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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 576 560 512
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.009% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 £90
% change year-on-year
- +177.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
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 5 March 2015. 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
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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 -12 2 £250 - 4
London 0 1 £250 - 2
South East - 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (64.29%) Flash
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) Game Development
3 8 (57.14%) ActionScript
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) OOP
6 3 (21.43%) Adobe
6 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (21.43%) Apache Flex
6 3 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (14.29%) HTML5
7 2 (14.29%) Android
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) Flash Games
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) C
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) C++
7 2 (14.29%) MVC
8 1 (7.14%) Mobile Games
8 1 (7.14%) CSS
8 1 (7.14%) PHP
8 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Captivate
General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Flash
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Flex
4 3 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) Sass
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Flash Games
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Games
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.14%) Xbox
2 1 (7.14%) Social Gaming
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Game Development
2 5 (35.71%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) ActionScript
3 7 (50.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 3 (21.43%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Facebook
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