Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 166 169
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 -39
Contract jobs citing Games 22 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.88% 1.77% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 16
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £238 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.70% -29.56% -3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £163 £179
90th Percentile £499 £388 £500
England median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 - £24.50
England median hourly rate £12.24 £27.66 £24.50
% change year-on-year -55.77% +12.90% -34.23%

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 1,168 1,356 1,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.67% 27.95% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 831 1,064
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 72 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.02 £30.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.26% +89.44% -43.86%
10th Percentile £10.77 £13.70 £10.67
90th Percentile £42.88 £45.10 £40.24
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.69 £23.75
% change year-on-year -10.08% +12.38% -5.00%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +17 11 £325 -7.14% 4
Birmingham +7 3 £300 +100.00% 14
Coventry - 3 £300 - 3
Worcestershire - 3 £325 - 1
Shropshire -59 2 £510 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 8 (36.36%) React
3 7 (31.82%) Web Development
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) Vue.js
4 6 (27.27%) Node.js
5 5 (22.73%) Game Development
5 5 (22.73%) Ember.js
6 4 (18.18%) C#
6 4 (18.18%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) TypeScript
6 4 (18.18%) User Experience
7 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.64%) Express
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) OpenGL
7 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (9.09%) OOD

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 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.09%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
1 2 (9.09%) PhantomJS
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Android Studio
2 1 (4.55%) CocoaPods
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Web Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Account Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Angular Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Account Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Architect
6 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web UI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
1 8 (36.36%) React
2 6 (27.27%) Node.js
2 6 (27.27%) Vue.js
3 5 (22.73%) Ember.js
4 4 (18.18%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) Express
5 3 (13.64%) OpenGL
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) EJS
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) JSON
6 2 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (9.09%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (4.55%) Core Animation
7 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Online Games
2 2 (9.09%) Xbox
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.55%) Animation
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Web Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Game Development
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (9.09%) Data Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 2 (9.09%) Information Management
6 2 (9.09%) Kanban
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) OOD
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Debt
7 1 (4.55%) Break/Fix
7 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) TypeScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Java 8
4 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
4 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) Opsview
1 1 (4.55%) SCVMM