Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 808 836
Rank change year-on-year -32 +28 -46
Contract jobs citing Game Development 17 65 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.066% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.079% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 19
England median daily rate £433 £384 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.70% +2.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £125 £178 £263
90th Percentile £488 £475 £444
UK median daily rate £433 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +13.82% +1.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 10 £475 +25.00% 12
Midlands +27 3 £213 +123.68% 8
North of England +44 2 £200 -50.00% 2
West Midlands +34 2 £300 +215.79% 6
North West +6 2 £200 -50.00% 1
South East +5 2 £338 -12.90% 4
East Midlands - 1 £125 - 2
Game Development
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (47.06%) Mobile Games
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
3 7 (41.18%) iOS Development
4 6 (35.29%) React Native
4 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
4 6 (35.29%) Android
4 6 (35.29%) Pair Programming
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) Android Development
4 6 (35.29%) Jest
5 4 (23.53%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) QA
6 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (11.76%) HTC Vive
7 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) JIRA
7 2 (11.76%) Flash
8 1 (5.88%) Python
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) Middleware
8 1 (5.88%) Back Office
8 1 (5.88%) MVC
8 1 (5.88%) HTML

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 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Games Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Games Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Algorithm Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Audio Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Flash Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Flash Games Developer
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Games Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Jest
1 6 (35.29%) React Native
2 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (11.76%) Flash
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Robotlegs
4 1 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Mobile Games
2 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.76%) HTC Vive
4 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (5.88%) Online Games
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
2 6 (35.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) iOS Development
1 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) Android Development
2 6 (35.29%) Kanban
2 6 (35.29%) Pair Programming
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Vision
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Physics
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Perforce