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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Manchester
Rank 68 85 83
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 24 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.78% 1.02% 0.68%
As % of the General category 5.83% 3.22% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 7
Median daily rate £275 £306 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
412 559 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.63% 31.56% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 329 332
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.89% -0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £17.81 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £33.70 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.92% +48.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -3 9 £425 +28.59% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 35 (67.31%) JavaScript
2 31 (59.62%) Android
3 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (48.08%) HTML
5 23 (44.23%) BDD
6 22 (42.31%) HTML5
7 21 (40.38%) TDD
8 20 (38.46%) Java
9 19 (36.54%) Apple iOS
9 19 (36.54%) Software Engineering
10 18 (34.62%) Android Development
11 17 (32.69%) Apache Cordova
11 17 (32.69%) React
12 15 (28.85%) Game Development
12 15 (28.85%) Scrum
13 14 (26.92%) Mobile App
13 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
14 13 (25.00%) Git (software)
15 12 (23.08%) WebGL
15 12 (23.08%) CSS
15 12 (23.08%) React Native
15 12 (23.08%) ES6
15 12 (23.08%) Pixi.js
16 11 (21.15%) OOP
17 10 (19.23%) Project Management
18 9 (17.31%) JIRA
18 9 (17.31%) Web Services
18 9 (17.31%) Front End Development
18 9 (17.31%) User Experience
19 8 (15.38%) Mobile Development

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 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.92%) Maya
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (17.31%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) Subversion
5 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.85%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.85%) JMeter
5 2 (3.85%) Log4j
5 2 (3.85%) Selenium
5 2 (3.85%) TestNG
5 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.92%) Babel
6 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.92%) Mocha
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) Android Developer
3 10 (19.23%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (17.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (11.54%) iOS Developer
6 5 (9.62%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (9.62%) HTML Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Games Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Junior
7 4 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Mobile Games Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Android Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.85%) iOS Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) HTML
2 22 (42.31%) HTML5
3 17 (32.69%) Apache Cordova
3 17 (32.69%) React
4 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
5 12 (23.08%) CSS
5 12 (23.08%) Pixi.js
5 12 (23.08%) React Native
5 12 (23.08%) WebGL
6 9 (17.31%) Web Services
7 5 (9.62%) Ajax
7 5 (9.62%) JSON
7 5 (9.62%) Node.js
7 5 (9.62%) REST
8 3 (5.77%) Ember.js
8 3 (5.77%) Flash
9 2 (3.85%) DirectX
9 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.85%) OpenGL
9 2 (3.85%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 9 (17.31%) User Experience
3 8 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (13.46%) Mobile Games
5 4 (7.69%) New Media
6 2 (3.85%) Interactive TV
6 2 (3.85%) IPTV
6 2 (3.85%) MHEG
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Animation
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Android
2 19 (36.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) BDD
3 21 (40.38%) TDD
4 19 (36.54%) Software Engineering
5 18 (34.62%) Android Development
6 15 (28.85%) Game Development
6 15 (28.85%) Scrum
7 11 (21.15%) OOP
8 10 (19.23%) Project Management
9 9 (17.31%) Front End Development
10 8 (15.38%) Mobile Development
11 6 (11.54%) 3D Programming
11 6 (11.54%) iOS Development
11 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 4 (7.69%) Kanban
12 4 (7.69%) Web Development
13 3 (5.77%) Agile Project Management
13 3 (5.77%) Multithreading
13 3 (5.77%) Performance Analysis
14 2 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) JavaScript
2 20 (38.46%) Java
3 12 (23.08%) ES6
4 6 (11.54%) C++
4 6 (11.54%) Objective-C
5 5 (9.62%) ActionScript
6 4 (7.69%) C#
7 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 2 (3.85%) Lua
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (3.85%) Python
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) OpenTV
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago