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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 67 73 90
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing Games 33 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.01% 1.58% 0.74%
As % of the General category 6.90% 4.43% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 9
Median daily rate £400 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £274 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £390 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
478 699 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.06% 35.61% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 402 332
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -41.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.40 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +14.00%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -5 7 £406 +15.16%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
1 28 (59.57%) Android
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (46.81%) Java
4 17 (36.17%) TDD
5 16 (34.04%) Game Development
5 16 (34.04%) Android Development
6 14 (29.79%) Apple iOS
6 14 (29.79%) BDD
6 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
6 14 (29.79%) HTML
7 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
7 12 (25.53%) HTML5
7 12 (25.53%) Apache Cordova
7 12 (25.53%) React
7 12 (25.53%) React Native
8 11 (23.40%) ES6
8 11 (23.40%) Pixi.js
8 11 (23.40%) WebGL
8 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
8 11 (23.40%) Mobile Games
8 11 (23.40%) Scrum
9 9 (19.15%) CSS
9 9 (19.15%) Project Management
9 9 (19.15%) Mobile Development
10 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
10 8 (17.02%) OOP
10 8 (17.02%) 3D Graphics
10 8 (17.02%) JIRA
11 7 (14.89%) Web Services

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 (2.13%) CMS
1 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.26%) Publishing
1 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (70.21%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Android Developer
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (10.64%) Applications Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Games Developer
5 5 (10.64%) iOS Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (8.51%) HTML Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Junior
6 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Junior Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Mobile Games Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Android Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) HTML
2 12 (25.53%) Apache Cordova
2 12 (25.53%) HTML5
2 12 (25.53%) React
2 12 (25.53%) React Native
3 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
3 11 (23.40%) Pixi.js
3 11 (23.40%) WebGL
4 9 (19.15%) CSS
5 7 (14.89%) Web Services
6 5 (10.64%) JSON
6 5 (10.64%) REST
7 4 (8.51%) Ajax
8 3 (6.38%) Ember.js
8 3 (6.38%) Flash
8 3 (6.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (4.26%) DirectX
9 2 (4.26%) Node.js
9 2 (4.26%) OpenGL
9 2 (4.26%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Mobile Games
2 8 (17.02%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) User Experience
4 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) Interactive TV
5 2 (4.26%) IPTV
5 2 (4.26%) MHEG
5 2 (4.26%) New Media
6 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Android
2 14 (29.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) TDD
3 16 (34.04%) Android Development
3 16 (34.04%) Game Development
4 14 (29.79%) BDD
4 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
5 11 (23.40%) Scrum
6 9 (19.15%) Mobile Development
6 9 (19.15%) Project Management
7 8 (17.02%) OOP
8 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
9 6 (12.77%) 3D Programming
10 5 (10.64%) iOS Development
11 4 (8.51%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (8.51%) Web Development
12 3 (6.38%) Defect Management
12 3 (6.38%) Kanban
12 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
12 3 (6.38%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (6.38%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
2 22 (46.81%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) ES6
4 7 (14.89%) C++
5 5 (10.64%) ActionScript
5 5 (10.64%) C#
6 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
6 4 (8.51%) Ruby
7 3 (6.38%) Lua
7 3 (6.38%) PHP
7 3 (6.38%) Python
8 2 (4.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) OpenTV
2 1 (2.13%) HP
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