The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online 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 Online Games over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Online Gaming
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Online Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.098% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Online Games is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 586 753 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.67% 25.22% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 457 378
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £210 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 44
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -19.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £22.20 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Online Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in the West Midlands

Online 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 Online Games in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in the West Midlands

Online 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 Online Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Birmingham - 1 - -
Online Games
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (50.00%) Pixi.js
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (50.00%) DirectX

Online 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) DirectX
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (50.00%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Game Development
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian