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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 63 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Games 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.85% 0.81%
As % of the General category 0.73% 2.90% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £313 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
275 241 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.67% 29.11% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 152 111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £260 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £6.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+338.59% -77.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £6.84 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £6.84 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 May 2016, 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%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) WPF
2 3 (42.86%) MVVM
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Xcode
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) STL
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) iPhone
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (14.29%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Heroku
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) 3D Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Unity 3D Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WPF
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) STL
3 1 (14.29%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Apple TV
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
1 3 (42.86%) MVVM
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Rackspace