The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised for the 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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 350 325 346
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing Online Games 40 78 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.91% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 32
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£400 £400 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £309 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £395
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8107 8548 8471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.85% 37.63% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5563 6011 5752
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 148 196
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.15 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in London

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in London

Online Games
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Online Games across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Online Games Daily Rate Histogram in London

Online Games
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Online Games Hourly Rate Trend in London

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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
Hammersmith - 7 £448 -
City of London -10 6 £175 -63.15% 3
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 99 (100.00%) Games
2 42 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.24%) Linux
4 21 (21.21%) SQL
4 21 (21.21%) Scrum
5 20 (20.20%) Java
6 19 (19.19%) TDD
6 19 (19.19%) QA
6 19 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (18.18%) Oracle
8 17 (17.17%) Data Centre
9 16 (16.16%) E-Commerce
9 16 (16.16%) MongoDB
10 15 (15.15%) Degree
11 14 (14.14%) HTML
12 13 (13.13%) CSS
12 13 (13.13%) SLA
12 13 (13.13%) Finance
13 12 (12.12%) Firewall
13 12 (12.12%) Cisco
13 12 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (12.12%) Data Modelling
13 12 (12.12%) ETL
13 12 (12.12%) PL/SQL
13 12 (12.12%) Web Services
13 12 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (11.11%) Data Integration
14 11 (11.11%) SOAP
14 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
14 11 (11.11%) Project Management

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (10.10%) Apache
2 9 (9.09%) nginx
3 7 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (6.06%) Confluence
5 4 (4.04%) JBoss
5 4 (4.04%) Jetty
6 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.02%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.01%) SAS
7 1 (1.01%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Photoshop
1 5 (5.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.02%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (2.02%) Edge Animate
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) IaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
3 2 (2.02%) PaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) Firewall
2 10 (10.10%) Network Security
2 10 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (8.08%) IPsec
3 8 (8.08%) MPLS
3 8 (8.08%) OSPF
3 8 (8.08%) BGP
3 8 (8.08%) TACACS
3 8 (8.08%) NetScreen
3 8 (8.08%) VPN
4 6 (6.06%) VoIP
5 5 (5.05%) WAN
5 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.05%) Wireless
6 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (4.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) MongoDB
2 12 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (11.11%) Big Data
4 10 (10.10%) NoSQL
4 10 (10.10%) MySQL
5 9 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (9.09%) Hadoop
6 8 (8.08%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (7.07%) CouchDB
7 7 (7.07%) OLTP
8 6 (6.06%) Redis
9 2 (2.02%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (2.02%) BigQuery
9 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Selenium
2 5 (5.05%) WebDriver
2 5 (5.05%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.05%) SoapUI
2 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.04%) FishEye
3 4 (4.04%) VisualVM
3 4 (4.04%) GitLab
3 4 (4.04%) JBehave
3 4 (4.04%) IntelliJ
3 4 (4.04%) Subversion
3 4 (4.04%) JIRA
4 3 (3.03%) JMeter
4 3 (3.03%) Maven
5 2 (2.02%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.02%) JUnit
5 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.02%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.02%) WebLOAD
5 2 (2.02%) TestNG
General
1 99 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (13.13%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Marketing
4 5 (5.05%) Retail
5 3 (3.03%) Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Law
5 3 (3.03%) Legal
5 3 (3.03%) Advertising
5 3 (3.03%) Online Betting
6 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Developer
2 17 (17.17%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Architect
6 6 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Agile Project Manager
7 5 (5.05%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Designer
9 3 (3.03%) Relationships Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Vendor Manager
10 2 (2.02%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) HTML
2 13 (13.13%) CSS
3 12 (12.12%) Web Services
4 11 (11.11%) SOAP
4 11 (11.11%) REST
5 10 (10.10%) CSS3
5 10 (10.10%) HTML5
6 7 (7.07%) jQuery
6 7 (7.07%) XML
7 6 (6.06%) Flash
8 4 (4.04%) Sass
9 3 (3.03%) DHTML
9 3 (3.03%) XML-RPC
10 2 (2.02%) RESTful
10 2 (2.02%) Backbone.js
10 2 (2.02%) JMS
10 2 (2.02%) Java RMI
10 2 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (1.01%) LESS
11 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 11 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.03%) User Experience
6 3 (3.03%) W3C
6 3 (3.03%) Statistics
7 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.02%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.01%) Wiki
8 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) Linux
2 12 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (10.10%) UNIX
3 10 (10.10%) Windows
4 9 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.02%) CentOS
7 1 (1.01%) Android
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.21%) Scrum
3 19 (19.19%) TDD
4 16 (16.16%) E-Commerce
5 12 (12.12%) Data Modelling
5 12 (12.12%) ETL
6 11 (11.11%) Project Management
6 11 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 10 (10.10%) DevOps
7 10 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.09%) Kanban
8 9 (9.09%) BDD
8 9 (9.09%) ITIL
9 8 (8.08%) Load Balancing
9 8 (8.08%) SDLC
10 7 (7.07%) Service Management
10 7 (7.07%) Open Source
10 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) SQL
2 20 (20.20%) Java
3 12 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.10%) Bash Shell
6 9 (9.09%) Perl
7 8 (8.08%) Ruby
8 6 (6.06%) Python
9 3 (3.03%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Degree
2 9 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.06%) CCIE
4 2 (2.02%) CCNP
4 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.02%) PMP
4 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.02%) GIAC
4 2 (2.02%) GCIA
4 2 (2.02%) GCIH
5 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.01%) CISMP
5 1 (1.01%) CCNA
5 1 (1.01%) ISEB
5 1 (1.01%) CISSP
5 1 (1.01%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.19%) QA
2 13 (13.13%) SLA
3 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) NFS
2 3 (3.03%) Xen
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.01%) vSphere
3 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.01%) vCloud
3 1 (1.01%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Nagios
1 9 (9.09%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.03%) Puppet
4 2 (2.02%) RANCID
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.01%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.01%) SCOM
5 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) Oracle
2 12 (12.12%) Cisco
3 10 (10.10%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.08%) Juniper
5 7 (7.07%) F5
5 7 (7.07%) Citrix
6 4 (4.04%) Atlassian
6 4 (4.04%) Perforce
7 3 (3.03%) VMware
7 3 (3.03%) NetApp
8 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.02%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.02%) Google
8 2 (2.02%) Brocade
8 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.02%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.02%) Tableau
8 2 (2.02%) Lancope
9 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.01%) Zend
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