The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 557 530 515
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Contract jobs citing Game Development 32 33 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.065% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 23
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£325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £215
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +51.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 30 £325 - 18
South East -10 14 £319 +34.21% 3
London -1 11 £450 +44.00% 10
Kent - 9 £350 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 9 £350 - 1
City of London +28 6 £313 -3.84%
Surrey -12 3 £325 +36.84%
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Guildford +1 2 £300 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £313 -
North West -2 1 £200 -11.11% 1
Scotland -26 1 £290 - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chatham - - - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 67 (100.00%) Games
2 32 (47.76%) SQL
3 29 (43.28%) Java
4 28 (41.79%) Mobile App
5 26 (38.81%) Mobile Application Development
6 22 (32.84%) JSON
7 21 (31.34%) OAuth
7 21 (31.34%) Spring
7 21 (31.34%) XML
7 21 (31.34%) Internet
7 21 (31.34%) REST
7 21 (31.34%) Twitter
8 20 (29.85%) Facebook
8 20 (29.85%) SOA
8 20 (29.85%) Google
9 19 (28.36%) TDD
9 19 (28.36%) Use Case
9 19 (28.36%) Rapid Prototyping
10 18 (26.87%) C++
11 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
12 13 (19.40%) HTML
12 13 (19.40%) C#
13 12 (17.91%) Degree
14 10 (14.93%) CSS
14 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
15 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
16 8 (11.94%) Scrum
16 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
16 8 (11.94%) HTML5
17 7 (10.45%) MVC

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (5.97%) Node.js
2 3 (4.48%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.99%) SPSS
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.48%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.99%) Grunt
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 67 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (5.97%) Publishing
3 3 (4.48%) iGaming
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (74.63%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Lead Developer
4 11 (16.42%) Programmer
5 8 (11.94%) Games Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Games Programmer
7 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Coordinator
9 3 (4.48%) Junior
9 3 (4.48%) Data Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Junior Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Junior Web Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Graduate Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Graduate Web Developer
10 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) JSON
2 21 (31.34%) OAuth
2 21 (31.34%) REST
2 21 (31.34%) XML
2 21 (31.34%) Spring
3 13 (19.40%) HTML
4 10 (14.93%) CSS
5 8 (11.94%) HTML5
6 6 (8.96%) Middleware
7 5 (7.46%) jQuery
8 4 (5.97%) OpenGL
8 4 (5.97%) Backbone.js
9 3 (4.48%) .NET
9 3 (4.48%) J2ME
9 3 (4.48%) Java ME
9 3 (4.48%) RESTful
9 3 (4.48%) Direct3D
9 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (41.79%) Mobile App
2 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
3 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
4 6 (8.96%) Physics
5 5 (7.46%) Xbox
5 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.48%) Economics
7 2 (2.99%) Statistics
7 2 (2.99%) Online Games
7 2 (2.99%) iPad
7 2 (2.99%) Mobile Games
7 2 (2.99%) iPhone
8 1 (1.49%) Online Gambling
8 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.49%) Animation
8 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.96%) Android
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 3 (4.48%) Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Mobile Application Development
2 20 (29.85%) SOA
3 19 (28.36%) TDD
3 19 (28.36%) Use Case
3 19 (28.36%) Rapid Prototyping
4 8 (11.94%) Scrum
5 7 (10.45%) MVC
5 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.96%) iOS Development
7 4 (5.97%) Analytics
8 3 (4.48%) Time Management
8 3 (4.48%) Android Development
8 3 (4.48%) Project Management
8 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.99%) OO
9 2 (2.99%) Statistical Modelling
9 2 (2.99%) Multithreading
9 2 (2.99%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (2.99%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) SQL
2 29 (43.28%) Java
3 18 (26.87%) C++
4 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
5 13 (19.40%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) C
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) Objective-C
7 4 (5.97%) Scala
8 3 (4.48%) Ruby
9 2 (2.99%) R
9 2 (2.99%) VBScript
10 1 (1.49%) VB
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.49%) PHP
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Twitter
2 20 (29.85%) Facebook
2 20 (29.85%) Google
3 4 (5.97%) Apple
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.48%) Tableau
4 3 (4.48%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (4.48%) Alias
4 3 (4.48%) Talend
5 2 (2.99%) Perforce
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
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