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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 115 111 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Games 16 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.60% 0.22% 1.13%
As % of the General category 1.90% 0.65% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 8
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£359 £360 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
840 766 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 31.69% 33.92% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 496 392
Average daily rate £396 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £7.33 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £24.70 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.22%

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
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 18 December 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 -2 13 £343 -4.86% 15
South Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (54.55%) Online Games
2 7 (31.82%) Data Modelling
3 6 (27.27%) Android
4 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 4 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
5 4 (18.18%) Apache Hive
5 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 4 (18.18%) Big Data
6 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Subversion
6 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.64%) C++
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) CSS
7 2 (9.09%) Streaming Video
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Xcode
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) Selenium
7 2 (9.09%) uiautomator
7 2 (9.09%) Appium

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (9.09%) uiautomator
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 4 (18.18%) Apache Hive
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) SQLite
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) Xcode
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Appium
2 2 (9.09%) Calabash
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) eggPlant
2 2 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (4.55%) JSUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Data Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Games Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Research Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.09%) Android SDK
2 2 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (9.09%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) PhoneGap
2 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) Qt
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
3 1 (4.55%) LESS
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Online Games
2 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Streaming Video
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.55%) Animation
5 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Data Modelling
2 4 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.09%) Android Development
4 2 (9.09%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.55%) 3D Programming
5 1 (4.55%) Game Development
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
1 4 (18.18%) Ruby
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
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