Employment status among game developers worldwide in 2015 and 2016

Game developer employment status worldwide 2015-2016 The statistic shows the distribution of game developers worldwide in 2015 and 2016, broken down by employment status. According to the survey findings, the majority of responding game developers in 2015 were permanent employees, both full-time and part-time, while four percent were temporarily employed.
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Permanent (full- and part-time)Self-employedIndependent contractor or freelancerTemporary (full- and part-time)
201565%19%12%4%
201666%19%10%5%
Permanent (full- and part-time)Self-employedIndependent contractor or freelancerTemporary (full- and part-time)
201565%19%12%4%
201666%19%10%5%

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The statistic shows the distribution of game developers worldwide in 2015 and 2016, broken down by employment status. According to the survey findings, the majority of responding game developers in 2015 were permanent employees, both full-time and part-time, while four percent were temporarily employed.
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Release date
November 2016
Region
World
Survey time period
2015 and 2016
Number of respondents
2015 n = 2,928; 2016 n = 1,189
Age group
16-86 years
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Figures for periods other than 2016 come from previous reporting.

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