The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 7.09% - -
As % of the General category 21.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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 Solihull region.

General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
41 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 32.28% 28.17% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 13
Average daily rate £438 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 3 (20.00%) CISSP
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Sophos
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) CISM
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Data Security
5 3 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
5 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Network Security
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Manager
2 4 (26.67%) IT Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (20.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Data Security
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Security Management
3 3 (20.00%) Threat Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Project Governance
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) VB
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CISM
1 3 (20.00%) CISSP
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) NetApp
3 3 (20.00%) Sophos