The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 22 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Games 1 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.78% 5.26% 5.66%
As % of the General category 2.94% 18.52% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 12
Average daily rate £330 £330 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +1.12%
General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 27 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.56% 28.42% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 34
Average daily rate £320 £241 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.64% -18.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £169 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £433 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.30 £15.31 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% -61.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £6.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £47.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Games
West Midlands

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -5 1 £330 - 6
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Flash
2 3 (75.00%) DHTML
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (75.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Streaming Video
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 3.0
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) XML

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Flash Developer
2 2 (50.00%) ActionScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Flash
2 3 (75.00%) DHTML
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Document Management
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) SEO
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) AccuRev
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