The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / East Midlands
Rank 96 95 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Games 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the General category 0.40% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £288 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -3.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.14% -46.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

General Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
498 477 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 33.42% 32.03% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 305 285
Median daily rate £379 £393 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £215 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.78 £12.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% +29.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.46 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £41.55 £18.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.17
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +28.84%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the East Midlands region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the East Midlands region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire - 2 £288 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Android Development
3 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) Google Play
4 1 (20.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (20.00%) Perforce
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UI Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Android Development
1 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) UX Design
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Perforce