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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Gaming
Rank 610 576 531
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -45
Contract jobs citing Online Games 43 64 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 28
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £352 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £473 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
18146 17700 17472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.67% 31.73% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11799 10713 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 702 758
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Online Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 42 £450 +12.50% 65
London -5 41 £450 +5.88% 51
City of London +36 2 £450 +16.12% 3
Harrow - 2 £453 -
Hammersmith -4 1 £622 +38.99%
North West - 1 £225 - 1
Manchester - 1 £225 - 1

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Online Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Online Games.

1 96 (100.00%) Games
2 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 25 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.96%) Linux
5 21 (21.88%) CSS
6 20 (20.83%) HTML
7 19 (19.79%) Java
8 18 (18.75%) DevOps
9 17 (17.71%) E-Commerce
9 17 (17.71%) TDD
10 15 (15.63%) VMware
11 14 (14.58%) Scrum
11 14 (14.58%) HTML5
11 14 (14.58%) Front End Development
12 13 (13.54%) User Experience
12 13 (13.54%) AngularJS
12 13 (13.54%) Node.js
12 13 (13.54%) Sass
12 13 (13.54%) Windows
13 12 (12.50%) CSS3
13 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (12.50%) Private Cloud
13 12 (12.50%) Data Centre
14 11 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (11.46%) Backbone.js
14 11 (11.46%) OpenStack
15 10 (10.42%) Puppet
15 10 (10.42%) OO
15 10 (10.42%) LESS

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.54%) Node.js
2 11 (11.46%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.25%) Apache
4 5 (5.21%) nginx
5 3 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.13%) Confluence
5 3 (3.13%) JBoss
5 3 (3.13%) Jetty
6 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.04%) CMS
7 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.08%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.21%) IaaS
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.17%) DNS
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (3.13%) Internet
3 3 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (1.04%) Intranet
4 1 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.25%) MySQL
3 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.04%) Big Data
6 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) gulp
2 4 (4.17%) Grunt
2 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.13%) FishEye
3 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.13%) GitLab
3 3 (3.13%) IntelliJ
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.13%) VisualVM
4 2 (2.08%) NUnit
4 2 (2.08%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.04%) Calabash
5 1 (1.04%) Capybara
5 1 (1.04%) Gradle
5 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.04%) RSpec
General
1 96 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (7.29%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Online Betting
3 5 (5.21%) Publishing
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (39.58%) Developer
2 15 (15.63%) Games Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Designer
4 9 (9.38%) Systems Architect
4 9 (9.38%) UI Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Administrator
5 7 (7.29%) DevOps Administrator
5 7 (7.29%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.29%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.25%) UI Designer
7 5 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (5.21%) Java Games Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) CSS
2 20 (20.83%) HTML
3 14 (14.58%) HTML5
4 13 (13.54%) AngularJS
4 13 (13.54%) Sass
5 12 (12.50%) CSS3
6 11 (11.46%) Backbone.js
7 10 (10.42%) LESS
8 8 (8.33%) Marionette.js
9 7 (7.29%) Web Services
10 6 (6.25%) .NET
10 6 (6.25%) Spring
10 6 (6.25%) Struts
11 5 (5.21%) Apache Wicket
11 5 (5.21%) GWT
11 5 (5.21%) JSF
11 5 (5.21%) RIFE
11 5 (5.21%) Spring MVC
11 5 (5.21%) Stripes Framework
11 5 (5.21%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) User Experience
2 12 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.25%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.17%) NHS
5 4 (4.17%) Social Media
6 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.08%) Animation
8 1 (1.04%) Blog
8 1 (1.04%) Clustering
8 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.04%) Online Gambling
8 1 (1.04%) Tandem
8 1 (1.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Linux
2 13 (13.54%) Windows
3 8 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.21%) Unix
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.08%) CentOS
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.75%) DevOps
3 17 (17.71%) E-Commerce
3 17 (17.71%) TDD
4 14 (14.58%) Front End Development
4 14 (14.58%) Scrum
5 11 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (10.42%) OO
7 9 (9.38%) Mobile First
8 8 (8.33%) BDD
8 8 (8.33%) Progressive Enhancement
8 8 (8.33%) Web Development
9 7 (7.29%) MVC
10 6 (6.25%) DNA
10 6 (6.25%) Kanban
10 6 (6.25%) Project Management
11 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.21%) Multithreading
12 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (4.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
2 19 (19.79%) Java
3 9 (9.38%) SQL
4 6 (6.25%) Python
4 6 (6.25%) Ruby
5 5 (5.21%) C#
6 4 (4.17%) C++
6 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.13%) ActionScript
7 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.13%) VB
7 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.13%) VB6
8 2 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.04%) ES6
9 1 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.04%) Scala
9 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) GCED
2 1 (1.04%) GCFA
2 1 (1.04%) GIAC
2 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.04%) ISO27002
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.13%) NFS
4 2 (2.08%) Docker
4 2 (2.08%) vSphere
5 1 (1.04%) KVM
5 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (10.42%) Puppet
3 5 (5.21%) HAProxy
4 4 (4.17%) Ansible
5 2 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (1.04%) Packer
6 1 (1.04%) Riemann
6 1 (1.04%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) VMware
2 9 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco
4 7 (7.29%) F5
5 6 (6.25%) HP
6 4 (4.17%) NetApp
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle
6 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.13%) Perforce
7 3 (3.13%) Rally
8 2 (2.08%) Adobe
9 1 (1.04%) EMC
9 1 (1.04%) Facebook
9 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.04%) WorldPay
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