The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Games Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 607 608 600
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 34 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.048% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.050% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 14
Median daily rate £425 £300 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Games Developer in the job title.

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 2 May 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 26 £425 +41.66% 34
London -23 24 £425 +41.66% 26
Scotland - 7 £350 -
Glasgow - 6 £350 -
City of London +38 4 £525 +10.41% 2
Leeds - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) Games
2 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (34.29%) HTML
3 24 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 21 (30.00%) Java
5 20 (28.57%) C++
6 19 (27.14%) Mathematics
6 19 (27.14%) HTML5
7 17 (24.29%) CSS
8 16 (22.86%) C#
9 15 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 15 (21.43%) Online Games
10 14 (20.00%) Degree
11 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
11 13 (18.57%) REST
12 12 (17.14%) Game Development
12 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
13 11 (15.71%) CSS3
13 11 (15.71%) SQL
14 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
14 10 (14.29%) TDD
14 10 (14.29%) Banking
14 10 (14.29%) Scrum
14 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
14 10 (14.29%) Finance
14 10 (14.29%) Animation
14 10 (14.29%) Backbone.js
14 10 (14.29%) User Experience
15 9 (12.86%) Front End Development
15 9 (12.86%) gulp

Games Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.71%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.43%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.43%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
1 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.86%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) gulp
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.71%) Xcode
3 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) Grunt
4 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.43%) Hudson
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) Maven
5 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 70 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
2 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.14%) Publishing
4 4 (5.71%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) HTML
2 19 (27.14%) HTML5
3 17 (24.29%) CSS
4 15 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 13 (18.57%) REST
6 11 (15.71%) CSS3
7 10 (14.29%) Backbone.js
8 9 (12.86%) .NET
8 9 (12.86%) OpenGL
9 8 (11.43%) DirectX
9 8 (11.43%) Sass
9 8 (11.43%) Unreal Engine
10 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 7 (10.00%) LESS
10 7 (10.00%) Marionette.js
10 7 (10.00%) V-Ray
11 6 (8.57%) Spring
12 5 (7.14%) JSF
12 5 (7.14%) Struts
12 5 (7.14%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Mathematics
2 15 (21.43%) Online Games
3 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
4 10 (14.29%) Animation
4 10 (14.29%) User Experience
5 7 (10.00%) Algorithms
5 7 (10.00%) Physics
5 7 (10.00%) RenderMan
6 5 (7.14%) iPhone
6 5 (7.14%) Social Media
7 4 (5.71%) iPad
7 4 (5.71%) Social Gaming
8 3 (4.29%) Mobile Games
9 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.43%) Online Gambling
10 1 (1.43%) Streaming Video
10 1 (1.43%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.14%) Game Development
3 10 (14.29%) Scrum
3 10 (14.29%) TDD
4 9 (12.86%) Front End Development
5 8 (11.43%) OO
6 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.00%) Mobile First
6 7 (10.00%) MVC
6 7 (10.00%) OOD
6 7 (10.00%) Progressive Enhancement
7 6 (8.57%) iOS Development
8 5 (7.14%) Web Development
9 3 (4.29%) BDD
9 3 (4.29%) OOP
9 3 (4.29%) SEO
9 3 (4.29%) Social Media Marketing
9 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.86%) Mobile Development
10 2 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.29%) JavaScript
2 21 (30.00%) Java
3 20 (28.57%) C++
4 16 (22.86%) C#
5 11 (15.71%) SQL
6 8 (11.43%) GLSL
6 8 (11.43%) HLSL
6 8 (11.43%) Objective-C
7 7 (10.00%) R
8 6 (8.57%) ActionScript
9 5 (7.14%) C
10 3 (4.29%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (4.29%) Ruby
11 2 (2.86%) PHP
11 2 (2.86%) Python
11 2 (2.86%) Scala
11 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) Facebook
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe
2 1 (1.43%) Apple
2 1 (1.43%) Google
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle
2 1 (1.43%) Twitter
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