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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 60 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Games 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 0.81% 0.63%
As % of the General category 2.54% 2.22% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
236 225 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.40% 36.41% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 117 73
Average daily rate £375 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £6.84 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.95% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 May 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) ActionScript
1 3 (37.50%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Game Development
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) WordPress
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) STB
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Games
1 1 (12.50%) STB
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) ActionScript
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) C#