The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 58 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Games 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 0.16% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.30% 0.49% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £200 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
230 206 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.67% 33.94% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 116 153
Average daily rate £338 £406 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £295 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £175.00 £23.10 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+657.57% -11.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Games
West Midlands

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Games 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 Games.

1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Web 2.0
2 4 (57.14%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (57.14%) JSP
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) PHP
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) CGI
2 4 (57.14%) BMC
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Control-M
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Game Development
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 2 (28.57%) Memory Management
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) SEO

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) IT Project Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 4 (57.14%) JSP
2 4 (57.14%) CGI
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Web 2.0
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (14.29%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Customer Engagement
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Game Development
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
2 2 (28.57%) Memory Management
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) PHP
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) AccuRev