The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 43 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.26% 2.97% 0.54%
As % of the General category 0.76% 7.69% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Median daily rate £600 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.55% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +210.00%
Games
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

General Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
132 104 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 34.83% 38.66% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 64 46
Median daily rate £415 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £78.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +530.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Sheffield region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Games
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Games.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat