The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Unity (Game Engine) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unity (Game Engine) over the 3 months to 28 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.

Unity Game Engine (Unity3D)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 617 609
Rank change year-on-year +67 -8  
Contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 58 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.041% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 19
Median daily rate £275 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.83% -12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £340
% change year-on-year -10.00% -26.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -32.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.50

Unity (Game Engine) is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Unity (Game Engine)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Unity (Game Engine) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unity (Game Engine).

Contractor daily rate trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +66 57 £275 -9.83% 37
London +46 31 £300 -14.28% 10
South East +23 12 £225 -30.76% 4
South West - 6 £225 - 8
Berkshire +30 5 £256 -21.15% 1
East Sussex +10 5 £225 - 1
East of England +3 4 £225 -
East Midlands -7 4 £200 -11.11%
Brighton +4 3 £225 - 1
Leicestershire +3 3 £188 -16.66%
City of London -6 3 £380 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £131 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 2 £131 -
Bristol - 2 £300 - 3
Reading - 2 - -
Derbyshire -10 1 £350 +55.55%
Derby -11 1 £350 +55.55%
Slough - 1 £350 -
Hove - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - - 2
Staines - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £225 -

Unity (Game Engine)
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 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 Unity (Game Engine).

1 74 (66.67%) Games
2 72 (64.86%) C#
3 57 (51.35%) C++
4 27 (24.32%) Unreal Engine
5 26 (23.42%) Objective-C
6 25 (22.52%) .NET
7 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (18.92%) Android
8 19 (17.12%) MVC
9 18 (16.22%) Java
9 18 (16.22%) Software Engineering
10 17 (15.32%) Unit Testing
11 15 (13.51%) ActionScript
11 15 (13.51%) Apple iOS
12 14 (12.61%) Cucumber
12 14 (12.61%) Confluence
12 14 (12.61%) Unity DI Container
12 14 (12.61%) JIRA
12 14 (12.61%) TDD
13 13 (11.71%) Animation
14 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (10.81%) 3ds Max
15 11 (9.91%) Game Development
16 10 (9.01%) Augmented Reality
16 10 (9.01%) Functional Testing
16 10 (9.01%) Back Office
16 10 (9.01%) C
16 10 (9.01%) Computer Science
17 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
18 8 (7.21%) Mobile Development

Unity (Game Engine)
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 14 (12.61%) Confluence
2 3 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.90%) CMS
3 1 (0.90%) Predix
3 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) 3ds Max
2 6 (5.41%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.50%) Maya
4 2 (1.80%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.90%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.90%) iTunes
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) MySQL
1 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.70%) Redis
2 1 (0.90%) GIS
2 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Cucumber
1 14 (12.61%) JIRA
2 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.60%) Xcode
4 3 (2.70%) Android Studio
4 3 (2.70%) Subversion
5 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.90%) Gradle
General
1 74 (66.67%) Games
2 10 (9.01%) Back Office
3 5 (4.50%) Polish Language
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Advertising
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 75 (67.57%) Developer
2 19 (17.12%) C# Developer
3 15 (13.51%) Games Developer
4 11 (9.91%) C++ Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Programmer
5 10 (9.01%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Unity 3D Developer
6 9 (8.11%) 3D Developer
7 8 (7.21%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Lead Developer
9 6 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Android Developer
10 5 (4.50%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.50%) C# Application Developer
10 5 (4.50%) C# Software Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.50%) Software Quality Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.32%) Unreal Engine
2 25 (22.52%) .NET
3 14 (12.61%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (6.31%) HTML
5 5 (4.50%) JSON
5 5 (4.50%) OpenGL
6 4 (3.60%) cocos2d
6 4 (3.60%) CSS
6 4 (3.60%) iOS SDK
7 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.70%) CryEngine
7 3 (2.70%) D3.js
7 3 (2.70%) Leaflet
7 3 (2.70%) LESS
7 3 (2.70%) Node.js
7 3 (2.70%) Polymer
7 3 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.70%) RESTful
7 3 (2.70%) V-Ray
7 3 (2.70%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Animation
2 10 (9.01%) Augmented Reality
2 10 (9.01%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.21%) Mobile Games
5 7 (6.31%) 3D Graphics
5 7 (6.31%) iPhone
5 7 (6.31%) Oculus Rift
6 6 (5.41%) User Experience
7 5 (4.50%) FMCG
7 5 (4.50%) HoloLens
7 5 (4.50%) HTC Vive
8 4 (3.60%) Social Gaming
9 3 (2.70%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.70%) PlayStation
9 3 (2.70%) Xbox
10 2 (1.80%) iPad
10 2 (1.80%) Motion Graphics
10 2 (1.80%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.92%) Android
2 15 (13.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.60%) Windows
4 3 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.12%) MVC
3 18 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 17 (15.32%) Unit Testing
5 14 (12.61%) TDD
6 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.91%) Game Development
8 10 (9.01%) Functional Testing
9 8 (7.21%) BDD
9 8 (7.21%) Mobile Development
10 7 (6.31%) Android Development
10 7 (6.31%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.31%) iOS Development
10 7 (6.31%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.41%) Load Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Data Visualisation
12 5 (4.50%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.50%) Visualisation
13 4 (3.60%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 72 (64.86%) C#
2 57 (51.35%) C++
3 26 (23.42%) Objective-C
4 18 (16.22%) Java
5 15 (13.51%) ActionScript
6 10 (9.01%) C
7 7 (6.31%) Python
8 6 (5.41%) Ruby
9 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.60%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.80%) SQL
12 1 (0.90%) Lua
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (2.70%) Autodesk
1 3 (2.70%) Xamarin
2 2 (1.80%) Apple
2 2 (1.80%) Facebook
2 2 (1.80%) Google
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.80%) Perforce
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe
3 1 (0.90%) Appcelerator
3 1 (0.90%) Kony
3 1 (0.90%) Samsung
3 1 (0.90%) Sencha
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