The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 39 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.73% 0.63% 0.33%
As % of the General category 2.11% 2.17% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£330 £210 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -6.66%
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 £10.75 £19.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-44.87% -43.88%
Games
Yorkshire

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

General Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
142 92 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 34.63% 29.02% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 61 59
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.94 £12.50 £44.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -72.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the South Yorkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -4 3 £330 - 4
Games
Yorkshire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) NoSQL
3 10 (71.43%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
5 6 (42.86%) Kafka
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) Microservices
6 5 (35.71%) Online Games
6 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (28.57%) Docker
7 4 (28.57%) DevOps
7 4 (28.57%) Salt
7 4 (28.57%) Splunk
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 4 (28.57%) RESTful
7 4 (28.57%) CouchDB
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (28.57%) CentOS
7 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Puppet
7 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 4 (28.57%) Data Management
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Mobile Games
7 4 (28.57%) Graphite
7 4 (28.57%) Private Cloud
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) NoSQL
2 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 4 (28.57%) CouchDB
4 2 (14.29%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) JBehave
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) Capybara
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (14.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Principal Architect
3 1 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (42.86%) Kafka
3 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Online Games
2 4 (28.57%) Private Cloud
2 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile Games
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) CentOS
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Microservices
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) Data Management
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Game Development
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C++
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (28.57%) Salt
2 4 (28.57%) Graphite
2 4 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Splunk
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft