The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Developer
UK
Rank 556 605 610
Rank change year-on-year +49 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 27 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.066% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.069% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 13
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £342 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -16.78% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Games Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
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 Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +47 26 £395 -12.22% 16
London +32 21 £415 -7.77% 8
South East +13 2 £291 -10.38% 1
City of London -1 2 £525 - 1
West Midlands +15 1 £350 - 6
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hove - 1 £308 -
Tamworth - 1 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £308 - 1
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 1

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 53 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Java
3 17 (32.08%) C++
4 15 (28.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 14 (26.42%) TDD
6 12 (22.64%) Scrum
7 11 (20.75%) Ruby
7 11 (20.75%) C#
7 11 (20.75%) OO
7 11 (20.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 11 (20.75%) Android
8 10 (18.87%) Microservices
9 9 (16.98%) Kanban
10 8 (15.09%) Degree
10 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
10 8 (15.09%) C
11 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (13.21%) Game Development
11 7 (13.21%) Unreal Engine
11 7 (13.21%) Docker
12 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
12 6 (11.32%) REST
12 6 (11.32%) HTML
12 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
13 5 (9.43%) SQL
13 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
13 5 (9.43%) CSS
13 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
13 5 (9.43%) Facebook

Games Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.89%) JBoss
1 1 (1.89%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
1 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.89%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Ant
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.89%) git-flow
3 1 (1.89%) JUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Maven
3 1 (1.89%) Mockito
General
1 53 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Polish Language
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 11 (20.75%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (13.21%) Unreal Engine
4 6 (11.32%) HTML
4 6 (11.32%) REST
5 5 (9.43%) CSS
6 4 (7.55%) HTML5
6 4 (7.55%) Spring
7 3 (5.66%) DirectX
7 3 (5.66%) Flash
7 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
7 3 (5.66%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.66%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.77%) Java EE
8 2 (3.77%) JMS
8 2 (3.77%) JPA
8 2 (3.77%) OpenGL
9 1 (1.89%) iOS SDK
9 1 (1.89%) Java Concurrency
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.43%) Social Media
3 4 (7.55%) Equities
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile Games
4 3 (5.66%) Online Games
4 3 (5.66%) Social Gaming
5 2 (3.77%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.77%) Animation
5 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.77%) Xbox
6 1 (1.89%) Derivative
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Android
2 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) TDD
3 12 (22.64%) Scrum
4 11 (20.75%) OO
5 10 (18.87%) Microservices
6 9 (16.98%) Kanban
7 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.21%) Game Development
9 5 (9.43%) Front End Development
10 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.55%) BDD
10 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.66%) Mobile Development
11 3 (5.66%) MVC
12 2 (3.77%) Android Development
12 2 (3.77%) Cross-Platform Development
12 2 (3.77%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
12 2 (3.77%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 17 (32.08%) C++
3 11 (20.75%) C#
3 11 (20.75%) Ruby
4 8 (15.09%) C
5 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
6 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.43%) SQL
7 3 (5.66%) ActionScript
8 2 (3.77%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.89%) Lua
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Facebook
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Sybase
3 3 (5.66%) Apple
4 2 (3.77%) Perforce
5 1 (1.89%) Samsung
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