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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North West
Rank 109 136 129
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs citing Games 24 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the General category 2.98% 1.73% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 10
Median daily rate £275 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £339 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.43% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
806 1211 1182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.67% 32.50% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 768 657
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 60
Median hourly rate £38.46 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.61% +45.55%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +18 23 £275 -10.20% 16
Merseyside - 1 - - 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 37 (66.07%) JavaScript
2 32 (57.14%) Android
3 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (46.43%) HTML
5 23 (41.07%) HTML5
5 23 (41.07%) BDD
6 21 (37.50%) TDD
6 21 (37.50%) Java
7 20 (35.71%) Apple iOS
8 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
8 19 (33.93%) Android Development
9 17 (30.36%) Apache Cordova
9 17 (30.36%) React
10 16 (28.57%) Game Development
11 15 (26.79%) Scrum
12 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 14 (25.00%) Mobile App
13 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
13 13 (23.21%) CSS
14 12 (21.43%) WebGL
14 12 (21.43%) React Native
14 12 (21.43%) ES6
14 12 (21.43%) Pixi.js
15 11 (19.64%) OOP
16 10 (17.86%) Project Management
16 10 (17.86%) Web Services
17 9 (16.07%) JIRA
17 9 (16.07%) Front End Development
17 9 (16.07%) User Experience
18 8 (14.29%) Mobile Development

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 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.79%) Maya
1 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) JIRA
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.36%) Subversion
5 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.57%) JMeter
5 2 (3.57%) Log4j
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) TestNG
5 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.79%) Babel
6 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.79%) Mocha
6 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (67.86%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Android Developer
3 10 (17.86%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (12.50%) iOS Developer
6 5 (8.93%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (8.93%) HTML Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Games Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Junior
7 4 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Mobile Games Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Android Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) HTML5
3 17 (30.36%) Apache Cordova
3 17 (30.36%) React
4 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (23.21%) CSS
6 12 (21.43%) Pixi.js
6 12 (21.43%) React Native
6 12 (21.43%) WebGL
7 10 (17.86%) Web Services
8 5 (8.93%) Ajax
8 5 (8.93%) JSON
8 5 (8.93%) Node.js
8 5 (8.93%) REST
9 4 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (5.36%) Ember.js
10 3 (5.36%) Flash
11 2 (3.57%) DirectX
11 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
11 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (16.07%) User Experience
3 8 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (12.50%) Mobile Games
5 4 (7.14%) New Media
6 2 (3.57%) Interactive TV
6 2 (3.57%) IPTV
6 2 (3.57%) MHEG
7 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Animation
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Android
2 20 (35.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) BDD
3 21 (37.50%) TDD
4 19 (33.93%) Android Development
4 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
5 16 (28.57%) Game Development
6 15 (26.79%) Scrum
7 11 (19.64%) OOP
8 10 (17.86%) Project Management
9 9 (16.07%) Front End Development
10 8 (14.29%) Mobile Development
11 7 (12.50%) iOS Development
12 6 (10.71%) 3D Programming
12 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Kanban
13 4 (7.14%) Web Development
14 3 (5.36%) Agile Project Management
14 3 (5.36%) Multithreading
14 3 (5.36%) Performance Analysis
15 2 (3.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) JavaScript
2 21 (37.50%) Java
3 12 (21.43%) ES6
4 7 (12.50%) C#
4 7 (12.50%) C++
4 7 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 5 (8.93%) ActionScript
6 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) Lua
7 2 (3.57%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) OpenTV
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