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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 102 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Games 16 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.36% 0.75%
As % of the General category 2.06% 1.10% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £325 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £325 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
775 727 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.68% 32.75% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 336 229
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 86
Average hourly rate £29.41 £16.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.58% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 March 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 March 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
Birmingham -4 6 £375 - 5
Warwickshire +1 4 £200 -
Staffordshire -5 2 £345 +6.15% 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - - 4
Halesowen - - - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (26.92%) C++
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum
2 5 (19.23%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) ActionScript
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) HTML5
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (11.54%) Game Development
4 3 (11.54%) CSS3
4 3 (11.54%) User Stories
4 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
4 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
4 3 (11.54%) jQuery
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Kanban
4 3 (11.54%) Maya
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) CSS
5 2 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (7.69%) 3ds Max
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (7.69%) Automotive
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Maya
2 2 (7.69%) 3ds Max
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (3.85%) ZBrush
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQLite
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.69%) Automotive
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Programmer
3 3 (11.54%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Animator
4 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.85%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Interface Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) HTML5
2 3 (11.54%) jQuery
2 3 (11.54%) CSS3
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 3 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
4 1 (3.85%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (3.85%) UIKit
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) Flash
4 1 (3.85%) Cocoa
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile Games
2 2 (7.69%) Animation
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) STB
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Game Development
4 3 (11.54%) User Stories
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Kanban
4 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Feature Driven Development
5 2 (7.69%) ATDD
5 2 (7.69%) Coaching
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.85%) Android Development
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C++
2 5 (19.23%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) ActionScript
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) C
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.85%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) Sun
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Apple
2 1 (3.85%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
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