The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 590 602 560
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 34 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.027% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.029% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 17
Average daily rate £425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £390 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £350 £263
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 19 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £425 +21.42% 30
London +15 20 £481 +37.50% 20
City of London +50 9 £525 +10.41% 1
North West -7 4 £306 - 2
Manchester -13 4 £306 - 1
East of England - 4 - -
Suffolk - 4 - -
South East -3 2 £288 -17.85% 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 6
Warwickshire - 2 - - 4
Oldham - 2 £313 -
Newbury - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £325 -
Kent - 1 £250 - 1

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 62 (100.00%) Games
2 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.32%) Java
4 21 (33.87%) Degree
5 20 (32.26%) Computer Science
5 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 20 (32.26%) SQL
5 20 (32.26%) HTML
5 20 (32.26%) REST
6 19 (30.65%) Relational Database
6 19 (30.65%) Finance
6 19 (30.65%) Telecoms
6 19 (30.65%) Mathematics
6 19 (30.65%) Banking
7 17 (27.42%) RDBMS
8 15 (24.19%) CSS
8 15 (24.19%) C#
9 13 (20.97%) C++
10 11 (17.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 10 (16.13%) Marketing
11 10 (16.13%) Online Games
12 9 (14.52%) TDD
12 9 (14.52%) OO
12 9 (14.52%) HTML5
13 8 (12.90%) .NET
13 8 (12.90%) Scrum
14 7 (11.29%) MVC
14 7 (11.29%) ActionScript
14 7 (11.29%) Game Development
15 6 (9.68%) Facebook

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (6.45%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.61%) Drupal
2 1 (1.61%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.61%) Jetty
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Photoshop
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) Relational Database
2 17 (27.42%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.23%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.61%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.23%) Xcode
4 1 (1.61%) Grunt
4 1 (1.61%) gulp
4 1 (1.61%) Hudson
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 62 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (30.65%) Banking
2 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 19 (30.65%) Telecoms
3 10 (16.13%) Marketing
4 5 (8.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) HTML
1 20 (32.26%) REST
2 15 (24.19%) CSS
3 11 (17.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 9 (14.52%) HTML5
5 8 (12.90%) .NET
6 6 (9.68%) Flash
6 6 (9.68%) Spring
7 5 (8.06%) Apache Wicket
7 5 (8.06%) GWT
7 5 (8.06%) JSF
7 5 (8.06%) JSON
7 5 (8.06%) RIFE
7 5 (8.06%) Spring MVC
7 5 (8.06%) Stripes Framework
7 5 (8.06%) Struts
7 5 (8.06%) Tapestry
8 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.84%) CSS3
10 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 19 (30.65%) Mathematics
3 10 (16.13%) Online Games
4 6 (9.68%) Animation
5 5 (8.06%) Social Media
6 3 (4.84%) iPhone
6 3 (4.84%) Mobile Games
7 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.23%) iPad
7 2 (3.23%) PlayStation
7 2 (3.23%) Social Gaming
7 2 (3.23%) Xbox
8 1 (1.61%) Apple TV
8 1 (1.61%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.61%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (1.61%) User Experience
8 1 (1.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.52%) OO
2 9 (14.52%) TDD
3 8 (12.90%) Scrum
4 7 (11.29%) Game Development
4 7 (11.29%) MVC
5 4 (6.45%) iOS Development
5 4 (6.45%) OOP
6 3 (4.84%) SEO
6 3 (4.84%) Social Media Marketing
6 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.23%) Analytics
7 2 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.23%) Kanban
7 2 (3.23%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.23%) SOA
7 2 (3.23%) Workflow
8 1 (1.61%) DRM
8 1 (1.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Java
2 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 20 (32.26%) SQL
3 15 (24.19%) C#
4 13 (20.97%) C++
5 7 (11.29%) ActionScript
6 6 (9.68%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (6.45%) PHP
8 3 (4.84%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.84%) Python
9 2 (3.23%) Scala
10 1 (1.61%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) Perl
10 1 (1.61%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.61%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Facebook
2 2 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe
3 1 (1.61%) Apple
3 1 (1.61%) Cadence
3 1 (1.61%) Google
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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