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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / Yorkshire
Rank 100 102 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing Games 23 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.06% 1.26% 0.45%
As % of the General category 3.59% 3.75% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 10
Median daily rate £373 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £186 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £512 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%

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
641 961 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 29.68% 33.73% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 632 571
Median daily rate £413 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £559 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 14
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £50.50 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% +27.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +1 17 £374 -0.26% 25
South Yorkshire -4 3 £475 -52.50% 5
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) QA
3 11 (23.91%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) Finance
4 9 (19.57%) Selenium
5 8 (17.39%) TDD
5 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.39%) User Stories
5 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
6 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
6 7 (15.22%) Marketing
6 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Scala
6 7 (15.22%) HTML
7 6 (13.04%) Java
7 6 (13.04%) Migration
7 6 (13.04%) JSON
7 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 5 (10.87%) User Experience
8 5 (10.87%) RSpec
8 5 (10.87%) WCAG
8 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (10.87%) JUnit
8 5 (10.87%) Photoshop
9 4 (8.70%) Web Services
9 4 (8.70%) JavaScript

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 2 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (10.87%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.52%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) AMQP
3 1 (2.17%) DHCP
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.35%) Informix
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
2 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.87%) JUnit
4 5 (10.87%) RSpec
5 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.52%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.17%) Calabash
6 1 (2.17%) Capybara
6 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) Maven
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) Xcode
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Marketing
3 4 (8.70%) Advertising
4 3 (6.52%) Online Betting
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) iGaming
6 1 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Designer
1 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.04%) QA Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Scrum Master
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (6.52%) Programmer
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) ETL Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.35%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) HTML
2 6 (13.04%) JSON
3 4 (8.70%) Web Services
4 3 (6.52%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (6.52%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) RESTful
5 2 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.17%) .NET
6 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) Cocoa
6 1 (2.17%) Dropwizard
6 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.17%) Kafka
6 1 (2.17%) LAMP
6 1 (2.17%) Node.js
6 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) User Experience
2 4 (8.70%) Motion Graphics
2 4 (8.70%) Xbox
3 3 (6.52%) Online Games
3 3 (6.52%) RIA
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) PlayStation
4 2 (4.35%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.17%) iPad
5 1 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Scrum
3 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
3 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
3 8 (17.39%) TDD
3 8 (17.39%) User Stories
4 7 (15.22%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.04%) Migration
6 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Brand Management
7 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Kanban
7 3 (6.52%) Online Marketing
7 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.52%) Typography
8 2 (4.35%) ETL
8 2 (4.35%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Scala
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) C++
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
2 5 (10.87%) WCAG
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Apple
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco
2 1 (2.17%) F5
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.17%) VMware
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