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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 10 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 17.14% - 12.90%
As % of the General category 31.58% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£350 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
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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
19 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 54.29% 48.65% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 5
Average daily rate £398 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
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 31 August 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Android
2 4 (44.44%) Symbian
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 2 (22.22%) WinForms
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Grunt
1 1 (11.11%) gulp
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Flash Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) WinForms
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
2 1 (11.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Online Games
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VB
1 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) VB6
2 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Symbian
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
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