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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Programmer
UK
Rank 584 626 606
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Games Programmer 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Games Programmer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 +30 3 £350 +16.66%
London - 3 £350 -

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (75.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (50.00%) Xcode
3 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Game Development
4 1 (25.00%) Xbox
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development

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 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Xcode
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 3 (75.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
1 1 (25.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree