The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 37 41 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Games 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.63% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the General category 2.63% 2.25% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £170 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -57.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Games
North West

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

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
76 89 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.05% 23.36% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 29
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £239 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.42 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool 0 2 £225 +32.35% 7
Games
North West

Games
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Maya
1 2 (100.00%) 3ds Max
1 2 (100.00%) ZBrush

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) 3ds Max
1 2 (100.00%) Maya
1 2 (100.00%) ZBrush
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence