The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 17 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.61% 16.67% 5.41%
As % of the General category 23.08% 40.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £344 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Games
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

General Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
13 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.66% 41.67% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 9
Median daily rate £321 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.76% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £287 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £420 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +14.00%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Docker
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Gradle
2 2 (22.22%) Game Development
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Online Gambling
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (22.22%) OOP
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Ant

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (22.22%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Ant
1 2 (22.22%) Gradle
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) Grunt
2 1 (11.11%) gulp
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Graduate
2 2 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) EDI
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Cocoa
3 1 (11.11%) Core Data
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (22.22%) Online Gambling
3 1 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) API Design
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Game Development
2 2 (22.22%) OOP
2 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) ES6
2 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft