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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 120 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 37 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.91% 0.43%
As % of the General category 3.96% 2.51% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 11
Median daily rate £380 £313 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £278 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
934 1516 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.08% 36.21% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 951 627
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 47
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +27.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £28.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 36 £380 +26.66% 26
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 33 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 28 (46.67%) Android
3 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (38.33%) Java
5 20 (33.33%) Game Development
6 17 (28.33%) TDD
7 16 (26.67%) HTML
7 16 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 16 (26.67%) Android Development
8 15 (25.00%) BDD
9 14 (23.33%) Apple iOS
9 14 (23.33%) React
10 13 (21.67%) HTML5
11 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 12 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
11 12 (20.00%) React Native
12 11 (18.33%) ES6
12 11 (18.33%) Pixi.js
12 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
12 11 (18.33%) WebGL
12 11 (18.33%) CSS
12 11 (18.33%) Mobile Games
12 11 (18.33%) Scrum
13 10 (16.67%) C#
13 10 (16.67%) C++
13 10 (16.67%) Front End Development
14 9 (15.00%) Mobile Development
14 9 (15.00%) JIRA
14 9 (15.00%) Project Management
15 8 (13.33%) OOP

Games
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 (1.67%) CMS
1 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.00%) JIRA
3 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) Log4j
5 1 (1.67%) Maven
5 1 (1.67%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.67%) TestNG
5 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.33%) Publishing
1 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Legal
2 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (70.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Android Developer
3 10 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Games Developer
5 5 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (8.33%) HTML Developer
5 5 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Junior
6 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Junior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Mobile Games Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Android Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) HTML
2 14 (23.33%) React
3 13 (21.67%) HTML5
4 12 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
4 12 (20.00%) React Native
5 11 (18.33%) AngularJS
5 11 (18.33%) CSS
5 11 (18.33%) Pixi.js
5 11 (18.33%) WebGL
6 8 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 8 (13.33%) Web Services
7 5 (8.33%) Ajax
7 5 (8.33%) JSON
7 5 (8.33%) REST
8 4 (6.67%) Node.js
9 3 (5.00%) Ember.js
9 3 (5.00%) Flash
9 3 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
10 2 (3.33%) OpenGL
10 2 (3.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Mobile Games
2 8 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
4 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Interactive TV
5 2 (3.33%) IPTV
5 2 (3.33%) MHEG
5 2 (3.33%) New Media
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Android
2 14 (23.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) Game Development
3 17 (28.33%) TDD
4 16 (26.67%) Android Development
4 16 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 15 (25.00%) BDD
6 11 (18.33%) Scrum
7 10 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 9 (15.00%) Mobile Development
8 9 (15.00%) Project Management
9 8 (13.33%) OOP
10 6 (10.00%) 3D Programming
10 6 (10.00%) Web Development
11 5 (8.33%) iOS Development
12 4 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
13 3 (5.00%) Defect Management
13 3 (5.00%) Kanban
13 3 (5.00%) Multithreading
13 3 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (38.33%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) ES6
4 10 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) C++
5 6 (10.00%) Ruby
6 5 (8.33%) ActionScript
7 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (5.00%) Lua
8 3 (5.00%) PHP
8 3 (5.00%) Python
9 2 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) OpenTV
2 1 (1.67%) HP
2 1 (1.67%) Talend