The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 73 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the General category 0.32% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £333 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +1.12%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
310 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.64% 40.61% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 135 178
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +195.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £14.16 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Games
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) DSL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Rendering
1 1 (50.00%) ZBrush

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) ZBrush
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DSL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Manager
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Rendering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft