Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 99 116
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17 +2
Contract jobs citing Games 28 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 1.73% 0.98%
As % of the General category 3.58% 5.73% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 31
Manchester median daily rate £340 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +28.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £175 £121 £213
90th Percentile £354 £478 £388
North West median daily rate £340 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -15.00% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 782 907 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 28.59% 30.18% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 552 773
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £225 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +0.25% -3.03% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 29
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +15.15% -10.81%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.33 £11.80
90th Percentile £40.25 £37.75 £39.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £22.90 £26.42
% change year-on-year -5.24% -13.31% +27.30%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Manchester

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Stockport - 1 - - 5
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Games.

1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
2 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) User Stories
2 16 (57.14%) DevOps
3 15 (53.57%) Scrum
4 14 (50.00%) Velocity
4 14 (50.00%) Kanban
4 14 (50.00%) PMP
4 14 (50.00%) PMI Certification
4 14 (50.00%) BDD
5 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
5 10 (35.71%) C#
6 8 (28.57%) Virtual Team
7 6 (21.43%) C++
7 6 (21.43%) .NET
8 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 4 (14.29%) Apple Swift
9 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
9 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 3 (10.71%) CSS
10 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.71%) jQuery
10 3 (10.71%) HTML5
10 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
11 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 2 (7.14%) WCF
11 2 (7.14%) WPF
11 2 (7.14%) WinForms

Games
Co-occurring 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 2 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
1 2 (7.14%) eggPlant
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (3.57%) Mocha
2 1 (3.57%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Scrum Master
3 10 (35.71%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) iOS Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Games Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Games Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Velocity
2 6 (21.43%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) HTML5
4 3 (10.71%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (7.14%) WCF
5 2 (7.14%) WinForms
5 2 (7.14%) WPF
6 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.57%) Ajax
6 1 (3.57%) JSON
6 1 (3.57%) LINQ
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.57%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (57.14%) DevOps
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) User Stories
3 15 (53.57%) Scrum
4 14 (50.00%) BDD
4 14 (50.00%) Kanban
5 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
7 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Android Development
8 2 (7.14%) ATDD
8 2 (7.14%) Mobile Development
8 2 (7.14%) MVC
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) C++
3 4 (14.29%) Apple Swift
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.57%) Go
5 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 14 (50.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Apple
1 1 (3.57%) Atlassian