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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 15 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 2.22% 4.35% 9.09%
As % of the General category 50.00% 22.22% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£413 £375 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +22.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+106.34% -30.70%
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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
2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 4.44% 19.57% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £406 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £326 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) New Media

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Salford, Lancashire
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