Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Games Development
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 237 -
Rank change year-on-year +37 - +191
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.065% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.079% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
North West median daily rate £154 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.56% - -
England median daily rate £275 £335 £338
% change year-on-year -17.91% -0.74% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +115.38% - -

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4672 6316 6074
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.84% 82.24% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2866 3907 3442
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 206 272
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +6.36% +23.94%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the North West

Game Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Game Development in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Game Development in the North West

Game Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Game Development in the North West

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Merseyside - 2 £154 -
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Game Development 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 North West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Facebook
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5 Canvas

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5 Canvas
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Facebook