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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 13 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Games 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 10.00% 8.00% 4.35%
As % of the General category 66.67% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £419 £290 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.39% -28.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £290 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £290 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
9 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 15.00% 36.00% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Median daily rate £419 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £591 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Salford region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Salford region with a requirement for Games.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) OOP
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) C++
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) User Experience
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 3 (42.86%) Android Development
5 3 (42.86%) JSON
5 3 (42.86%) Android
5 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) REST
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) Subversion
6 2 (28.57%) Interactive TV
6 2 (28.57%) Ruby
6 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 2 (28.57%) IPTV
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
6 2 (28.57%) C#

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Android Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Android Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) iOS Android Developer
2 2 (28.57%) iOS Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior iOS Android Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior iOS Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) Interactive TV
3 2 (28.57%) IPTV
3 2 (28.57%) MHEG
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) OOP
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Android Development
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) High Availability
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) OpenTV