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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 71 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Games 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the General category 0.53% 0.57% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £310 £250 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -24.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
375 348 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.10% 45.37% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 201 159
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.81 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -56.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree