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 3 months to 25 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.

Games Development
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 - 243
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Game Development 4 0 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% - 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £280 £325
% change year-on-year -19.64% -13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Game Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 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
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) C
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
5 1 (20.00%) Social Media
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (20.00%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Vision
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Android Development
5 1 (20.00%) Android NDK

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 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Games Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithm Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Author
4 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Vision
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree