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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 140 119 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 11 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the General category 0.80% 1.60% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
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£300 £308 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £186 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £328 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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
1382 939 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.71% 31.03% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 532 436
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 52
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +48.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £39.00 £41.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 3 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 3 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 -8 9 £300 -7.69% 19
Cheshire -8 1 £338 +39.17% 6
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 8 (44.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) OOP
4 4 (22.22%) Subversion
4 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) MHEG
5 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (16.67%) Interactive TV
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) IPTV
5 3 (16.67%) OpenTV
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.11%) Spring
6 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 2 (11.11%) User Experience
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) Animation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Programmer
2 4 (22.22%) Games Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Director
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) Django
4 1 (5.56%) Pthreads
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Core Animation
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (5.56%) POSIX
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
4 1 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Interactive TV
2 3 (16.67%) IPTV
2 3 (16.67%) MHEG
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.56%) PlayStation
4 1 (5.56%) Online Games
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Animation
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (5.56%) New Media
4 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.56%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) Android Development
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) OpenTV
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
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