Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

Unity Game Engine (Unity3D)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 215 236
Rank change year-on-year +28 +21 -35
Contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 15 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.42% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
North West median daily rate - £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year -38.46% +195.45% -69.23%

Unity (Game Engine) is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1801 1900 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.64% 28.00% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1332 1270
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.32% +11.07%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.51 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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

Job postings citing Unity (Game Engine) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +30 10 - -
Cheshire +9 5 - -
Unity (Game Engine)
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (66.67%) 3D Graphics
2 9 (60.00%) Photoshop
2 9 (60.00%) Adobe
2 9 (60.00%) 3ds Max
2 9 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 9 (60.00%) Animation
2 9 (60.00%) Photography
2 9 (60.00%) 3D Modelling
2 9 (60.00%) Visualisation
2 9 (60.00%) ZBrush
2 9 (60.00%) Time Management
2 9 (60.00%) Texturing
2 9 (60.00%) Wireframes
3 6 (40.00%) Games
4 5 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) C++
4 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Kinematics
5 4 (26.67%) Linear Algebra
5 4 (26.67%) NVIDIA
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) Robotics
8 1 (6.67%) HTML5
8 1 (6.67%) Game Development
8 1 (6.67%) GitHub
8 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.67%) Google

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 4 (26.67%) Kinematics
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) 3ds Max
1 9 (60.00%) Photoshop
1 9 (60.00%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) 3D Modeller
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) 3D Artist
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Games Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) 3D Graphics
2 9 (60.00%) Animation
2 9 (60.00%) Photography
3 1 (6.67%) HTC Vive
3 1 (6.67%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) 3D Modelling
1 9 (60.00%) Project Planning
1 9 (60.00%) Texturing
1 9 (60.00%) Time Management
1 9 (60.00%) Visualisation
1 9 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 4 (26.67%) Linear Algebra
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Game Development
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Adobe
2 4 (26.67%) NVIDIA
3 1 (6.67%) Google