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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 128 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing Games 16 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.68% 0.27%
As % of the General category 1.71% 2.01% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 5
Median daily rate £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £36.63
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +1.70%
Games
England

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
934 844 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.82% 33.84% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 493 388
Median daily rate £420 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 70 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £31.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.69% -0.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.17 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -5 6 £305 -18.66% 3
Birmingham -3 5 £500 +81.81% 16
Shropshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Ruby
4 5 (20.83%) Web Development
4 5 (20.83%) .NET
4 5 (20.83%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) C++
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Node.js
4 5 (20.83%) User Experience
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) User Stories
5 4 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (16.67%) QA
5 4 (16.67%) Selenium
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) JUnit
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) DirectX
6 3 (12.50%) Scala
6 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Impala
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
1 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 3 (12.50%) Jasmine
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) JUnit
2 3 (12.50%) RSpec
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Appium
3 1 (4.17%) GCC
3 1 (4.17%) GDB
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (20.83%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C++ Games Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Games Developer
5 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Graduate
6 2 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) Node.js
3 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.50%) DirectX
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.33%) EDI
4 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
5 1 (4.17%) Core Data
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Online Gambling
3 2 (8.33%) Online Games
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Psychology
4 1 (4.17%) Robotics
4 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.83%) Web Development
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Game Development
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) C++
2 5 (20.83%) Ruby
3 3 (12.50%) Scala
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.17%) R
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Apple