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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North East
Rank 81 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Games 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.01% 0.68% -
As % of the General category 5.39% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.53% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
167 210 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.79% 23.76% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 139 80
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £33.72 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.76% -64.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -4 8 £350 - 3
Durham -2 1 £350 -22.22%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) TDD
3 19 (82.61%) Automated Testing
3 19 (82.61%) Web Testing
3 19 (82.61%) Test Scripting
3 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
3 19 (82.61%) Scala
3 19 (82.61%) RSpec
3 19 (82.61%) WebDriver
3 19 (82.61%) JUnit
3 19 (82.61%) WCAG
3 19 (82.61%) Selenium
3 19 (82.61%) Cucumber
3 19 (82.61%) Jenkins
3 19 (82.61%) User Stories
3 19 (82.61%) Automation Testing
3 19 (82.61%) Defect Tracking
4 17 (73.91%) QA
5 16 (69.57%) JSON
6 5 (21.74%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) Open Source
8 3 (13.04%) Ruby
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
8 3 (13.04%) CSS
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) XML
8 3 (13.04%) Python
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.70%) Linux
9 2 (8.70%) OO

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Cucumber
1 19 (82.61%) Jenkins
1 19 (82.61%) JUnit
1 19 (82.61%) RSpec
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
1 19 (82.61%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) NetBeans
2 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Test Engineer
2 17 (73.91%) QA Engineer
2 17 (73.91%) QA Test Engineer
3 16 (69.57%) Quality Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Developer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) JSTL
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) TDD
3 19 (82.61%) Automated Testing
3 19 (82.61%) Automation Testing
3 19 (82.61%) Defect Tracking
3 19 (82.61%) Test Automation
3 19 (82.61%) Test Scripting
3 19 (82.61%) User Stories
3 19 (82.61%) Web Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
6 2 (8.70%) OO
7 1 (4.35%) Android Development
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.35%) OOD
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Scala
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSA
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (82.61%) WCAG
2 17 (73.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) VMware