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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 14 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 3.23% - 33.33%
As % of the General category 33.33% - 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £331 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £370 £319
% change year-on-year
-8.78% +16.07%
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 Salford region.

General Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 9.68% 8.33% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate £331 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £395 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £395 £358
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 £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) High Availability
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Legal
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Workflow
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) HND
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
5 2 (28.57%) User Experience
5 2 (28.57%) Appium
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Gradle
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Android Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) iOS Android Developer
1 2 (28.57%) iOS Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Android Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior iOS Android Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior iOS Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) Android Development
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Telerik