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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 355 347 337
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Online Games 55 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.75% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 40
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £314 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £473 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £7.00
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
7884 9089 8436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.35% 37.53% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5378 6374 5850
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 175
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.91 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
City of London +10 2 £388 -8.82% 3
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Games
2 64 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.70%) SQL
4 39 (26.35%) Linux
5 37 (25.00%) Oracle
6 35 (23.65%) Scrum
7 32 (21.62%) MongoDB
8 31 (20.95%) TDD
9 30 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
10 29 (19.59%) QA
11 28 (18.92%) E-Commerce
12 27 (18.24%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (18.24%) Degree
13 25 (16.89%) Data Integration
13 25 (16.89%) ETL
14 24 (16.22%) Data Modelling
14 24 (16.22%) Java
14 24 (16.22%) Web Services
15 23 (15.54%) Finance
15 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (15.54%) DevOps
16 22 (14.86%) HTML
17 20 (13.51%) PL/SQL
17 20 (13.51%) Big Data
17 20 (13.51%) Hadoop
18 19 (12.84%) REST
18 19 (12.84%) CSS
18 19 (12.84%) UNIX
18 19 (12.84%) Cisco
19 18 (12.16%) Apache

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (12.16%) Apache
2 16 (10.81%) nginx
3 14 (9.46%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (5.41%) Confluence
5 4 (2.70%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.70%) JBoss
5 4 (2.70%) Jetty
6 2 (1.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.35%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.35%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.35%) Edge Animate
4 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.03%) IaaS
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
3 2 (1.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) Firewall
2 14 (9.46%) Network Security
2 14 (9.46%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (9.46%) MPLS
2 14 (9.46%) OSPF
2 14 (9.46%) BGP
3 12 (8.11%) TACACS
3 12 (8.11%) VPN
3 12 (8.11%) IPsec
4 10 (6.76%) NetScreen
5 9 (6.08%) VoIP
5 9 (6.08%) WAN
6 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.41%) iSCSI
6 8 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (4.73%) Wireless
8 6 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (4.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (4.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (3.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.62%) MongoDB
2 27 (18.24%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (13.51%) Hadoop
3 20 (13.51%) Big Data
4 17 (11.49%) Amazon Redshift
4 17 (11.49%) NoSQL
4 17 (11.49%) MySQL
5 16 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (9.46%) OLTP
6 14 (9.46%) CouchDB
7 6 (4.05%) Redis
8 4 (2.70%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (5.41%) JIRA
1 8 (5.41%) Selenium
1 8 (5.41%) Axure RP
2 7 (4.73%) Subversion
2 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.38%) JMeter
3 5 (3.38%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.38%) SoapUI
3 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.38%) Grunt
4 4 (2.70%) VisualVM
4 4 (2.70%) GitLab
4 4 (2.70%) FishEye
4 4 (2.70%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.35%) JBehave
6 2 (1.35%) Maven
6 2 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.35%) ProtoShare
General
1 148 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (15.54%) Finance
3 10 (6.76%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.03%) Banking
6 3 (2.03%) Law
6 3 (2.03%) Legal
6 3 (2.03%) Advertising
6 3 (2.03%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.35%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 39 (26.35%) Developer
2 16 (10.81%) Project Manager
2 16 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (8.11%) Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Network Engineer
3 12 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 11 (7.43%) Designer
5 8 (5.41%) UX Designer
5 8 (5.41%) Architect
5 8 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 5 (3.38%) Tester
6 5 (3.38%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (3.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (3.38%) Network Architect
7 4 (2.70%) QA Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (2.70%) Lead Architect
7 4 (2.70%) Lead Network Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) Web Services
2 22 (14.86%) HTML
3 19 (12.84%) CSS
3 19 (12.84%) REST
4 18 (12.16%) SOAP
5 12 (8.11%) HTML5
6 11 (7.43%) CSS3
7 8 (5.41%) Sass
8 7 (4.73%) RESTful
8 7 (4.73%) XML
9 6 (4.05%) jQuery
9 6 (4.05%) Backbone.js
10 5 (3.38%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (3.38%) LESS
10 5 (3.38%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.70%) Flash
11 4 (2.70%) Spring
12 3 (2.03%) DHTML
12 3 (2.03%) XML-RPC
12 3 (2.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Data Integration
2 18 (12.16%) Public Cloud
3 14 (9.46%) Open Source
4 13 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.43%) User Experience
6 6 (4.05%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.70%) Replication
8 3 (2.03%) Statistics
8 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.03%) Wiki
8 3 (2.03%) W3C
9 2 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.35%) Social Gaming
9 2 (1.35%) Social Network
9 2 (1.35%) Psychology
9 2 (1.35%) Human Factors
10 1 (0.68%) Flash Games
10 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.35%) Linux
2 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (12.84%) UNIX
4 16 (10.81%) Ubuntu
5 15 (10.14%) Windows
6 5 (3.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.38%) CentOS
7 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.65%) Scrum
3 31 (20.95%) TDD
4 28 (18.92%) E-Commerce
5 25 (16.89%) ETL
6 24 (16.22%) Data Modelling
7 23 (15.54%) DevOps
8 16 (10.81%) ITIL
9 13 (8.78%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.78%) BDD
10 12 (8.11%) Load Balancing
10 12 (8.11%) Kanban
10 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.43%) Project Management
12 10 (6.76%) Service Management
12 10 (6.76%) OO
12 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (6.08%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (4.73%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.70%) SQL
2 24 (16.22%) Java
3 20 (13.51%) PL/SQL
4 15 (10.14%) Bash Shell
5 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.46%) Perl
6 12 (8.11%) Ruby
7 11 (7.43%) Python
8 4 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (1.35%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Degree
2 13 (8.78%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.76%) CCIE
4 6 (4.05%) ISEB
5 3 (2.03%) GIAC
5 3 (2.03%) GCIA
5 3 (2.03%) GCIH
6 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.35%) CCNP
6 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.35%) PMP
6 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) CISMP
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.59%) QA
2 16 (10.81%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.41%) NFS
2 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.05%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.05%) Xen
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.35%) Snort
4 2 (1.35%) vSphere
4 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) Nagios
1 16 (10.81%) HAProxy
2 8 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.73%) Puppet
4 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (2.70%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.35%) SCOM
5 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.35%) RANCID
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (25.00%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) Cisco
3 18 (12.16%) Red Hat
4 12 (8.11%) Citrix
4 12 (8.11%) Juniper
5 9 (6.08%) F5
6 7 (4.73%) VMware
7 4 (2.70%) Perforce
7 4 (2.70%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.70%) NetApp
7 4 (2.70%) Tableau
7 4 (2.70%) WorldPay
8 3 (2.03%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.35%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.35%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.35%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.35%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.35%) Dell
9 2 (1.35%) New Relic
9 2 (1.35%) Brocade
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