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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Manchester
Rank 64 79 76
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 30 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.20% 1.39% 0.87%
As % of the General category 7.23% 4.51% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 11
Median daily rate £275 £313 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £291 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £371 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.14% -46.15%

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
415 577 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.43% 30.87% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 332 329
Median daily rate £405 £389 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £13.30 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.96% -30.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £9.70 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.17
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +28.84%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -2 8 £425 +16.35%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 34 (60.71%) Android
3 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (42.86%) HTML
4 24 (42.86%) Java
5 23 (41.07%) BDD
6 21 (37.50%) HTML5
6 21 (37.50%) TDD
7 20 (35.71%) Apple iOS
8 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
9 18 (32.14%) Android Development
10 17 (30.36%) Apache Cordova
10 17 (30.36%) React
10 17 (30.36%) Game Development
11 16 (28.57%) Scrum
12 14 (25.00%) Mobile App
12 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
13 12 (21.43%) React Native
13 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
14 11 (19.64%) WebGL
14 11 (19.64%) CSS
14 11 (19.64%) OOP
14 11 (19.64%) Project Management
14 11 (19.64%) ES6
14 11 (19.64%) Pixi.js
15 10 (17.86%) Mobile Development
16 9 (16.07%) Web Services
16 9 (16.07%) JIRA
17 8 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
17 8 (14.29%) Mobile Games

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 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) JIRA
3 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.36%) Subversion
5 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.57%) JMeter
5 2 (3.57%) Log4j
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) TestNG
5 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (67.86%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Android Developer
3 9 (16.07%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (12.50%) iOS Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Games Developer
6 5 (8.93%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (8.93%) HTML Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Applications Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Junior
8 3 (5.36%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Mobile Games Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Objective-C Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Android Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) HTML
2 21 (37.50%) HTML5
3 17 (30.36%) Apache Cordova
3 17 (30.36%) React
4 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 12 (21.43%) React Native
6 11 (19.64%) CSS
6 11 (19.64%) Pixi.js
6 11 (19.64%) WebGL
7 9 (16.07%) Web Services
8 5 (8.93%) Ajax
8 5 (8.93%) JSON
8 5 (8.93%) Node.js
8 5 (8.93%) REST
9 3 (5.36%) Ember.js
9 3 (5.36%) Flash
9 3 (5.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (3.57%) DirectX
10 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
10 2 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (14.29%) Mobile Games
2 8 (14.29%) User Experience
3 4 (7.14%) New Media
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Interactive TV
4 2 (3.57%) IPTV
4 2 (3.57%) MHEG
5 1 (1.79%) Animation
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Android
2 20 (35.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) BDD
3 21 (37.50%) TDD
4 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
5 18 (32.14%) Android Development
6 17 (30.36%) Game Development
7 16 (28.57%) Scrum
8 11 (19.64%) OOP
8 11 (19.64%) Project Management
9 10 (17.86%) Mobile Development
10 8 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 7 (12.50%) iOS Development
12 6 (10.71%) 3D Programming
13 5 (8.93%) Kanban
13 5 (8.93%) Web Development
14 4 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
14 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
15 3 (5.36%) Multithreading
15 3 (5.36%) Performance Analysis
16 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 24 (42.86%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) ES6
4 7 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 6 (10.71%) C++
6 5 (8.93%) ActionScript
7 4 (7.14%) C#
8 3 (5.36%) PHP
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby
9 2 (3.57%) Lua
9 2 (3.57%) Python
9 2 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) OpenTV