The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 77 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.25% - -
As % of the General category 1.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+109.28% -22.22%
Games
England

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

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
124 90 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.64% 25.00% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 36 46
Average daily rate £355 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £306 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £615 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £8.88 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.05 £17.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Games
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Tyne and Wear - 2 £350 - 8
Games
England

Games
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) RSpec
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA