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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 22 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Games 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.30% 1.28% 4.71%
As % of the General category 10.53% 6.06% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
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£295 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
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
57 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.32% 21.15% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 21
Average daily rate £400 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £209 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.65 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.86% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.28 £15.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £32.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 2015. 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 +7 3 £295 -10.60% 1
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (57.14%) Retail
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Android
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Symbian
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Lingo
3 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (14.29%) UIKit
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) Cocoa
4 1 (14.29%) Xcode
4 1 (14.29%) Objective-C

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (14.29%) UIKit
2 1 (14.29%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Lingo
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Symbian
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