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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 139 150 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Contract jobs citing Games 21 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.20% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.54% 0.56% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 21
Median daily rate £313 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £237 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £670 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
1362 1435 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.82% 36.11% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 754 547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 62 49
Median hourly rate £22.02 £21.25 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £58.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 14 £330 -10.50% 22
Cheshire - 4 £313 - 5
Merseyside +4 2 £225 +32.35% 7
Lancashire +4 1 £450 -47.05% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 20 (40.82%) C#
2 19 (38.78%) Java
2 19 (38.78%) XML
3 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
4 16 (32.65%) .NET
5 15 (30.61%) OOP
6 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (26.53%) C++
8 12 (24.49%) OO
8 12 (24.49%) Finance
8 12 (24.49%) .NET Framework
9 11 (22.45%) Use Case
10 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Degree
11 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
11 9 (18.37%) Selenium
11 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.37%) Translating Business Requirements
12 8 (16.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 8 (16.33%) HTML
12 8 (16.33%) SOAP
12 8 (16.33%) WCF
12 8 (16.33%) JSON
12 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
12 8 (16.33%) Scrum
12 8 (16.33%) TDD
12 8 (16.33%) Banking
13 7 (14.29%) QA
13 7 (14.29%) SQL
14 6 (12.24%) CSS

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 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) 3ds Max
1 2 (4.08%) Acrobat
1 2 (4.08%) Maya
1 2 (4.08%) ZBrush
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
1 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Selenium
2 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Maven
3 4 (8.16%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.04%) Ant
6 1 (2.04%) Appium
6 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.04%) Gradle
6 1 (2.04%) Grunt
6 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) QUnit
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.04%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Games Developer
5 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.12%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Real Time Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) WPF Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Author
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Author
6 2 (4.08%) Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) XML
2 16 (32.65%) .NET
3 12 (24.49%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.33%) HTML
4 8 (16.33%) JSON
4 8 (16.33%) SOAP
4 8 (16.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 8 (16.33%) WCF
5 6 (12.24%) CSS
6 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
6 4 (8.16%) HTML5
6 4 (8.16%) Web Services
6 4 (8.16%) WPF
7 3 (6.12%) RequireJS
7 3 (6.12%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (4.08%) CSS3
8 2 (4.08%) JMS
8 2 (4.08%) REST
8 2 (4.08%) Spring
8 2 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.16%) Interactive TV
3 4 (8.16%) IPTV
3 4 (8.16%) MHEG
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile Games
4 2 (4.08%) Online Games
4 2 (4.08%) Semantic Web
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
2 15 (30.61%) OOP
3 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.49%) OO
5 11 (22.45%) Use Case
6 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 8 (16.33%) TDD
8 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
9 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.20%) High Availability
10 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Game Development
11 4 (8.16%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (8.16%) QA Automation
11 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) C#
2 19 (38.78%) Java
3 13 (26.53%) C++
4 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) XPath
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) HND
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
1 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Adobe
1 4 (8.16%) OpenTV
2 3 (6.12%) HP
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Telerik
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
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