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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 80 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing Games 6 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.56% 0.21% 2.06%
As % of the General category 2.28% 0.71% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£438 £215 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.72% -49.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £31.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -9.64%
Games
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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
263 282 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.69% 29.19% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 172 128
Average daily rate £388 £351 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £17.50 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.50 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 9 (75.00%) Online Games
2 7 (58.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
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 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) uiautomator
4 2 (16.67%) Appium
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (16.67%) Calabash
4 2 (16.67%) eggPlant
4 2 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) Hudson
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Android
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (16.67%) uiautomator
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
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%) Appium
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Calabash
1 2 (16.67%) eggPlant
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) JSUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (8.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Author
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Author
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Writer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Android SDK
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Sass
2 1 (8.33%) LESS
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Online Games
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Data Modelling
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
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