The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 470 466 472
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Online Games 87 73 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.53% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 24
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £566 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+47.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in England

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in England

Online Games
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Online Games across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Online Games Daily Rate Histogram in England

Online Games
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Online Games across the England region.

Online Games Hourly Rate Trend in England

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
London +12 80 £413 +2.48% 39
Yorkshire - 4 £438 -
East of England - 2 £510 - 1
North West -11 1 £125 -66.66%
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 3
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Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Games
2 79 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (30.05%) SQL
4 46 (25.14%) Oracle
5 41 (22.40%) Scrum
6 36 (19.67%) E-Commerce
7 32 (17.49%) Data Modelling
7 32 (17.49%) ETL
7 32 (17.49%) Degree
7 32 (17.49%) QA
8 31 (16.94%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (16.94%) Java
9 30 (16.39%) Linux
10 29 (15.85%) TDD
11 28 (15.30%) Finance
11 28 (15.30%) Data Integration
12 27 (14.75%) HTML
12 27 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (14.21%) ITIL
14 24 (13.11%) JavaScript
15 23 (12.57%) UNIX
15 23 (12.57%) CSS
15 23 (12.57%) Web Services
16 22 (12.02%) Hadoop
17 20 (10.93%) Big Data
17 20 (10.93%) Cisco
18 19 (10.38%) PL/SQL
18 19 (10.38%) REST
18 19 (10.38%) MongoDB
18 19 (10.38%) DevOps

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (4.92%) Apache
2 8 (4.37%) nginx
3 6 (3.28%) Confluence
4 4 (2.19%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.19%) Drupal
5 2 (1.09%) JBoss
5 2 (1.09%) uiautomator
5 2 (1.09%) Jetty
6 1 (0.55%) Mule
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.64%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.55%) SPSS
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.65%) Firewall
1 14 (7.65%) iSCSI
2 13 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (7.10%) MPLS
2 13 (7.10%) OSPF
2 13 (7.10%) BGP
3 12 (6.56%) Network Security
4 11 (6.01%) VPN
4 11 (6.01%) TACACS
4 11 (6.01%) IPsec
5 9 (4.92%) NetScreen
5 9 (4.92%) Internet
6 8 (4.37%) NetScaler
7 7 (3.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (3.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (3.83%) SAN
7 7 (3.83%) VoIP
7 7 (3.83%) WAN
8 6 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.94%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (12.02%) Hadoop
3 20 (10.93%) Big Data
4 19 (10.38%) MongoDB
5 18 (9.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (8.20%) OLTP
7 11 (6.01%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.92%) CouchDB
9 8 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (4.37%) MySQL
9 8 (4.37%) Apache Hive
10 7 (3.83%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.73%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.19%) Spotfire
12 4 (2.19%) QlikView
12 4 (2.19%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.01%) JIRA
2 9 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.92%) Subversion
2 9 (4.92%) Selenium
3 7 (3.83%) Axure RP
3 7 (3.83%) JMeter
4 6 (3.28%) Grunt
4 6 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.73%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.19%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.09%) Xcode
7 2 (1.09%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.09%) VisualVM
7 2 (1.09%) Appium
7 2 (1.09%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.09%) Calabash
7 2 (1.09%) GitLab
7 2 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.09%) ProtoShare
General
1 183 (100.00%) Games
2 28 (15.30%) Finance
3 18 (9.84%) Marketing
4 8 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) iGaming
7 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (28.42%) Developer
2 26 (14.21%) Analyst
3 12 (6.56%) Project Manager
3 12 (6.56%) Senior Developer
3 12 (6.56%) Designer
4 11 (6.01%) Network Engineer
4 11 (6.01%) Architect
5 10 (5.46%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.37%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (4.37%) Java Developer
6 8 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (3.83%) UX Designer
7 7 (3.83%) Insight Analyst
7 7 (3.83%) Tester
7 7 (3.83%) Data Architect
8 6 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (2.73%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.19%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.75%) HTML
2 23 (12.57%) CSS
2 23 (12.57%) Web Services
3 19 (10.38%) REST
4 17 (9.29%) SOAP
5 14 (7.65%) HTML5
6 13 (7.10%) RESTful
7 11 (6.01%) CSS3
8 9 (4.92%) XML
9 8 (4.37%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.83%) Backbone.js
10 7 (3.83%) Sass
10 7 (3.83%) Spring
11 6 (3.28%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.28%) Flash
11 6 (3.28%) J2EE
11 6 (3.28%) LESS
11 6 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.73%) DHTML
12 5 (2.73%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Data Integration
2 14 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.01%) User Experience
4 9 (4.92%) Open Source
4 9 (4.92%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.37%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.83%) Replication
7 4 (2.19%) Wiki
8 3 (1.64%) W3C
8 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.64%) Economics
8 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.09%) Psychology
9 2 (1.09%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.09%) Social Network
9 2 (1.09%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.55%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.39%) Linux
2 23 (12.57%) UNIX
3 18 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (9.84%) Windows
4 8 (4.37%) Ubuntu
4 8 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.28%) Android
7 5 (2.73%) CentOS
7 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.40%) Scrum
3 36 (19.67%) E-Commerce
4 32 (17.49%) Data Modelling
4 32 (17.49%) ETL
5 29 (15.85%) TDD
6 27 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (14.21%) ITIL
8 19 (10.38%) DevOps
9 18 (9.84%) Project Management
10 15 (8.20%) BDD
10 15 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (7.65%) Service Management
12 13 (7.10%) Load Balancing
13 12 (6.56%) Dimensional Modelling
14 11 (6.01%) OO
15 10 (5.46%) Workflow
15 10 (5.46%) Kimball Methodology
15 10 (5.46%) Data Virtualisation
16 9 (4.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.05%) SQL
2 31 (16.94%) Java
3 24 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.38%) PL/SQL
5 13 (7.10%) Ruby
6 12 (6.56%) Python
7 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.83%) PHP
8 6 (3.28%) Perl
9 3 (1.64%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
9 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.09%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) Degree
2 11 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.37%) CCIE
4 5 (2.73%) ISEB
4 5 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.64%) CCNP
5 3 (1.64%) GCIA
5 3 (1.64%) GCIH
5 3 (1.64%) GIAC
6 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.09%) PMP
6 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.55%) GCED
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.49%) QA
2 16 (8.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.65%) NFS
2 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.92%) Xen
4 5 (2.73%) vCloud
4 5 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.73%) vSphere
5 4 (2.19%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (5.46%) Puppet
2 8 (4.37%) Nagios
2 8 (4.37%) HAProxy
3 6 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.73%) SCOM
5 4 (2.19%) Cobbler
5 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.09%) RANCID
6 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (25.14%) Oracle
2 20 (10.93%) Cisco
3 16 (8.74%) Citrix
4 13 (7.10%) Red Hat
4 13 (7.10%) Ab Initio
5 11 (6.01%) Tableau
5 11 (6.01%) Juniper
6 10 (5.46%) VMware
7 9 (4.92%) NetApp
8 8 (4.37%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.37%) F5
9 7 (3.83%) Netezza
10 6 (3.28%) Teradata
10 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.73%) Dell
12 4 (2.19%) Brocade
13 3 (1.64%) Lattice Semiconductor
14 2 (1.09%) Perforce
14 2 (1.09%) Adobe
14 2 (1.09%) New Relic
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