The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 March 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Games 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.71% 2.03% 1.13%
As % of the General category 2.50% 7.69% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +7.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.53% -1.53%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 40 39 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 28.57% 26.35% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 29
Median daily rate £413 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £270 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Staffordshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 1 £350 - 2
Games
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) Gradle
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Docker
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) API Design
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) Ant
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Xcode
5 1 (14.29%) Objective-C

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Gradle
2 2 (28.57%) Ant
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) Android Studio
3 1 (14.29%) CocoaPods
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Grunt
3 1 (14.29%) gulp
3 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) React
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) API Design
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Apple Swift
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) ES6
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker