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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 140 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Contract jobs citing Games 10 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.31% 0.25% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.04% 0.77% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -37.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £218 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £290 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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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
963 780 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 30.05% 33.01% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 530 407
Average daily rate £374 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.63 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.69% -18.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.75 £21.75 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
West Yorkshire -23 10 £375 +36.36% 26
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) NoSQL
4 10 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
5 9 (25.00%) SQL
5 9 (25.00%) Linux
6 8 (22.22%) Oracle
6 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
7 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
7 7 (19.44%) Online Games
8 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (16.67%) Mobile Games
8 6 (16.67%) Web Services
8 6 (16.67%) IBM
8 6 (16.67%) Microservices
8 6 (16.67%) MongoDB
8 6 (16.67%) Kafka
9 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
9 5 (13.89%) Graphite
9 5 (13.89%) SDLC
9 5 (13.89%) MySQL
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) Android
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
10 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.11%) RESTful
10 4 (11.11%) CouchDB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.78%) Mingle
2 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) AMQP
3 1 (2.78%) FWSM
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.78%) HSRP
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) MPLS
3 1 (2.78%) OSPF
3 1 (2.78%) BGP
3 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.78%) VRRP
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 5 (13.89%) MySQL
4 4 (11.11%) CouchDB
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.56%) Informix
6 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.56%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.56%) Data Mart
6 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) JBehave
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) Hudson
3 1 (2.78%) Redmine
3 1 (2.78%) Capybara
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.78%) Back Office
1 1 (2.78%) Italian Language
1 1 (2.78%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.33%) DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (25.00%) HTML
3 6 (16.67%) Web Services
3 6 (16.67%) Kafka
4 4 (11.11%) CSS
4 4 (11.11%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) JSP
5 3 (8.33%) XML
6 2 (5.56%) HTML5
6 2 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (2.78%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (2.78%) Ember.js
7 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.78%) CSS3
7 1 (2.78%) Servlets
7 1 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) J2EE
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.78%) EJB
7 1 (2.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Online Games
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) Mobile Games
3 4 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 3 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
5 2 (5.56%) Wiki
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.56%) IBM XIV
6 1 (2.78%) User Experience
6 1 (2.78%) RIA
6 1 (2.78%) iPhone
6 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Android
4 4 (11.11%) CentOS
4 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (2.78%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) Microservices
3 5 (13.89%) SDLC
3 5 (13.89%) Scrum
3 5 (13.89%) Kanban
4 4 (11.11%) Data Management
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) CRM
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.56%) ArchiMate
7 1 (2.78%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
5 4 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (8.33%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (2.78%) Erlang
8 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.78%) C
8 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) CCNP
1 2 (5.56%) CCNA
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
2 1 (2.78%) CCIE
2 1 (2.78%) CCSP
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.89%) Graphite
3 4 (11.11%) Puppet
3 4 (11.11%) Salt
4 1 (2.78%) Opsview
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) Cacti
4 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Splunk
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.78%) Aruba
6 1 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp