (2.78%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Perforce
2 1 (2.78%) Rally
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