The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games 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 Games over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 156 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Contract jobs citing Games 11 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the General category 0.70% 1.87% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £36.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +109.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
England

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

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1562 962 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.12% 31.18% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 531 504
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 36 59
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £42.00 £33.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Games
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 Games within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 -25 8 £300 -7.69% 22
Cheshire -9 1 £338 - 5
Merseyside -10 1 £103 - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Games 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 Games.

1 9 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (26.67%) Subversion
4 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Web Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (6.67%) Animation
7 1 (6.67%) JSON
7 1 (6.67%) QA
7 1 (6.67%) Selenium
7 1 (6.67%) Django
7 1 (6.67%) Release Management
7 1 (6.67%) Online Games
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.67%) iPhone

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Programmer
2 5 (33.33%) Games Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Director
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Chief Information Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Chief Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) POSIX
3 1 (6.67%) Cocoa
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Django
3 1 (6.67%) Pthreads
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Core Animation
3 1 (6.67%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) Animation
2 1 (6.67%) Online Games
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) OOP
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (13.33%) ETL
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Web Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Apple
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