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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 245 222 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Online Games 1 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.21% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £208 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.41
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
2564 2168 2588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.66% 24.79% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1134 1169
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 122 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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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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 -10 1 £300 +44.57% 1
Berkshire - - - -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Back Office
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (16.67%) User Experience
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (16.67%) Game Development
5 1 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) SQL DBA
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C#
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft