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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 71 66 79
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Games 14 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.75% 1.12%
As % of the General category 3.23% 2.08% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £358 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%
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
434 433 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.83% 35.93% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 199 252
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 £226 £256 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.28 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £17.91 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Salford -4 1 £413 +10.00% 2
Stockport - - - - 3
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 17 (68.00%) HTML
1 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (24.00%) jQuery
5 5 (20.00%) OO
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.00%) IPTV
5 5 (20.00%) Android
5 5 (20.00%) HTML5
5 5 (20.00%) New Media
6 4 (16.00%) OOP
6 4 (16.00%) XHTML
6 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 4 (16.00%) Competitor Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Marketing
6 4 (16.00%) Animation
6 4 (16.00%) Dojo
6 4 (16.00%) Online Gambling
6 4 (16.00%) MooTools
6 4 (16.00%) Social Media
6 4 (16.00%) Game Development
7 3 (12.00%) Flash
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile Games
7 3 (12.00%) iOS Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (4.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 4 (16.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Junior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) HTML Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Junior
5 3 (12.00%) Junior Web Developer
5 3 (12.00%) CSS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) HTML
2 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 6 (24.00%) Web Services
3 6 (24.00%) jQuery
4 5 (20.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) MooTools
5 4 (16.00%) XHTML
5 4 (16.00%) Dojo
6 3 (12.00%) Flash
7 1 (4.00%) JSP
7 1 (4.00%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) IPTV
1 5 (20.00%) New Media
2 4 (16.00%) Animation
2 4 (16.00%) Online Gambling
2 4 (16.00%) Social Media
3 3 (12.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Scrum
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) OO
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Game Development
4 4 (16.00%) OOP
4 4 (16.00%) Competitor Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) iOS Development
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.00%) Android Development
7 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
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