The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 11 July 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.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 481 479 515
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +36
Contract jobs citing Online Games 99 91 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.67% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 50 41
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£400 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13249 13488 13997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.15% 26.91% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8069 8135 8093
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 609 717
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Online Games
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Online Games within the UK.

Online Games Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Online Games
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Online Games within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Online Games Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Online Games
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Online Games within the UK.

Online Games Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Online Games
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 11 July 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
England -2 99 £400 +6.31% 48
London +18 93 £438 +16.27% 36
City of London +38 15 - - 8
Hertfordshire 0 1 - - 1
North West -5 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Surrey -7 1 £350 +122.22% 1
East of England -14 1 - - 2
South East -25 1 £350 +122.22% 2
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 £350 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Isle of Man - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
North East - - - - 3
Scotland - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 3

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Games
2 49 (27.53%) Scrum
3 43 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (22.47%) Linux
5 37 (20.79%) SQL
6 36 (20.22%) TDD
6 36 (20.22%) Finance
7 34 (19.10%) Marketing
7 34 (19.10%) Oracle
8 32 (17.98%) Java
8 32 (17.98%) E-Commerce
8 32 (17.98%) QA
9 31 (17.42%) JavaScript
10 29 (16.29%) HTML
11 27 (15.17%) DevOps
12 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
13 24 (13.48%) CSS
14 22 (12.36%) Project Management
14 22 (12.36%) HTML5
15 21 (11.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (11.80%) CRM
15 21 (11.80%) ETL
16 20 (11.24%) Analytics
17 19 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (10.67%) Ruby
18 18 (10.11%) Data Modelling
18 18 (10.11%) PHP
19 17 (9.55%) Web Services
19 17 (9.55%) RESTful
20 16 (8.99%) Amazon AWS

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (7.87%) Apache
2 11 (6.18%) IBM Notes
2 11 (6.18%) nginx
3 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.93%) CMS
5 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.81%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.25%) Mule
7 4 (2.25%) Drupal
8 3 (1.69%) Node.js
9 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (1.69%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.12%) SPSS
3 2 (1.12%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.56%) Maya
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.18%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.69%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.25%) GitHub
3 3 (1.69%) Office 365
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) LDAP
2 10 (5.62%) DNS
3 5 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.25%) Internet
5 3 (1.69%) HTTP
5 3 (1.69%) Intranet
5 3 (1.69%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.12%) NetScreen
6 2 (1.12%) Firewall
6 2 (1.12%) Wireless
6 2 (1.12%) VPN
6 2 (1.12%) SSL
6 2 (1.12%) SAN
7 1 (0.56%) LAN
7 1 (0.56%) VoIP
7 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (8.43%) QlikView
3 13 (7.30%) MySQL
4 8 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.37%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.81%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.81%) OLAP
8 4 (2.25%) OLTP
8 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.25%) Spotfire
8 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.25%) Big Data
9 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.69%) ProClarity
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.74%) Subversion
3 7 (3.93%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.81%) JMeter
4 5 (2.81%) Maven
4 5 (2.81%) Axure RP
4 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.25%) JIRA
5 4 (2.25%) Selenium
6 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.69%) Ant
6 3 (1.69%) JUnit
6 3 (1.69%) Hudson
6 3 (1.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (1.69%) ProtoShare
6 3 (1.69%) Gradle
7 2 (1.12%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.12%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.56%) JBehave
General
1 178 (100.00%) Games
2 36 (20.22%) Finance
3 34 (19.10%) Marketing
4 11 (6.18%) Danish Language
5 10 (5.62%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.69%) iGaming
6 3 (1.69%) Billing
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (38.20%) Developer
2 18 (10.11%) Analyst
3 14 (7.87%) Project Manager
4 12 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (6.18%) Designer
5 11 (6.18%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.06%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.06%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (4.49%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 7 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.93%) iOS Developer
9 5 (2.81%) User Experience Designer
9 5 (2.81%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (2.81%) Games Developer
10 4 (2.25%) Junior
10 4 (2.25%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.25%) Consultant
10 4 (2.25%) DBA
10 4 (2.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.29%) HTML
2 24 (13.48%) CSS
3 22 (12.36%) HTML5
4 17 (9.55%) RESTful
4 17 (9.55%) Web Services
5 16 (8.99%) CSS3
6 15 (8.43%) jQuery
7 8 (4.49%) Ajax
7 8 (4.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (3.37%) JSON
8 6 (3.37%) XML
8 6 (3.37%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.81%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.81%) Spring
10 4 (2.25%) Memcached
10 4 (2.25%) JSP
10 4 (2.25%) Apache Camel
10 4 (2.25%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.69%) J2EE
11 3 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Data Integration
2 14 (7.87%) New Media
3 13 (7.30%) Blog
4 12 (6.74%) Social Media
5 7 (3.93%) iPad
5 7 (3.93%) iPhone
5 7 (3.93%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.37%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.25%) Mobile Games
8 4 (2.25%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.69%) Open Source
9 3 (1.69%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.69%) Social Gaming
9 3 (1.69%) Social Network
9 3 (1.69%) W3C
9 3 (1.69%) Wiki
10 2 (1.12%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.47%) Linux
2 16 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (7.30%) Windows
4 12 (6.74%) UNIX
5 9 (5.06%) CentOS
6 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.93%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.53%) Scrum
2 43 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.22%) TDD
4 32 (17.98%) E-Commerce
5 27 (15.17%) DevOps
6 22 (12.36%) Project Management
7 21 (11.80%) ETL
7 21 (11.80%) CRM
7 21 (11.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (11.24%) Analytics
9 18 (10.11%) Data Modelling
10 14 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (7.87%) ITIL
11 13 (7.30%) OO
11 13 (7.30%) Workflow
11 13 (7.30%) BDD
12 12 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (6.18%) Dimensional Modelling
13 11 (6.18%) Kanban
13 11 (6.18%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.79%) SQL
2 32 (17.98%) Java
3 31 (17.42%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.67%) Ruby
5 18 (10.11%) PHP
6 15 (8.43%) PL/SQL
6 15 (8.43%) Python
7 6 (3.37%) Perl
7 6 (3.37%) C#
8 5 (2.81%) C++
8 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.12%) XPath
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (7.30%) Degree
2 3 (1.69%) ISEB
3 2 (1.12%) CISSP
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.12%) CISA
3 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.12%) ISACA
3 2 (1.12%) MCSE
3 2 (1.12%) CCNP
3 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.56%) VCP5
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.98%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) BS25999
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.37%) Xen
2 6 (3.37%) vCloud
3 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.69%) NFS
4 3 (1.69%) Varnish
5 2 (1.12%) vSphere
5 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) XenServer
6 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) Puppet
2 11 (6.18%) BMC PATROL
3 9 (5.06%) Nagios
4 8 (4.49%) HAProxy
5 7 (3.93%) Opsview
5 7 (3.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (3.93%) Cobbler
5 7 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.25%) SCOM
7 2 (1.12%) SCCM
7 2 (1.12%) Ansible
8 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (19.10%) Oracle
2 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.18%) Lotus
4 10 (5.62%) Netezza
5 8 (4.49%) Ab Initio
5 8 (4.49%) VMware
6 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.93%) Veritas
6 7 (3.93%) Infoblox
6 7 (3.93%) Splunk
7 6 (3.37%) Dell
8 4 (2.25%) Citrix
8 4 (2.25%) Teradata
8 4 (2.25%) Tableau
8 4 (2.25%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.69%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.69%) Cisco
9 3 (1.69%) Google
9 3 (1.69%) Adobe
10 2 (1.12%) Sun
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