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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 187 225 200
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -25
Contract jobs citing Online Games 12 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.028% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.074% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 18
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£100 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.41
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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
2038 2706 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.58% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 2000 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 67
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 17 (60.71%) QA
3 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
3 15 (53.57%) DevOps
4 13 (46.43%) Blog
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (42.86%) Java
5 12 (42.86%) Project Management
6 11 (39.29%) WebTrends
6 11 (39.29%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (39.29%) Web Services
6 11 (39.29%) IBM Notes
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 11 (39.29%) Lotus
6 11 (39.29%) CRM
6 11 (39.29%) Marketing
6 11 (39.29%) Danish Language
6 11 (39.29%) QlikView
6 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Marketing Strategy
6 11 (39.29%) New Media
6 11 (39.29%) Analytics
6 11 (39.29%) Online Marketing
6 11 (39.29%) Social Media
6 11 (39.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (32.14%) BDD
8 9 (32.14%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (39.29%) IBM Notes
2 5 (17.86%) Mule
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) QlikView
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JMeter
2 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 2 (7.14%) JSUnit
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (60.71%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) Marketing
3 11 (39.29%) Danish Language
4 2 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Operations Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Web Services
2 7 (25.00%) RESTful
3 5 (17.86%) Hibernate
3 5 (17.86%) Spring
3 5 (17.86%) Memcached
3 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
4 4 (14.29%) J2EE
5 3 (10.71%) JSON
6 2 (7.14%) Backbone.js
6 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) HTML
7 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Blog
2 11 (39.29%) New Media
2 11 (39.29%) Social Media
2 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
1 15 (53.57%) DevOps
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Project Management
4 11 (39.29%) CRM
4 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Marketing Strategy
4 11 (39.29%) Analytics
4 11 (39.29%) Online Marketing
4 11 (39.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (32.14%) BDD
5 9 (32.14%) TDD
5 9 (32.14%) Scrum
6 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 4 (14.29%) ERD
7 2 (7.14%) Line Management
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby
2 8 (28.57%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (60.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) vCloud
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
1 11 (39.29%) Lotus
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) New Relic