The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / Yorkshire
Rank 99 118 123
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5  
Contract jobs citing Games 27 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.27% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the General category 4.25% 2.65% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 11
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14%  
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 635 907 887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 29.83% 31.95% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 635 563
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £280 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 24
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% -24.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.89 £40.55 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Yorkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire +14 21 £415 +10.66% 32
South Yorkshire -1 3 £475 +54.47% 7
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) PHP
3 9 (19.15%) QA
4 8 (17.02%) Finance
5 7 (14.89%) Migration
6 6 (12.77%) Scrum
6 6 (12.77%) Selenium
6 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Marketing
7 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
7 5 (10.64%) Advertising
7 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
7 5 (10.64%) HTML
7 5 (10.64%) Python
8 4 (8.51%) C++
8 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Online Betting
8 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.51%) RESTful
8 4 (8.51%) Motion Graphics
8 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
8 4 (8.51%) Xbox
8 4 (8.51%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (6.38%) User Experience
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 2 (4.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) AMQP
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.26%) Redis
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Informix
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.26%) Hudson
5 2 (4.26%) JMeter
5 2 (4.26%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.26%) RSpec
5 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.13%) Calabash
6 1 (2.13%) Capybara
6 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.13%) JIRA
6 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Marketing
3 5 (10.64%) Advertising
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.51%) Online Betting
5 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 2 (4.26%) iGaming
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Back Office
6 1 (2.13%) Law
6 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Developer
2 6 (12.77%) Designer
2 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Scrum Master
4 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.38%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Programmer
5 3 (6.38%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
5 3 (6.38%) UX Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) RESTful
2 4 (8.51%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (6.38%) Django
3 3 (6.38%) Laravel
3 3 (6.38%) Symfony
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.13%) Kafka
5 1 (2.13%) LAMP
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) Spring
5 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
1 4 (8.51%) Motion Graphics
1 4 (8.51%) Xbox
2 3 (6.38%) RIA
2 3 (6.38%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Online Games
3 2 (4.26%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.13%) STB
4 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
3 6 (12.77%) Scrum
4 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.51%) TDD
5 3 (6.38%) Brand Management
5 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (6.38%) High Availability
5 3 (6.38%) Kanban
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile First
5 3 (6.38%) MVC
5 3 (6.38%) Online Marketing
5 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) PHP
3 5 (10.64%) Python
4 4 (8.51%) C++
4 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) Scala
5 3 (6.38%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) WCAG
3 1 (2.13%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Zend
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Sony