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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 136 132 142
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Game Development 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.034% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.047% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£90 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 -
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
2331 2129 2240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.98% 72.02% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1080 1185
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 22 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Economics
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Online Gambling
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Economics
1 1 (33.33%) Online Gambling
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Android Development
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree