The 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 35 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.35% 1.04% 1.65%
As % of the General category 1.39% 2.78% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£103 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

General Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
72 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.00% 37.31% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 36
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £26.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.71% +165.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA