Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Games Developer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Game Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 207 172
Rank change year-on-year +21 -35 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.065% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.069% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
West Midlands median daily rate £175 £500 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +41.84% +46.88%
10th Percentile £163 £500 £318
90th Percentile £188 £500 £385
England median daily rate £488 £435 £378
% change year-on-year +12.07% +15.23% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4542 5822 4705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.05% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2864 3494 2693
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £234 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 274
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Games Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the West Midlands

Games Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games Developer in the West Midlands

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Games Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) WebGL
1 1 (100.00%) Pixi.js

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (100.00%) WebGL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development