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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 62 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Games 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.75% 1.02%
As % of the General category 0.84% 2.45% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £160 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
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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
237 204 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.73% 30.58% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 130 146
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.10 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.01 £11.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £53.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 27 August 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 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 3 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) CGI
2 3 (50.00%) BMC
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Control-M
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Game Development
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (33.33%) Memory Management
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) WURFL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) CGI
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) XHTML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) WURFL
3 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 2 (33.33%) Game Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) AccuRev