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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 584 540 487
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -53
Contract jobs citing Game Development 15 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.058% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.077% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £295 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £174 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £243
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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 -25 14 £375 +27.11% 19
London 0 5 £400 +6.66% 10
South East -39 5 £375 +36.36% 5
West Midlands -6 2 - - 1
City of London +16 1 £310 -31.11% 4
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
East Sussex -6 1 - -
Brighton -10 1 - -
South West - 1 £213 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (34.29%) C++
4 11 (31.43%) C#
4 11 (31.43%) Python
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) C
6 9 (25.71%) HTML
6 9 (25.71%) ActionScript
6 9 (25.71%) Flash
7 8 (22.86%) XML
7 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
7 8 (22.86%) ActionScript 3.0
8 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (20.00%) Degree
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 6 (17.14%) Photoshop
9 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
10 5 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) Linux
10 5 (14.29%) Java
10 5 (14.29%) Web Services
10 5 (14.29%) OO
10 5 (14.29%) Analytics
10 5 (14.29%) Xbox
10 5 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (11.43%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) WordPress
3 1 (2.86%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (8.57%) Maya
3 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.57%) PaaS
3 3 (8.57%) IaaS
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Multicast
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (5.71%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Azkaban
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
2 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 35 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (8.57%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Games Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Programmer
4 6 (17.14%) ActionScript Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Flash Games Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Flash Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Graphics Programmer
8 2 (5.71%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 2 (5.71%) C++ Programmer
8 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Change Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) HTML
1 9 (25.71%) Flash
2 8 (22.86%) XML
3 5 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) OpenGL
4 3 (8.57%) DirectX
4 3 (8.57%) Apache Flex
5 2 (5.71%) jQuery
5 2 (5.71%) CSS
5 2 (5.71%) .NET
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.86%) Middleware
6 1 (2.86%) JSON
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.86%) HTML5
6 1 (2.86%) CSS3
6 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.86%) Sass
6 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
2 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (14.29%) Xbox
3 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 4 (11.43%) Statistics
4 4 (11.43%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile Games
5 2 (5.71%) Physics
6 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (2.86%) Economics
6 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (2.86%) Social Gaming
6 1 (2.86%) Kinect
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) User Experience
6 1 (2.86%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Android
2 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Scrum
3 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.29%) OO
4 5 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (11.43%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.43%) MapReduce
6 3 (8.57%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Kanban
6 3 (8.57%) Release Management
6 3 (8.57%) OOP
6 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) SOA
6 3 (8.57%) Test-First Development
6 3 (8.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (34.29%) C++
3 11 (31.43%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) Python
4 10 (28.57%) C
5 9 (25.71%) ActionScript
6 8 (22.86%) ActionScript 3.0
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (14.29%) Java
8 5 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
9 4 (11.43%) Scala
9 4 (11.43%) Golang
10 3 (8.57%) R
10 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (5.71%) Lua
12 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
12 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Adobe
1 4 (11.43%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (11.43%) Netezza
1 4 (11.43%) Tableau
1 4 (11.43%) Vertica
2 3 (8.57%) Cadence
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Facebook
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