The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 96 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Games 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.33% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.29% 0.83% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Median daily rate £100 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £380 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-77.50% +220.00%
Games
North West

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

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
619 604 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 35.03% 40.08% 36.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 338 265
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.98 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -32.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.53 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £18.79 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 - 1 - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 12 (60.00%) Java
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) OpenTV
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) OOP
6 4 (20.00%) IPTV
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) Subversion
6 4 (20.00%) Interactive TV
6 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) User Stories
6 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) MHEG
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.00%) RequireJS
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS

Games
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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Appium
4 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) Grunt
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) QUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Online Betting
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Author
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Author
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Writer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) RequireJS
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) lodash
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Interactive TV
2 4 (20.00%) IPTV
2 4 (20.00%) MHEG
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Games
3 2 (10.00%) Online Games
3 2 (10.00%) Semantic Web
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (5.00%) iPad
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (20.00%) OOP
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) User Stories
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Game Development
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) OpenTV
2 3 (15.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft