Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 881 873
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 +13
Contract jobs citing Unreal Engine 9 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.040% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 15
UK median daily rate £273 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.14% -18.60% +95.45%
10th Percentile £139 £293 £263
90th Percentile £575 £440 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £375 £430
% change year-on-year -40.00% -12.79% +95.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 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 6 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 17 November 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 +14 9 £273 -22.14% 4
London -7 5 £385 +10.00% 2
UK excluding London +30 4 £225 -40.00% 2
South East - 3 £325 - 2
Midlands +28 1 £125 -
East Midlands +2 1 £125 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (77.78%) Games
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (11.11%) Game Development
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) GitHub

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 7 (77.78%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Games Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) PlayStation
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Game Development
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Physics
4 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) C
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Perforce