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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Manchester
Rank 66 94 93
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1  
Contract jobs citing Games 24 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.84% 0.67% 0.31%
As % of the General category 5.91% 2.01% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 3
Median daily rate £338 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £225 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £403 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 406 597 676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 31.06% 33.28% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 346 334
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £236 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.34% -15.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.64 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £18.99 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 10 £425 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 32 (54.24%) JavaScript
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (47.46%) Android
3 23 (38.98%) HTML
4 22 (37.29%) BDD
5 20 (33.90%) HTML5
5 20 (33.90%) Java
6 18 (30.51%) TDD
7 17 (28.81%) Apple iOS
7 17 (28.81%) Apache Cordova
7 17 (28.81%) React
8 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
9 15 (25.42%) Android Development
9 15 (25.42%) Game Development
10 14 (23.73%) AngularJS
10 14 (23.73%) Mobile App
11 13 (22.03%) CSS
12 12 (20.34%) Scrum
12 12 (20.34%) JIRA
12 12 (20.34%) React Native
12 12 (20.34%) ES6
12 12 (20.34%) Pixi.js
12 12 (20.34%) WebGL
13 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
14 10 (16.95%) Front End Development
15 8 (13.56%) Mobile Development
15 8 (13.56%) 3D Graphics
15 8 (13.56%) Mobile Games
15 8 (13.56%) OOP
16 7 (11.86%) Project Management

Games
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 4 (6.78%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) WordPress
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.69%) Maya
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) JIRA
2 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.47%) Selenium
4 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.39%) JMeter
5 2 (3.39%) Log4j
5 2 (3.39%) TestNG
6 1 (1.69%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.69%) Babel
6 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.69%) Mocha
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Android Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Junior
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (8.47%) HTML Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Games Developer
6 4 (6.78%) iOS Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Junior Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Mobile Games Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.98%) HTML
2 20 (33.90%) HTML5
3 17 (28.81%) Apache Cordova
3 17 (28.81%) React
4 14 (23.73%) AngularJS
5 13 (22.03%) CSS
6 12 (20.34%) Pixi.js
6 12 (20.34%) React Native
6 12 (20.34%) WebGL
7 6 (10.17%) Web Services
8 5 (8.47%) Ajax
8 5 (8.47%) Node.js
9 4 (6.78%) .NET
10 3 (5.08%) Ember.js
10 3 (5.08%) Flash
10 3 (5.08%) XML
11 2 (3.39%) CSS3
11 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
11 2 (3.39%) REST
11 2 (3.39%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Mobile App
2 8 (13.56%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (13.56%) Mobile Games
3 7 (11.86%) User Experience
4 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.78%) New Media
5 3 (5.08%) IPTV
6 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) Interactive TV
6 2 (3.39%) iPad
6 2 (3.39%) MHEG
7 1 (1.69%) Animation
7 1 (1.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Android
2 17 (28.81%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.29%) BDD
3 18 (30.51%) TDD
4 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
5 15 (25.42%) Android Development
5 15 (25.42%) Game Development
6 12 (20.34%) Scrum
7 10 (16.95%) Front End Development
8 8 (13.56%) Mobile Development
8 8 (13.56%) OOP
9 7 (11.86%) Project Management
9 7 (11.86%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.17%) 3D Programming
11 4 (6.78%) iOS Development
11 4 (6.78%) Kanban
11 4 (6.78%) Web Development
12 3 (5.08%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (5.08%) Multithreading
12 3 (5.08%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (5.08%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) JavaScript
2 20 (33.90%) Java
3 12 (20.34%) ES6
4 5 (8.47%) ActionScript
5 4 (6.78%) C#
5 4 (6.78%) C++
5 4 (6.78%) Objective-C
5 4 (6.78%) SQL
6 3 (5.08%) Ruby
7 2 (3.39%) Lua
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.39%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) OpenTV
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
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