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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 571 554 526
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Contract jobs citing Game Development 38 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.070% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.092% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 13
Average daily rate
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£263 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average 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
42553 40275 36728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.55% 76.11% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27470 25080 22041
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1189 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 15 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 6 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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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 -13 35 £263 -25.00% 21
South East -4 27 - - 9
Oxfordshire - 21 - - 5
London -3 5 £250 -39.39% 4
Tunbridge Wells -9 4 - -
Kent -14 4 - -
Glasgow +4 3 - -
Scotland +3 3 - -
City of London -5 3 £250 -16.66% 1
Birmingham +3 2 £294 -
West Midlands -1 2 £294 - 3
Surrey +2 1 - -
Guildford -1 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 16 (29.09%) Maya
2 16 (29.09%) C++
2 16 (29.09%) Python
3 14 (25.45%) SQL
4 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (20.00%) C#
4 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.00%) Windows
5 9 (16.36%) Web Services
5 9 (16.36%) Photoshop
5 9 (16.36%) 3ds Max
5 9 (16.36%) Degree
5 9 (16.36%) Android
5 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (14.55%) Xbox
6 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
6 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
7 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.91%) Adobe
8 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
8 6 (10.91%) Flash
8 6 (10.91%) Perforce
8 6 (10.91%) OpenGL
8 6 (10.91%) Middleware
8 6 (10.91%) JSON
8 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
8 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.82%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) 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 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Route 53
4 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) NAS
2 1 (1.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) SAN
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 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.91%) CruiseControl
3 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
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 14 (25.45%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Animator
2 6 (10.91%) Build Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Android Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Designer
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%) Games Tester
5 3 (5.45%) GUI Designer
5 3 (5.45%) C++ Games Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Photoshop Designer
5 3 (5.45%) C++ 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%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 6 (10.91%) Flash
2 6 (10.91%) OpenGL
2 6 (10.91%) Middleware
2 6 (10.91%) JSON
3 5 (9.09%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) OAuth
3 5 (9.09%) CSS
3 5 (9.09%) REST
4 4 (7.27%) HTML5
4 4 (7.27%) XML
4 4 (7.27%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (5.45%) .NET
6 2 (3.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.82%) jQuery
7 1 (1.82%) DirectX
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.55%) Xbox
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%) Statistics
6 3 (5.45%) Graphic Design
6 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
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%) Online Games
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.82%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Android
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.27%) Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
2 6 (10.91%) Android Development
3 5 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 5 (9.09%) Workflow
3 5 (9.09%) Validation
3 5 (9.09%) Scrum
4 4 (7.27%) MapReduce
4 4 (7.27%) Content Management
4 4 (7.27%) Analytics
5 3 (5.45%) Anomaly Detection
5 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Project Management
5 3 (5.45%) MVC
6 2 (3.64%) TDD
6 2 (3.64%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) C++
1 16 (29.09%) Python
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) C#
3 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) C
4 5 (9.09%) Lua
5 4 (7.27%) ActionScript
5 4 (7.27%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) Go
5 4 (7.27%) Scala
6 3 (5.45%) R
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Adobe
2 6 (10.91%) Perforce
3 4 (7.27%) Netezza
3 4 (7.27%) Tableau
3 4 (7.27%) Vertica
3 4 (7.27%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.64%) Remedy
4 2 (3.64%) Cadence
Brighton, East Sussex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago