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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 135 165 123
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -42
Contract jobs citing Games 25 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.20% 0.50%
As % of the General category 2.33% 0.55% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £206 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £36.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
1071 1649 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.36% 36.83% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 970 575
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 49
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +1 17 £325 +8.33% 26
Cheshire +5 3 - - 2
Merseyside +7 2 £313 +204.87% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) C++
3 10 (25.00%) Scrum
4 9 (22.50%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (22.50%) JIRA
5 8 (20.00%) Android
5 8 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 7 (17.50%) Degree
6 7 (17.50%) TDD
6 7 (17.50%) Defect Management
7 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (15.00%) Game Development
8 5 (12.50%) Selenium
8 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.50%) Ruby
8 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (12.50%) OOP
8 5 (12.50%) Mobile Games
8 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.00%) User Experience
9 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Web Services
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) HTML
9 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Software Testing

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 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) 3ds Max
1 2 (5.00%) Maya
1 2 (5.00%) ZBrush
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
1 2 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JIRA
2 5 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.50%) Subversion
5 2 (5.00%) Appium
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
6 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (5.00%) Online Betting
1 2 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (7.50%) iOS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Junior
5 3 (7.50%) Junior Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Android Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) iOS Android Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior iOS Android Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior iOS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) Node.js
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) HTML5
3 3 (7.50%) JSON
3 3 (7.50%) React
3 3 (7.50%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Mobile Games
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Interactive TV
4 2 (5.00%) IPTV
4 2 (5.00%) MHEG
4 2 (5.00%) Robotics
5 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (17.50%) Defect Management
3 7 (17.50%) TDD
4 6 (15.00%) Game Development
5 5 (12.50%) OOP
5 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Android Development
6 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.50%) BDD
7 3 (7.50%) Front End Development
7 3 (7.50%) iOS Development
7 3 (7.50%) User Stories
8 2 (5.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) C++
3 9 (22.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
5 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.50%) Lua
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) OpenTV
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe
2 1 (2.50%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Talend
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