The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 12.00% - -
As % of the General category 27.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.75 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +108.45%
Games
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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 Wolverhampton region.

General Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 44.00% 16.67% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate £355 £345 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -12.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Wolverhampton region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) nginx
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 (33.33%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Database Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Database Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree