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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 95 99 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Games 27 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the General category 3.80% 1.50% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 7
Average daily rate £370 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.66% -53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.35 £31.63
% change year-on-year
-36.20% -0.86%
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
711 732 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.86% 33.14% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 386 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Solihull - 9 £438 - 1
Warwickshire +4 6 - - 9
Staffordshire - 5 £370 -
Birmingham -1 4 £295 - 24
Coventry - 3 £275 - 5
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 20 (39.22%) C#
3 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (31.37%) .NET
5 15 (29.41%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (21.57%) Project Management
6 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 10 (19.61%) VB.NET
7 10 (19.61%) CSS
8 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 9 (17.65%) C++
8 9 (17.65%) HTML
8 9 (17.65%) TDD
9 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (15.69%) VB
9 8 (15.69%) OO
9 8 (15.69%) NoSQL
10 7 (13.73%) HTML5
10 7 (13.73%) Degree
10 7 (13.73%) Streaming Video
11 6 (11.76%) WinForms
11 6 (11.76%) VB6
11 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
11 6 (11.76%) Online Games
11 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 6 (11.76%) RDBMS
11 6 (11.76%) Cisco
11 6 (11.76%) Windows
11 6 (11.76%) T-SQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
1 3 (5.88%) Network Security
1 3 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) NoSQL
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.88%) Subversion
1 3 (5.88%) Xcode
2 1 (1.96%) Grunt
2 1 (1.96%) gulp
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Developer
2 5 (9.80%) Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
3 4 (7.84%) Games Developer
3 4 (7.84%) IT Manager
3 4 (7.84%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.84%) Scrum Master
4 3 (5.88%) Designer
4 3 (5.88%) iOS Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.88%) UI Designer
4 3 (5.88%) UI/UX Designer
4 3 (5.88%) UX Designer
5 2 (3.92%) 3D Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) IT Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) CSS
3 9 (17.65%) HTML
4 7 (13.73%) HTML5
5 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 6 (11.76%) WinForms
6 5 (9.80%) CSS3
6 5 (9.80%) Flash
7 3 (5.88%) Middleware
7 3 (5.88%) WPF
8 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (3.92%) iOS SDK
8 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (1.96%) jQuery
9 1 (1.96%) JSON
9 1 (1.96%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Streaming Video
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.76%) Online Games
3 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.88%) HP Storage
4 3 (5.88%) User Experience
5 2 (3.92%) Animation
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.96%) Apple TV
6 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.96%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.96%) SCORM
6 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) Project Management
3 9 (17.65%) TDD
4 8 (15.69%) OO
5 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.84%) Feature Driven Development
7 4 (7.84%) Game Development
7 4 (7.84%) Kanban
7 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.84%) User Stories
8 3 (5.88%) ATDD
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.88%) MVVM
8 3 (5.88%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) C#
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (19.61%) VB.NET
5 9 (17.65%) C++
6 8 (15.69%) VB
7 6 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 6 (11.76%) TypeScript
7 6 (11.76%) VB6
8 4 (7.84%) ActionScript
9 3 (5.88%) Python
10 2 (3.92%) Java
10 2 (3.92%) PHP
10 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.92%) Scala
10 2 (3.92%) VBScript
11 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) CISM
2 3 (5.88%) CISSP
2 3 (5.88%) MCITP
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco
3 4 (7.84%) Adobe
4 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.88%) Dell
4 3 (5.88%) F5
4 3 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) NetApp
4 3 (5.88%) Sophos
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) Facebook
5 1 (1.96%) Twitter
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