The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £275 £245
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
Game Development
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
680 994 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.43% 85.40% 76.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 682 328
Median daily rate £413 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Cheshire region.

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 - -
Game Development
North West

Game Development
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) Robotics

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Robotics
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++