The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development 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
Games Development
Rank - 34 -
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.40% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
170 173 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 66.15% 68.65% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 98 65
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.88 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +47.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.90 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.91 £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the Merseyside region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Game Development
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Economics
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Economics
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis