The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 82 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mobile Games 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.54% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
280 263 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.79% 27.25% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 119 132
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.42 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £61.00 £45.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Mobile Games
North West

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 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Online Games
3 2 (40.00%) Online Gambling
3 2 (40.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) BBC
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) Ant
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Online Games
1 2 (40.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (20.00%) BBC
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA