The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Oldham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 4 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oldham 28.57% - -
As % of the General category 66.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £298 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
Games
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Oldham region.

General Category
Oldham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
6 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oldham 42.86% 47.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Average daily rate £298 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oldham

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Oldham

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Oldham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Oldham region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Oldham

Games
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oldham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oldham region citing 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 Games.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) OOP
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Game Development
5 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oldham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oldham region citing 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Real Time Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Games Developer
5 1 (16.67%) 3D Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
1 5 (83.33%) JSON
1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OO
1 5 (83.33%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Game Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree