Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 114 117
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +8
Contract jobs citing Games 31 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 0.88% 1.14%
As % of the General category 4.03% 2.80% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 34
Manchester median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £130 £110 £115
90th Percentile £394 £438 £489
North West median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.54% -

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 769 929 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.40% 31.34% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 581 699
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £253 £225 £263
90th Percentile £567 £600 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 22
Manchester median hourly rate £28.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +5.56% +25.90%
10th Percentile £14.21 £11.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £41.30 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.25 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -15.38% -21.21%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Oldham - 1 - - 7
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) C#
3 14 (45.16%) .NET
4 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
6 9 (29.03%) WinForms
6 9 (29.03%) JIRA
6 9 (29.03%) CSS
7 8 (25.81%) VB.NET
7 8 (25.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (22.58%) HTML5
8 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (19.35%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (19.35%) Online Games
9 6 (19.35%) Online Gambling
9 6 (19.35%) Project Management
9 6 (19.35%) C++
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
9 6 (19.35%) Workflow
9 6 (19.35%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
10 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Sass
11 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (12.90%) Confluence
11 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
11 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (12.90%) React
11 4 (12.90%) Defect Tracking

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 4 (12.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (3.23%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (29.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Mocha
General
1 1 (3.23%) Back Office
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 6 (19.35%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Programmer
5 3 (9.68%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3D Animator
7 1 (3.23%) 3D Modeller
7 1 (3.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) HTML
3 9 (29.03%) CSS
3 9 (29.03%) WinForms
4 8 (25.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (22.58%) HTML5
6 5 (16.13%) Sass
7 4 (12.90%) React
8 3 (9.68%) WPF
9 2 (6.45%) WCF
9 2 (6.45%) Web Services
10 1 (3.23%) Django
10 1 (3.23%) Pixi.js
10 1 (3.23%) Velocity
10 1 (3.23%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) 3D Graphics
1 6 (19.35%) Online Gambling
1 6 (19.35%) Online Games
1 6 (19.35%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile Games
2 4 (12.90%) RIA
3 2 (6.45%) Animation
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Workflow
4 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (12.90%) Front End Development
5 4 (12.90%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) TDD
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.23%) Decision-Making
8 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.23%) Mob Programming
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) VB.NET
3 6 (19.35%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) ES6
5 4 (12.90%) Objective-C
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco