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 3 months to 25 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 40 37
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing Games 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% 1.22% 0.26%
As % of the General category 2.13% 5.80% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £423 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.95% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% -77.50%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 47 69 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 14.24% 21.10% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 42
Median daily rate £418 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Facebook
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (25.00%) Grunt
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) gulp
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Xcode
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Facebook