The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 617 643 606
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -37
Contract jobs citing Game Development 31 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.029% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.036% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 17
Median daily rate £325 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £262 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £275 £245
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 28 September 2016.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 31 £325 +18.18% 24
London +12 23 £365 +8.14% 9
North West - 6 £185 - 4
Warrington - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Manchester - 2 £185 - 4
West Midlands -22 1 £95 - 7
Staffordshire - 1 £95 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £95 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Game Development.

1 40 (100.00%) Games
2 22 (55.00%) C#
2 22 (55.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 15 (37.50%) C++
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.00%) Java
5 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (17.50%) iOS Development
6 7 (17.50%) User Experience
7 6 (15.00%) GitHub
7 6 (15.00%) SketchUp
7 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (15.00%) JIRA
8 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.50%) HTML
8 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Android
8 5 (12.50%) Trello
9 4 (10.00%) Apple Swift
9 4 (10.00%) SpriteKit
9 4 (10.00%) XAML
9 4 (10.00%) Windows
9 4 (10.00%) CSS
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
10 3 (7.50%) Degree
10 3 (7.50%) .NET
10 3 (7.50%) XML
10 3 (7.50%) Android Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SketchUp
2 1 (2.50%) Maya
2 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) GitHub
2 5 (12.50%) Trello
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.00%) JIRA
2 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) Bower
3 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 40 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) iOS Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Programmer
3 4 (10.00%) C++ Programmer
4 3 (7.50%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (5.00%) Graduate
5 2 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Animator
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) SpriteKit
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) cocos2d
4 3 (7.50%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) Ajax
5 2 (5.00%) CSS3
5 2 (5.00%) EDI
5 2 (5.00%) jQuery
5 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) Polymer
5 2 (5.00%) REST
5 2 (5.00%) Web Components
5 2 (5.00%) XHTML
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.50%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.00%) Animation
3 2 (5.00%) Physics
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) RenderMan
4 1 (2.50%) Robotics
4 1 (2.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (12.50%) Android
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.50%) iOS Development
3 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.50%) Android Development
6 2 (5.00%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Development
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (2.50%) API Development
7 1 (2.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (2.50%) OO
7 1 (2.50%) OOD
7 1 (2.50%) OOP
7 1 (2.50%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (2.50%) TDD
7 1 (2.50%) Texturing
7 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) C#
2 15 (37.50%) C++
3 8 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) Apple Swift
5 4 (10.00%) XAML
6 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.50%) GLSL
7 1 (2.50%) HLSL
7 1 (2.50%) R
7 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
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