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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 84 124 118
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 63 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.15% 0.82% 0.32%
As % of the General category 6.41% 2.55% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 5
Average daily rate £381 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
983 942 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 33.60% 32.18% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 607 554
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.77 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £40.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Yorkshire +41 60 £388 +3.33% 34
South Yorkshire -17 3 £375 -6.25%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 49 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.63%) Linux
3 32 (33.33%) PHP
4 29 (30.21%) High Availability
5 24 (25.00%) VMware
6 22 (22.92%) RabbitMQ
7 21 (21.88%) Python
8 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 18 (18.75%) MySQL
9 18 (18.75%) Java
9 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (17.71%) Windows
10 17 (17.71%) Cisco
11 16 (16.67%) Red Hat
12 13 (13.54%) Scrum
13 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (11.46%) Windows Server
14 11 (11.46%) Bash Shell
14 11 (11.46%) Project Management
14 11 (11.46%) Perl
15 10 (10.42%) Unix
15 10 (10.42%) Degree
15 10 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (9.38%) MongoDB
16 9 (9.38%) Informix
16 9 (9.38%) SQL
16 9 (9.38%) HP
16 9 (9.38%) Firewall

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (7.29%) Apache
2 5 (5.21%) Node.js
3 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.21%) Office 365
2 4 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (9.38%) Firewall
3 8 (8.33%) SAN
4 7 (7.29%) Internet
5 5 (5.21%) FWSM
5 5 (5.21%) Intranet
6 4 (4.17%) FTP
7 3 (3.13%) BGP
7 3 (3.13%) EIGRP
7 3 (3.13%) MPLS
7 3 (3.13%) Network Security
7 3 (3.13%) OSPF
8 2 (2.08%) DNS
8 2 (2.08%) HSRP
8 2 (2.08%) NAS
8 2 (2.08%) VPN
8 2 (2.08%) VRRP
9 1 (1.04%) LAN
9 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.04%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.75%) MySQL
2 9 (9.38%) Informix
2 9 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.29%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.29%) Redis
4 7 (7.29%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (5.21%) DB2
6 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.08%) Big Data
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.17%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) Hudson
3 3 (3.13%) Subversion
4 2 (2.08%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.08%) Xcode
5 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Online Betting
3 4 (4.17%) Publishing
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) iGaming
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Developer
2 13 (13.54%) Architect
3 12 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 11 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.46%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (11.46%) PHP Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.29%) Cisco Architect
6 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (6.25%) VMware Architect
8 5 (5.21%) DBA
8 5 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Scrum Master
8 5 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (6.25%) LAMP
3 3 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.08%) Behat
4 2 (2.08%) Cocoa
4 2 (2.08%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) HTML5
4 2 (2.08%) RESTful
4 2 (2.08%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (1.04%) .NET
5 1 (1.04%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.04%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (1.04%) CSS
5 1 (1.04%) DirectX
5 1 (1.04%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.04%) Kafka
5 1 (1.04%) Middleware
5 1 (1.04%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (5.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.21%) User Experience
4 5 (5.21%) Wiki
5 4 (4.17%) e-Learning
5 4 (4.17%) IBM XIV
5 4 (4.17%) Social Media
5 4 (4.17%) Video Editing
6 3 (3.13%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (3.13%) Clustering
6 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.13%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.13%) Learning Management System
6 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.13%) Psychology
7 2 (2.08%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.63%) Linux
2 17 (17.71%) Windows
3 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (11.46%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.42%) Unix
6 3 (3.13%) Android
6 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) High Availability
3 13 (13.54%) Scrum
4 11 (11.46%) Project Management
5 10 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (8.33%) DevOps
7 7 (7.29%) ERP
8 6 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.25%) Change Management
8 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.25%) ETL
8 6 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.25%) TDD
8 6 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.17%) CRM
10 4 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.33%) PHP
2 21 (21.88%) Python
3 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.75%) Java
5 11 (11.46%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.46%) Perl
6 9 (9.38%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.38%) SQL
7 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.17%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) C#
9 2 (2.08%) C++
9 2 (2.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) CCNP
2 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.13%) CCIE
3 3 (3.13%) ISEB
3 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.08%) CCDE
4 2 (2.08%) CCSP
4 2 (2.08%) CISSP
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) CCNA
5 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) WCAG
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.21%) vCloud
4 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.08%) vSphere
6 2 (2.08%) Xen
7 1 (1.04%) Docker
7 1 (1.04%) Firmware
7 1 (1.04%) KVM
7 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Opsview
2 7 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.21%) Cacti
3 5 (5.21%) Data Guard
3 5 (5.21%) Graphite
3 5 (5.21%) Nagios
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.17%) Puppet
5 3 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.13%) Salt
5 3 (3.13%) SCCM
5 3 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.08%) Grafana
7 1 (1.04%) Ansible
7 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) VMware
2 17 (17.71%) Cisco
3 16 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.38%) HP
5 8 (8.33%) EMC
6 7 (7.29%) F5
6 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.29%) Oracle
7 4 (4.17%) Apple
7 4 (4.17%) IBM
7 4 (4.17%) Twitter
7 4 (4.17%) Veritas
8 3 (3.13%) Adobe
8 3 (3.13%) NetApp
8 3 (3.13%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.08%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.04%) Juniper
10 1 (1.04%) Progress
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