The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Manchester / Salford
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 15.38% 12.20% 3.23%
As % of the General category 62.50% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% +4.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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

General Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
16 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 24.62% 24.39% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Median daily rate £425 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.90% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £255 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Salford region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Salford region with a requirement for Games.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (72.22%) HTML
3 13 (72.22%) Scrum
3 13 (72.22%) Android
3 13 (72.22%) HTML5
4 11 (61.11%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Apple iOS
5 10 (55.56%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (50.00%) OOP
6 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
7 8 (44.44%) React
7 8 (44.44%) Project Management
8 7 (38.89%) Java
8 7 (38.89%) Apache Cordova
8 7 (38.89%) User Experience
9 6 (33.33%) Android Development
9 6 (33.33%) Web Services
10 5 (27.78%) Finance
10 5 (27.78%) Node.js
10 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
10 5 (27.78%) JIRA
11 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
11 4 (22.22%) JSON
11 4 (22.22%) Kanban
11 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
11 4 (22.22%) REST
11 4 (22.22%) Objective-C
11 4 (22.22%) C#

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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 (5.56%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Android Developer
3 4 (22.22%) iOS Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Android Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) iOS Android Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior iOS Android Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior iOS Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Android Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Application Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) HTML
1 13 (72.22%) HTML5
2 8 (44.44%) React
3 7 (38.89%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
5 5 (27.78%) Node.js
6 4 (22.22%) JSON
6 4 (22.22%) REST
7 2 (11.11%) Pixi.js
7 2 (11.11%) React Native
7 2 (11.11%) WebGL
8 1 (5.56%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (38.89%) User Experience
3 3 (16.67%) New Media
4 2 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (11.11%) Interactive TV
4 2 (11.11%) IPTV
4 2 (11.11%) MHEG
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Android
2 11 (61.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Scrum
3 11 (61.11%) BDD
4 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 9 (50.00%) OOP
5 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (44.44%) Project Management
7 6 (33.33%) Android Development
8 4 (22.22%) iOS Development
8 4 (22.22%) Kanban
8 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Game Development
10 2 (11.11%) 3D Programming
10 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
10 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 1 (5.56%) Content Management
11 1 (5.56%) OO
11 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) Objective-C
4 2 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 2 (11.11%) ES6
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) OpenTV