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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 96 83
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13  
Contract jobs citing Games 17 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.22% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the General category 3.65% 1.28% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 3
Median daily rate £238 £100 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +137.50% -66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +233.33% -76.77%  

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 466 624 597
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 33.31% 34.92% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 385 332
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 4
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -9.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £41.00 £18.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 27 June 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) HTML
3 15 (37.50%) HTML5
4 13 (32.50%) JIRA
5 12 (30.00%) Degree
6 11 (27.50%) Android
7 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 9 (22.50%) BDD
8 9 (22.50%) Confluence
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (20.00%) Finance
9 8 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 7 (17.50%) User Experience
10 7 (17.50%) Scrum
10 7 (17.50%) Windows
10 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
11 6 (15.00%) TDD
11 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (15.00%) HP
11 6 (15.00%) React
11 6 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (12.50%) SQL
12 5 (12.50%) Mobile Games
12 5 (12.50%) QA
12 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 4 (10.00%) VMware
13 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
13 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (22.50%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.50%) Maya
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.50%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.50%) NAS
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.50%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.50%) Babel
5 1 (2.50%) Grunt
5 1 (2.50%) gulp
5 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.50%) Mocha
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Interactive Media
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Junior
3 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Android Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Junior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Manual Tester
5 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) HTML
2 15 (37.50%) HTML5
3 6 (15.00%) React
4 5 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (10.00%) .NET
5 4 (10.00%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) Node.js
5 4 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.50%) CSS3
6 3 (7.50%) Marmalade SDK
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.00%) jQuery
7 2 (5.00%) XML
8 1 (2.50%) CGI
8 1 (2.50%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (2.50%) Pixi.js
8 1 (2.50%) Sass
8 1 (2.50%) V-Ray
8 1 (2.50%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.50%) User Experience
3 5 (12.50%) Mobile Games
4 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.00%) iPad
5 2 (5.00%) New Media
5 2 (5.00%) Online Games
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.50%) Animation
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.50%) Interactive TV
6 1 (2.50%) IPTV
6 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Android
2 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (17.50%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Phone
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) BDD
3 7 (17.50%) Scrum
4 6 (15.00%) TDD
5 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Android Development
6 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Front End Development
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Kanban
7 3 (7.50%) OOP
7 3 (7.50%) QA Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Test Management
7 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) C++
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.50%) ES6
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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