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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 66 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 27 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.90% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the General category 5.88% 2.34% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 3
Average daily rate £368 £375 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +74.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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
West Yorkshire

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
459 299 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 32.23% 26.27% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 211 177
Average daily rate £390 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £15.49 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £35.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016, 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 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.57%) Java
4 15 (26.79%) Linux
4 15 (26.79%) Relational Database
5 13 (23.21%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (23.21%) VMware
6 12 (21.43%) Windows
6 12 (21.43%) MySQL
7 11 (19.64%) CSS
7 11 (19.64%) HTML
7 11 (19.64%) Online Games
7 11 (19.64%) High Availability
8 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
8 10 (17.86%) Website Architecture
8 10 (17.86%) Taglibs
8 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 10 (17.86%) JavaBeans
8 10 (17.86%) J2EE
8 10 (17.86%) Perl
8 10 (17.86%) JSP
8 10 (17.86%) Servlets
8 10 (17.86%) EJB
8 10 (17.86%) XML
8 10 (17.86%) Hibernate
8 10 (17.86%) Scrum
8 10 (17.86%) CMS
8 10 (17.86%) Content Management
8 10 (17.86%) Spring
9 9 (16.07%) Red Hat

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (17.86%) CMS
2 5 (8.93%) Apache
2 5 (8.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Project
1 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (10.71%) FWSM
1 6 (10.71%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) BGP
2 3 (5.36%) EIGRP
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) HSRP
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) MPLS
2 3 (5.36%) OSPF
2 3 (5.36%) VPN
2 3 (5.36%) VRRP
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) Extranet
3 1 (1.79%) Intranet
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) NAS
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) Relational Database
2 12 (21.43%) MySQL
3 7 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 7 (12.50%) Redis
4 6 (10.71%) Informix
5 5 (8.93%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.79%) Big Data
7 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Hudson
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
1 5 (8.93%) Online Betting
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Architect
2 11 (19.64%) Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Java Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Node.js Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.14%) LAMP Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) MongoDB Developer
6 4 (7.14%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Support
7 3 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) IT Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) PMO Lead
8 2 (3.57%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.57%) Transition Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) CSS
1 11 (19.64%) HTML
2 10 (17.86%) EJB
2 10 (17.86%) Hibernate
2 10 (17.86%) J2EE
2 10 (17.86%) JavaBeans
2 10 (17.86%) JSP
2 10 (17.86%) Servlets
2 10 (17.86%) Spring
2 10 (17.86%) Taglibs
2 10 (17.86%) XML
3 5 (8.93%) LAMP
4 2 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.57%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (1.79%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.79%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (1.79%) CSS3
5 1 (1.79%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Online Games
2 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.71%) Wiki
4 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.36%) Clustering
7 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.57%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.79%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) Windows
3 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Android
6 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (19.64%) High Availability
4 10 (17.86%) Content Management
4 10 (17.86%) Scrum
4 10 (17.86%) Website Architecture
5 8 (14.29%) TDD
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.50%) Project Management
7 6 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (10.71%) Change Management
8 5 (8.93%) DevOps
8 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.14%) ERP
9 4 (7.14%) ITIL
9 4 (7.14%) Kanban
10 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
2 16 (28.57%) Java
3 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
3 10 (17.86%) Perl
4 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.50%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.36%) SQL
7 2 (3.57%) C++
7 2 (3.57%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) CCNP
1 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) CCIE
3 2 (3.57%) CCSP
3 2 (3.57%) CISSP
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) RHCE
4 1 (1.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.71%) VMware ESX
3 5 (8.93%) vCloud
4 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.79%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) KVM
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Opsview
2 4 (7.14%) Cacti
2 4 (7.14%) Graphite
2 4 (7.14%) Nagios
3 3 (5.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.79%) Grafana
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) VMware
2 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
3 8 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) F5
5 3 (5.36%) HP
5 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (1.79%) Aruba
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.79%) Zend