The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Game Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 628 609
Rank change year-on-year +55 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 28 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.030% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.031% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 14
Median daily rate £500 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -21.42% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Top 15 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 24 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
England +63 28 £500 +17.64% 23
London +25 20 £500 +17.64% 22
City of London +7 10 £513 +20.58% 1
Warrington - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
South East +32 2 £250 -50.49%
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Southwark - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £225 -
Tamworth - 1 £350 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 49 (90.74%) Games
2 28 (51.85%) Java
3 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.04%) C++
5 18 (33.33%) TDD
6 17 (31.48%) C#
6 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
7 16 (29.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 13 (24.07%) Degree
9 12 (22.22%) Oracle
9 12 (22.22%) OO
9 12 (22.22%) Banking
10 11 (20.37%) Scrum
10 11 (20.37%) Ruby
10 11 (20.37%) Mathematics
11 10 (18.52%) REST
11 10 (18.52%) Microservices
12 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
13 8 (14.81%) Kanban
13 8 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (14.81%) Docker
14 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
14 7 (12.96%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (12.96%) Objective-C
14 7 (12.96%) Equities
14 7 (12.96%) SQL
14 7 (12.96%) Sybase
14 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
14 7 (12.96%) Telecoms

Games Developer Skill Set
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 4 (7.41%) Kinematics
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
1 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
2 6 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) HBase
4 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.85%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JUnit
3 1 (1.85%) Mockito
General
1 49 (90.74%) Games
2 12 (22.22%) Banking
3 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.41%) Retail
5 3 (5.56%) Polish Language
6 2 (3.70%) Back Office
6 2 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 10 (18.52%) REST
3 8 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (9.26%) HTML
4 5 (9.26%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (5.56%) CSS
5 3 (5.56%) Spring
5 3 (5.56%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.70%) .NET
6 2 (3.70%) Android NDK
6 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) Java EE
6 2 (3.70%) JMS
6 2 (3.70%) JPA
6 2 (3.70%) Node.js
6 2 (3.70%) OpenGL
6 2 (3.70%) Pixi.js
6 2 (3.70%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) Equities
3 6 (11.11%) Online Games
3 6 (11.11%) Social Media
4 5 (9.26%) Photography
5 4 (7.41%) Robotics
6 2 (3.70%) iPad
6 2 (3.70%) Xbox
7 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.85%) Fintech
7 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) TDD
3 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
4 12 (22.22%) OO
5 11 (20.37%) Mathematics
5 11 (20.37%) Scrum
6 10 (18.52%) Microservices
7 8 (14.81%) Kanban
8 7 (12.96%) Game Development
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.26%) BDD
10 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.26%) MVC
11 4 (7.41%) Linear Algebra
12 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
13 2 (3.70%) Android Development
13 2 (3.70%) Cross-Platform Development
13 2 (3.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 2 (3.70%) Front End Development
13 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 20 (37.04%) C++
3 17 (31.48%) C#
4 11 (20.37%) Ruby
5 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.96%) Objective-C
6 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 6 (11.11%) C
8 3 (5.56%) Python
9 2 (3.70%) ActionScript
9 2 (3.70%) Go
9 2 (3.70%) Scala
10 1 (1.85%) Clojure
10 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Mesos
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Sybase
3 4 (7.41%) Facebook
3 4 (7.41%) NVIDIA
4 2 (3.70%) Perforce
5 1 (1.85%) Samsung
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