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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 112 101 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Games 7 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.29% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the General category 0.91% 2.43% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 11
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£250 £401 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.57% +48.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
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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
773 700 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 32.06% 31.50% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 399 536
Average daily rate £386 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £38.10 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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
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 16 September 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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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 -9 6 £275 -31.33% 10
South Yorkshire - 1 £210 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) Online Games
3 4 (33.33%) Android
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (25.00%) Xamarin
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Xcode
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (16.67%) MySQL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) SPSS
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) REST
5 2 (16.67%) PhoneGap
5 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator
5 2 (16.67%) Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (16.67%) Android Development
5 2 (16.67%) iOS Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Xcode
1 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Research Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Games Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Games Tester
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) PhoneGap
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (8.33%) Zurb Foundation
5 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (8.33%) Sass
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) Symfony
5 1 (8.33%) Zend Framework
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (33.33%) Online Games
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) MVC
1 2 (16.67%) Analytics
1 2 (16.67%) Android Development
1 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (8.33%) OOP
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Web Design
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (8.33%) 3D Programming
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PHP5
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Zend