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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 86 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.65% 0.35%
As % of the General category 1.35% 1.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £179 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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
668 417 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.71% 33.71% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 244 179
Average daily rate £395 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.98 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £12.36 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.19 £30.62 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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
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 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 August 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 - 2 £290 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (58.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) OpenTV
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
5 2 (16.67%) Interactive TV
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) MHEG
5 2 (16.67%) IPTV
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (8.33%) Django
6 1 (8.33%) Online Games
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Programmer
2 4 (33.33%) Games Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Director
4 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) MHEG
2 2 (16.67%) Interactive TV
2 2 (16.67%) IPTV
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Online Games
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (16.67%) OOP
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) OpenTV
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
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