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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 577 551 534
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing Game Development 35 35 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.090% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 40
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£300 £288 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £211 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 34 £300 +4.34% 11
South East +5 14 £325 +36.84%
London +13 10 £321 -19.68% 9
City of London +30 4 £400 +90.47% 2
Surrey -11 4 £325 +36.84%
West Midlands -19 4 £270 -6.08%
South West -42 3 - - 1
Birmingham -7 2 - -
North West -5 1 £90 -60.00% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £300 -
Bath - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Rochdale - - - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (100.00%) Games
2 34 (47.89%) SQL
3 31 (43.66%) Java
4 30 (42.25%) Mobile App
5 27 (38.03%) Mobile Application Development
6 26 (36.62%) XML
7 25 (35.21%) JSON
8 24 (33.80%) Spring
8 24 (33.80%) TDD
8 24 (33.80%) OAuth
8 24 (33.80%) Internet
8 24 (33.80%) REST
8 24 (33.80%) Facebook
8 24 (33.80%) Twitter
9 23 (32.39%) SOA
9 23 (32.39%) Google
10 22 (30.99%) Use Case
10 22 (30.99%) Rapid Prototyping
11 21 (29.58%) C++
12 18 (25.35%) C#
13 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
14 10 (14.08%) HTML
14 10 (14.08%) Degree
14 10 (14.08%) Scrum
15 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (12.68%) Mathematics
15 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
15 9 (12.68%) Apple iOS
16 8 (11.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 8 (11.27%) Android

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.23%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.23%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.23%) Maya
2 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) Internet
2 3 (4.23%) Multicast
3 2 (2.82%) Intranet
4 1 (1.41%) Network Security
4 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) Subversion
2 3 (4.23%) Grunt
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Mocha
3 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.41%) Bower
General
1 71 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (5.63%) Publishing
3 3 (4.23%) iGaming
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (66.20%) Developer
2 20 (28.17%) Mobile Developer
3 16 (22.54%) Programmer
4 14 (19.72%) Lead Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Games Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Games Programmer
7 4 (5.63%) Graphics Programmer
8 3 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.23%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.82%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 1 (1.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) XML
2 25 (35.21%) JSON
3 24 (33.80%) Spring
3 24 (33.80%) OAuth
3 24 (33.80%) REST
4 10 (14.08%) HTML
5 8 (11.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 7 (9.86%) HTML5
7 6 (8.45%) CSS
7 6 (8.45%) J2ME
7 6 (8.45%) Java ME
8 5 (7.04%) OpenGL
8 5 (7.04%) Middleware
9 4 (5.63%) RESTful
10 3 (4.23%) jQuery
10 3 (4.23%) Flash
10 3 (4.23%) .NET
10 3 (4.23%) DirectX
10 3 (4.23%) Backbone.js
10 3 (4.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.25%) Mobile App
2 9 (12.68%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.45%) Physics
4 5 (7.04%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (7.04%) Xbox
5 4 (5.63%) Mobile Games
5 4 (5.63%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.23%) User Experience
7 2 (2.82%) Social Gaming
7 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.82%) Animation
7 2 (2.82%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.41%) Open Source
8 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.41%) Online Games
8 1 (1.41%) Online Gambling
8 1 (1.41%) Replication
8 1 (1.41%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.27%) Android
3 4 (5.63%) Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) Mobile Application Development
2 24 (33.80%) TDD
3 23 (32.39%) SOA
4 22 (30.99%) Use Case
4 22 (30.99%) Rapid Prototyping
5 10 (14.08%) Scrum
6 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.86%) MVC
8 6 (8.45%) iOS Development
9 5 (7.04%) Android Development
10 4 (5.63%) OO
11 3 (4.23%) Time Management
11 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Project Planning
11 3 (4.23%) Project Management
12 2 (2.82%) Analytics
12 2 (2.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (2.82%) Memory Management
12 2 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) SQL
2 31 (43.66%) Java
3 21 (29.58%) C++
4 18 (25.35%) C#
5 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.86%) C
7 5 (7.04%) Objective-C
8 4 (5.63%) Scala
9 3 (4.23%) Python
10 2 (2.82%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (2.82%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (2.82%) VBScript
10 2 (2.82%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.82%) Lua
11 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Facebook
1 24 (33.80%) Twitter
2 23 (32.39%) Google
3 3 (4.23%) Alias
3 3 (4.23%) Apple
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.41%) Talend
4 1 (1.41%) Tableau
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