The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 178 218 216
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -2
Contract jobs citing Online Games 14 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.028% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.087% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Average daily rate
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- £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1745 2295 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.28% 32.38% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1254 1654 1883
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 49
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £48.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Online Games
London

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 1 August 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 27 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (66.67%) QA
3 14 (51.85%) Finance
3 14 (51.85%) E-Commerce
3 14 (51.85%) DevOps
4 13 (48.15%) Blog
5 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 12 (44.44%) Project Management
5 12 (44.44%) Java
6 11 (40.74%) IBM Notes
6 11 (40.74%) CRM
6 11 (40.74%) Lotus
6 11 (40.74%) WebTrends
6 11 (40.74%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (40.74%) QlikView
6 11 (40.74%) Danish Language
6 11 (40.74%) Marketing
6 11 (40.74%) Analytics
6 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (40.74%) Online Marketing
6 11 (40.74%) Social Media
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (40.74%) Marketing Strategy
6 11 (40.74%) New Media
7 10 (37.04%) TDD
7 10 (37.04%) Web Services
8 9 (33.33%) Scrum
8 9 (33.33%) BDD
8 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (25.93%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (40.74%) IBM Notes
2 4 (14.81%) Mule
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 11 (40.74%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) QlikView
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JMeter
2 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Maven
3 2 (7.41%) JSUnit
3 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) JProfiler
4 1 (3.70%) Mockito
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (51.85%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) Danish Language
3 11 (40.74%) Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Operations Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Operations Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Web Services
2 6 (22.22%) RESTful
3 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
3 5 (18.52%) Spring
4 4 (14.81%) Memcached
4 4 (14.81%) Apache Camel
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE
6 2 (7.41%) LAMP
6 2 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.41%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.70%) CSS3
7 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.70%) HTML5
7 1 (3.70%) Java EE
7 1 (3.70%) JSON
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) CSS
7 1 (3.70%) JSP
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Blog
2 11 (40.74%) Social Media
2 11 (40.74%) New Media
3 2 (7.41%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) E-Commerce
1 14 (51.85%) DevOps
2 12 (44.44%) Project Management
3 11 (40.74%) CRM
3 11 (40.74%) Analytics
3 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Online Marketing
3 11 (40.74%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (40.74%) Marketing Strategy
4 10 (37.04%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) BDD
6 6 (22.22%) Low Latency
7 5 (18.52%) ERD
8 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
11 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) PHP
2 7 (25.93%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (7.41%) Nagios
2 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Lotus
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) New Relic
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com