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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 89 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing Games 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.90% 0.51% 1.17%
As % of the General category 3.30% 1.86% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £259 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.38%
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%
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
364 322 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.33% 27.62% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 217 130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £15.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.30 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Online Games
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 6 (31.58%) Internet
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Apache
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) PHP
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
5 4 (21.05%) Node.js
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (15.79%) Apache Hive
6 3 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) MySQL
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Big Data

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
1 4 (21.05%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) uiautomator
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) FWSM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) OSPF
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Hive
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) Informix
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Appium
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Hudson
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) Calabash
1 2 (10.53%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.26%) JSUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (5.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Data Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.53%) Sass
3 2 (10.53%) LESS
3 2 (10.53%) Ember.js
3 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (10.53%) Android SDK
4 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.26%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Online Games
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (15.79%) IBM XIV
3 2 (10.53%) Streaming Video
3 2 (10.53%) Wiki
3 2 (10.53%) RIA
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.26%) Symmetrix
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Android
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
2 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Kanban
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) Ruby
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNP
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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