Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 209 171
Contract jobs citing Online Games 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.12% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
West Midlands median daily rate - £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.10% -
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Online Games is in the Generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1333 1711 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.93% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1043 819
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £548 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.69 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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