The first 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 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 London 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 347 327 384
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +57
Contract jobs citing Online Games 65 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.72% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 23
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £428 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £7.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7575 7114 8747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 32.90% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5333 4964 5862
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Online Games
England

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 2014.

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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 13 £425 - 11
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Games
2 38 (27.14%) Finance
3 37 (26.43%) Java
4 36 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (24.29%) Scrum
6 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
7 23 (16.43%) Oracle
7 23 (16.43%) E-Commerce
8 22 (15.71%) TDD
9 21 (15.00%) HTML
10 19 (13.57%) QA
11 18 (12.86%) OO
12 17 (12.14%) SQL
12 17 (12.14%) Workflow
13 16 (11.43%) CSS
13 16 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (10.71%) Linux
14 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (10.71%) Marketing
15 14 (10.00%) Subversion
15 14 (10.00%) Ajax
15 14 (10.00%) Web Services
15 14 (10.00%) HTML5
16 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
17 11 (7.86%) Python
17 11 (7.86%) Data Modelling
17 11 (7.86%) Apache
17 11 (7.86%) PHP
17 11 (7.86%) Ruby
17 11 (7.86%) Axure RP

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 11 (7.86%) Apache
2 8 (5.71%) nginx
3 4 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (2.14%) Node.js
5 2 (1.43%) Drupal
6 1 (0.71%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.71%) Mule
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.14%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.43%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.14%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.71%) Force.com
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) LDAP
1 6 (4.29%) DNS
2 5 (3.57%) HTTP
3 4 (2.86%) Intranet
4 2 (1.43%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) NAS
5 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) Oracle Database
2 10 (7.14%) MySQL
3 9 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.57%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.86%) Big Data
8 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.14%) QlikView
8 3 (2.14%) ProClarity
8 3 (2.14%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.43%) OLTP
9 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.43%) OLAP
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.43%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Subversion
2 11 (7.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.86%) Axure RP
3 7 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.00%) Maven
4 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.86%) Gradle
5 4 (2.86%) Selenium
5 4 (2.86%) Ant
5 4 (2.86%) Hudson
5 4 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.14%) JIRA
7 2 (1.43%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.43%) JMeter
7 2 (1.43%) JSUnit
7 2 (1.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (1.43%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.71%) Mockito
8 1 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.71%) PhoneGap
General
1 140 (100.00%) Games
2 38 (27.14%) Finance
3 15 (10.71%) Marketing
4 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.14%) Billing
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 50 (35.71%) Developer
2 16 (11.43%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Designer
4 12 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.86%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.71%) Interaction Designer
8 7 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Database Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Product Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Information Security Risk Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.57%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Risk Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Information Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.00%) HTML
2 16 (11.43%) CSS
3 14 (10.00%) Web Services
3 14 (10.00%) Ajax
3 14 (10.00%) HTML5
4 9 (6.43%) jQuery
4 9 (6.43%) Flash
4 9 (6.43%) CSS3
5 8 (5.71%) XML
6 6 (4.29%) Spring
6 6 (4.29%) RESTful
6 6 (4.29%) JSON
6 6 (4.29%) REST
7 5 (3.57%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.57%) JSP
8 4 (2.86%) SOAP
8 4 (2.86%) Java RMI
8 4 (2.86%) XML-RPC
8 4 (2.86%) Apache Flex
8 4 (2.86%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.29%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.57%) Replication
5 4 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.14%) iPad
6 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.14%) CMDB
6 3 (2.14%) iPhone
7 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.43%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.43%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.43%) New Media
8 1 (0.71%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.71%) Linux
2 11 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (4.29%) CentOS
3 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.29%) UNIX
3 6 (4.29%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.14%) Windows
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.29%) Scrum
3 23 (16.43%) E-Commerce
4 22 (15.71%) TDD
5 18 (12.86%) OO
6 17 (12.14%) Workflow
7 16 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.86%) Data Modelling
10 10 (7.14%) ITIL
10 10 (7.14%) Kanban
10 10 (7.14%) User Stories
10 10 (7.14%) BDD
11 9 (6.43%) Analytics
11 9 (6.43%) Multithreading
11 9 (6.43%) Time Management
11 9 (6.43%) Information Architecture
11 9 (6.43%) CRM
11 9 (6.43%) ETL
11 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.43%) Java
2 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.14%) SQL
4 11 (7.86%) PHP
4 11 (7.86%) Ruby
4 11 (7.86%) Python
5 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.29%) Perl
7 3 (2.14%) C#
7 3 (2.14%) C++
8 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.71%) Tcl
9 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.71%) ABAP
9 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.43%) MCSE
3 1 (0.71%) ISEB
3 1 (0.71%) CISSP
3 1 (0.71%) RHCE
3 1 (0.71%) CISA
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (0.71%) ISACA
3 1 (0.71%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.57%) QA
2 7 (5.00%) BS25999
2 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.57%) Xen
3 4 (2.86%) vCloud
4 2 (1.43%) NFS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Varnish
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Puppet
2 7 (5.00%) Nagios
2 7 (5.00%) HAProxy
3 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 4 (2.86%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.71%) Cacti
6 1 (0.71%) Munin
6 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) Oracle
2 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.14%) Adobe
4 9 (6.43%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.29%) Veritas
5 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.57%) Remedy
6 5 (3.57%) Ab Initio
6 5 (3.57%) SAP
6 5 (3.57%) Google
7 4 (2.86%) Netezza
7 4 (2.86%) Infoblox
7 4 (2.86%) Splunk
7 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.86%) Dell
8 3 (2.14%) Siebel
8 3 (2.14%) HP
8 3 (2.14%) Altiris
8 3 (2.14%) Facebook
8 3 (2.14%) LANDesk
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