The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 22 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Games 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.37% 5.26% 1.74%
As % of the General category 15.91% 18.42% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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 Staffordshire region.

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
44 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.15% 28.57% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 15
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £271 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £463 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £8.89 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.84% -58.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.69 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-12.86% +19.54%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent -8 3 - - 1
Stafford - 1 - -
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) RESTful
3 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 3 (23.08%) OOP
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Gradle
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) React
4 2 (15.38%) API Design
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (15.38%) Docker
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Game Development
4 2 (15.38%) Node.js
4 2 (15.38%) REST
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Objective-C

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Gradle
2 2 (15.38%) Ant
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Android Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Appium
3 1 (7.69%) CocoaPods
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) gulp
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) CSS3
3 2 (15.38%) EDI
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 2 (15.38%) React
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) Cocoa
4 1 (7.69%) Core Data
4 1 (7.69%) Material Design
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Online Gambling
2 2 (15.38%) Online Games
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) OOP
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) API Design
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Game Development
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
5 1 (7.69%) ES6
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Apple
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft