Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 20 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 171 211
Rank change year-on-year +9 +40 -37
Contract jobs citing Games 40 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.77% 0.43%
As % of the General category 2.10% 2.51% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 33
North West median daily rate £340 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +23.08% +30.00%
10th Percentile £130 £119 £265
90th Percentile £438 £475 £1,000
England median daily rate £426 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.56% - +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% - -
England median hourly rate £29.50 £24.25 £37.25
% change year-on-year +21.65% -34.90% +4.20%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1907 2068 3149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.50% 30.48% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1336 1863
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.19% +11.33%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £263
90th Percentile £611 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 77 123
North West median hourly rate £22.67 £25.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.31% -18.09% +52.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.71 £54.39 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North West

Games
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the North West

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in the North West

Games
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the North West

Games
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +11 29 £340 -15.00% 25
Cheshire +11 7 £350 - 2
Merseyside +5 4 £395 +24.41% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Games.

1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 13 (32.50%) Kanban
4 12 (30.00%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) PMP
5 11 (27.50%) PMI Certification
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (27.50%) Velocity
5 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
5 11 (27.50%) BDD
5 11 (27.50%) User Stories
5 11 (27.50%) DevOps
6 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (22.50%) CSS
8 8 (20.00%) HTML
8 8 (20.00%) Degree
9 7 (17.50%) C#
9 7 (17.50%) C++
9 7 (17.50%) React
9 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.50%) User Experience
10 6 (15.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 6 (15.00%) Virtual Team
10 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
10 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
11 5 (12.50%) Front End Development
12 4 (10.00%) Linear Algebra
12 4 (10.00%) Kinematics
12 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
12 4 (10.00%) NVIDIA

Games
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 4 (10.00%) Kinematics
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Axure RP
3 3 (7.50%) gulp
3 3 (7.50%) Mocha
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) Babel
4 2 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.00%) Gradle
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.00%) Mockito
4 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.00%) Spock
4 2 (5.00%) webpack
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) Grunt
5 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Interactive Media
2 2 (5.00%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Scrum Master
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Scrum Master
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) UX Designer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) Velocity
2 9 (22.50%) CSS
3 8 (20.00%) HTML
4 7 (17.50%) React
5 6 (15.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (10.00%) .NET
7 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.50%) HTML5
7 3 (7.50%) Node.js
7 3 (7.50%) Sass
7 3 (7.50%) Spring
8 2 (5.00%) Apache Camel
8 2 (5.00%) Apache Flex
8 2 (5.00%) CSS3
8 2 (5.00%) Grails
8 2 (5.00%) Jest
8 2 (5.00%) JSON
8 2 (5.00%) Redux
8 2 (5.00%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) User Experience
2 6 (15.00%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.50%) Interactive TV
4 3 (7.50%) Smartphone
4 3 (7.50%) Video on Demand
5 2 (5.00%) iPad
5 2 (5.00%) Online Games
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) HTC Vive
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.50%) Robotics
6 1 (2.50%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 13 (32.50%) Kanban
4 12 (30.00%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) BDD
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (27.50%) DevOps
5 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
5 11 (27.50%) User Stories
6 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
8 5 (12.50%) Front End Development
9 4 (10.00%) Linear Algebra
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) Test Management
10 3 (7.50%) Content Management
10 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
10 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.50%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) C++
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
4 2 (5.00%) ECMAScript
4 2 (5.00%) ES6
4 2 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) PMI Certification
1 11 (27.50%) PMP
2 8 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) HP
1 4 (10.00%) NVIDIA
2 2 (5.00%) Apple
2 2 (5.00%) IBM
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Google