The first table below looks at the demand for the Games Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 575 543 576
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 13 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.039% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.042% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £281 £220
% change year-on-year
-18.22% +27.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games Developer within the UK.

Games Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Games Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games Developer within the UK.

Games Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -36 12 £450 +38.46% 5
London +16 8 £450 -10.00% 2
Surrey -8 1 - -
South East -22 1 - -
Scotland -23 1 £250 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £210 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Northumberland - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bath - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (59.09%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) Game Development
4 6 (27.27%) Physics
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Online Games
5 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
5 5 (22.73%) HTML5
5 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
5 5 (22.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 4 (18.18%) Node.js
6 4 (18.18%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) OpenGL
7 3 (13.64%) DirectX
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) Maya
7 3 (13.64%) iGaming
7 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (13.64%) Scala
7 3 (13.64%) Degree
7 3 (13.64%) Animation
7 3 (13.64%) Android
7 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.09%) C
8 2 (9.09%) jQuery
8 2 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Maya
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.55%) Houdini
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Redis
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (13.64%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) HTML5
2 5 (22.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (13.64%) OpenGL
3 3 (13.64%) DirectX
3 3 (13.64%) Middleware
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Physics
2 5 (22.73%) Online Games
2 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
3 3 (13.64%) Animation
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Games
5 1 (4.55%) Xbox
5 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Game Development
2 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (4.55%) OOP
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C#
1 13 (59.09%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) Scala
6 2 (9.09%) C
6 2 (9.09%) PHP
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
1 1 (4.55%) Autodesk
1 1 (4.55%) Facebook
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