Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 34 22
Contract jobs citing Games 0 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 2.82% 6.06%
As % of the General category - 11.88% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 16
Staffordshire median daily rate - £293 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.91% +10.00%
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 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 84 101 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 32.56% 23.76% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 71
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% -6.60% +15.38%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £250
90th Percentile £454 £550 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.18 £12.18 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -1.42% -39.76%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.09 £8.23
90th Percentile £11.76 £12.26 £16.22
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 Staffordshire

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

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