Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 99 99
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -19
Contract jobs citing Games 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.21% 0.066% 0.38%
As % of the General category 0.84% 0.20% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Birmingham median daily rate £488 - £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 - £24.50

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 356 510 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.02% 33.73% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 351 346
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £390 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +1.30% -0.96%
10th Percentile £285 £238 £234
90th Percentile £573 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +6.90% +10.69%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.79 £10.38
90th Percentile £36.50 £53.75 £38.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £31.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -48.39% +44.19% -27.90%

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 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) VC++
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement

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 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3D Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Scrum Master
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Graphics Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) 3D Programming
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VC++
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin