Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Game Developer
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 203 216
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.017% 0.035% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.037% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
North West median daily rate - £200 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +48.15% -55.00%
England median daily rate £450 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% +10.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,709 5,427 6,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,590 3,437 3,892
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £239 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 259 215
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Games Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the North West

Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games Developer in the North West

Games Developer
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 Games Developer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games Developer in the North West

Games Developer
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 Games Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Manchester -21 1 - -
Games Developer
England

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Animation
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Mocha
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) WebGL
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (100.00%) Mob Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Collaborative Working

Games Developer Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Mocha
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Animation
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mob Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript