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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 96 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 3 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 1.38% 0.61%
As % of the General category 0.43% 4.21% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 2
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£338 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
694 451 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.78% 32.68% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 247 165
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £188 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.30 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.65% +35.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.69 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £96.00 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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
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 1 May 2015. 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 -3 1 £338 +3.84%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) OpenTV
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Interactive TV
4 2 (16.67%) IPTV
4 2 (16.67%) MHEG
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Trac
5 1 (8.33%) Oozie
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (8.33%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (8.33%) MongoDB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) HBase
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Sqoop
1 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Trac
1 1 (8.33%) Sinon.JS
1 1 (8.33%) Hudson
1 1 (8.33%) QUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) UX Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Product Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Platform Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
1 2 (16.67%) Interactive TV
1 2 (16.67%) IPTV
1 2 (16.67%) MHEG
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Online Games
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) OpenTV
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle