The table below looks at the statistics for Unity (Game Engine) skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unity (Game Engine) over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unity (Game Engine, Unity3D)
Rank 562 556 541
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 38 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.036% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.12% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £258 £250
% change year-on-year
+26.21% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.75 - £31.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 - £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 - £31.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15459 15268 15752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.61% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9792 9812 9695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 270 375
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Unity (Game Engine)
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Unity (Game Engine) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK.

Unity (Game Engine) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Unity (Game Engine) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK.

Unity (Game Engine) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Unity (Game Engine) Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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 +6 37 £325 +18.18% 4
South East +8 19 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells - 13 £350 -
Kent - 13 £350 -
London -1 9 £300 -7.69% 3
North West -4 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
City of London +23 2 £203 -
Cheshire +1 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands -3 1 - - 1
Scotland -22 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £250 -
Guildford - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Unity (Game Engine)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Unity (Game Engine) also 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 that cited Unity (Game Engine).

1 30 (51.72%) Games
2 25 (43.10%) SQL
3 24 (41.38%) XML
3 24 (41.38%) JSON
3 24 (41.38%) Mobile App
4 23 (39.66%) Facebook
4 23 (39.66%) REST
5 22 (37.93%) Twitter
5 22 (37.93%) Mobile Application Development
5 22 (37.93%) OAuth
5 22 (37.93%) Google
5 22 (37.93%) Internet
6 21 (36.21%) Unity DI Container
7 19 (32.76%) Rapid Prototyping
7 19 (32.76%) Apple iOS
7 19 (32.76%) SOA
7 19 (32.76%) TDD
7 19 (32.76%) Use Case
8 18 (31.03%) C#
9 16 (27.59%) Android
10 9 (15.52%) C++
11 5 (8.62%) C
11 5 (8.62%) Physics
11 5 (8.62%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (8.62%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (8.62%) Game Development
12 3 (5.17%) iOS SDK
12 3 (5.17%) Animation
12 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
12 3 (5.17%) Windows

Unity (Game Engine)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Unity (Game Engine) also 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 that cited Unity (Game Engine). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.45%) Maya
2 1 (1.72%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.72%) Houdini
2 1 (1.72%) Blender
2 1 (1.72%) ZBrush
2 1 (1.72%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (51.72%) Games
2 2 (3.45%) Back Office
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (84.48%) Developer
2 21 (36.21%) Mobile Developer
3 13 (22.41%) Lead Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Games Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Programmer
7 3 (5.17%) Designer
8 2 (3.45%) Graphics Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) UI Designer
8 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.72%) C++ Programmer
9 1 (1.72%) Graphic Designer
9 1 (1.72%) Games Designer
9 1 (1.72%) Games Programmer
9 1 (1.72%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Games Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) XML
1 24 (41.38%) JSON
2 23 (39.66%) REST
3 22 (37.93%) OAuth
4 21 (36.21%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (5.17%) iOS SDK
5 3 (5.17%) OpenGL
5 3 (5.17%) DirectX
6 2 (3.45%) WinForms
6 2 (3.45%) WPF
6 2 (3.45%) Web Services
7 1 (1.72%) Core Animation
7 1 (1.72%) HTML5
7 1 (1.72%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.72%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (1.72%) UIKit
7 1 (1.72%) HTML
7 1 (1.72%) CSS
7 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.62%) Augmented Reality
2 5 (8.62%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (8.62%) Physics
3 3 (5.17%) Animation
3 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.45%) Xbox
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) iPhone
4 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.72%) Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Apple iOS
2 16 (27.59%) Android
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Mobile Application Development
2 19 (32.76%) Rapid Prototyping
2 19 (32.76%) SOA
2 19 (32.76%) TDD
2 19 (32.76%) Use Case
3 5 (8.62%) Game Development
4 2 (3.45%) OOP
4 2 (3.45%) 3D Animation
4 2 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (3.45%) B2B
4 2 (3.45%) iOS Development
5 1 (1.72%) Workflow
5 1 (1.72%) Web Design
5 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.72%) Multithreading
5 1 (1.72%) 3D Programming
5 1 (1.72%) MVVM
5 1 (1.72%) Memory Management
5 1 (1.72%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 18 (31.03%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) C++
4 5 (8.62%) C
5 2 (3.45%) Lua
5 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Facebook
2 22 (37.93%) Twitter
2 22 (37.93%) Google
3 2 (3.45%) DevExpress
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
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