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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 9 5
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - 4.17% 9.38%
As % of the General category - 50.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
0 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - 8.33% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Average daily rate - £366 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 May 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) RUP
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Gradle
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) RUP
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik