The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 63 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.92% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.32% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £288 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £200
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.38 -
Game Development
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 456 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.97% 69.62% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 312 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the Birmingham region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Game Development
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development.

1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple