The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 108 137 118
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Contract jobs citing Games 34 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.20% 0.53% 0.25%
As % of the General category 4.24% 1.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
Games
England

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

General Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
801 931 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.37% 29.18% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 651 492
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.04 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £30.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +18.81%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

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

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
West Yorkshire +22 30 £353 -6.00% 19
South Yorkshire +4 4 £550 +69.23% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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

1 63 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.30%) Linux
3 27 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 22 (22.22%) High Availability
5 21 (21.21%) Java
6 20 (20.20%) PHP
6 20 (20.20%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (18.18%) Python
8 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (15.15%) Red Hat
9 15 (15.15%) Scrum
10 14 (14.14%) VMware
11 12 (12.12%) TDD
12 11 (11.11%) Ruby
12 11 (11.11%) Cisco
13 10 (10.10%) User Stories
14 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
14 9 (9.09%) Unix
14 9 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (8.08%) SQL
15 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.08%) EMC
15 8 (8.08%) DevOps
16 7 (7.07%) Front End Development
16 7 (7.07%) Node.js
16 7 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (7.07%) Project Management
16 7 (7.07%) Firewall
16 7 (7.07%) Finance
16 7 (7.07%) Informix

Games
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.04%) Confluence
1 4 (4.04%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.02%) Apache
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Office
2 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.02%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Office 365
2 4 (4.04%) SaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (7.07%) Firewall
2 6 (6.06%) Internet
3 4 (4.04%) FTP
3 4 (4.04%) Intranet
4 3 (3.03%) HTTP
4 3 (3.03%) Network Security
5 2 (2.02%) SAN
6 1 (1.01%) BGP
6 1 (1.01%) DNS
6 1 (1.01%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.01%) MPLS
6 1 (1.01%) NAS
6 1 (1.01%) OSPF
6 1 (1.01%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) Informix
2 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.04%) MySQL
5 3 (3.03%) DB2
5 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.02%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.02%) SQLite
7 1 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.07%) JIRA
3 6 (6.06%) Selenium
4 5 (5.05%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.05%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.04%) JUnit
6 3 (3.03%) RSpec
6 3 (3.03%) Xcode
7 2 (2.02%) Subversion
8 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.01%) Babel
8 1 (1.01%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.01%) Hudson
8 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.01%) JMeter
8 1 (1.01%) JSUnit
8 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.01%) Mockito
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Online Betting
2 4 (4.04%) Publishing
3 2 (2.02%) iGaming
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) French Language
4 1 (1.01%) German Language
4 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (39.39%) Developer
2 15 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (13.13%) Python Developer
5 10 (10.10%) Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.08%) Scrum Master
7 7 (7.07%) Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Cisco Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (6.06%) iOS Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (6.06%) VMware Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.20%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (7.07%) Node.js
3 6 (6.06%) HTML
3 6 (6.06%) JSON
3 6 (6.06%) RESTful
4 5 (5.05%) XML
5 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.04%) CSS
5 4 (4.04%) React
6 3 (3.03%) Cocoa
6 3 (3.03%) Dropwizard
6 3 (3.03%) HTML5
7 2 (2.02%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (2.02%) LAMP
7 2 (2.02%) REST
7 2 (2.02%) Web Services
8 1 (1.01%) CSS3
8 1 (1.01%) ELK Stack
8 1 (1.01%) LESS
8 1 (1.01%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Social Media
3 5 (5.05%) iPad
3 5 (5.05%) iPhone
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.05%) User Experience
4 4 (4.04%) Clustering
4 4 (4.04%) e-Learning
4 4 (4.04%) Video Editing
5 3 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.03%) Learning Management System
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.03%) Online Games
5 3 (3.03%) RIA
5 3 (3.03%) Spread Betting
6 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.02%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Linux
2 9 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (9.09%) Unix
3 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.06%) Windows
5 5 (5.05%) Android
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.01%) CentOS
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) High Availability
3 15 (15.15%) Scrum
4 12 (12.12%) TDD
5 10 (10.10%) User Stories
6 8 (8.08%) DevOps
7 7 (7.07%) Front End Development
7 7 (7.07%) Project Management
7 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.06%) Automated Testing
8 6 (6.06%) Automation Testing
8 6 (6.06%) iOS Development
8 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.05%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.05%) ETL
9 5 (5.05%) Test Scripting
10 4 (4.04%) ITSM
10 4 (4.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 21 (21.21%) Java
3 20 (20.20%) PHP
4 18 (18.18%) Python
5 11 (11.11%) Ruby
6 8 (8.08%) SQL
7 6 (6.06%) Scala
8 5 (5.05%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.01%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.01%) GraphQL
11 1 (1.01%) Groovy
11 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) Degree
2 2 (2.02%) CCDE
2 2 (2.02%) CCIE
2 2 (2.02%) CCNP
2 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.02%) CISSP
2 2 (2.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.01%) CCNA
3 1 (1.01%) CCSP
3 1 (1.01%) CEH
3 1 (1.01%) CISM
3 1 (1.01%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) WCAG
3 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Docker
1 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.03%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.01%) Ansible
4 1 (1.01%) Cacti
4 1 (1.01%) Grafana
4 1 (1.01%) Graphite
4 1 (1.01%) Kibana
4 1 (1.01%) logstash
4 1 (1.01%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) Opsview
4 1 (1.01%) Salt
4 1 (1.01%) SCCM
4 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Red Hat
2 14 (14.14%) VMware
3 11 (11.11%) Cisco
4 8 (8.08%) EMC
4 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.06%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) F5
7 4 (4.04%) Apple
7 4 (4.04%) Twitter
8 3 (3.03%) Adobe
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle
9 2 (2.02%) IBM
9 2 (2.02%) Veritas
10 1 (1.01%) Dell
10 1 (1.01%) Juniper
10 1 (1.01%) NetApp
10 1 (1.01%) Progress
10 1 (1.01%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.01%) Symantec