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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 129 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 8 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.62% 0.38%
As % of the General category 1.11% 2.14% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Median daily rate £325 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
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
723 796 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.12% 29.22% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 429 345
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 61 65
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +10 2 £220 -31.25% 5
Birmingham -1 2 £313 -16.66% 16
Solihull - 2 £338 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £325 - 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 16 (39.02%) C#
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) .NET
4 9 (21.95%) SQL
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.07%) CSS
6 7 (17.07%) Project Management
6 7 (17.07%) TDD
6 7 (17.07%) NoSQL
7 6 (14.63%) User Stories
7 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.20%) VB
8 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
8 5 (12.20%) C++
8 5 (12.20%) Scrum
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (12.20%) Degree
8 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Kanban
8 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
8 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.20%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.76%) ATDD
9 4 (9.76%) Online Games
9 4 (9.76%) Relational Database

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 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.88%) Network Security
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) NoSQL
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
3 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.44%) VersionOne
4 1 (2.44%) Xcode
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum Master
4 4 (9.76%) Designer
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) 3D Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Games Developer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.32%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.32%) UI Designer
5 3 (7.32%) UI/UX Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Unity 3D Developer
5 3 (7.32%) UX Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) CSS
3 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 4 (9.76%) WinForms
4 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.32%) HTML5
4 3 (7.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (7.32%) WPF
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.88%) CSS3
5 2 (4.88%) Middleware
5 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) Flash
6 1 (2.44%) STL
6 1 (2.44%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (2.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Online Games
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Animation
4 2 (4.88%) Mobile Games
4 2 (4.88%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.44%) Apple TV
5 1 (2.44%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.44%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) iPhone
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Project Management
2 7 (17.07%) TDD
3 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
3 6 (14.63%) User Stories
4 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.20%) Feature Driven Development
4 5 (12.20%) Kanban
4 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) ATDD
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) MVVM
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.32%) Web Development
7 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) C#
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) C++
4 5 (12.20%) VB
4 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.76%) VB6
6 2 (4.88%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) Python
6 2 (4.88%) Scala
6 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) CISM
2 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.88%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) NetApp
4 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.44%) Sophos
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