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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 2 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 24.14% - 13.46%
As % of the General category 41.18% - 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Average daily rate £325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +38.46%
General Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
17 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 58.62% 32.14% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 8
Average daily rate £325 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £267 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Games
Manchester

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Salford region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
3 5 (45.45%) New Media
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
3 5 (45.45%) ActionScript
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) Android
4 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (27.27%) Game Development
5 3 (27.27%) Kindle
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) IPTV
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Multimedia
5 3 (27.27%) Content Management
5 3 (27.27%) BBC
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) OOP
5 3 (27.27%) Flash
6 2 (18.18%) PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (45.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) HTML5
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Flash
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (45.45%) New Media
3 3 (27.27%) Kindle
3 3 (27.27%) IPTV
3 3 (27.27%) BBC
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Games
4 2 (18.18%) Interactive TV
4 2 (18.18%) MHEG
5 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
1 4 (36.36%) Scrum
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (27.27%) Game Development
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Content Management
2 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Kanban
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) ActionScript
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) OpenTV