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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 584 578 547
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing Game Development 36 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.060% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.079% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 20
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £242 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £281
% change year-on-year
+7.88% +7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 18 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 31 July 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 -24 32 £275 -18.51% 17
South East +3 28 £338 +3.84% 6
Oxfordshire - 21 - - 3
Glasgow +7 3 - -
Scotland -8 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 £275 -12.00%
Birmingham +3 2 £294 -
West Midlands +2 2 £294 - 3
Reading -1 2 £275 -12.00%
Tunbridge Wells -9 2 - -
London -11 2 £275 -38.88% 5
Kent -12 2 - -
Guildford -1 1 - -
Northern Ireland -2 1 £400 -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Belfast - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 3
County Antrim - 1 £400 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (32.73%) C++
3 15 (27.27%) Maya
4 13 (23.64%) SQL
4 13 (23.64%) Python
5 11 (20.00%) C#
6 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.18%) Degree
7 9 (16.36%) Android
7 9 (16.36%) 3ds Max
7 9 (16.36%) Web Services
7 9 (16.36%) Windows
7 9 (16.36%) Photoshop
7 9 (16.36%) Xbox
7 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
9 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
9 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.73%) OpenGL
9 7 (12.73%) Perforce
9 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.91%) Animation
10 6 (10.91%) JSON
10 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
10 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (10.91%) ZBrush
10 6 (10.91%) CruiseControl
10 6 (10.91%) Middleware

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Maya
2 9 (16.36%) 3ds Max
2 9 (16.36%) Photoshop
3 6 (10.91%) ZBrush
4 3 (5.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (5.45%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (5.45%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.91%) CruiseControl
3 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) NuGet
6 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 55 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (5.45%) Multimedia
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 3 (5.45%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Animator
2 6 (10.91%) Designer
2 6 (10.91%) Android Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Build Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Tester
4 4 (7.27%) Games Developer
4 4 (7.27%) C++ Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Games Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Photoshop Designer
5 3 (5.45%) GUI Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Designer
5 3 (5.45%) C++ Games Developer
5 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (5.45%) QA Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Graphic Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) OpenGL
3 6 (10.91%) Flash
3 6 (10.91%) Middleware
3 6 (10.91%) JSON
4 5 (9.09%) OAuth
4 5 (9.09%) REST
4 5 (9.09%) CSS
4 5 (9.09%) HTML
5 4 (7.27%) XML
5 4 (7.27%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (7.27%) HTML5
6 3 (5.45%) .NET
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.82%) Libgdx
8 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.82%) DirectX
8 1 (1.82%) CSS3
8 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Xbox
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.91%) Animation
4 5 (9.09%) Social Media
5 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
5 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.27%) Statistics
6 3 (5.45%) Graphic Design
6 3 (5.45%) Photography
6 3 (5.45%) Video Editing
6 3 (5.45%) New Media
7 2 (3.64%) User Experience
8 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.82%) Online Games
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.82%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Android
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
2 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
3 6 (10.91%) Android Development
4 5 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (9.09%) Workflow
4 5 (9.09%) Validation
4 5 (9.09%) Scrum
5 4 (7.27%) Content Management
5 4 (7.27%) Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) MapReduce
6 3 (5.45%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (5.45%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Anomaly Detection
6 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) MVC
6 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) C++
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) Python
3 11 (20.00%) C#
4 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.09%) Lua
6 4 (7.27%) C
6 4 (7.27%) Java
6 4 (7.27%) Go
6 4 (7.27%) Scala
7 3 (5.45%) R
7 3 (5.45%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
1 7 (12.73%) Perforce
2 6 (10.91%) Adobe
3 4 (7.27%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (7.27%) Netezza
3 4 (7.27%) Tableau
3 4 (7.27%) Vertica
4 2 (3.64%) Cadence
4 2 (3.64%) Remedy
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