Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 217 201
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.036% 0.035% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.036% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
North West median daily rate £475 £200 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +137.50% +48.15% -55.92%
10th Percentile £463 £175 £118
90th Percentile £488 £225 £326
England median daily rate £365 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -18.89% +8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 5,217 5,504 5,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.32% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,340 3,429 3,194
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -4.46%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £219
90th Percentile £611 £575 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 308 258
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -11.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.40 £49.58
England median hourly rate £18.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.91% -1.58% -

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 23 April 2019. 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 +12 2 £475 +137.50%
Games Developer
England

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Pixi.js
2 1 (50.00%) Mob Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Mocha
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) WebGL
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) ES6
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Animation
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (50.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Mocha
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Pixi.js
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Animation
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Game Development
1 1 (50.00%) Mob Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) ES6