The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 Manchester 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 73 73 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Games 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.35% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.88% 1.02% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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 - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
425 394 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.95% 34.96% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 185 244
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £8.55 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £18.60 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
North West

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Games
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (86.21%) JavaScript
2 23 (79.31%) HTML
3 19 (65.52%) CSS
4 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) HTML5
5 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
6 7 (24.14%) TDD
6 7 (24.14%) IPTV
6 7 (24.14%) Web Services
6 7 (24.14%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) Android
7 6 (20.69%) jQuery
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Mobile Games
8 5 (17.24%) OOP
8 5 (17.24%) OO
8 5 (17.24%) XHTML
8 5 (17.24%) Internet
8 5 (17.24%) Game Development
9 4 (13.79%) New Media
9 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
9 4 (13.79%) Animation
9 4 (13.79%) Dojo
9 4 (13.79%) Online Gambling
9 4 (13.79%) MooTools
10 3 (10.34%) Online Games
10 3 (10.34%) Flash
10 3 (10.34%) Java
10 3 (10.34%) iOS Development
11 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (3.45%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Web Developer
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Junior
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Junior Developer
5 3 (10.34%) HTML Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Junior Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) CSS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Graduate Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Games Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Graduate
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) HTML
2 19 (65.52%) CSS
3 9 (31.03%) HTML5
4 7 (24.14%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) jQuery
6 5 (17.24%) XHTML
7 4 (13.79%) MooTools
7 4 (13.79%) Dojo
8 3 (10.34%) Flash
9 2 (6.90%) JSP
10 1 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) IPTV
2 5 (17.24%) Mobile Games
3 4 (13.79%) Animation
3 4 (13.79%) Online Gambling
3 4 (13.79%) New Media
3 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
4 3 (10.34%) Online Games
5 1 (3.45%) Interactive TV
5 1 (3.45%) MHEG
5 1 (3.45%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
2 6 (20.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
2 7 (24.14%) Scrum
2 7 (24.14%) TDD
3 5 (17.24%) Game Development
3 5 (17.24%) OOP
3 5 (17.24%) OO
3 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) iOS Development
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Kanban
6 1 (3.45%) BDD
6 1 (3.45%) Web Development
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) OpenTV
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