The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 106 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Game Development 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.077% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £203 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.37% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £239 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -31.78% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Game Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in Manchester

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Game Development in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in Manchester

Game Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Game Development in Manchester

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 15 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (86.67%) Android
3 9 (60.00%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Android Development
4 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
4 7 (46.67%) React
4 7 (46.67%) WebGL
4 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (46.67%) React Native
4 7 (46.67%) ES6
4 7 (46.67%) Pixi.js
4 7 (46.67%) Apache Cordova
5 6 (40.00%) Mobile Games
5 6 (40.00%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Mobile Development
7 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (26.67%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA
9 2 (13.33%) JSON
9 2 (13.33%) Lua
9 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
9 2 (13.33%) 3D Programming
9 2 (13.33%) HTML5

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) iOS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Android Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Games Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
1 7 (46.67%) Apache Cordova
1 7 (46.67%) Pixi.js
1 7 (46.67%) React
1 7 (46.67%) React Native
1 7 (46.67%) WebGL
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) DirectX
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) OpenGL
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (6.67%) CryEngine
4 1 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mobile Games
2 4 (26.67%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) New Media
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Android Development
2 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Mobile Development
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) 3D Programming
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
7 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (13.33%) OOP
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 1 (6.67%) Content Management
8 1 (6.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.67%) Kanban
8 1 (6.67%) Post-Production
8 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) ES6
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) Lua
3 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (13.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA