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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Game Development 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £198 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
1118 1533 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.69% 84.98% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 894 702
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (86.67%) Android
3 9 (60.00%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Android Development
4 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
4 7 (46.67%) React
4 7 (46.67%) WebGL
4 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (46.67%) React Native
4 7 (46.67%) ES6
4 7 (46.67%) Pixi.js
4 7 (46.67%) Apache Cordova
5 6 (40.00%) Mobile Games
5 6 (40.00%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Mobile Development
7 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (26.67%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA
9 2 (13.33%) JSON
9 2 (13.33%) Lua
9 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
9 2 (13.33%) 3D Programming
9 2 (13.33%) HTML5

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 (6.67%) CMS
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) iOS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Android Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
1 7 (46.67%) Apache Cordova
1 7 (46.67%) Pixi.js
1 7 (46.67%) React
1 7 (46.67%) React Native
1 7 (46.67%) WebGL
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) DirectX
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) OpenGL
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (6.67%) CryEngine
4 1 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mobile Games
2 4 (26.67%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) New Media
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Android Development
2 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Mobile Development
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) 3D Programming
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
7 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (13.33%) OOP
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 1 (6.67%) Content Management
8 1 (6.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.67%) Kanban
8 1 (6.67%) Post-Production
8 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) ES6
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) Lua
3 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (13.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA