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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 127 151 123
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Contract jobs citing Games 21 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.28% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.92% 0.78% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 10
Median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £84 £253 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £36.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
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
1091 1532 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.33% 36.19% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 854 555
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 45
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.32 £57.48 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 13 £185 -38.33% 16
Merseyside +10 3 £335 +226.82% 1
Cheshire +15 2 - - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Java
3 10 (22.73%) C#
3 10 (22.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 8 (18.18%) C++
4 8 (18.18%) Degree
5 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
5 7 (15.91%) Game Development
5 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) Defect Management
6 6 (13.64%) Mobile Games
6 6 (13.64%) JIRA
6 6 (13.64%) Selenium
7 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.36%) Android
7 5 (11.36%) QA
7 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (11.36%) HTML
7 5 (11.36%) .NET
7 5 (11.36%) OO
7 5 (11.36%) TDD
7 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.09%) User Stories
8 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 4 (9.09%) CSS
8 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.09%) Functional 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 (2.27%) Confluence
1 1 (2.27%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) 3ds Max
1 2 (4.55%) Maya
1 2 (4.55%) ZBrush
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
1 6 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) Appium
2 2 (4.55%) Jasmine
2 2 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) Grunt
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) QUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Online Betting
1 2 (4.55%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Junior
5 3 (6.82%) Junior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) WPF Developer
6 2 (4.55%) 3D Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.09%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) RequireJS
4 3 (6.82%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (6.82%) WPF
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (4.55%) React
6 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.27%) CSS3
6 1 (2.27%) lodash
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.27%) Underscore.js
6 1 (2.27%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Mobile Games
3 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.55%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.27%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.27%) iPad
6 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Android
2 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
2 7 (15.91%) Defect Management
2 7 (15.91%) Game Development
2 7 (15.91%) Scrum
3 5 (11.36%) OO
3 5 (11.36%) TDD
3 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
3 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Use Case
4 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.09%) User Stories
5 3 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (6.82%) MVVM
5 3 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (6.82%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) C++
4 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Lua
7 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Talend