The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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.

Unity Game Engine (Unity3D)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 157 150
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7  
Contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.053% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £225 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £300
% change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -7.69% -21.21%  

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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 890 964 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.22% 25.40% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 678 528
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Unity (Game Engine)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the North West

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the North West

Unity (Game Engine)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire +28 8 - -
Manchester - 4 £225 - 4
Unity (Game Engine)
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Unity (Game Engine).

1 12 (100.00%) C++
1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (91.67%) C#
3 9 (75.00%) Mathematics
4 8 (66.67%) Degree
4 8 (66.67%) Kinematics
4 8 (66.67%) Linear Algebra
4 8 (66.67%) NVIDIA
5 4 (33.33%) Robotics
5 4 (33.33%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
6 3 (25.00%) Marmalade SDK
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile Games
6 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (25.00%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
7 2 (16.67%) Apple Swift
8 1 (8.33%) Android Development
8 1 (8.33%) GitHub
8 1 (8.33%) Workflow
8 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development

Unity (Game Engine)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (66.67%) Kinematics
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C++ Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C++ Games Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Games Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) HTML5
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Marmalade SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Robotics
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Games
3 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (66.67%) Linear Algebra
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (91.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) NVIDIA
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft