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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
UK
Rank 588 611 612
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +1
Contract jobs citing Game Development 14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.037% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 11
Median daily rate £203 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 - £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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 10 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +37 14 £203 -14.73% 20
London +23 7 £263 -8.69% 4
North West +26 5 £185 -17.77% 2
Manchester +13 3 £198 -12.22% 1
Wirral - 2 £154 -
Merseyside - 2 £154 -
West Midlands +4 1 £450 - 10
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 £350 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 57 (100.00%) Games
2 22 (38.60%) Android
3 19 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 16 (28.07%) C#
5 15 (26.32%) Java
5 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (24.56%) Android Development
7 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
8 11 (19.30%) C++
9 9 (15.79%) Apple iOS
10 8 (14.04%) HTML
11 7 (12.28%) Web Services
11 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.28%) Mobile Games
11 7 (12.28%) WebGL
11 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
11 7 (12.28%) BDD
11 7 (12.28%) Apache Cordova
11 7 (12.28%) React
11 7 (12.28%) React Native
11 7 (12.28%) ES6
11 7 (12.28%) Pixi.js
12 6 (10.53%) Mobile Development
12 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
12 6 (10.53%) HTML5
12 6 (10.53%) JIRA
12 6 (10.53%) QA
12 6 (10.53%) TDD
12 6 (10.53%) OpenGL

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 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SketchUp
2 2 (3.51%) Maya
2 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.75%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon Kinesis
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (5.26%) GitHub
1 3 (5.26%) Route 53
1 3 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (3.51%) Trello
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.53%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Android Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Games Developer
4 4 (7.02%) iOS Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Tester
5 3 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Development Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Games Tester
5 3 (5.26%) HTML Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) Web Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Applications Manager
6 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.51%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Objective-C Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (14.04%) HTML
3 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
3 7 (12.28%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (12.28%) Pixi.js
3 7 (12.28%) React
3 7 (12.28%) React Native
3 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 7 (12.28%) WebGL
4 6 (10.53%) HTML5
4 6 (10.53%) OpenGL
5 5 (8.77%) JSON
5 5 (8.77%) REST
6 4 (7.02%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (5.26%) cocos2d
8 2 (3.51%) Android NDK
8 2 (3.51%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (3.51%) OpenCL
8 2 (3.51%) OpenCV
8 2 (3.51%) Renderscript
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Mobile Games
2 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.02%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (7.02%) Oculus Rift
3 4 (7.02%) User Experience
4 3 (5.26%) Animation
4 3 (5.26%) HTC Vive
4 3 (5.26%) Online Games
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.75%) 3D Printing
6 1 (1.75%) Apple TV
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) New Media
6 1 (1.75%) Robotics
6 1 (1.75%) Social Media
6 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (38.60%) Android
2 9 (15.79%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) Windows
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Android Development
3 7 (12.28%) BDD
3 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
4 6 (10.53%) Mobile Development
4 6 (10.53%) TDD
5 5 (8.77%) iOS Development
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.02%) Visual Effects
7 3 (5.26%) Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) DevOps
7 3 (5.26%) Information Security
7 3 (5.26%) Line Management
7 3 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 3 (5.26%) OOP
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (3.51%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) C#
2 15 (26.32%) Java
2 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) C++
4 7 (12.28%) ES6
5 5 (8.77%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) Go
6 3 (5.26%) Scala
7 2 (3.51%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.51%) C
7 2 (3.51%) Lua
7 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.75%) SQL
8 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Facebook
2 1 (1.75%) Apple
2 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
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