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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 182 198 187
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Online Games 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.039% 0.034% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.090% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£481 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +41.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Online Games
London

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
1947 2221 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.91% 38.29% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1599 1662
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Finance
4 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (44.44%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) DevOps
6 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 6 (33.33%) J2EE
7 6 (33.33%) Spring
8 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 5 (27.78%) RESTful
8 5 (27.78%) Scrum
8 5 (27.78%) BDD
8 5 (27.78%) JMeter
9 4 (22.22%) QA
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Spring Integration
11 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
11 2 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (11.11%) New Relic
11 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
11 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
11 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (11.11%) Oracle
11 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) WebLOAD
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (61.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Product Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Flash Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Flash Games Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) J2EE
2 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 6 (33.33%) Spring
3 5 (27.78%) RESTful
4 3 (16.67%) Spring Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) Memcached
6 1 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) Java EE
6 1 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Flash Games
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (44.44%) DevOps
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) New Relic
2 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com