The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 144 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Online Games 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.032% 0.083% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.41
Online Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
928 735 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.07% 30.42% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 369 352
Average daily rate £340 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 92 93
Average hourly rate £23.50 £31.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.39% +36.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £45.20 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -19 1 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) vCloud
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Dell

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware