The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 90 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% - 0.12%
As % of the General category 0.90% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £313 - £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Games
North West

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

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
445 406 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.45% 40.76% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 233 149
Median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.17 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% -59.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+12.24% -5.76%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Cheshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Games
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) OOP
1 6 (100.00%) OO
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) Use Case
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (66.67%) WPF
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (50.00%) MVVM
3 3 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (33.33%) Multithreading

Games
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:

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (50.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (66.67%) WPF
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) OO
1 6 (100.00%) OOP
1 6 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Use Case
2 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (50.00%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++