The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 61 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Games 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.14% -
As % of the General category 2.17% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
Games
West Midlands

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

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
230 255 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.38% 35.32% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 164 155
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Median hourly rate £10.75 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £8.75 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) DirectX
3 2 (40.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (20.00%) GCC
4 1 (20.00%) GDB
4 1 (20.00%) R
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
4 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (20.00%) Impala
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Impala
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) GCC
1 1 (20.00%) GDB
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C++ Games Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Games Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Data Management
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PhD