The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Salford region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 11 9
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - 2.44% 7.14%
As % of the General category - 14.29% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.06% +28.00%
General Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 3.13% 17.07% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate £400 £338 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +10.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Games
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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 25 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) IPTV
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) MHEG
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) New Media
2 1 (50.00%) Interactive TV
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) BBC
2 1 (50.00%) OpenTV
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) ActionScript

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IPTV
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) MHEG
2 1 (50.00%) New Media
2 1 (50.00%) Interactive TV
2 1 (50.00%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) OpenTV