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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 559 543 529
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing Game Development 36 35 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.090% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 35
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£346 £238 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.78% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £231 £215
% change year-on-year
+25.40% +7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 -

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 -25 34 £350 +47.36% 15
South East -2 15 £350 +47.36% 1
London +19 12 £450 +50.00% 12
Tunbridge Wells - 12 £350 -
Kent - 12 £350 -
City of London +35 5 £400 -
Surrey -8 3 £325 +36.84%
Guildford +4 2 £300 -
Birmingham 0 2 - -
West Midlands -23 2 - -
South West -32 2 - - 2
North West +1 1 £200 -11.11%
Scotland -14 1 £290 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Bath - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (47.14%) SQL
3 31 (44.29%) Java
4 30 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 27 (38.57%) Mobile Application Development
6 25 (35.71%) XML
6 25 (35.71%) JSON
7 24 (34.29%) Spring
7 24 (34.29%) OAuth
7 24 (34.29%) Internet
7 24 (34.29%) REST
7 24 (34.29%) Facebook
7 24 (34.29%) Twitter
8 23 (32.86%) SOA
8 23 (32.86%) TDD
8 23 (32.86%) Google
9 22 (31.43%) Rapid Prototyping
9 22 (31.43%) Use Case
10 19 (27.14%) C++
11 14 (20.00%) C#
12 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
13 12 (17.14%) HTML
14 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
14 10 (14.29%) Mathematics
14 10 (14.29%) Degree
15 9 (12.86%) Android
15 9 (12.86%) CSS
15 9 (12.86%) Scrum
15 9 (12.86%) Apple iOS
16 8 (11.43%) HTML5

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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%) Node.js
1 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) Maya
3 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.43%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.29%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) Intranet
2 2 (2.86%) Multicast
3 1 (1.43%) Network Security
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.29%) Grunt
3 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.86%) Subversion
3 2 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.43%) Bower
4 1 (1.43%) Mocha
4 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 70 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
3 3 (4.29%) iGaming
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (72.86%) Developer
2 20 (28.57%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 13 (18.57%) Programmer
5 8 (11.43%) Games Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Games Programmer
8 5 (7.14%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Graphics Programmer
10 3 (4.29%) iOS Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
11 2 (2.86%) Junior
11 2 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Support Technician
11 2 (2.86%) Graduate
11 2 (2.86%) C++ Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) XML
1 25 (35.71%) JSON
2 24 (34.29%) Spring
2 24 (34.29%) OAuth
2 24 (34.29%) REST
3 12 (17.14%) HTML
4 9 (12.86%) CSS
5 8 (11.43%) HTML5
6 6 (8.57%) Java ME
6 6 (8.57%) OpenGL
6 6 (8.57%) Middleware
6 6 (8.57%) J2ME
7 5 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (5.71%) DirectX
8 4 (5.71%) RESTful
8 4 (5.71%) jQuery
9 3 (4.29%) CSS3
9 3 (4.29%) Backbone.js
9 3 (4.29%) Direct3D
9 3 (4.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.57%) Physics
3 6 (8.57%) Xbox
4 3 (4.29%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.29%) Mobile Games
4 3 (4.29%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.86%) Economics
5 2 (2.86%) Animation
5 2 (2.86%) Online Games
6 1 (1.43%) Social Gaming
6 1 (1.43%) iPad
6 1 (1.43%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.43%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Android
1 9 (12.86%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Mobile Application Development
2 23 (32.86%) SOA
2 23 (32.86%) TDD
3 22 (31.43%) Rapid Prototyping
3 22 (31.43%) Use Case
4 9 (12.86%) Scrum
5 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.57%) MVC
5 6 (8.57%) iOS Development
6 5 (7.14%) Android Development
7 4 (5.71%) OO
8 3 (4.29%) Time Management
8 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
9 2 (2.86%) Web Development
9 2 (2.86%) Analytics
9 2 (2.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (2.86%) Memory Management
10 1 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.14%) SQL
2 31 (44.29%) Java
3 19 (27.14%) C++
4 14 (20.00%) C#
5 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.14%) C
7 4 (5.71%) Objective-C
7 4 (5.71%) Scala
8 3 (4.29%) Python
9 2 (2.86%) VBScript
9 2 (2.86%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.43%) R
10 1 (1.43%) Lua
10 1 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Facebook
1 24 (34.29%) Twitter
2 23 (32.86%) Google
3 3 (4.29%) Alias
3 3 (4.29%) Apple
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.86%) Perforce
4 2 (2.86%) Talend
4 2 (2.86%) Tableau
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe
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