The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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.

Games Development
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 632 610
Rank change year-on-year +41 -22  
Contract jobs citing Game Development 14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.030% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.036% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 8
Median daily rate £225 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +53 14 £225 -35.71% 23
London +33 6 £250 -28.57% 4
North West +31 3 £160 -60.00% 3
South East +18 3 £225 -30.76% 4
Wirral - 2 £154 -
Merseyside - 2 £154 -
Manchester +18 1 £203 -49.37% 3
Brighton +4 1 £225 -
East Sussex +3 1 £225 -
Surrey +1 1 £275 -
East Midlands -5 1 £350 +7.69%
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 10

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for Game Development.

1 49 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (46.94%) Android
3 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.61%) Android Development
4 14 (28.57%) Java
4 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.49%) C#
6 11 (22.45%) C++
6 11 (22.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
8 8 (16.33%) HTML
9 7 (14.29%) Mobile Games
9 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.29%) Web Services
9 7 (14.29%) OpenGL
9 7 (14.29%) BDD
9 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
9 7 (14.29%) WebGL
9 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 7 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
9 7 (14.29%) React
9 7 (14.29%) React Native
9 7 (14.29%) ES6
9 7 (14.29%) Pixi.js
10 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
10 6 (12.24%) Mobile Development
10 6 (12.24%) Unreal Engine
10 6 (12.24%) HTML5
10 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.24%) TDD

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Maya
1 2 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.04%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon Kinesis
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon S3
1 3 (6.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 3 (6.12%) Route 53
1 3 (6.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 49 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Android Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Games Developer
4 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.12%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Games Tester
5 3 (6.12%) HTML Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Web Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3D Artist
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Author
6 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (16.33%) HTML
3 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 7 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 7 (14.29%) Pixi.js
3 7 (14.29%) React
3 7 (14.29%) React Native
3 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 7 (14.29%) WebGL
4 6 (12.24%) HTML5
4 6 (12.24%) Unreal Engine
5 5 (10.20%) JSON
5 5 (10.20%) REST
6 3 (6.12%) Android NDK
7 2 (4.08%) Android SDK
7 2 (4.08%) CSS
7 2 (4.08%) DirectX
7 2 (4.08%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (4.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Mobile Games
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.16%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (8.16%) Oculus Rift
4 3 (6.12%) Animation
4 3 (6.12%) HTC Vive
4 3 (6.12%) Online Games
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (4.08%) Social Media
6 1 (2.04%) 3D Printing
6 1 (2.04%) Apple TV
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) New Media
6 1 (2.04%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Android
2 7 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Android Development
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) BDD
3 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.24%) Mobile Development
4 6 (12.24%) TDD
5 3 (6.12%) Analytics
5 3 (6.12%) Change Management
5 3 (6.12%) DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) Information Security
5 3 (6.12%) iOS Development
5 3 (6.12%) Line Management
5 3 (6.12%) Load Testing
5 3 (6.12%) OOP
5 3 (6.12%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.08%) 3D Programming
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Parallel Computing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) C#
4 11 (22.45%) C++
5 7 (14.29%) ES6
6 5 (10.20%) Python
7 3 (6.12%) C
7 3 (6.12%) Go
7 3 (6.12%) Scala
8 2 (4.08%) Lua
8 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Ansible
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Facebook
2 1 (2.04%) Apple
2 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
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