The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Unity (Game Engine) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unity (Game Engine) over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Unity Game Engine (Unity3D)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 592 573
Rank change year-on-year +66 -19  
Contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 57 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.045% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 19
Median daily rate £275 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.83% -12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £340
% change year-on-year -10.00% -26.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.50

Unity (Game Engine) is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13198 13943 13266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.72% 28.22% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9161 9785 8712
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 174
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £12.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Unity (Game Engine)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Unity (Game Engine) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Unity (Game Engine) in England

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unity (Game Engine) in England

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unity (Game Engine) in England

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unity (Game Engine) in England

Unity (Game Engine)
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 Unity (Game Engine) within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +46 31 £300 -14.28% 10
South East +23 12 £225 -30.76% 4
South West - 6 £225 - 8
East of England +3 4 £225 -
East Midlands -7 4 £200 -11.11%
Unity (Game Engine)
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 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 Unity (Game Engine).

1 72 (66.67%) Games
2 70 (64.81%) C#
3 56 (51.85%) C++
4 27 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
5 25 (23.15%) .NET
5 25 (23.15%) Objective-C
6 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (17.59%) MVC
8 18 (16.67%) Android
9 17 (15.74%) Unit Testing
10 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 16 (14.81%) Java
11 14 (12.96%) ActionScript
11 14 (12.96%) TDD
11 14 (12.96%) JIRA
11 14 (12.96%) Unity DI Container
11 14 (12.96%) Confluence
11 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
12 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
12 13 (12.04%) Animation
13 12 (11.11%) 3ds Max
13 12 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (10.19%) Game Development
15 10 (9.26%) Functional Testing
15 10 (9.26%) Augmented Reality
15 10 (9.26%) Back Office
15 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
16 9 (8.33%) C
17 8 (7.41%) BDD
17 8 (7.41%) QA

Unity (Game Engine)
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 14 (12.96%) Confluence
2 3 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Predix
3 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (11.11%) 3ds Max
2 6 (5.56%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.63%) Maya
4 2 (1.85%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.93%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) MySQL
1 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.78%) Redis
2 1 (0.93%) GIS
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
1 14 (12.96%) JIRA
2 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.70%) Xcode
4 3 (2.78%) Subversion
5 2 (1.85%) Android Studio
5 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.93%) Gradle
General
1 72 (66.67%) Games
2 10 (9.26%) Back Office
3 5 (4.63%) Polish Language
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Advertising
4 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 72 (66.67%) Developer
2 18 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 13 (12.04%) Games Developer
4 11 (10.19%) C++ Developer
5 10 (9.26%) Programmer
5 10 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.26%) Unity 3D Developer
6 9 (8.33%) 3D Developer
7 8 (7.41%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Lead Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.63%) C# Application Developer
10 5 (4.63%) C# Software Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Software Quality Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Android Developer
11 4 (3.70%) C++ Games Developer
11 4 (3.70%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
2 25 (23.15%) .NET
3 14 (12.96%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (6.48%) HTML
5 5 (4.63%) JSON
5 5 (4.63%) OpenGL
6 4 (3.70%) cocos2d
6 4 (3.70%) CSS
6 4 (3.70%) iOS SDK
7 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.78%) CryEngine
7 3 (2.78%) D3.js
7 3 (2.78%) Leaflet
7 3 (2.78%) LESS
7 3 (2.78%) Node.js
7 3 (2.78%) Polymer
7 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.78%) RESTful
7 3 (2.78%) V-Ray
7 3 (2.78%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Animation
2 10 (9.26%) Augmented Reality
2 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.48%) 3D Graphics
3 7 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.48%) Mobile Games
3 7 (6.48%) Oculus Rift
4 6 (5.56%) iPhone
4 6 (5.56%) User Experience
5 5 (4.63%) FMCG
5 5 (4.63%) HoloLens
5 5 (4.63%) HTC Vive
6 4 (3.70%) Social Gaming
7 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.78%) PlayStation
7 3 (2.78%) Xbox
8 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.85%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.85%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.85%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.67%) Android
2 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.70%) Windows
4 3 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.59%) MVC
3 17 (15.74%) Unit Testing
4 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 14 (12.96%) TDD
6 12 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.19%) Game Development
8 10 (9.26%) Functional Testing
9 8 (7.41%) BDD
10 7 (6.48%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.48%) Mobile Development
10 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.56%) iOS Development
11 6 (5.56%) Load Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (4.63%) Android Development
12 5 (4.63%) Data Visualisation
12 5 (4.63%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.63%) Visualisation
13 4 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (64.81%) C#
2 56 (51.85%) C++
3 25 (23.15%) Objective-C
4 16 (14.81%) Java
5 14 (12.96%) ActionScript
6 9 (8.33%) C
7 6 (5.56%) Python
8 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.63%) Ruby
9 3 (2.78%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.85%) SQL
11 1 (0.93%) Lua
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (2.78%) Autodesk
1 3 (2.78%) Xamarin
2 2 (1.85%) Apple
2 2 (1.85%) Facebook
2 2 (1.85%) Google
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.85%) Perforce
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe
3 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator
3 1 (0.93%) Kony
3 1 (0.93%) Sencha
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