The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Games Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Programmer
Rank - 623 605
Contract jobs requiring a Games Programmer 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.002% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £75 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -76.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £75 £325
% change year-on-year
- -76.92%
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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games Programmer within the UK.

Games Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Games Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games Programmer within the UK.

Games Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Games Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Game Development
4 1 (20.00%) Xbox
4 1 (20.00%) PlayStation
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow

Games Programmer 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
1 1 (20.00%) PlayStation
1 1 (20.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Game Development
1 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree