Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 118 124
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Games 29 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 1.24% 0.77%
As % of the General category 3.13% 4.04% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 22
Manchester median daily rate £340 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +30.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £110 £110 £275
90th Percentile £438 £466 £400
North West median daily rate £340 £380 £325
% change year-on-year -10.53% +16.92% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.62% - -

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 927 1089 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.40% 30.68% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 695 853
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £263 £250
90th Percentile £601 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 30
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +74.60% -3.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.80 £11.90
90th Percentile £41.13 £40.00 £38.88
North West median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -8.00% -18.09% +60.63%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Salford -6 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 10
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Games.

1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) Velocity
3 11 (37.93%) PMP
3 11 (37.93%) PMI Certification
3 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (37.93%) Kanban
3 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) BDD
3 11 (37.93%) User Stories
3 11 (37.93%) DevOps
4 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.69%) HTML
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.69%) User Experience
5 6 (20.69%) Virtual Team
6 5 (17.24%) CSS
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (13.79%) Test Management
7 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.34%) Video on Demand
8 3 (10.34%) Information Architecture
8 3 (10.34%) Axure RP

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 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Axure RP
3 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
3 2 (6.90%) Gradle
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Mockito
3 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (6.90%) Spock
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Grunt
4 1 (3.45%) gulp
4 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.45%) Mocha
4 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Interactive Media
2 2 (6.90%) Online Betting
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Scrum Master
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Scrum Master
3 7 (24.14%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) UX Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.90%) iOS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Velocity
2 6 (20.69%) HTML
3 5 (17.24%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) React
5 2 (6.90%) Apache Camel
5 2 (6.90%) Grails
5 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 2 (6.90%) JMS
5 2 (6.90%) Node.js
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) Spring
5 2 (6.90%) Spring Integration
5 2 (6.90%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) XSLT
6 1 (3.45%) Ajax
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (3.45%) CSS3
6 1 (3.45%) Sass
6 1 (3.45%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) User Experience
1 6 (20.69%) Virtual Team
2 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.34%) Interactive TV
3 3 (10.34%) Smartphone
3 3 (10.34%) Video on Demand
4 2 (6.90%) iPad
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.45%) Online Games
5 1 (3.45%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 11 (37.93%) BDD
3 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (37.93%) DevOps
3 11 (37.93%) Kanban
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) User Stories
4 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Test Management
6 3 (10.34%) Analytics
6 3 (10.34%) Content Management
6 3 (10.34%) Information Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Metadata Management
6 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Apple Swift
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) Groovy
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) PMI Certification
1 11 (37.93%) PMP
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Apple