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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 93 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Games 26 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.12% 0.58%
As % of the General category 3.08% 0.39% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 10
Average daily rate
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£336 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 - £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
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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
845 760 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.69% 29.97% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 373 274
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 47
Average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £19.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 - 11 £350 - 4
Birmingham +13 10 £340 - 19
Wolverhampton - 3 £180 -
Coventry - 2 £380 - 2
Games
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Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (37.50%) Finance
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) HTML5
2 12 (30.00%) C++
2 12 (30.00%) HTML
3 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) CSS
4 10 (25.00%) TDD
5 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
5 9 (22.50%) C#
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 8 (20.00%) .NET
6 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (20.00%) CSS3
6 8 (20.00%) Retail
6 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.50%) Degree
7 7 (17.50%) Subversion
7 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
7 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.00%) BDD
8 6 (15.00%) Android
8 6 (15.00%) Project Management
9 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Multimedia
9 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.00%) jQuery
10 4 (10.00%) SDLC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.50%) WordPress
1 1 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Subversion
1 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Grunt
2 1 (2.50%) gulp
2 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Retail
3 5 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Advertising
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) C++ Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Tester
3 5 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) Games Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Flash Developer
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C++ Games Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Games Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
7 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) HTML
1 12 (30.00%) HTML5
2 10 (25.00%) CSS
3 8 (20.00%) .NET
3 8 (20.00%) CSS3
4 4 (10.00%) Flash
4 4 (10.00%) jQuery
5 3 (7.50%) OpenGL
5 3 (7.50%) DirectX
5 3 (7.50%) WinForms
6 2 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (5.00%) Apache Flex
6 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.50%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) WCF
7 1 (2.50%) WPF
7 1 (2.50%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (2.50%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Online Games
3 3 (7.50%) Streaming Video
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) PlayStation
5 1 (2.50%) STB
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.50%) Xbox
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) TDD
3 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.00%) Project Management
5 6 (15.00%) BDD
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) Mobile Development
8 3 (7.50%) Game Development
8 3 (7.50%) OO
9 2 (5.00%) Web Development
9 2 (5.00%) Android Development
9 2 (5.00%) iOS Development
10 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) C++
2 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 8 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (10.00%) ActionScript
6 3 (7.50%) VB6
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.50%) VB
7 2 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.00%) Lingo
8 1 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) C
8 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.00%) Symbian
2 1 (2.50%) IBM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Sun
2 1 (2.50%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Facebook
2 1 (2.50%) Twitter
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