The 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 541 496 490
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -6
Contract jobs citing Online Games 58 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.46% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 33
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£413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £7.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 2015.

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 22 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 27 March 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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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
England -24 58 £413 +6.45% 29
London -3 54 £425 +3.03% 21
City of London +12 2 £550 +29.41% 2
South East -35 2 £413 +11.48% 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Isle of Man - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - - 2
Ipswich - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Games
2 78 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (30.22%) SQL
4 45 (24.73%) Oracle
5 43 (23.63%) Scrum
6 39 (21.43%) Linux
7 34 (18.68%) Java
7 34 (18.68%) Data Modelling
7 34 (18.68%) QA
8 33 (18.13%) TDD
9 31 (17.03%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (17.03%) E-Commerce
10 30 (16.48%) ETL
11 29 (15.93%) Degree
12 27 (14.84%) Data Integration
12 27 (14.84%) MongoDB
13 26 (14.29%) Hadoop
13 26 (14.29%) Finance
14 25 (13.74%) HTML
14 25 (13.74%) Web Services
15 24 (13.19%) UNIX
15 24 (13.19%) Big Data
16 22 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (12.09%) CSS
16 22 (12.09%) Cisco
17 21 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (10.99%) SOAP
18 20 (10.99%) Windows
18 20 (10.99%) ITIL
18 20 (10.99%) PL/SQL

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (7.14%) Apache
1 13 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (6.59%) nginx
3 8 (4.40%) Confluence
4 4 (2.20%) JBoss
4 4 (2.20%) Jetty
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.10%) uiautomator
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.10%) Edge Animate
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.10%) IaaS
3 2 (1.10%) SaaS
3 2 (1.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.79%) Firewall
2 14 (7.69%) Network Security
2 14 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (7.69%) MPLS
2 14 (7.69%) OSPF
2 14 (7.69%) BGP
3 12 (6.59%) TACACS
3 12 (6.59%) VPN
3 12 (6.59%) IPsec
4 11 (6.04%) iSCSI
5 10 (5.49%) NetScreen
6 9 (4.95%) VoIP
6 9 (4.95%) WAN
7 8 (4.40%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (3.85%) Wireless
9 6 (3.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (3.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (3.30%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.03%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (14.84%) MongoDB
3 26 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 24 (13.19%) Big Data
5 20 (10.99%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (9.34%) NoSQL
7 16 (8.79%) OLTP
8 13 (7.14%) MySQL
8 13 (7.14%) CouchDB
9 12 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (4.40%) Apache Hive
11 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.20%) Spotfire
11 4 (2.20%) QlikView
11 4 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.65%) OLAP
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
13 2 (1.10%) DB2
13 2 (1.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Selenium
2 10 (5.49%) JIRA
3 9 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.95%) Axure RP
3 9 (4.95%) Subversion
4 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.30%) Grunt
5 6 (3.30%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.30%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.75%) JMeter
7 4 (2.20%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.20%) VisualVM
7 4 (2.20%) FishEye
7 4 (2.20%) GitLab
8 3 (1.65%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (1.10%) ProtoShare
9 2 (1.10%) JBehave
9 2 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.10%) Appium
General
1 182 (100.00%) Games
2 26 (14.29%) Finance
3 18 (9.89%) Marketing
4 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (1.65%) Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Law
5 3 (1.65%) Legal
5 3 (1.65%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.10%) iGaming
6 2 (1.10%) Advertising
6 2 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (24.18%) Developer
2 22 (12.09%) Analyst
3 17 (9.34%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 13 (7.14%) Designer
5 12 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.59%) Architect
5 12 (6.59%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.95%) UX Designer
8 7 (3.85%) Data Architect
8 7 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.85%) Tester
9 6 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (3.30%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Agile Project Manager
10 5 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Network Architect
10 5 (2.75%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.74%) HTML
1 25 (13.74%) Web Services
2 22 (12.09%) CSS
3 20 (10.99%) SOAP
3 20 (10.99%) REST
4 13 (7.14%) HTML5
5 12 (6.59%) CSS3
6 10 (5.49%) Sass
7 9 (4.95%) Backbone.js
8 8 (4.40%) RESTful
8 8 (4.40%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.85%) LESS
9 7 (3.85%) Spring
10 6 (3.30%) XML
10 6 (3.30%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (2.75%) jQuery
12 4 (2.20%) J2EE
12 4 (2.20%) Hibernate
13 3 (1.65%) Spring Integration
13 3 (1.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.84%) Data Integration
2 18 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.14%) Open Source
4 12 (6.59%) User Experience
5 7 (3.85%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.85%) Replication
6 6 (3.30%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.65%) Wiki
8 3 (1.65%) Economics
8 3 (1.65%) Statistics
8 3 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.10%) Psychology
9 2 (1.10%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.10%) W3C
9 2 (1.10%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.10%) Social Network
9 2 (1.10%) Social Gaming
9 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.43%) Linux
2 24 (13.19%) UNIX
3 22 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (10.99%) Windows
5 12 (6.59%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.30%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.75%) CentOS
9 4 (2.20%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.63%) Scrum
3 34 (18.68%) Data Modelling
4 33 (18.13%) TDD
5 31 (17.03%) E-Commerce
6 30 (16.48%) ETL
7 21 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (10.99%) ITIL
9 19 (10.44%) DevOps
10 14 (7.69%) BDD
10 14 (7.69%) OO
10 14 (7.69%) Project Management
11 12 (6.59%) Load Balancing
11 12 (6.59%) Kanban
11 12 (6.59%) Test Automation
11 12 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (6.59%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.49%) Service Management
12 10 (5.49%) MVC
13 9 (4.95%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.22%) SQL
2 34 (18.68%) Java
3 20 (10.99%) PL/SQL
4 19 (10.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.69%) Ruby
6 12 (6.59%) Python
7 11 (6.04%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.49%) Perl
9 3 (1.65%) PHP
10 2 (1.10%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.10%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.55%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (15.93%) Degree
2 13 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.49%) CCIE
4 5 (2.75%) ISEB
4 5 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.65%) GIAC
5 3 (1.65%) GCIA
5 3 (1.65%) GCIH
6 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.10%) CCNP
6 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.10%) PMP
6 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) CISSP
7 1 (0.55%) GCED
7 1 (0.55%) CISMP
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.68%) QA
2 19 (10.44%) SLA
3 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (6.04%) NFS
2 10 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.30%) Xen
4 5 (2.75%) vSphere
4 5 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.75%) vCloud
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) Nagios
1 12 (6.59%) HAProxy
2 10 (5.49%) Puppet
3 8 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.75%) SCOM
5 4 (2.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (2.20%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.10%) RANCID
7 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 45 (24.73%) Oracle
2 22 (12.09%) Cisco
3 17 (9.34%) Red Hat
4 15 (8.24%) Citrix
5 12 (6.59%) Juniper
5 12 (6.59%) Tableau
6 10 (5.49%) VMware
7 9 (4.95%) F5
8 7 (3.85%) NetApp
9 6 (3.30%) Ab Initio
10 5 (2.75%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.75%) Dell
11 4 (2.20%) Perforce
11 4 (2.20%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.10%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.10%) Infoblox
12 2 (1.10%) New Relic
12 2 (1.10%) Brocade
12 2 (1.10%) Adobe
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