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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 10 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Games 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.63% 13.89% 3.03%
As % of the General category 30.77% 29.41% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £200 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -1.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £23.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +21.79%
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 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 18.31% 47.22% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Median daily rate £313 £369 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £295 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +3.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) EDI
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) VB6

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 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Graduate
1 2 (50.00%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) EDI
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Game Development
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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