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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North West
Rank 110 140 140
Rank change year-on-year +30 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 27 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the General category 3.23% 1.43% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 5
Median daily rate £295 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.60% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £259 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £357
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 835 1256 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.62% 32.91% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 775 674
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 64
Median hourly rate £36.24 £23.77 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.45% +31.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.37 £53.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +30 23 £338 +2.27% 29
Merseyside - 3 £154 - 2
Cheshire +27 1 £200 -36.00% 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 35 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (46.03%) Android
4 26 (41.27%) HTML
5 23 (36.51%) HTML5
6 22 (34.92%) BDD
7 21 (33.33%) Java
8 18 (28.57%) TDD
8 18 (28.57%) Apple iOS
9 17 (26.98%) Game Development
9 17 (26.98%) Apache Cordova
9 17 (26.98%) React
10 16 (25.40%) Android Development
10 16 (25.40%) Software Engineering
11 14 (22.22%) CSS
11 14 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 14 (22.22%) AngularJS
12 12 (19.05%) WebGL
12 12 (19.05%) React Native
12 12 (19.05%) ES6
12 12 (19.05%) Pixi.js
12 12 (19.05%) Scrum
12 12 (19.05%) JIRA
13 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
14 10 (15.87%) Front End Development
15 8 (12.70%) OOP
15 8 (12.70%) 3D Graphics
15 8 (12.70%) Mobile Games
15 8 (12.70%) Mobile Development
16 7 (11.11%) User Experience

Games
Top Related 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 (6.35%) Confluence
2 2 (3.17%) WordPress
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.59%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) JIRA
2 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.94%) Selenium
4 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.17%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.17%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.17%) JMeter
5 2 (3.17%) Log4j
5 2 (3.17%) TestNG
6 1 (1.59%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.59%) Babel
6 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.59%) Mocha
6 1 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) Android Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (15.87%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (11.11%) HTML Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (7.94%) iOS Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Junior
5 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Games Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Junior Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Mobile Games Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.27%) HTML
2 23 (36.51%) HTML5
3 17 (26.98%) Apache Cordova
3 17 (26.98%) React
4 14 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 14 (22.22%) CSS
5 12 (19.05%) Pixi.js
5 12 (19.05%) React Native
5 12 (19.05%) WebGL
6 7 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (7.94%) Ajax
7 5 (7.94%) Node.js
8 4 (6.35%) .NET
8 4 (6.35%) XML
9 3 (4.76%) Ember.js
9 3 (4.76%) Flash
9 3 (4.76%) HTML5 Canvas
10 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
10 2 (3.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (3.17%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.70%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (12.70%) Mobile Games
3 7 (11.11%) User Experience
4 4 (6.35%) New Media
5 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.76%) IPTV
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Interactive TV
6 2 (3.17%) iPad
6 2 (3.17%) MHEG
7 1 (1.59%) Animation
7 1 (1.59%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.03%) Android
2 18 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.35%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.59%) Unix
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) BDD
3 18 (28.57%) TDD
4 17 (26.98%) Game Development
5 16 (25.40%) Android Development
5 16 (25.40%) Software Engineering
6 12 (19.05%) Scrum
7 10 (15.87%) Front End Development
8 8 (12.70%) Mobile Development
8 8 (12.70%) OOP
9 7 (11.11%) Project Management
10 6 (9.52%) 3D Programming
10 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.94%) iOS Development
12 4 (6.35%) Kanban
12 4 (6.35%) Web Development
13 3 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
13 3 (4.76%) Multithreading
13 3 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (4.76%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 21 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) ES6
4 5 (7.94%) ActionScript
4 5 (7.94%) C#
4 5 (7.94%) Objective-C
5 4 (6.35%) C++
5 4 (6.35%) SQL
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) Ruby
7 2 (3.17%) Lua
7 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) Python
8 1 (1.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Facebook
2 2 (3.17%) OpenTV
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.59%) HP
3 1 (1.59%) VMware
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