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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 598 605 632
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 29 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.059% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.062% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 13
Median daily rate £443 £463 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £305 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 -
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 12 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 5 December 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 -2 28 £450 -2.70% 21
London -9 18 £450 -14.28% 13
North West +7 4 £135 -55.91%
Manchester +4 4 £135 -55.91%
City of London -4 4 £500 -4.76%
Birmingham -6 4 £500 - 1
West Midlands -14 4 £500 - 2
South East - 2 - - 2
Brighton - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 45 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (31.11%) C++
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (24.44%) TDD
4 11 (24.44%) Android
4 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
5 10 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 9 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.56%) Objective-C
8 7 (15.56%) C#
8 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) DirectX
9 6 (13.33%) Scrum
9 6 (13.33%) iOS Development
10 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 5 (11.11%) Apple Swift
10 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 5 (11.11%) HTML
10 5 (11.11%) CSS
10 5 (11.11%) MySQL
10 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.11%) Degree
10 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 5 (11.11%) Game Development
10 5 (11.11%) iPhone
10 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.89%) HTML5
11 4 (8.89%) Mathematics

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 1 (2.22%) JBoss
1 1 (2.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MySQL
1 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Maven
2 2 (4.44%) Xcode
3 1 (2.22%) Ant
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.22%) Geb
3 1 (2.22%) git-flow
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) Spock
General
1 45 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (13.33%) DirectX
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 4 (8.89%) HTML5
4 4 (8.89%) Spring
4 4 (8.89%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (6.67%) Flash
5 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.67%) iOS SDK
5 3 (6.67%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) RESTful
6 2 (4.44%) .NET
6 2 (4.44%) Cocoa
6 2 (4.44%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.22%) EJB
7 1 (2.22%) Grails
7 1 (2.22%) J2EE
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.22%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.11%) iPhone
2 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile Games
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Online Games
3 3 (6.67%) Social Gaming
4 2 (4.44%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.44%) Animation
4 2 (4.44%) Equities
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Kinect
5 1 (2.22%) Physics
5 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Android
1 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) TDD
3 6 (13.33%) iOS Development
3 6 (13.33%) Scrum
4 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 5 (11.11%) Game Development
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.67%) BDD
5 3 (6.67%) Kanban
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 3 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (4.44%) Android Development
6 2 (4.44%) Concurrent Programming
6 2 (4.44%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.44%) Microservices
6 2 (4.44%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.44%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) C++
2 9 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) C#
4 7 (15.56%) Objective-C
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 5 (11.11%) Apple Swift
6 4 (8.89%) C
7 3 (6.67%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.44%) Lua
8 2 (4.44%) Python
8 2 (4.44%) Scala
9 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.22%) Groovy
9 1 (2.22%) PHP
9 1 (2.22%) Ruby
9 1 (2.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Apple
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Sybase
3 1 (2.22%) Facebook
3 1 (2.22%) Intel
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