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 25 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank - 15 -
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent - 2.44% -
As % of the General category - 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year
- -36.20%

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
16 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 22.22% 31.71% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Median daily rate £375 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £340 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £440 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%

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 25 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Ant
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
3 1 (33.33%) ES6
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Grunt
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) gulp
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) OO

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ant
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (33.33%) gulp
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) ES6
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker