The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank - - 135
Contract jobs citing Game Development 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Game Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3093 2878 2369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.18% 76.95% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1950 1679 1270
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 128 102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Game Development
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development 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 West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Semantic Web
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (100.00%) Graceful Degradation
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) RequireJS
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 1 (50.00%) lodash
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Underscore.js
2 1 (50.00%) QUnit
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) QUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) RequireJS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) lodash
2 1 (50.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Graceful Degradation
1 2 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript