The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Games Development
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 613 585
Rank change year-on-year +42 -28  
Contract jobs citing Game Development 12 7 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.014% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.017% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 9
Median daily rate £350 £330 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £196 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £409 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £210 £325
% change year-on-year +42.85% -35.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92153 104845 92956
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 2673 2706
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £50.78 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in England

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Game Development in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in England

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Game Development in England

Game Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Game Development in England

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
London +15 9 £376 +12.31% 9
South East - 2 £300 - 5
West Midlands +25 1 - - 4
Midlands +18 1 - - 4
Game Development
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 26 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (34.62%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) Android
4 6 (23.08%) HTML
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (23.08%) Android Development
4 6 (23.08%) Mobile Development
5 5 (19.23%) HTML5
5 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
5 5 (19.23%) C++
5 5 (19.23%) XML
5 5 (19.23%) Online Games
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) JSON
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 4 (15.38%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (15.38%) git-flow
6 4 (15.38%) Material Design
6 4 (15.38%) Android SDK
7 3 (11.54%) HTC Vive
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 3 (11.54%) Oculus Rift
7 3 (11.54%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) QA
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Drupal
1 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Maya
2 1 (3.85%) ZBrush
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) git-flow
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Polish Language
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Games Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Android Developer
3 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Games Tester
4 3 (11.54%) HTML Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) 3D Artist
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Games Developer
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Author
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Games Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) HTML
1 6 (23.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (19.23%) HTML5
2 5 (19.23%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) Android SDK
3 4 (15.38%) JSON
3 4 (15.38%) Material Design
3 4 (15.38%) Unreal Engine
3 4 (15.38%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (7.69%) .NET
5 2 (7.69%) OpenGL
5 2 (7.69%) Pixi.js
5 2 (7.69%) WebGL
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.85%) Android NDK
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
6 1 (3.85%) DirectX
6 1 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
1 5 (19.23%) Online Games
2 3 (11.54%) HTC Vive
2 3 (11.54%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (7.69%) Animation
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) 3D Printing
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Android Development
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile Development
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Line Management
3 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
4 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Texturing
5 1 (3.85%) Code Optimisation
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Vision
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) OOP
5 1 (3.85%) Prototyping
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) C
6 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (3.85%) Xamarin