The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Liverpool 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 22 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Games 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.23% 1.85% 0.63%
As % of the General category 7.27% 6.98% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
55 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 30.73% 26.54% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 31
Average daily rate £363 £370 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £243 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £491 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £32.75 £10.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £11.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
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Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Games
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
2 1 (20.00%) Russian Language
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Online Games
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Social Gaming
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) SPSS
2 1 (20.00%) PowerHouse
2 1 (20.00%) Biometrics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Biometrics
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
1 1 (20.00%) Online Games
1 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (20.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) WFM
1 1 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerHouse
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Facebook