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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 47 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.85% 0.97% 0.64%
As % of the General category 2.47% 3.03% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £588 £330 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.03% +57.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £339 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +11.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £10.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -44.87%
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
162 132 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 34.32% 32.12% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 80 60
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.94 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +3.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -13 3 £600 +81.81% 8
Games
Yorkshire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Couchbase
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) RIA
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Dropwizard
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Informix
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Couchbase
1 2 (33.33%) Informix
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Games Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) RIA
2 1 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (16.67%) Psychology
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) UX Design
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) F5
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) VMware