The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 189 200 188
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Online Games 16 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.41% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 12
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£283 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £462 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £136
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +174.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £80.50
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2074 2705 2342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.62% 38.05% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2029 1743
Average daily rate £450 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £41.53 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Online Games
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Online Games across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Online Games Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 29 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 13 (44.83%) QA
3 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
4 12 (41.38%) Java
4 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) DevOps
5 11 (37.93%) Web Services
6 10 (34.48%) Blog
7 9 (31.03%) Marketing
7 9 (31.03%) IBM Notes
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) CRM
7 9 (31.03%) Lotus
7 9 (31.03%) WebTrends
7 9 (31.03%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (31.03%) Project Management
7 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (31.03%) Analytics
7 9 (31.03%) QlikView
7 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (31.03%) Online Marketing
7 9 (31.03%) Social Media
7 9 (31.03%) Danish Language
7 9 (31.03%) Marketing Strategy
7 9 (31.03%) New Media
8 7 (24.14%) J2EE
8 7 (24.14%) Spring
8 7 (24.14%) Hibernate

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (31.03%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.90%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) QlikView
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) JMeter
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) WebLOAD
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) Marketing
3 9 (31.03%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) DBA
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Flash Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Flash Games Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) QA Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Product Owner
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Web Services
2 7 (24.14%) J2EE
2 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
2 7 (24.14%) Spring
3 6 (20.69%) RESTful
4 4 (13.79%) JSON
5 3 (10.34%) Spring Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Apache Camel
6 2 (6.90%) Memcached
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
7 1 (3.45%) Flash
7 1 (3.45%) HTML5
7 1 (3.45%) Java EE
7 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Blog
2 9 (31.03%) Social Media
2 9 (31.03%) New Media
2 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Flash Games
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) DevOps
3 9 (31.03%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) CRM
3 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Online Marketing
3 9 (31.03%) Marketing Strategy
3 9 (31.03%) Analytics
4 6 (20.69%) BDD
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
4 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Load Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Kanban
7 1 (3.45%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) PHP
2 4 (13.79%) Python
2 4 (13.79%) Ruby
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.45%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (6.90%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
1 9 (31.03%) Lotus
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) New Relic
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com