Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 98 127
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 +5
Contract jobs citing Games 51 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.66% 1.57% 0.74%
As % of the General category 5.92% 4.75% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 17
Manchester median daily rate £350 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -19.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £253 £125 £164
90th Percentile £450 £438 £425
North West median daily rate £350 £250 £313
% change year-on-year +40.00% -20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -7.69% -

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 861 884 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 28.03% 33.01% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 482 713
Manchester median daily rate £400 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -3.44% -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 24 10
Manchester median hourly rate £18.72 £13.50 £17.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.63% -23.51% -4.59%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £28.60 £42.10
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £26.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.73% -2.44% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Salford -5 5 £363 -14.71% 3
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Wigan - 1 £420 -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 31 (60.78%) C#
2 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (45.10%) .NET
4 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
5 13 (25.49%) TDD
6 12 (23.53%) SQL
6 12 (23.53%) VB.NET
6 12 (23.53%) User Stories
6 12 (23.53%) DevOps
7 11 (21.57%) C++
7 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
8 10 (19.61%) HTML
8 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
9 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
9 9 (17.65%) MVC
9 9 (17.65%) JIRA
10 8 (15.69%) Android
10 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.69%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (13.73%) Confluence
11 7 (13.73%) HTML5
11 7 (13.73%) CSS
11 7 (13.73%) Scrum
11 7 (13.73%) WinForms
11 7 (13.73%) WCF
11 7 (13.73%) WPF
12 6 (11.76%) JSON
12 6 (11.76%) Velocity

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 7 (13.73%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) SaaS
2 3 (5.88%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) JIRA
2 6 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (11.76%) Bitbucket
2 6 (11.76%) eggPlant
3 5 (9.80%) SonarQube
3 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.92%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.96%) Moq
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
General
1 3 (5.88%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Law
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) iOS Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Scrum Master
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Scrum Master
6 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) C# Programmer
6 3 (5.88%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Games Programmer
6 3 (5.88%) Programmer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Development Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) HTML
3 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 7 (13.73%) CSS
4 7 (13.73%) HTML5
4 7 (13.73%) WCF
4 7 (13.73%) WinForms
4 7 (13.73%) WPF
5 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 6 (11.76%) jQuery
5 6 (11.76%) JSON
5 6 (11.76%) Velocity
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
5 6 (11.76%) XML
6 5 (9.80%) ADO.NET
6 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.80%) LINQ
6 5 (9.80%) REST
7 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (5.88%) Online Games
2 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.92%) Kindle
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.96%) Fintech
4 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.96%) Robotics
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.96%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
2 8 (15.69%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (25.49%) TDD
3 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
4 12 (23.53%) DevOps
4 12 (23.53%) User Stories
5 9 (17.65%) MVC
6 8 (15.69%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 6 (11.76%) ATDD
8 6 (11.76%) BDD
8 6 (11.76%) iOS Development
8 6 (11.76%) Kanban
8 6 (11.76%) Mobile Development
8 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.80%) Code Coverage
10 4 (7.84%) Android Development
10 4 (7.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) VB.NET
3 11 (21.57%) C++
4 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.76%) Apple Swift
6 3 (5.88%) XPath
7 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.92%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) Go
8 1 (1.96%) Java
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) PMI Certification
1 6 (11.76%) PMP
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) CBAP
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.80%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Pega
3 1 (1.96%) VMware