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 6 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 91 93 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Games 13 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.18% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.09% 0.44% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 16
Median daily rate £334 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £338 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £338 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £366 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +22.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
622 676 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.91% 40.94% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 328 250
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Median hourly rate £29.25 £18.75 £18.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% +2.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £15.55 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.85 £32.10 £96.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £25.00 £26.74
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.48%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -8 1 - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 18 (48.65%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) XML
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) C#
4 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.03%) .NET
6 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (24.32%) OOP
6 9 (24.32%) Degree
6 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
6 9 (24.32%) Selenium
7 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
7 8 (21.62%) TDD
7 8 (21.62%) Banking
8 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
8 7 (18.92%) C++
8 7 (18.92%) HTML
8 7 (18.92%) Scrum
8 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
9 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) OO
9 6 (16.22%) QA
9 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.22%) JIRA
10 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
10 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.51%) WCF
10 5 (13.51%) JSON

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) Maven
4 4 (10.81%) Subversion
5 2 (5.41%) Appium
5 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) Ant
6 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) Grunt
6 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) QUnit
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.70%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Games Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Real Time Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Author
6 2 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.41%) Games Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Author
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Writer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) XML
2 10 (27.03%) .NET
3 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
3 7 (18.92%) HTML
4 5 (13.51%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) JSON
4 5 (13.51%) SOAP
4 5 (13.51%) WCF
5 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.81%) HTML5
5 4 (10.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (10.81%) Web Services
6 3 (8.11%) RequireJS
7 2 (5.41%) CSS3
7 2 (5.41%) JMS
7 2 (5.41%) REST
7 2 (5.41%) Spring
7 2 (5.41%) XML Schema
7 2 (5.41%) XSLT
8 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.81%) Interactive TV
3 4 (10.81%) IPTV
3 4 (10.81%) MHEG
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile Games
4 2 (5.41%) Online Games
4 2 (5.41%) Semantic Web
4 2 (5.41%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
3 9 (24.32%) OOP
4 8 (21.62%) TDD
4 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
6 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
6 6 (16.22%) OO
6 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Game Development
8 4 (10.81%) High Availability
8 4 (10.81%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (10.81%) QA Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Use Case
8 4 (10.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.92%) C++
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
6 2 (5.41%) XPath
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) HND
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Adobe
1 4 (10.81%) OpenTV
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Telerik
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
Manchester
Computer Futures
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