Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 101 124
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 +15
Contract jobs citing Games 49 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.51% 1.35% 0.73%
As % of the General category 5.70% 3.91% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 18
Manchester median daily rate £375 £295 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.12% +21.65% -19.17%
10th Percentile £143 £110 £76
90th Percentile £448 £438 £441
North West median daily rate £375 £273 £313
% change year-on-year +37.61% -12.80% +4.17%
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 £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 859 997 1,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 26.45% 34.57% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 586 741
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 17
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £13.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.02% -4.41% -23.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.60
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.75 £43.90
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -19.27% -22.14%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 0 5 £363 +245.24%
Stockport - 1 - - 5
Wigan - 1 £420 - 1
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 33 (67.35%) C#
2 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) .NET
4 15 (30.61%) JIRA
5 14 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 12 (24.49%) C++
6 12 (24.49%) HTML
7 11 (22.45%) SQL
8 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
8 10 (20.41%) HTML5
9 9 (18.37%) WinForms
9 9 (18.37%) CSS
9 9 (18.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (16.33%) Apple iOS
10 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
10 8 (16.33%) Project Management
10 8 (16.33%) MVC
10 8 (16.33%) Confluence
10 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
11 7 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (14.29%) Workflow
11 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 6 (12.24%) Web Services
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.24%) Objective-C
12 6 (12.24%) Degree
12 6 (12.24%) Android
12 6 (12.24%) WCF

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 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (2.04%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) SaaS
2 3 (6.12%) GitHub
3 1 (2.04%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) SMS
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) JIRA
2 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
3 4 (8.16%) eggPlant
3 4 (8.16%) SonarQube
3 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.08%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Moq
5 1 (2.04%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.08%) Banking
1 2 (4.08%) Law
1 2 (4.08%) Legal
1 2 (4.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) C# Programmer
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) iOS Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Programmer
5 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Software Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Software Development Team Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Games Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) .NET
2 12 (24.49%) HTML
3 10 (20.41%) HTML5
4 9 (18.37%) CSS
4 9 (18.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 9 (18.37%) WinForms
5 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (12.24%) WCF
6 6 (12.24%) Web Services
6 6 (12.24%) WPF
7 5 (10.20%) JSON
7 5 (10.20%) XML
8 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.16%) ADO.NET
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.16%) jQuery
8 4 (8.16%) LINQ
8 4 (8.16%) REST
9 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (12.24%) Online Games
4 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.20%) Online Gambling
5 4 (8.16%) Mobile Games
5 4 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (4.08%) Kindle
7 1 (2.04%) Animation
7 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.04%) Fintech
7 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.04%) HTC Vive
7 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) Robotics
7 1 (2.04%) Video on Demand
7 1 (2.04%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.24%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.33%) MVC
2 8 (16.33%) Project Management
3 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 7 (14.29%) Workflow
4 6 (12.24%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.20%) Analytical Thinking
5 5 (10.20%) TDD
5 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.16%) ATDD
6 4 (8.16%) Code Coverage
6 4 (8.16%) DevOps
6 4 (8.16%) iOS Development
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) Test Management
6 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) C#
2 14 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 12 (24.49%) C++
4 11 (22.45%) SQL
5 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.24%) Objective-C
7 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
8 2 (4.08%) VB
8 2 (4.08%) XPath
9 1 (2.04%) Java
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) CBAP
3 1 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.16%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Pega
3 1 (2.04%) VMware