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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 586 623 630
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +7
Contract jobs citing Game Development 38 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.042% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.051% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 21
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £437 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £200 £300
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -33.33%
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
40825 44928 44271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.52% 81.15% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27182 29127 28771
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1342 1219
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +27 38 £400 +6.66% 19
London +9 21 £400 - 2
North West +16 14 £400 +77.77% 2
Manchester +15 14 £400 +77.77% 2
City of London -4 3 £350 -20.45% 1
Salford - 3 £400 -
South East +20 2 £388 +121.42% 1
Kent - 2 £388 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 67 (100.00%) Games
2 29 (43.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 28 (41.79%) C#
4 22 (32.84%) Android
5 21 (31.34%) C++
6 18 (26.87%) Java
6 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
8 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.90%) Android Development
9 11 (16.42%) Apple iOS
10 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
10 10 (14.93%) User Experience
11 9 (13.43%) JIRA
12 8 (11.94%) iOS Development
12 8 (11.94%) Visual Effects
13 7 (10.45%) Apache Cordova
13 7 (10.45%) React
13 7 (10.45%) Mobile Development
13 7 (10.45%) React Native
13 7 (10.45%) ES6
13 7 (10.45%) Pixi.js
13 7 (10.45%) WebGL
13 7 (10.45%) BDD
13 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
13 7 (10.45%) Mobile Games
13 7 (10.45%) HTML
13 7 (10.45%) Web Services
14 6 (8.96%) OpenGL
14 6 (8.96%) TDD

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 (2.99%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) SketchUp
2 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) GitHub
2 5 (7.46%) Trello
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (4.48%) Route 53
3 3 (4.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.43%) JIRA
3 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.49%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 67 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Automotive
3 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (61.19%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Android Developer
3 7 (10.45%) iOS Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Development Team Leader
4 5 (7.46%) Games Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Programmer
4 5 (7.46%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.97%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Web Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Applications Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Applications Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Games Designer
7 2 (2.99%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
2 7 (10.45%) Apache Cordova
2 7 (10.45%) HTML
2 7 (10.45%) Pixi.js
2 7 (10.45%) React
2 7 (10.45%) React Native
2 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 7 (10.45%) WebGL
3 6 (8.96%) OpenGL
4 5 (7.46%) cocos2d
4 5 (7.46%) JSON
4 5 (7.46%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) CSS
5 4 (5.97%) HTML5
5 4 (5.97%) SpriteKit
5 4 (5.97%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (2.99%) .NET
6 2 (2.99%) Android NDK
6 2 (2.99%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) User Experience
2 7 (10.45%) Mobile Games
3 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.97%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Animation
6 1 (1.49%) Apple TV
6 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.49%) New Media
6 1 (1.49%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (1.49%) Physics
6 1 (1.49%) Robotics
6 1 (1.49%) Social Media
6 1 (1.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Android
2 11 (16.42%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 4 (5.97%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Unix
6 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) Android Development
3 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
4 8 (11.94%) iOS Development
4 8 (11.94%) Visual Effects
5 7 (10.45%) BDD
5 7 (10.45%) Mobile Development
6 6 (8.96%) TDD
7 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.48%) Analytics
9 3 (4.48%) Change Management
9 3 (4.48%) DevOps
9 3 (4.48%) Information Security
9 3 (4.48%) Load Testing
9 3 (4.48%) OOP
9 3 (4.48%) Project Management
10 2 (2.99%) Computer Vision
10 2 (2.99%) CRM
10 2 (2.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) C#
2 21 (31.34%) C++
3 18 (26.87%) Java
4 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.45%) ES6
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) Apple Swift
7 4 (5.97%) XAML
8 3 (4.48%) Go
8 3 (4.48%) Scala
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) Lua
9 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Ansible
1 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.49%) Apple