The 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 89 91 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Games 11 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.64% 0.44% 1.40%
As % of the General category 2.03% 1.16% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
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£325 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -34.54%
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 West Yorkshire region.

General Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
543 601 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 31.64% 37.89% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 374 381
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £23.65 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 24 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 8 £325 -19.75% 16
Wakefield - - - - 3
Games
Yorkshire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (66.67%) Online Games
2 5 (33.33%) Android
2 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Xcode
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (13.33%) REST
5 2 (13.33%) PhoneGap
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) Big Data
5 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (13.33%) SPSS
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby
5 2 (13.33%) Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
5 2 (13.33%) Android Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (6.67%) Node.js
1 1 (6.67%) uiautomator
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Xcode
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Calabash
2 1 (6.67%) eggPlant
2 1 (6.67%) Appium
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JSUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Research Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Writer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) PhoneGap
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
3 1 (6.67%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) LESS
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Online Games
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) Android Development
2 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) 3D Programming
3 1 (6.67%) Game Development
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
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