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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unity (Game Engine, Unity3D)
Rank 575 575 572
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 31 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.032% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 13
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £234 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £323 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £240 £220
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
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 - £24.00
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
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
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 £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +16 30 £283 +2.72% 5
London +21 11 £275 -15.38% 4
South East - 9 £350 -
West Midlands -17 3 £265 -3.63%
South West - 3 - - 1
City of London +20 2 £203 -
Cheshire +10 2 - -
North West -2 2 - -
Scotland -15 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Northumberland - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
East of England - - - -

Unity (Game Engine)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (53.85%) Games
2 25 (38.46%) SQL
3 24 (36.92%) XML
3 24 (36.92%) JSON
3 24 (36.92%) Mobile App
4 23 (35.38%) Facebook
4 23 (35.38%) REST
4 23 (35.38%) Google
5 22 (33.85%) OAuth
5 22 (33.85%) C#
5 22 (33.85%) Internet
5 22 (33.85%) Apple iOS
5 22 (33.85%) Twitter
5 22 (33.85%) Mobile Application Development
5 22 (33.85%) Unity DI Container
6 20 (30.77%) TDD
7 19 (29.23%) Use Case
7 19 (29.23%) SOA
7 19 (29.23%) Rapid Prototyping
8 17 (26.15%) Android
9 11 (16.92%) C++
10 8 (12.31%) Game Development
11 7 (10.77%) 3D Graphics
12 6 (9.23%) C
12 6 (9.23%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (7.69%) Physics
14 4 (6.15%) Mathematics
14 4 (6.15%) OpenGL
14 4 (6.15%) DirectX
14 4 (6.15%) Windows

Unity (Game Engine)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (3.08%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.08%) Maya
2 1 (1.54%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.54%) Houdini
2 1 (1.54%) Blender
2 1 (1.54%) ZBrush
2 1 (1.54%) Mudbox
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.85%) Internet
2 3 (4.62%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Subversion
2 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (53.85%) Games
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (84.62%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) Mobile Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Games Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Programmer
7 3 (4.62%) Designer
7 3 (4.62%) Graphics Programmer
8 2 (3.08%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.08%) UI Designer
9 1 (1.54%) C++ Programmer
9 1 (1.54%) Graphic Designer
9 1 (1.54%) Games Designer
9 1 (1.54%) Games Programmer
9 1 (1.54%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Games Graphic Designer
9 1 (1.54%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) XML
1 24 (36.92%) JSON
2 23 (35.38%) REST
3 22 (33.85%) OAuth
3 22 (33.85%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (6.15%) OpenGL
4 4 (6.15%) DirectX
5 3 (4.62%) iOS SDK
6 2 (3.08%) WPF
6 2 (3.08%) WinForms
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) HTML
7 1 (1.54%) .NET
7 1 (1.54%) Spring
7 1 (1.54%) Core Animation
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) Xamarin.iOS
7 1 (1.54%) UIKit
7 1 (1.54%) Mono for Android
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.92%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.77%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (9.23%) Augmented Reality
4 5 (7.69%) Physics
5 4 (6.15%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.62%) User Experience
6 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.62%) iPhone
6 3 (4.62%) Animation
7 2 (3.08%) Xbox
7 2 (3.08%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.54%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.54%) Derivative
8 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.54%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.54%) iPad
8 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Apple iOS
2 17 (26.15%) Android
3 4 (6.15%) Windows
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Mobile Application Development
2 20 (30.77%) TDD
3 19 (29.23%) Use Case
3 19 (29.23%) SOA
3 19 (29.23%) Rapid Prototyping
4 8 (12.31%) Game Development
5 3 (4.62%) OOP
5 3 (4.62%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.08%) Android Development
6 2 (3.08%) 3D Animation
6 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.08%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (3.08%) B2B
7 1 (1.54%) Workflow
7 1 (1.54%) Web Design
7 1 (1.54%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.54%) 3D Programming
7 1 (1.54%) MVVM
7 1 (1.54%) Memory Management
7 1 (1.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) SQL
2 22 (33.85%) C#
3 11 (16.92%) C++
4 6 (9.23%) C
5 2 (3.08%) Lua
5 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.08%) Java
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Google
1 23 (35.38%) Facebook
2 22 (33.85%) Twitter
3 2 (3.08%) DevExpress
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) Xamarin
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