The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 136 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Online Games 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.034% 0.071% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£413 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
714 788 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.30% 28.07% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 385 205
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 34
Average hourly rate £17.22 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.08 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Online Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Online Games across the Berkshire region.

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Online Games
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Online Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Online Games.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Online Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA