The first table below looks at the demand for Game Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 31 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 119 - 101
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Game Development 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% - 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £281 £215
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +30.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1326 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.67% 66.73% 69.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 671 740
Average daily rate £370 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 58 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Game Development
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Game Development across the West Midlands region.

Game Development Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Game Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Game Development across the West Midlands region.

Game Development Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Game Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Birmingham - 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
3 2 (40.00%) DirectX
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (40.00%) Online Games
3 2 (40.00%) Memory Management
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (20.00%) Animation
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Physics
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Games Developer
3 2 (40.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (40.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (40.00%) Online Games
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Animation
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Memory Management
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple