The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Stoke-on-Trent region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 12 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Games 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.23% 10.00% 12.12%
As % of the General category 9.09% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +39.00%
General Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 35.48% 25.00% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £252 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Games
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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 30 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) SEO
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) SEO
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) AccuRev