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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 640 612 576
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 11 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.060% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.063% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 21
Median daily rate £425 £318 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £456 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 11 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 28 July 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 -38 11 £425 +33.85% 30
London -3 8 £425 +25.92% 19
City of London +48 2 £525 +55.55% 2
South East +2 1 £505 +26.25%
West Yorkshire -2 1 £425 +41.66%
Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +41.66%
Leeds -7 1 £425 +41.66%
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £505 -
Reading - 1 £505 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 46 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 16 (34.78%) HTML
5 15 (32.61%) CSS
6 14 (30.43%) C++
6 14 (30.43%) Online Games
7 13 (28.26%) HTML5
7 13 (28.26%) Mathematics
8 12 (26.09%) Java
9 11 (23.91%) User Experience
9 11 (23.91%) Front End Development
10 10 (21.74%) CSS3
10 10 (21.74%) Backbone.js
11 9 (19.57%) Animation
12 8 (17.39%) GLSL
12 8 (17.39%) HLSL
12 8 (17.39%) SQL
12 8 (17.39%) OpenGL
12 8 (17.39%) Objective-C
12 8 (17.39%) TDD
12 8 (17.39%) gulp
12 8 (17.39%) Unreal Engine
13 7 (15.22%) Mobile First
13 7 (15.22%) Scrum
13 7 (15.22%) RenderMan
13 7 (15.22%) DirectX
13 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
13 7 (15.22%) OOD
13 7 (15.22%) AngularJS

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) gulp
2 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) Xcode
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) Geb
4 1 (2.17%) Grunt
4 1 (2.17%) Spock
General
1 46 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) HTML
2 15 (32.61%) CSS
3 13 (28.26%) HTML5
4 10 (21.74%) Backbone.js
4 10 (21.74%) CSS3
5 8 (17.39%) OpenGL
5 8 (17.39%) Unreal Engine
6 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
6 7 (15.22%) DirectX
6 7 (15.22%) LESS
6 7 (15.22%) Marionette.js
6 7 (15.22%) Sass
6 7 (15.22%) V-Ray
7 5 (10.87%) REST
7 5 (10.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (8.70%) .NET
8 4 (8.70%) RESTful
8 4 (8.70%) Spring
9 3 (6.52%) Cocoa
9 3 (6.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Online Games
2 13 (28.26%) Mathematics
3 11 (23.91%) User Experience
4 9 (19.57%) Animation
5 7 (15.22%) Algorithms
5 7 (15.22%) Physics
5 7 (15.22%) RenderMan
6 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.52%) iPad
7 3 (6.52%) iPhone
7 3 (6.52%) Social Gaming
8 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (2.17%) Online Gambling
9 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Front End Development
3 8 (17.39%) TDD
4 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
4 7 (15.22%) Game Development
4 7 (15.22%) Mobile First
4 7 (15.22%) OOD
4 7 (15.22%) Progressive Enhancement
4 7 (15.22%) Scrum
5 6 (13.04%) iOS Development
6 3 (6.52%) BDD
6 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.35%) Mobile Development
7 2 (4.35%) MVC
7 2 (4.35%) Web Development
8 1 (2.17%) Concurrent Programming
8 1 (2.17%) Cross-Platform Development
8 1 (2.17%) OO
8 1 (2.17%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 14 (30.43%) C++
3 12 (26.09%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) GLSL
4 8 (17.39%) HLSL
4 8 (17.39%) Objective-C
4 8 (17.39%) SQL
5 7 (15.22%) R
6 5 (10.87%) ActionScript
7 4 (8.70%) C
7 4 (8.70%) C#
8 3 (6.52%) Ruby
9 2 (4.35%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (4.35%) Apple Swift
9 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.17%) Groovy
10 1 (2.17%) Lua
10 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) Intel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle