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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank - 25 29
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.54% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.88% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
256 113 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.57% 60.75% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 58 82
Average daily rate £450 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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