Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gaming
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 101 70
Rank change year-on-year +5 -31 +18
Contract jobs citing Games 2 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.13% 0.39% 1.18%
As % of the General category 0.40% 1.22% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 10
Birmingham median daily rate - £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +53.85% -
West Midlands median daily rate £263 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -22.22% -0.74% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate - £24.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -10.26%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 506 490 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.78% 32.19% 35.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 338 309
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £218 £246 £247
90th Percentile £538 £575 £527
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 21
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% -18.56% +20.35%
10th Percentile £14.55 £9.24 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.35 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £17.63 £28.50
% change year-on-year +73.05% -38.16% -9.52%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Birmingham

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Birmingham

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Velocity
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 1 (50.00%) ATDD
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Velocity
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) ATDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories