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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 25 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.52% - 9.00%
As % of the General category 5.56% - 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 15
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£313 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £17.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+111.39% -23.00%
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
36 16 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.27% 14.95% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 28
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.10 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% +14.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £313 - 2
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Flash
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) Flash
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) WURFL
2 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) SEO
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 1 (33.33%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) AccuRev
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