The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Yorkshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 87 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 4 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.24% 0.59% 1.34%
As % of the General category 0.67% 1.65% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 21
Average daily rate
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£275 £401 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +45.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
595 544 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 35.04% 35.86% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 323 416
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £274 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 £20.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.62% +43.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Games
Yorkshire

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Leeds -9 2 - - 5
Wakefield - 1 £300 - 2
Games
Yorkshire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (18.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) Online Games
3 2 (18.18%) Appcelerator
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) SPSS
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System

Games
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Research Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (9.09%) Symfony
3 1 (9.09%) Zend Framework
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
3 1 (9.09%) Sass
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
1 2 (18.18%) Online Games
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
1 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Game Development
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) 3D Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) PHP5
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Appcelerator
3 1 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (9.09%) Zend
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