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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 56
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Games 1 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% - 1.52%
As % of the General category 0.45% - 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +233.33% -76.77%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 223 282 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.90% 34.90% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 208 182
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £211 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £28.75 £37.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +138.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £36.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 28 June 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%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (50.00%) DirectX
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Online Games
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Game Development
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (50.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) DirectX
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (50.00%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (50.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (50.00%) Game Development
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian