The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online 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 Online Games over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Gaming
England / West Midlands
Rank - 112 -
Contract jobs citing Online Games 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £395 £399
% change year-on-year
-12.65% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
653 666 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.29% 27.73% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 376 355
Median daily rate £388 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 55
Median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.65% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Online Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Online 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 Online Games across the West Midlands region.

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Online 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 Online Games across the West Midlands region.

Online Games Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Online Games
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Appium

Online 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer in Test
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA