The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Salford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 - 9
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 3.70% - 4.35%
As % of the General category 28.57% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £240 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -5.40% -1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -15.62%  

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 Salford with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 12.96% 2.17% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £438 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £350 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Salford

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Salford over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Salford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Salford region with a requirement for Games.

1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Android
2 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
4 5 (50.00%) React
5 3 (30.00%) OOP
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Kanban
5 3 (30.00%) Node.js
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) New Media
6 2 (20.00%) Android Development
6 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) Retail

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Babel
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (10.00%) Mocha
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 5 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 5 (50.00%) React
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (10.00%) Pixi.js
4 1 (10.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) New Media
4 1 (10.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Android
1 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) OOP
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Android Development
5 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) ES6
3 1 (10.00%) Java