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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 90 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 5 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 1.71% 0.82%
As % of the General category 0.72% 5.66% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 2
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£350 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £169 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
693 389 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.92% 30.32% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 218 123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.20 £9.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.71% +72.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.05 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.43 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 3 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Android
4 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.11%) User Experience
5 2 (11.11%) OpenTV
5 2 (11.11%) CSS3
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (11.11%) MHEG
5 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Interactive TV
5 2 (11.11%) IPTV
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Internet

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) WordPress
1 1 (5.56%) ExpressionEngine
1 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) HBase
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Hudson
1 1 (5.56%) QUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Trac
1 1 (5.56%) Sinon.JS
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) UX Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Director
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Platform Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
4 1 (5.56%) Flash
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Interactive TV
1 2 (11.11%) IPTV
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
1 2 (11.11%) MHEG
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) W3C
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Product Management
5 1 (5.56%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Game Development
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 3 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCIE
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) OpenTV
2 1 (5.56%) Facebook
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco