The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 88 107 91
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing Game Development 14 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.10% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Median daily rate £400 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Game Development
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1433 1533 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.94% 79.68% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 884 701
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 30
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Game Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 3 £400 -
Game Development
North West

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (87.50%) Android
3 10 (62.50%) Java
4 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) Android Development
5 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
5 7 (43.75%) React
5 7 (43.75%) BDD
5 7 (43.75%) WebGL
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) React Native
5 7 (43.75%) ES6
5 7 (43.75%) Pixi.js
5 7 (43.75%) Apache Cordova
6 6 (37.50%) Mobile Games
6 6 (37.50%) Mobile Development
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
8 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
9 3 (18.75%) JIRA
10 2 (12.50%) JSON
10 2 (12.50%) Lua
10 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 2 (12.50%) 3D Programming

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Android Developer
3 3 (18.75%) iOS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Android Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
1 7 (43.75%) Apache Cordova
1 7 (43.75%) Pixi.js
1 7 (43.75%) React
1 7 (43.75%) React Native
1 7 (43.75%) WebGL
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) DirectX
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (6.25%) CryEngine
4 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mobile Games
2 4 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) New Media
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Android Development
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Mobile Development
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) 3D Programming
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) OOP
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Content Management
7 1 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) ES6
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Lua
4 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 2 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA