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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 91 94 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing Games 17 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.32% 0.87%
As % of the General category 3.25% 0.75% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 6
Median daily rate £325 £300 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £294 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
523 799 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.17% 42.41% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 442 271
Median daily rate £400 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £271 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £12.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.60 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -6 6 £419 +44.39%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (60.00%) Java
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) JIRA
5 8 (32.00%) Android
6 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (20.00%) Selenium
8 5 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.00%) C++
8 5 (20.00%) OOP
8 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (20.00%) Mobile Games
9 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Web Services
9 4 (16.00%) Project Management
9 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
9 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (16.00%) Android Development
9 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) QA

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 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.00%) Subversion
5 2 (8.00%) Appium
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (8.00%) Online Betting
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) iOS Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Junior
5 3 (12.00%) Junior Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Android Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) iOS Android Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior iOS Android Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior iOS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
2 3 (12.00%) JSON
2 3 (12.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) Node.js
3 2 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) React
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Mobile Games
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (16.00%) User Experience
4 2 (8.00%) Interactive TV
4 2 (8.00%) IPTV
4 2 (8.00%) MHEG
5 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.00%) iPad
5 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (28.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.00%) OOP
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Android Development
5 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) iOS Development
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Game Development
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
7 2 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.00%) Lua
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) OpenTV
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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