The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online 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 Online Games over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Gaming
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Online Games 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Online Games
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.90% 32.56% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 46 20
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £316 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +25.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Online Games across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Online Games
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Games
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) VB6
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (100.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft