The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 114 105
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing Games 7 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.01% 2.35% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 6
Median daily rate £325 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £258 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £443 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £31.35
% change year-on-year +19.53% +2.07%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 692 681 763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.05% 25.27% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 394 384
Median daily rate £400 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £504 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 61
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -31.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Games
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Warwickshire -2 3 £375 - 1
Solihull -2 1 £200 -42.85% 1
Birmingham -3 1 £275 -8.33% 13
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Automotive
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) RESTful
5 3 (15.79%) REST
5 3 (15.79%) CSS3
5 3 (15.79%) Gradle
5 3 (15.79%) User Experience
5 3 (15.79%) React
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) Robotics
5 3 (15.79%) Psychology
5 3 (15.79%) Human Factors
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium
6 2 (10.53%) WCAG
6 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 2 (10.53%) JSON
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) Maven
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) 3ds Max
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (5.26%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Gradle
2 2 (10.53%) Ant
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) gulp
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) RSpec
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Android Studio
3 1 (5.26%) CocoaPods
3 1 (5.26%) GitLab
3 1 (5.26%) Grunt
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (5.26%) webpack
3 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 4 (21.05%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) French Language
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Development Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Development Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Research Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) UX Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) UX Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Games Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (10.53%) Games Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) HTML5
3 3 (15.79%) CSS3
3 3 (15.79%) React
3 3 (15.79%) REST
3 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) DirectX
4 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 2 (10.53%) Node.js
4 2 (10.53%) Spring
4 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.26%) Laravel
5 1 (5.26%) LESS
5 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
5 1 (5.26%) Sass
5 1 (5.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Robotics
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Animation
3 1 (5.26%) Photography
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Human Factors
3 3 (15.79%) OOP
3 3 (15.79%) Psychology
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Android Development
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (10.53%) Kanban
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) User Stories
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) ES6
4 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) PHP 7
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
1 2 (10.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Alias
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) Autodesk
Tamworth, Staffordshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago