The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.67% - -
As % of the General category 2.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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%
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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 Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
43 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.67% 24.64% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 29
Average daily rate £400 £425 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £548 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Games
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) ScrumMaster
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration