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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 22 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Games 6 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.61% 6.10% -
As % of the General category 10.91% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Median daily rate £293 £341 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -33.56%
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
55 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.91% 39.63% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 22
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £267 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £12.18 £12.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.41% -43.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 August 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 +1 6 £293 -16.42% 2
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) EDI
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Online Gambling
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Game Development
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
3 1 (14.29%) Core Data
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (14.29%) iPad

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 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Graduate
2 2 (28.57%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) EDI
3 1 (14.29%) Cocoa
3 1 (14.29%) Core Data
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Online Gambling
3 1 (14.29%) iPad
3 1 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Game Development
1 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft