The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 253 250 222
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Contract jobs citing Online Games 8 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.084% 0.011% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.037% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£320 £350 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +122.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2933 2675 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.77% 29.09% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1648 1421 1168
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 139 159
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Online Games
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Online Games Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Surrey +2 5 £400 +14.28%
Berkshire - 2 £310 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (76.47%) Scrum
4 12 (70.59%) MVC
4 12 (70.59%) C#
4 12 (70.59%) SQL
4 12 (70.59%) TDD
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (70.59%) NoSQL
5 11 (64.71%) Reactive Extensions
5 11 (64.71%) Task Parallel Library
5 11 (64.71%) Big Data
5 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (64.71%) .NET
5 11 (64.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) MCITP
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) QA
7 1 (5.88%) Selenium
7 1 (5.88%) SCCM
7 1 (5.88%) Kanban
7 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (64.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) JBehave
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Games Developer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
1 11 (64.71%) Reactive Extensions
1 11 (64.71%) Task Parallel Library
1 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
3 12 (70.59%) MVC
3 12 (70.59%) TDD
4 11 (64.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Game Development
6 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.88%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) EMC
1 1 (5.88%) Symantec
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
1 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds