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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 57 59
Contract jobs citing Games 0 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 1.52% 0.46%
As % of the General category - 4.18% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Median daily rate - £333 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £38.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +210.00%
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
282 263 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.90% 36.23% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 182 131
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.70% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £13.70 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

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 June 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Heroku
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (33.33%) Jasmine

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Heroku
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (33.33%) Unity 3D Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Rackspace