The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games 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 Games over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 108 104 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Games 14 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.39% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.78% 1.20% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
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£345 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £330 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £330 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
785 752 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.09% 32.55% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 318 228
Average daily rate £385 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 58
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Games Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Games Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Games
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 Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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
Staffordshire +1 7 £295 -10.60% 3
Birmingham -8 4 £375 - 3
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 7
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (20.00%) Retail
1 5 (20.00%) C++
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (16.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) ActionScript
2 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Symbian
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) CSS3
3 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.00%) jQuery
3 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (8.00%) Animation
4 2 (8.00%) Game Development
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) .NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Maya
1 2 (8.00%) 3ds Max
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.00%) Xcode
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Automotive
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Programmer
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Animator
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.00%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) jQuery
1 3 (12.00%) HTML5
1 3 (12.00%) CSS3
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (4.00%) Havok
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (4.00%) UIKit
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Cocoa
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Animation
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile Games
3 1 (4.00%) STB
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (12.00%) Scrum
2 3 (12.00%) SDLC
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (8.00%) Game Development
4 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.00%) User Stories
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (4.00%) Android Development
4 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (8.00%) Lingo
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Symbian
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Sun
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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