The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile 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 Mobile Games over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 88 - 91
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% - 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £314 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.31% -10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Mobile Games
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
409 285 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.03% 23.46% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 163 171
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 48
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Mobile Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Games across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mobile Games Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Mobile Games
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Games across the Manchester region.

Mobile Games Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Mobile Games
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games.

1 3 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Online Gambling
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Online Gambling
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB