Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 786 875
Rank change year-on-year -48 +89 -15
Contract jobs citing Unreal Engine 34 46 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.051% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.16% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 8
UK median daily rate £421 £240 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.21% -31.43% +64.71%
10th Percentile £161 £185 £309
90th Percentile £514 £375 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £225 £350
% change year-on-year +86.67% -35.71% +64.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £27.25
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 33,016 29,120 30,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.17% 32.06% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,203 20,164 21,054
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 377 412
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +7.36% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.57 £15.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.45 £53.75 £56.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 June 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 10 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 18 June 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 -58 32 £421 +75.42% 30
UK excluding London -33 20 £420 +86.67% 26
South East -11 15 £422 +87.43% 6
London -40 12 £425 +36.00% 8
Midlands -13 2 £163 -18.75% 4
West Midlands - 2 £163 -
North of England -16 1 £285 - 7
Yorkshire -19 1 £285 - 7
Wales - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £291 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 30 (88.24%) Games
2 28 (82.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 16 (47.06%) Mathematics
3 16 (47.06%) Visualisation
4 15 (44.12%) Python
5 14 (41.18%) Machine Learning
6 13 (38.24%) D3.js
6 13 (38.24%) Analytics
6 13 (38.24%) Trend Analysis
6 13 (38.24%) R
6 13 (38.24%) Matplotlib
6 13 (38.24%) Tableau
6 13 (38.24%) Pandas
6 13 (38.24%) Jupyter
6 13 (38.24%) Predictive Analysis
6 13 (38.24%) Sentiment Analysis
6 13 (38.24%) Data Science
6 13 (38.24%) Decision-Making
6 13 (38.24%) Data Mining
6 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (38.24%) Data Analysis
6 13 (38.24%) Open Source
6 13 (38.24%) NumPy
6 13 (38.24%) Quantitative Analysis
6 13 (38.24%) Data Cleansing
6 13 (38.24%) Statistics
7 12 (35.29%) C#
7 12 (35.29%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (38.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Blender
1 3 (8.82%) Maya
1 3 (8.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (88.24%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Data Scientist
3 4 (11.76%) Games Developer
4 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Animator
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Junior
5 1 (2.94%) Junior Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Junior Games Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Games Developer
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (82.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 13 (38.24%) D3.js
2 13 (38.24%) Matplotlib
2 13 (38.24%) NumPy
2 13 (38.24%) Pandas
3 7 (20.59%) .NET
4 6 (17.65%) Apache Flex
4 6 (17.65%) Flash
4 6 (17.65%) JSON
4 6 (17.65%) Silverlight
5 4 (11.76%) CGI
5 4 (11.76%) HTML
6 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.82%) jQuery
6 3 (8.82%) SignalR
6 3 (8.82%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (5.88%) CryEngine
8 1 (2.94%) CSS
8 1 (2.94%) HTML5
8 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.65%) User Experience
3 5 (14.71%) Animation
4 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.88%) State Machine
6 1 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (2.94%) HTC Vive
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.94%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Mathematics
1 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
1 16 (47.06%) Visualisation
2 14 (41.18%) Machine Learning
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (38.24%) Analytics
3 13 (38.24%) Data Analysis
3 13 (38.24%) Data Cleansing
3 13 (38.24%) Data Science
3 13 (38.24%) Decision-Making
3 13 (38.24%) Open Source
3 13 (38.24%) Predictive Analysis
3 13 (38.24%) Quantitative Analysis
3 13 (38.24%) Sentiment Analysis
3 13 (38.24%) Statistics
3 13 (38.24%) Trend Analysis
4 12 (35.29%) Collaborative Working
5 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (17.65%) Data Development
6 6 (17.65%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Python
2 13 (38.24%) R
3 12 (35.29%) C#
4 7 (20.59%) C++
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) ES6
6 1 (2.94%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) Lua
6 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Tableau