Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 870 868
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2 +21
Contract jobs citing Unreal Engine 47 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.079% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 11
UK median daily rate £405 £481 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.84% +60.42% -30.23%
10th Percentile £213 £124 £250
90th Percentile £525 £544 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £516 £300
% change year-on-year -41.89% +72.08% -30.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 36,195 33,029 31,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.74% 32.19% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,596 23,345 21,968
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 362 358
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.78 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.45 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

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 16 December 2018.

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 11 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 16 December 2018. 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 +15 44 £415 -19.02% 43
London +45 34 £444 +101.70% 17
UK excluding London -15 13 £300 -41.89% 28
South East -25 6 £350 -33.33% 7
West Midlands -17 2 £300 +100.00% 5
Midlands -22 2 £300 +114.29% 6
Scotland - 2 - - 1
North of England - 1 £310 - 5
North West - 1 £310 - 3
South West - 1 - - 5
Wales - 1 £200 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unreal Engine also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Unreal Engine.

1 42 (89.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 35 (74.47%) Games
3 25 (53.19%) C++
4 20 (42.55%) C#
5 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
6 15 (31.91%) Degree
7 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
8 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (25.53%) 3D Modelling
9 11 (23.40%) Mathematics
9 11 (23.40%) Game Development
9 11 (23.40%) Machine Learning
10 10 (21.28%) Linux
11 9 (19.15%) Python
11 9 (19.15%) Visualisation
11 9 (19.15%) Algorithms
12 8 (17.02%) Data Science
12 8 (17.02%) Image Processing
13 7 (14.89%) Open Source
13 7 (14.89%) Matplotlib
13 7 (14.89%) NumPy
13 7 (14.89%) Animation
13 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
14 6 (12.77%) Unity DI Container
14 6 (12.77%) Visual Effects
14 6 (12.77%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (12.77%) C
14 6 (12.77%) OO

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) Jupyter
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Maya
2 3 (6.38%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.26%) ZBrush
4 1 (2.13%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.13%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) iTunes
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) PhantomJS
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) Grunt
3 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) TestRail
General
1 35 (74.47%) Games
2 5 (10.64%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Software Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) C++ Developer
5 9 (19.15%) 3D Software Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) Games Developer
6 8 (17.02%) 3D Developer
7 7 (14.89%) C++ Games Developer
8 6 (12.77%) C++ Software Developer
8 6 (12.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 6 (12.77%) Games Engineer
8 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
9 4 (8.51%) C++ Programmer
9 4 (8.51%) Computer Vision Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Data Scientist
9 4 (8.51%) Programmer
9 4 (8.51%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (89.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (14.89%) Matplotlib
2 7 (14.89%) NumPy
3 6 (12.77%) Unity DI Container
4 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
4 5 (10.64%) OpenGL
5 4 (8.51%) .NET
5 4 (8.51%) Caffe
5 4 (8.51%) D3.js
5 4 (8.51%) MXNet
5 4 (8.51%) OpenCV
5 4 (8.51%) SciPy
5 4 (8.51%) TensorFlow
5 4 (8.51%) Torch
5 4 (8.51%) WebGL
6 3 (6.38%) Node.js
6 3 (6.38%) Pandas
6 3 (6.38%) React
6 3 (6.38%) SignalR
6 3 (6.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Algorithms
2 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Animation
2 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
3 6 (12.77%) Augmented Reality
4 5 (10.64%) Robotics
5 3 (6.38%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (6.38%) Oculus Rift
6 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (4.26%) HTC Vive
6 2 (4.26%) iPad
6 2 (4.26%) iPhone
6 2 (4.26%) User Experience
6 2 (4.26%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (2.13%) Arduino
7 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.13%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Android
2 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
2 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
3 12 (25.53%) 3D Modelling
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) Game Development
4 11 (23.40%) Machine Learning
4 11 (23.40%) Mathematics
5 9 (19.15%) Visualisation
6 8 (17.02%) Data Science
6 8 (17.02%) Image Processing
7 7 (14.89%) Open Source
8 6 (12.77%) OO
8 6 (12.77%) TDD
8 6 (12.77%) Visual Effects
9 4 (8.51%) Computer Vision
9 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (8.51%) Neural Network
9 4 (8.51%) Sentiment Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) C++
2 20 (42.55%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) Python
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.77%) C
6 5 (10.64%) Java
6 5 (10.64%) Objective-C
7 4 (8.51%) Apple Swift
7 4 (8.51%) R
8 2 (4.26%) GLSL
8 2 (4.26%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.13%) ES6
9 1 (2.13%) ES7
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.51%) Master's Degree
3 4 (8.51%) PhD
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Autodesk
1 4 (8.51%) Google
1 4 (8.51%) Tableau
2 2 (4.26%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) Samsung