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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Games 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the General category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
113 72 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.98% 23.53% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 44 31
Average daily rate £400 £313 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £167 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.42 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -2.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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
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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Junior QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA