Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 165 129
Rank change year-on-year +2 -36 +23
Contract jobs citing Games 26 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.47% 1.07%
As % of the General category 2.01% 1.56% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 39
West Midlands median daily rate £251 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.38% +6.67% +38.89%
10th Percentile £163 £270 £255
90th Percentile £388 £500 £500
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -10.26%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +40.00% -31.37%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,292 1,671 1,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.42% 30.33% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 994 866
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £231 £249
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 69 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -20.11% -14.47%
10th Percentile £13.96 £10.73 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.65 £40.06 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +7 7 £325 - 8
Shropshire +11 4 - -
Birmingham -3 4 £150 -70.00% 12
Halesowen - 3 £225 - 12
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (30.77%) Web Development
1 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 6 (23.08%) Retail
4 5 (19.23%) Photoshop
4 5 (19.23%) Animation
4 5 (19.23%) Velocity
4 5 (19.23%) Kanban
4 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (19.23%) Game Development
5 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (15.38%) User Stories
5 4 (15.38%) Finance
5 4 (15.38%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) Android
6 3 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) Adobe
6 3 (11.54%) Web Design
6 3 (11.54%) BBC
6 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (11.54%) iOS Development
6 3 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (11.54%) Feature Driven Development

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (19.23%) Photoshop
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Android Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Grunt
2 2 (7.69%) gulp
2 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
2 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
2 2 (7.69%) Xcode
3 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) Hudson
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) RSpec
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Designer
2 4 (15.38%) Scrum Master
2 4 (15.38%) Web Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Games Developer
3 3 (11.54%) UI Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Release Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (3.85%) UI/UX Designer
5 1 (3.85%) UI/UX Developer
5 1 (3.85%) UX Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web UI Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Web UI Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web UI/UX Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) Velocity
4 3 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.69%) Google Maps API
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) iOS SDK
5 2 (7.69%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) Laravel
5 2 (7.69%) Pixi.js
5 2 (7.69%) React
5 2 (7.69%) Sass
5 2 (7.69%) WebGL
6 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.85%) Flash
6 1 (3.85%) Node.js
6 1 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (3.85%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Animation
2 3 (11.54%) BBC
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.85%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Android
1 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (30.77%) Web Development
2 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Game Development
4 5 (19.23%) Kanban
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) User Stories
6 3 (11.54%) ATDD
6 3 (11.54%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (11.54%) iOS Development
6 3 (11.54%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) Typography
6 3 (11.54%) Web Design
7 2 (7.69%) 3D Modelling
7 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.69%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Adobe
2 2 (7.69%) Google
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Perforce
2 2 (7.69%) Splunk