Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 50 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 -16
Contract jobs citing Games 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.82% 0.83% 0.13%
As % of the General category 2.92% 3.11% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median daily rate £395 £318 £103
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.41% +209.76% -48.75%
10th Percentile £327 £274 £91
90th Percentile £420 £352 £114
North West median daily rate £340 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -15.00% +23.08% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -1.54% - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 137 161 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 28.07% 26.74% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 107 115
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +12.28%
10th Percentile £221 £188 £218
90th Percentile £524 £513 £533
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £418
% change year-on-year +3.13% -4.19% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +86.85% -54.72%
10th Percentile £11.23 £12.48 £11.00
90th Percentile £20.18 £33.36 £16.75
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year -12.00% -18.09% +34.63%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Merseyside

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Merseyside

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Merseyside

Games
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 18 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
Liverpool -2 4 £395 +24.41% 2
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) React
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Babel
2 2 (50.00%) webpack
2 2 (50.00%) gulp
2 2 (50.00%) ES6
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (50.00%) Mocha
2 2 (50.00%) Sass
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (50.00%) ECMAScript
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Redux
2 2 (50.00%) Jest
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Struts
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Spring

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Babel
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) gulp
1 2 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (50.00%) Mocha
1 2 (50.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (25.00%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
1 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
1 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Online Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) React
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (50.00%) Jest
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Redux
2 2 (50.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) ECMAScript
2 2 (50.00%) ES6
3 1 (25.00%) Java