Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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.

Games Development
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 376 381
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -16
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.012% 0.012% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.015% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
South East median daily rate £338 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +40.91% -15.38%
10th Percentile £306 £301 £263
90th Percentile £379 £464 £370
England median daily rate £418 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +7.74% +3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13848 13626 15658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.61% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 8240 9341
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 544 607
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the South East

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in the South East

Game Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Game Development in the South East

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 2
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Thames Valley - 1 £300 - 2
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 2 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Vision
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Python

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithm Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Vision
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA