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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.33% - -
As % of the General category 6.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
15 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 34.88% 23.53% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 14
Average daily rate £360 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £293 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £490 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing 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 Games.

1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) Streaming Video
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) CSS3
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Flash
3 4 (50.00%) ActionScript
3 4 (50.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) Online Games
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Grunt
1 1 (12.50%) gulp
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) CSS3
3 4 (50.00%) Flash
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Streaming Video
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) ActionScript
3 4 (50.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft