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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North West
Rank 100 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs citing Games 34 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 0.76% 0.45%
As % of the General category 4.43% 2.38% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 12
Median daily rate £313 £313 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £295 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
768 1262 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.29% 32.16% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 802 644
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 47
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +22 34 £313 - 19
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 36 (59.02%) JavaScript
2 35 (57.38%) Android
3 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (40.98%) Java
5 24 (39.34%) HTML
6 23 (37.70%) BDD
7 22 (36.07%) TDD
8 21 (34.43%) HTML5
8 21 (34.43%) Apple iOS
9 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
10 18 (29.51%) Game Development
10 18 (29.51%) Android Development
11 17 (27.87%) Apache Cordova
11 17 (27.87%) React
11 17 (27.87%) Scrum
12 14 (22.95%) Mobile App
12 14 (22.95%) AngularJS
13 12 (19.67%) React Native
13 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
14 11 (18.03%) CSS
14 11 (18.03%) Project Management
14 11 (18.03%) OOP
14 11 (18.03%) ES6
14 11 (18.03%) Pixi.js
14 11 (18.03%) WebGL
15 10 (16.39%) Mobile Development
16 9 (14.75%) Web Services
16 9 (14.75%) JIRA
17 8 (13.11%) C#
17 8 (13.11%) C++

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 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Subversion
5 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.28%) JMeter
5 2 (3.28%) Log4j
5 2 (3.28%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) TestNG
5 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Publishing
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (68.85%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) Android Developer
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (11.48%) iOS Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Applications Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Games Developer
6 5 (8.20%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (8.20%) HTML Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Junior
7 3 (4.92%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Mobile Games Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Objective-C Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Android Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) HTML
2 21 (34.43%) HTML5
3 17 (27.87%) Apache Cordova
3 17 (27.87%) React
4 14 (22.95%) AngularJS
5 12 (19.67%) React Native
6 11 (18.03%) CSS
6 11 (18.03%) Pixi.js
6 11 (18.03%) WebGL
7 9 (14.75%) Web Services
8 6 (9.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (8.20%) Ajax
9 5 (8.20%) JSON
9 5 (8.20%) Node.js
9 5 (8.20%) REST
10 3 (4.92%) Ember.js
10 3 (4.92%) Flash
11 2 (3.28%) DirectX
11 2 (3.28%) OpenGL
11 2 (3.28%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Mobile App
2 8 (13.11%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (13.11%) Mobile Games
2 8 (13.11%) User Experience
3 4 (6.56%) New Media
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Interactive TV
4 2 (3.28%) IPTV
4 2 (3.28%) MHEG
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) Animation
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 35 (57.38%) Android
2 21 (34.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) BDD
3 22 (36.07%) TDD
4 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
5 18 (29.51%) Android Development
5 18 (29.51%) Game Development
6 17 (27.87%) Scrum
7 11 (18.03%) OOP
7 11 (18.03%) Project Management
8 10 (16.39%) Mobile Development
9 8 (13.11%) Front End Development
10 7 (11.48%) iOS Development
11 6 (9.84%) 3D Programming
11 6 (9.84%) Kanban
11 6 (9.84%) Web Development
12 4 (6.56%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
13 3 (4.92%) Multithreading
13 3 (4.92%) Performance Analysis
14 2 (3.28%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) JavaScript
2 25 (40.98%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) ES6
4 8 (13.11%) C#
4 8 (13.11%) C++
5 7 (11.48%) Objective-C
6 5 (8.20%) ActionScript
7 4 (6.56%) Ruby
8 3 (4.92%) Lua
8 3 (4.92%) PHP
8 3 (4.92%) Python
9 2 (3.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) OpenTV
2 1 (1.64%) Talend
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