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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 15 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Games 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.17% 20.00% 2.38%
As % of the General category 41.67% 30.00% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £305 £398 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.27% +27.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
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
12 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 14.81% 66.67% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 18
Median daily rate £305 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £420 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 27 September 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Online Gambling
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) EDI
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Game Development
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Core Data
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

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 (33.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) EDI
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
3 1 (16.67%) Core Data
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Online Gambling
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (16.67%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) Game Development
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Apple
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft