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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 98 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -11
Contract jobs citing Games 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.086% 0.26% 0.79%
As % of the General category 0.49% 1.17% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £366 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +22.08%
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
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
206 171 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.76% 21.81% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 99 88
Median daily rate £350 £325 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £245 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £25.00 £26.74
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.48%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 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
Tyne and Wear -39 1 - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 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 North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) WCAG
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Scala
2 4 (66.67%) RSpec
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (66.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) HBase
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) RSpec
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Field Service Technician
3 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 4 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) WCAG
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