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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 30 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.83% - 0.40%
As % of the General category 2.38% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
84 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 34.85% 29.26% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 32 14
Average daily rate £375 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% +55.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.38 £6.92 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.82% -48.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) MFC
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Animation
2 1 (50.00%) Qt

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Games Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) C++ Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (50.00%) MFC
2 1 (50.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (50.00%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) C
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce