The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 43 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Games 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.27% 0.40% 1.01%
As % of the General category 0.90% 1.59% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
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- - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
Games
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire region.

General Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
111 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 30.08% 25.10% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 35
Average daily rate £388 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £100 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 10
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £26.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £26.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Warwickshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Warwickshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leamington Spa - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (66.67%) DirectX
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Game Development
1 2 (66.67%) Online Games
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (33.33%) Blender
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) Google

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 (33.33%) Blender
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (66.67%) DirectX
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) Online Games
2 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Facebook
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter