Contractors with skills in programming computer games are experiencing high demand overseas, finds a new report.
International professional services consultancy, Procorre, has revealed great news for UK IT contractors specialising in computer game programming, especially for those looking to branch out overseas.
According to findings from Procorre, companies based in the US and Canada are head-hunting UK IT professionals with these skills, with over 50% of online gaming job adverts coming from North America. Only 20% of these types of jobs are coming from UK.
Lisa Mangan, Relationship Manager at Procorre, explains further, “The UK is regarded as a leader in developing computer games and in online gaming.”
“The danger for the UK games industry and for the wider UK economy is that many of the best and brightest will be recruited by overseas firms who may have deeper pockets and be prepared to pay more.”
“The computer games industry makes a significant contribution to the UK economy and the Government is right to do everything it can to encourage these and other specialist IT consultants to remain in the UK.”
She added, “UK games consultants are now being courted by some of the very best international employers in online gaming and video gaming who are targeting ambitious growth. For the consultants, making the right decision means weighing up lots of different factors about location, pay and work/life balance. Many may require assistance in making those decisions as this could well be a new experience for them.”
“Procorre believes that UK games consultants should have the most outstanding and rewarding work environment possible as they are some of the best professionals working in their sector.”
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