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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 34 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Games 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.71% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.80% 1.56% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£330 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -43.88%
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
111 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 39.36% 35.36% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 41
Average daily rate £400 £388 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £150.00 £12.50 £44.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1100.00% -72.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) NoSQL
3 10 (76.92%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (46.15%) Kafka
5 6 (46.15%) Microservices
5 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
5 6 (46.15%) Linux
6 5 (38.46%) Online Games
6 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
7 4 (30.77%) Docker
7 4 (30.77%) DevOps
7 4 (30.77%) Salt
7 4 (30.77%) Graphite
7 4 (30.77%) Private Cloud
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 4 (30.77%) SDLC
7 4 (30.77%) Splunk
7 4 (30.77%) CentOS
7 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Puppet
7 4 (30.77%) RESTful
7 4 (30.77%) CouchDB
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
7 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 4 (30.77%) Data Management
7 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) SQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) NoSQL
2 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (30.77%) CouchDB
4 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) JBehave
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Hudson
3 1 (7.69%) Capybara
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Principal Architect
3 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (46.15%) Kafka
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Online Games
2 4 (30.77%) Private Cloud
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile Games
3 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) CentOS
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Data Management
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (30.77%) Salt
2 4 (30.77%) Graphite
2 4 (30.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Splunk
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft