Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Games Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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.

Senior Game Developer
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 747 571 -
Rank change year-on-year -176 - +921
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Games Developer 1 1 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.003% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 67,230 34,065 86,555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 93.24% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,258 22,604 57,798
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £468
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,984 1,174 2,807
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.33 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.60 £14.26 £13.44
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.07 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -0.34% +7.31% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.13 £42.69 £42.50
90th Percentile £58.71 £53.53 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.85 £19.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.07% +6.71% +2.86%

Senior Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Games Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Games Developer in the UK

Senior Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Games Developer.

Daily rate trend for Senior Games Developer in the UK

Senior Games Developer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Games Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 30 July 2021. 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
London -138 1 - - 2
England -156 1 - - 3

Senior Games Developer Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, Senior Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Games Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (100.00%) Prototyping
1 1 (100.00%) Marathon

Senior 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (100.00%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft