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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 635 594 577
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -17
Contract jobs citing Game Development 16 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.055% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.070% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 15
Median daily rate £350 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £306
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -28 10 £343 +37.00% 12
London -9 6 £335 +34.00% 8
Scotland - 5 £350 -
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
North West - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £400 -
City of London +31 1 £335 +34.00%
East Midlands +18 1 £325 -
Brighton +4 1 - -
East Sussex +2 1 - -
South East -27 1 - - 2
Dundee - 1 £210 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 33 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (45.45%) C++
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Mathematics
4 9 (27.27%) OpenGL
5 8 (24.24%) DirectX
5 8 (24.24%) HTML
5 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 8 (24.24%) Animation
5 8 (24.24%) Unreal Engine
5 8 (24.24%) Algorithms
6 7 (21.21%) HLSL
6 7 (21.21%) R
6 7 (21.21%) GLSL
6 7 (21.21%) Physics
6 7 (21.21%) C#
6 7 (21.21%) OOD
7 6 (18.18%) RenderMan
7 6 (18.18%) V-Ray
7 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.15%) HTML5
8 5 (15.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (12.12%) Android
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
9 4 (12.12%) QA
9 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.12%) Flash
9 4 (12.12%) OO

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 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Maya
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.03%) Bower
2 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Grunt
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) JUnit
2 1 (3.03%) Maven
2 1 (3.03%) NuGet
2 1 (3.03%) QUnit
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Games Developer
3 8 (24.24%) C++ Developer
3 8 (24.24%) C++ Games Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Flash Developer
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Unity 3D Developer
5 2 (6.06%) 3D Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.06%) Games Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 3D Designer
6 1 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) OpenGL
2 8 (24.24%) DirectX
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
2 8 (24.24%) Unreal Engine
3 6 (18.18%) V-Ray
4 5 (15.15%) HTML5
4 5 (15.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (12.12%) Flash
5 4 (12.12%) XML
6 3 (9.09%) .NET
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) CSS
7 2 (6.06%) Middleware
7 2 (6.06%) Polymer
7 2 (6.06%) RequireJS
7 2 (6.06%) REST
7 2 (6.06%) Web Components
7 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Mathematics
2 8 (24.24%) Algorithms
2 8 (24.24%) Animation
3 7 (21.21%) Physics
4 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 6 (18.18%) RenderMan
5 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Semantic Web
6 2 (6.06%) User Experience
6 2 (6.06%) Xbox
7 1 (3.03%) Blog
7 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.03%) Economics
7 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (3.03%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (3.03%) Psychology
7 1 (3.03%) Social Network
7 1 (3.03%) Statistics
7 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) OOD
3 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) OO
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
5 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.06%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.06%) OOP
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Web Design
5 2 (6.06%) Web Development
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C++
2 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) GLSL
3 7 (21.21%) HLSL
3 7 (21.21%) R
4 4 (12.12%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) SQL
6 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
6 1 (3.03%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (3.03%) ECMAScript
6 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Perforce
2 1 (3.03%) Rally