The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 July 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 General category for the Merseyside 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 25 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Games 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.31% 1.29% 0.45%
As % of the General category 7.69% 4.62% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
65 65 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.09% 27.90% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 33
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £32.75 £10.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £11.95 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Games
North West

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Merseyside region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Games
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Liverpool +1 4 £350 +12.90% 5
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) SPSS
2 1 (16.67%) PowerHouse
2 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Economics
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) WFM
2 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Social Gaming
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Facebook

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
1 1 (16.67%) Economics
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
1 1 (16.67%) Online Games
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) WFM
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) PowerHouse
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Facebook