Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gaming
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 93 109
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -10
Contract jobs citing Games 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.21% 0.096%
As % of the General category 0.90% 0.59% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Cheshire median daily rate £350 - £1,000
North West median daily rate £340 £380 £313
% change year-on-year -10.53% +21.60% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 553 505 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.39% 34.68% 42.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 354 607
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% -5.82% +7.59%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £305
90th Percentile £525 £539 £574
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -36.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.25 £13.14
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.96 £38.00
North West median hourly rate £22.67 £25.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -9.31% -18.09% +60.63%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Cheshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Cheshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Cheshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 2 - -
Knutsford - 1 £350 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (40.00%) NVIDIA
2 2 (40.00%) Kinematics
2 2 (40.00%) Linear Algebra
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Game Development
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Robotics
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (40.00%) Kinematics
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Games Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) HTC Vive
1 1 (20.00%) Robotics
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Linear Algebra
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Game Development
2 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) NVIDIA
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Google