The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 78 73 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing Games 11 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.90% 0.20% 2.02%
As % of the General category 3.73% 0.71% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
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£334 £360 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% +28.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £360 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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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 Leeds region.

General Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
295 283 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.16% 28.61% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 181 167
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £17.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.00 £57.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 10 (83.33%) Online Games
2 7 (58.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 4 (33.33%) Big Data
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Hudson
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) Calabash
5 2 (16.67%) eggPlant
5 2 (16.67%) Android SDK
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) uiautomator
5 2 (16.67%) Appium

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) uiautomator
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 4 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Calabash
1 2 (16.67%) eggPlant
1 2 (16.67%) Appium
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (8.33%) JSUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Author
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Author
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Writer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Research Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Android SDK
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Sass
2 1 (8.33%) LESS
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Online Games
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Data Modelling
2 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft