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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / North West
Rank 126 151 139
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing Game Development 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.052% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.065% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
2153 3099 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.93% 80.56% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1888 1417
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 107 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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
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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Manchester +23 10 £350 +55.55% 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (83.33%) Android
3 10 (55.56%) Java
3 10 (55.56%) Android Development
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
5 7 (38.89%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) WebGL
5 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
5 7 (38.89%) React
5 7 (38.89%) Mobile Development
5 7 (38.89%) React Native
5 7 (38.89%) ES6
5 7 (38.89%) Pixi.js
5 7 (38.89%) Apache Cordova
6 6 (33.33%) Mobile Games
6 6 (33.33%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
8 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
9 3 (16.67%) Web Services
9 3 (16.67%) C#
9 3 (16.67%) C++
9 3 (16.67%) Project Management
9 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
9 3 (16.67%) JIRA
10 2 (11.11%) 3D Programming

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 3 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
1 7 (38.89%) Apache Cordova
1 7 (38.89%) Pixi.js
1 7 (38.89%) React
1 7 (38.89%) React Native
1 7 (38.89%) WebGL
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) DirectX
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (5.56%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile Games
2 4 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) New Media
3 1 (5.56%) Robotics
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Android
2 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Android Development
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) Mobile Development
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) 3D Programming
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.11%) OOP
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Content Management
8 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
8 1 (5.56%) Kanban
8 1 (5.56%) Post-Production
8 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) ES6
4 3 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
5 2 (11.11%) Lua
5 2 (11.11%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA