The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 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
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 11
Contract jobs citing Games 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - 1.64% 3.13%
As % of the General category - 6.67% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 20.00% 24.59% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
Median daily rate £381 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 27 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Ant
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
3 1 (33.33%) ES6
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Grunt
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) gulp
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) OO

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ant
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (33.33%) gulp
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) ES6
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker