Period
to 22 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Unreal Engine skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unreal Engine over the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Unreal Engine
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 893 899
Rank change year-on-year +64 +6 -37
Contract jobs citing Unreal Engine 23 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.025% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
UK median daily rate £225 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.42% +12.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £301 £263
90th Percentile £371 £343 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -35.71% +27.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

Unreal Engine is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31672 31766 31843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.10% 29.55% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22013 22197 21577
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 382 516
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +7.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.28 £14.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +14.50%

Unreal Engine
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unreal Engine as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unreal Engine over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unreal Engine within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2017. 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
England +53 23 £225 -26.23% 4
UK excluding London +70 15 £225 -35.71% 4
South East - 14 £225 - 1
London +1 8 £250 -18.03% 1
South West +12 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unreal 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 Unreal Engine.

1 17 (73.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 16 (69.57%) C#
3 15 (65.22%) C++
4 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
6 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (47.83%) Games
7 9 (39.13%) TDD
8 8 (34.78%) Unity DI Container
9 7 (30.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
9 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
9 7 (30.43%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) C
11 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 4 (17.39%) HTC Vive
12 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
12 3 (13.04%) Game Development
12 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
13 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
13 2 (8.70%) BDD
13 2 (8.70%) PlayStation
13 2 (8.70%) Oculus Rift
13 2 (8.70%) Animation
13 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
13 2 (8.70%) Scrum
14 1 (4.35%) Perforce
14 1 (4.35%) Maya

Unreal 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 11 (47.83%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Polish Language
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) C# Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Agile C# Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C++ Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C++/C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Games Developer
6 1 (4.35%) 3D Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Animator
6 1 (4.35%) Audio Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Games Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (34.78%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.35%) CryEngine
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) Pixi.js
3 1 (4.35%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) HTC Vive
3 2 (8.70%) Animation
3 2 (8.70%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (8.70%) PlayStation
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Game Development
8 2 (8.70%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 1 (4.35%) 3D Animation
9 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
9 1 (4.35%) Physics
9 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
9 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) C++
3 5 (21.74%) C
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Perforce