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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 120 115 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 19 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the General category 2.06% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £210 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -50.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -66.66%
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
924 784 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 32.13% 34.21% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 554 410
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.38 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -24.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.56 £9.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.00 £27.90 £42.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 -12 11 £335 +59.52% 22
South Yorkshire -1 8 £330 - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 11 (27.50%) NoSQL
4 10 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (22.50%) HTML
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 8 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
7 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.50%) Online Games
8 6 (15.00%) Mobile Games
8 6 (15.00%) IBM
8 6 (15.00%) Internet
8 6 (15.00%) Web Services
8 6 (15.00%) Microservices
8 6 (15.00%) Kafka
8 6 (15.00%) MongoDB
8 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 5 (12.50%) CSS
9 5 (12.50%) VMware
10 4 (10.00%) Scrum
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
10 4 (10.00%) Degree
10 4 (10.00%) Data Management
10 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.00%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) Node.js
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) AMQP
3 1 (2.50%) FWSM
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) OSPF
3 1 (2.50%) BGP
3 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) NoSQL
2 6 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 4 (10.00%) CouchDB
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.00%) Couchbase
5 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.00%) Data Mart
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) Informix
5 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) JBehave
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Hudson
3 1 (2.50%) Capybara
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
1 3 (7.50%) Interactive Media
1 3 (7.50%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (7.50%) DBA
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Principal Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (2.50%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.50%) Interactive Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (22.50%) HTML
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
3 6 (15.00%) Kafka
4 5 (12.50%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) RESTful
6 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (5.00%) HTML5
7 2 (5.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (5.00%) Ember.js
7 2 (5.00%) XML
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (2.50%) jQuery
8 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
8 1 (2.50%) JSP
8 1 (2.50%) .NET
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Sass
8 1 (2.50%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Online Games
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Mobile Games
3 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) IBM XIV
4 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.50%) Physics
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Wiki
5 2 (5.00%) RIA
5 2 (5.00%) Clustering
5 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.50%) Social Media
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.50%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.00%) Android
3 4 (10.00%) CentOS
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) Microservices
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps
3 4 (10.00%) SDLC
3 4 (10.00%) Data Management
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Scrum
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (10.00%) Kanban
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Open Source
5 2 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) ArchiMate
5 2 (5.00%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
5 2 (5.00%) CRM
5 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) C++
4 4 (10.00%) PHP
4 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.00%) Salt
2 4 (10.00%) Graphite
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) IBM
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Splunk
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.50%) Adobe
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Sophos
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