The first table below looks at the demand for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 132 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Game Development 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £188 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.05%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2299 1727 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.49% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 864 968
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 83 91
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.33 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Game Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Game Development Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 5 £175 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Android
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (33.33%) New Media
4 3 (33.33%) Kindle
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Multimedia
4 3 (33.33%) Content Management
4 3 (33.33%) ActionScript
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Flash
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Android Development
5 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) Online Gambling
6 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
6 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (11.11%) AngularJS

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Junior
2 3 (33.33%) Junior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Junior Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate
3 2 (22.22%) Games Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Games Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) Flash
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
5 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Kindle
2 3 (33.33%) New Media
3 1 (11.11%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Content Management
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Android Development
3 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) ActionScript