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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 188 196 193
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Online Games 2 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.037% 0.20% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.100% 0.53% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
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£388 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2002 2460 2315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.63% 38.23% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1834 1727
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 51
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.16 £13.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.40 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 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 11 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
5 5 (45.45%) DevOps
6 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (36.36%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) JMeter
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 3 (27.27%) QA
7 3 (27.27%) WorldPay
8 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (18.18%) New Relic
8 2 (18.18%) BDD
8 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
8 2 (18.18%) REST
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (18.18%) Spring Integration
8 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (18.18%) JIRA
8 2 (18.18%) RESTful
8 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) WebLOAD
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (18.18%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) Spring Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
2 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
1 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) WorldPay
2 2 (18.18%) New Relic
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) F5