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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 595 504 483
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -21
Contract jobs citing Online Games 27 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 49
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£413 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £278 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £509 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
18011 17485 16779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.63% 32.00% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11335 10583 9950
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 672 720
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £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

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 4 August 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 15 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 4 August 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 -87 27 £413 -8.43% 45
London -71 17 £416 -7.70% 27
South East - 8 £320 - 1
Surrey - 5 £400 -
City of London -22 4 £150 - 3
Hammersmith -5 3 £475 +5.32%
Berkshire - 2 £310 -
Maidenhead - 2 £310 -
North West -26 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £420 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £420 -
Guildford - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £420 - 1

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 93 (100.00%) Games
2 47 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (33.33%) Scrum
4 30 (32.26%) SQL
5 27 (29.03%) TDD
6 24 (25.81%) NoSQL
7 19 (20.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (19.35%) Java
9 17 (18.28%) HTML
9 17 (18.28%) Linux
9 17 (18.28%) MongoDB
9 17 (18.28%) Big Data
10 15 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (16.13%) QA
10 15 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (15.05%) CSS
11 14 (15.05%) C#
11 14 (15.05%) JavaScript
12 13 (13.98%) DevOps
13 12 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (12.90%) Bash Shell
13 12 (12.90%) .NET
13 12 (12.90%) MVC
13 12 (12.90%) Data Centre
14 11 (11.83%) HTML5
14 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (11.83%) Task Parallel Library
14 11 (11.83%) Reactive Extensions
15 10 (10.75%) CSS3
15 10 (10.75%) Test Automation

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (9.68%) Apache
2 8 (8.60%) nginx
3 5 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.08%) Confluence
5 1 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) Drupal
5 1 (1.08%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) Edge Animate
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) IaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.08%) PaaS
4 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
1 4 (4.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.15%) NetScreen
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.15%) WAN
2 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) MPLS
3 1 (1.08%) OSPF
3 1 (1.08%) BGP
3 1 (1.08%) TACACS
3 1 (1.08%) NAS
3 1 (1.08%) VoIP
3 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.08%) VLAN
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) NoSQL
2 17 (18.28%) Big Data
2 17 (18.28%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.75%) MySQL
4 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (9.68%) CouchDB
5 8 (8.60%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (7.53%) Hadoop
7 6 (6.45%) Redis
8 5 (5.38%) OLTP
8 5 (5.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Selenium
2 7 (7.53%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.45%) JBehave
3 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.23%) Maven
6 2 (2.15%) WebLOAD
6 2 (2.15%) JUnit
6 2 (2.15%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (2.15%) JMeter
6 2 (2.15%) Subversion
6 2 (2.15%) TestNG
6 2 (2.15%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.08%) Grunt
7 1 (1.08%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.08%) VisualVM
7 1 (1.08%) GitLab
7 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.08%) FitNesse
General
1 93 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (8.60%) Finance
3 7 (7.53%) Retail
4 3 (3.23%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.08%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (39.78%) Developer
2 12 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.30%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.23%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Vendor Manager
9 3 (3.23%) Relationships Manager
9 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Architect
9 3 (3.23%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.28%) HTML
2 14 (15.05%) CSS
3 12 (12.90%) .NET
4 11 (11.83%) HTML5
4 11 (11.83%) Reactive Extensions
4 11 (11.83%) Task Parallel Library
4 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (10.75%) CSS3
6 9 (9.68%) Web Services
7 8 (8.60%) XML
8 7 (7.53%) Flash
8 7 (7.53%) jQuery
8 7 (7.53%) SOAP
8 7 (7.53%) REST
9 4 (4.30%) Kafka
9 4 (4.30%) Sass
9 4 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.23%) DHTML
10 3 (3.23%) XML-RPC
10 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.68%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.53%) Data Integration
4 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.30%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.30%) Statistics
6 3 (3.23%) W3C
6 3 (3.23%) User Experience
7 2 (2.15%) Social Gaming
7 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.08%) Animation
8 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.28%) Linux
2 12 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Ubuntu
4 4 (4.30%) UNIX
4 4 (4.30%) Windows
4 4 (4.30%) CentOS
5 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Scrum
3 27 (29.03%) TDD
4 15 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (13.98%) DevOps
6 12 (12.90%) MVC
7 10 (10.75%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.68%) BDD
8 9 (9.68%) Kanban
9 8 (8.60%) ETL
9 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
10 7 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (6.45%) SDLC
11 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.45%) Open Source
12 5 (5.38%) Project Management
12 5 (5.38%) Migration
12 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
13 4 (4.30%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.26%) SQL
2 18 (19.35%) Java
3 14 (15.05%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.05%) C#
4 12 (12.90%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.68%) Perl
6 7 (7.53%) Ruby
6 7 (7.53%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.30%) ActionScript
7 4 (4.30%) Python
8 2 (2.15%) PHP
9 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.08%) VBScript
9 1 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.08%) VB6
9 1 (1.08%) C++
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.15%) CCIE
4 1 (1.08%) CCNA
4 1 (1.08%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) CISSP
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) CISMP
4 1 (1.08%) MCITP
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Docker
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.08%) vSphere
3 1 (1.08%) NFS
3 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Nagios
1 8 (8.60%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.30%) Puppet
3 4 (4.30%) Salt
3 4 (4.30%) Graphite
4 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Oracle
2 8 (8.60%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco
4 4 (4.30%) Splunk
5 3 (3.23%) F5
6 2 (2.15%) Tableau
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
6 2 (2.15%) Juniper
6 2 (2.15%) NetApp
6 2 (2.15%) Symantec
6 2 (2.15%) Brocade
7 1 (1.08%) Zend
7 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.08%) McAfee
7 1 (1.08%) Perforce
7 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) EMC
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