The first 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 25 July 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 England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 471 448 496
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +48
Contract jobs citing Online Games 99 94 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.75% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 51 36
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12747 12539 13335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 26.96% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7733 7815
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 555 706
Average hourly rate £20.13 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Online Games
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 93 £450 +12.50% 34
Yorkshire +9 2 - -
North West -1 1 £350 -6.66% 2
South East -20 1 £350 +122.22% 4
East of England -27 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Online Games
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Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Games
2 51 (28.18%) Scrum
3 49 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (24.86%) Linux
5 38 (20.99%) Finance
6 37 (20.44%) TDD
6 37 (20.44%) Oracle
6 37 (20.44%) SQL
7 35 (19.34%) Marketing
8 33 (18.23%) QA
8 33 (18.23%) E-Commerce
9 31 (17.13%) Java
10 30 (16.57%) JavaScript
11 28 (15.47%) HTML
12 26 (14.36%) Microsoft
12 26 (14.36%) DevOps
13 24 (13.26%) Project Management
13 24 (13.26%) ETL
14 23 (12.71%) CSS
15 22 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (11.60%) HTML5
16 21 (11.60%) Data Modelling
16 21 (11.60%) CRM
16 21 (11.60%) Ruby
17 19 (10.50%) PHP
17 19 (10.50%) Data Integration
17 19 (10.50%) Analytics
18 18 (9.94%) Git (software)
18 18 (9.94%) RESTful

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 15 (8.29%) Apache
2 12 (6.63%) nginx
3 11 (6.08%) IBM Notes
4 9 (4.97%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.87%) CMS
7 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.76%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.21%) Mule
9 4 (2.21%) Drupal
10 3 (1.66%) Node.js
11 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.55%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.55%) SAS
12 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.55%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.55%) Jetty
12 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) SPSS
2 3 (1.66%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.10%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.55%) Maya
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (6.08%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.21%) Office 365
2 4 (2.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.63%) LDAP
2 11 (6.08%) DNS
3 7 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.76%) Internet
5 4 (2.21%) HTTP
6 3 (1.66%) Intranet
6 3 (1.66%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.10%) NetScreen
7 2 (1.10%) Firewall
7 2 (1.10%) Wireless
7 2 (1.10%) VPN
7 2 (1.10%) SSL
7 2 (1.10%) SAN
8 1 (0.55%) LAN
8 1 (0.55%) VoIP
8 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (8.29%) QlikView
3 14 (7.73%) MySQL
4 9 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.42%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.42%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.76%) OLAP
6 5 (2.76%) OLTP
7 4 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.21%) Spotfire
8 3 (1.66%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.66%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.10%) Redis
9 2 (1.10%) Big Data
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.73%) Subversion
3 6 (3.31%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.76%) JMeter
4 5 (2.76%) Maven
5 4 (2.21%) JIRA
5 4 (2.21%) Selenium
6 3 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.66%) Hudson
6 3 (1.66%) Ant
6 3 (1.66%) JUnit
6 3 (1.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.66%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.66%) ProtoShare
6 3 (1.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (1.66%) Gradle
7 2 (1.10%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.10%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.55%) JBehave
General
1 181 (100.00%) Games
2 38 (20.99%) Finance
3 35 (19.34%) Marketing
4 12 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.08%) Danish Language
6 3 (1.66%) iGaming
6 3 (1.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (38.67%) Developer
2 19 (10.50%) Analyst
3 17 (9.39%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.18%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.18%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (5.52%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.52%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 10 (5.52%) Designer
6 9 (4.97%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) iOS Developer
8 6 (3.31%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.21%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (2.21%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (2.21%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (2.21%) Integration Manager
9 4 (2.21%) Games Developer
9 4 (2.21%) Junior
9 4 (2.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) HTML
2 23 (12.71%) CSS
3 21 (11.60%) HTML5
4 18 (9.94%) RESTful
4 18 (9.94%) Web Services
5 16 (8.84%) CSS3
6 15 (8.29%) jQuery
7 10 (5.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (4.97%) Ajax
9 7 (3.87%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.31%) JSON
10 6 (3.31%) XML
11 5 (2.76%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.76%) Spring
12 4 (2.21%) Memcached
12 4 (2.21%) REST
12 4 (2.21%) Apache Camel
13 3 (1.66%) Backbone.js
13 3 (1.66%) Gherkin
13 3 (1.66%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.50%) Data Integration
2 14 (7.73%) New Media
3 13 (7.18%) Blog
4 12 (6.63%) Social Media
5 8 (4.42%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.87%) iPad
6 7 (3.87%) iPhone
7 6 (3.31%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.31%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.21%) W3C
9 4 (2.21%) Social Gaming
9 4 (2.21%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.21%) Open Source
9 4 (2.21%) Wiki
10 3 (1.66%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.66%) Social Network
10 3 (1.66%) Mobile Games
11 2 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.86%) Linux
2 17 (9.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (8.29%) Windows
4 13 (7.18%) UNIX
5 10 (5.52%) CentOS
6 8 (4.42%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.87%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.18%) Scrum
2 49 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.44%) TDD
4 33 (18.23%) E-Commerce
5 26 (14.36%) DevOps
6 24 (13.26%) ETL
6 24 (13.26%) Project Management
7 22 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (11.60%) Data Modelling
8 21 (11.60%) CRM
9 19 (10.50%) Analytics
10 16 (8.84%) ITIL
11 15 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (8.29%) Workflow
12 14 (7.73%) OO
13 13 (7.18%) Dimensional Modelling
13 13 (7.18%) Data Virtualisation
14 12 (6.63%) BDD
14 12 (6.63%) Kanban
14 12 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.44%) SQL
2 31 (17.13%) Java
3 30 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.60%) Ruby
5 19 (10.50%) PHP
6 16 (8.84%) Python
7 15 (8.29%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.87%) Perl
9 6 (3.31%) C#
9 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.31%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.76%) C++
11 4 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.10%) XPath
13 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Degree
2 3 (1.66%) MCSE
2 3 (1.66%) ISEB
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.10%) CISA
3 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.10%) CISSP
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.10%) CCNP
3 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.10%) ISACA
4 1 (0.55%) VCP5
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.23%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.31%) Xen
2 6 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.31%) vCloud
3 4 (2.21%) Varnish
4 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.66%) XenServer
4 3 (1.66%) NFS
4 3 (1.66%) vSphere
5 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.29%) Puppet
2 11 (6.08%) BMC PATROL
3 10 (5.52%) Nagios
4 8 (4.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (4.42%) Cobbler
4 8 (4.42%) HAProxy
4 8 (4.42%) Opsview
5 7 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.76%) SCOM
7 3 (1.66%) SCCM
8 2 (1.10%) Ansible
9 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (20.44%) Oracle
2 26 (14.36%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.18%) Netezza
4 11 (6.08%) Lotus
5 9 (4.97%) Ab Initio
5 9 (4.97%) VMware
6 8 (4.42%) Splunk
7 7 (3.87%) Infoblox
7 7 (3.87%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.31%) Dell
8 6 (3.31%) Veritas
8 6 (3.31%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.76%) Citrix
9 5 (2.76%) Teradata
10 4 (2.21%) Tableau
11 3 (1.66%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.66%) Cisco
12 2 (1.10%) Sun
12 2 (1.10%) Juniper
12 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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