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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 626 614 580
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 20 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.055% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.058% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 17
Median daily rate £400 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 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 29 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 -6 15 £425 +41.66% 30
London +4 13 £425 +41.66% 28
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Scotland - 4 £350 -
City of London +43 1 £325 -3.70% 2
Yorkshire +8 1 £425 +41.66%
Leeds +4 1 £425 +41.66%
West Yorkshire +2 1 £425 +41.66%

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 59 (100.00%) Games
2 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.68%) HTML
3 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.20%) Java
5 18 (30.51%) HTML5
6 17 (28.81%) Mathematics
6 17 (28.81%) CSS
7 16 (27.12%) C++
8 15 (25.42%) Online Games
9 12 (20.34%) C#
10 11 (18.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 10 (16.95%) User Experience
11 10 (16.95%) REST
11 10 (16.95%) CSS3
11 10 (16.95%) Backbone.js
11 10 (16.95%) Front End Development
11 10 (16.95%) TDD
11 10 (16.95%) Scrum
11 10 (16.95%) Game Development
12 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
12 9 (15.25%) Degree
12 9 (15.25%) Animation
12 9 (15.25%) SQL
12 9 (15.25%) OpenGL
12 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
13 8 (13.56%) gulp
13 8 (13.56%) HLSL
13 8 (13.56%) Unreal Engine
13 8 (13.56%) DirectX

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 (6.78%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.69%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.69%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.39%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) gulp
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.39%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) Grunt
5 1 (1.69%) Hudson
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.47%) Publishing
4 4 (6.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) HTML
2 18 (30.51%) HTML5
3 17 (28.81%) CSS
4 11 (18.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 10 (16.95%) Backbone.js
5 10 (16.95%) CSS3
5 10 (16.95%) REST
6 9 (15.25%) OpenGL
7 8 (13.56%) DirectX
7 8 (13.56%) Unreal Engine
8 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 7 (11.86%) LESS
8 7 (11.86%) Marionette.js
8 7 (11.86%) Sass
8 7 (11.86%) V-Ray
9 6 (10.17%) .NET
9 6 (10.17%) Spring
10 5 (8.47%) JSF
10 5 (8.47%) Struts
10 5 (8.47%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Mathematics
2 15 (25.42%) Online Games
3 10 (16.95%) User Experience
4 9 (15.25%) Animation
4 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
5 7 (11.86%) Algorithms
5 7 (11.86%) Physics
5 7 (11.86%) RenderMan
6 4 (6.78%) iPhone
6 4 (6.78%) Social Gaming
6 4 (6.78%) Social Media
7 3 (5.08%) iPad
7 3 (5.08%) Mobile Games
8 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.69%) Online Gambling
9 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
9 1 (1.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.95%) Front End Development
2 10 (16.95%) Game Development
2 10 (16.95%) Scrum
2 10 (16.95%) TDD
3 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
3 7 (11.86%) Mobile First
3 7 (11.86%) MVC
3 7 (11.86%) OOD
3 7 (11.86%) Progressive Enhancement
4 5 (8.47%) OO
4 5 (8.47%) Web Development
5 4 (6.78%) iOS Development
6 3 (5.08%) BDD
6 3 (5.08%) SEO
6 3 (5.08%) Social Media Marketing
6 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Mobile Development
7 2 (3.39%) Workflow
8 1 (1.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
2 19 (32.20%) Java
3 16 (27.12%) C++
4 12 (20.34%) C#
5 9 (15.25%) SQL
6 8 (13.56%) GLSL
6 8 (13.56%) HLSL
7 7 (11.86%) Objective-C
7 7 (11.86%) R
8 6 (10.17%) ActionScript
9 4 (6.78%) C
10 3 (5.08%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (5.08%) Ruby
11 2 (3.39%) Python
11 2 (3.39%) Scala
11 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.69%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Facebook
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe
2 1 (1.69%) Google
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) Twitter