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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 313 334 363
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +29
Contract jobs citing Online Games 97 90 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 1.10% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 47 31
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£451 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £458 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.07% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.32
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
7417 8177 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.55% 32.44% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4918 5623 5610
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 173 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
City of London +42 13 - - 4
Harrow - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Games
2 59 (33.91%) Scrum
3 48 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (23.56%) Linux
5 40 (22.99%) TDD
6 39 (22.41%) Oracle
7 35 (20.11%) QA
8 34 (19.54%) SQL
9 33 (18.97%) E-Commerce
10 31 (17.82%) Java
10 31 (17.82%) Finance
11 29 (16.67%) Marketing
12 28 (16.09%) ETL
12 28 (16.09%) Project Management
12 28 (16.09%) DevOps
13 26 (14.94%) JavaScript
14 25 (14.37%) HTML
14 25 (14.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (13.79%) CSS
15 24 (13.79%) Data Modelling
15 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
16 23 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
17 22 (12.64%) Data Integration
18 21 (12.07%) ITIL
18 21 (12.07%) Ruby
19 20 (11.49%) PHP
20 19 (10.92%) Analytics
21 18 (10.34%) RESTful
21 18 (10.34%) PL/SQL
21 18 (10.34%) Web Services

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (8.05%) Apache
2 12 (6.90%) nginx
3 11 (6.32%) IBM Notes
4 9 (5.17%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.02%) CMS
7 6 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.45%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.87%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.30%) Mule
10 3 (1.72%) Drupal
10 3 (1.72%) Node.js
11 2 (1.15%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.57%) Confluence
12 1 (0.57%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.30%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.72%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.15%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.15%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (6.32%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.30%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) LDAP
2 11 (6.32%) DNS
3 9 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.02%) Internet
5 6 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.87%) SAN
6 5 (2.87%) HTTP
7 4 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.30%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.30%) Firewall
7 4 (2.30%) NetScreen
8 3 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.72%) NAS
9 2 (1.15%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.15%) Wireless
10 1 (0.57%) TACACS
10 1 (0.57%) SSL
10 1 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (8.62%) QlikView
3 12 (6.90%) MySQL
4 9 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.60%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.60%) OLTP
5 8 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.45%) OLAP
7 4 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.30%) Spotfire
8 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.72%) Redis
8 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.32%) Subversion
3 7 (4.02%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.87%) JMeter
5 4 (2.30%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.72%) Selenium
6 3 (1.72%) JIRA
6 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.72%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.72%) ProtoShare
7 2 (1.15%) JSUnit
7 2 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (1.15%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.15%) Maven
7 2 (1.15%) JUnit
8 1 (0.57%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.57%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.57%) JBehave
8 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 174 (100.00%) Games
2 31 (17.82%) Finance
3 29 (16.67%) Marketing
4 12 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.32%) Danish Language
6 3 (1.72%) Billing
6 3 (1.72%) iGaming
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (39.66%) Developer
2 16 (9.20%) Project Manager
2 16 (9.20%) Analyst
3 14 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.47%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (6.32%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 10 (5.75%) Designer
6 10 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) iOS Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Consultant
10 5 (2.87%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Integration Manager
10 5 (2.87%) Integration Project Manager
10 5 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (2.30%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.37%) HTML
2 24 (13.79%) CSS
3 18 (10.34%) RESTful
3 18 (10.34%) Web Services
4 15 (8.62%) jQuery
4 15 (8.62%) CSS3
4 15 (8.62%) HTML5
5 11 (6.32%) Ruby on Rails
6 9 (5.17%) XML
6 9 (5.17%) JSON
7 7 (4.02%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.45%) Ajax
9 5 (2.87%) REST
10 4 (2.30%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.30%) Memcached
10 4 (2.30%) Sinatra
10 4 (2.30%) Apache Camel
10 4 (2.30%) Spring
10 4 (2.30%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.64%) Data Integration
2 14 (8.05%) New Media
3 13 (7.47%) Blog
4 12 (6.90%) Social Media
5 7 (4.02%) W3C
5 7 (4.02%) iPad
5 7 (4.02%) iPhone
6 6 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.45%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.87%) Wiki
7 5 (2.87%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.30%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.72%) Social Network
9 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.72%) Social Gaming
9 3 (1.72%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.72%) Open Source
10 2 (1.15%) Clustering
10 2 (1.15%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.56%) Linux
2 17 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (8.62%) UNIX
4 10 (5.75%) CentOS
5 9 (5.17%) Windows
6 7 (4.02%) Ubuntu
6 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.91%) Scrum
2 48 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.99%) TDD
4 33 (18.97%) E-Commerce
5 28 (16.09%) ETL
5 28 (16.09%) Project Management
5 28 (16.09%) DevOps
6 25 (14.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (13.79%) Data Modelling
8 21 (12.07%) ITIL
9 19 (10.92%) Analytics
10 18 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (9.20%) CRM
12 14 (8.05%) Dimensional Modelling
12 14 (8.05%) Kanban
12 14 (8.05%) Workflow
13 13 (7.47%) OO
13 13 (7.47%) BDD
13 13 (7.47%) Data Virtualisation
14 12 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.54%) SQL
2 31 (17.82%) Java
3 26 (14.94%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.07%) Ruby
5 20 (11.49%) PHP
6 18 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 17 (9.77%) Python
8 9 (5.17%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.02%) Perl
10 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.72%) C#
13 2 (1.15%) XPath
13 2 (1.15%) C++
14 1 (0.57%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
14 1 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 14 (8.05%) Degree
2 4 (2.30%) CCNP
2 4 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.72%) ISEB
3 3 (1.72%) MCSE
3 3 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.15%) ISACA
4 2 (1.15%) CISSP
4 2 (1.15%) CISA
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.11%) QA
2 5 (2.87%) SLA
3 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.17%) Xen
3 6 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.45%) vCloud
3 6 (3.45%) NFS
4 4 (2.30%) Varnish
5 3 (1.72%) XenServer
6 2 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) Puppet
2 11 (6.32%) BMC PATROL
3 10 (5.75%) Nagios
4 8 (4.60%) Cobbler
4 8 (4.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.60%) HAProxy
4 8 (4.60%) Opsview
5 5 (2.87%) SCOM
6 3 (1.72%) SCCM
7 2 (1.15%) Ansible
8 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.57%) RANCID
8 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (22.41%) Oracle
2 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.20%) Netezza
4 13 (7.47%) Ab Initio
5 11 (6.32%) Lotus
6 8 (4.60%) Splunk
6 8 (4.60%) Teradata
6 8 (4.60%) Citrix
7 7 (4.02%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.02%) Veritas
7 7 (4.02%) ServiceNow
7 7 (4.02%) Infoblox
8 6 (3.45%) VMware
8 6 (3.45%) Dell
9 5 (2.87%) Cisco
9 5 (2.87%) F5
10 4 (2.30%) Tableau
10 4 (2.30%) Juniper
11 3 (1.72%) NetApp
11 3 (1.72%) Brocade
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