The first 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 23 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 Leeds 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 85 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +8
Contract jobs citing Games 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.50% 1.17% 0.33%
As % of the General category 1.81% 3.86% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate £425 £413 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +58.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -43.75%
General Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
331 233 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.84% 30.18% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 130 196
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £237 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Games
West Yorkshire

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (25.00%) Appcelerator
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Flash
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) DSL
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Flash Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Asset Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Flash
2 1 (12.50%) Symfony
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Appcelerator
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin