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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 88 82 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Games 18 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.63% 1.18%
As % of the General category 3.14% 1.60% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 12
Average daily rate £300 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
573 563 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.62% 39.43% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 324 204
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £12.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.75 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 4 £298 -
Salford - 1 £331 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (61.11%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) XML
3 13 (36.11%) C#
4 12 (33.33%) .NET
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
6 10 (27.78%) QA
6 10 (27.78%) C++
7 9 (25.00%) OOP
7 9 (25.00%) Selenium
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.22%) JIRA
8 8 (22.22%) Banking
9 7 (19.44%) HTML
9 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) Degree
9 7 (19.44%) JSON
9 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
9 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
9 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
10 6 (16.67%) High Availability
10 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 6 (16.67%) TDD
11 5 (13.89%) Scrum
11 5 (13.89%) Workflow
11 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) JIRA
3 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (13.89%) Maven
5 4 (11.11%) Subversion
6 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.56%) Appium
7 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.78%) Ant
8 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.78%) Gradle
8 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) C# Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Games Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Android Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Automated Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) iOS Android Developer
4 3 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Real Time Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Author
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Android Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior iOS Android Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior iOS Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Writer
5 2 (5.56%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) XML
2 12 (33.33%) .NET
3 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
3 7 (19.44%) HTML
3 7 (19.44%) JSON
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
4 5 (13.89%) WCF
4 5 (13.89%) Web Services
5 4 (11.11%) HTML5
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
7 2 (5.56%) JMS
7 2 (5.56%) XML Schema
7 2 (5.56%) XSLT
8 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.78%) Java EE
8 1 (2.78%) RESTful
8 1 (2.78%) Spring
8 1 (2.78%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (11.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Interactive TV
4 2 (5.56%) IPTV
4 2 (5.56%) MHEG
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile Games
4 2 (5.56%) Online Games
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
2 9 (25.00%) OOP
3 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 6 (16.67%) High Availability
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
6 5 (13.89%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Workflow
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 4 (11.11%) Use Case
8 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) C++
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) SQL
5 4 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Adobe
1 3 (8.33%) HP
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
1 3 (8.33%) Telerik
2 2 (5.56%) OpenTV
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