The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online 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 Online Games over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank - - 141
Contract jobs citing Online Games 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.41
Online Games
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
919 747 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.07% 25.65% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 387 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Online Games across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Online 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 Online Games across the North West region.

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Online 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 Online Games across the North West region.

Online Games Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Online 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 Online Games within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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 - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SPSS
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Social Gaming
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Insight Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (100.00%) Social Gaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook