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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank - 73 64
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the General category - 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £333 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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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
408 315 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.76% 38.99% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 157 133
Average daily rate £425 £389 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £42.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -18.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.00 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Internet

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Graphic Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA