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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 552 490 484
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -6
Contract jobs citing Online Games 55 92 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.57% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 38
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£400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £395
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -13.92%
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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 17 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 22 May 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 -62 55 £400 +11.11% 40
London -46 39 £406 +1.56% 32
South East -10 10 £381 +12.13% 2
Hammersmith - 7 £448 -
Surrey +8 6 £350 -
Yorkshire -9 6 £400 - 1
City of London -1 5 £281 -40.78% 4
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £400 - 1
Middlesex +7 2 - - 1
Berkshire -5 2 £413 -17.50%
Maidenhead +6 1 £300 -40.00%
Reading - 1 £413 -
Guildford - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Slough - 1 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Games
2 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (27.64%) SQL
4 30 (24.39%) Scrum
4 30 (24.39%) Linux
5 26 (21.14%) Java
6 25 (20.33%) TDD
7 21 (17.07%) NoSQL
8 20 (16.26%) MongoDB
8 20 (16.26%) QA
8 20 (16.26%) Oracle
9 19 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (15.45%) Big Data
10 18 (14.63%) E-Commerce
11 17 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (12.20%) Degree
13 14 (11.38%) Finance
13 14 (11.38%) Firewall
13 14 (11.38%) Data Modelling
13 14 (11.38%) SLA
13 14 (11.38%) Cisco
13 14 (11.38%) HTML
13 14 (11.38%) Bash Shell
13 14 (11.38%) DevOps
14 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
14 13 (10.57%) CSS
14 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (9.76%) Network Security
15 12 (9.76%) Ruby

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (8.13%) Apache
2 9 (7.32%) nginx
3 7 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.88%) Confluence
5 4 (3.25%) Jetty
5 4 (3.25%) JBoss
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.81%) SAS
7 1 (0.81%) Drupal
7 1 (0.81%) uiautomator
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (4.07%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.63%) Edge Animate
2 2 (1.63%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) IaaS
4 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.63%) SaaS
4 2 (1.63%) PaaS
4 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) Firewall
2 12 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (9.76%) Network Security
3 10 (8.13%) BGP
3 10 (8.13%) TACACS
3 10 (8.13%) MPLS
3 10 (8.13%) OSPF
3 10 (8.13%) IPsec
3 10 (8.13%) VPN
4 9 (7.32%) NetScreen
5 7 (5.69%) VoIP
6 6 (4.88%) WAN
6 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.88%) Wireless
7 5 (4.07%) Internet
7 5 (4.07%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (4.07%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (4.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (4.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.07%) NoSQL
2 20 (16.26%) MongoDB
3 19 (15.45%) Big Data
4 11 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (8.94%) Hadoop
4 11 (8.94%) CouchDB
5 10 (8.13%) MySQL
6 9 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (6.50%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (5.69%) OLTP
9 6 (4.88%) Redis
10 4 (3.25%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.63%) BigQuery
11 2 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
1 10 (8.13%) Selenium
2 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.07%) JIRA
3 5 (4.07%) Subversion
3 5 (4.07%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.07%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.25%) VisualVM
4 4 (3.25%) GitLab
4 4 (3.25%) FishEye
4 4 (3.25%) JBehave
4 4 (3.25%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.44%) JMeter
5 3 (2.44%) Maven
6 2 (1.63%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.63%) TestNG
6 2 (1.63%) WebLOAD
6 2 (1.63%) JUnit
6 2 (1.63%) Dreamweaver
General
1 123 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (11.38%) Finance
3 7 (5.69%) Marketing
4 5 (4.07%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Law
5 3 (2.44%) Legal
5 3 (2.44%) Advertising
5 3 (2.44%) Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Developer
2 17 (13.82%) Project Manager
3 13 (10.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Architect
4 11 (8.94%) Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Network Architect
7 5 (4.07%) QA Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Agile Project Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Designer
8 4 (3.25%) Lead Architect
8 4 (3.25%) Data Architect
9 3 (2.44%) Security Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) HTML
2 13 (10.57%) CSS
3 12 (9.76%) Web Services
4 11 (8.94%) SOAP
4 11 (8.94%) REST
5 9 (7.32%) CSS3
5 9 (7.32%) HTML5
6 7 (5.69%) .NET
6 7 (5.69%) XML
6 7 (5.69%) jQuery
6 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.88%) Task Parallel Library
7 6 (4.88%) Reactive Extensions
8 5 (4.07%) Flash
8 5 (4.07%) Sass
9 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.25%) Kafka
9 4 (3.25%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.25%) RESTful
10 3 (2.44%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Data Integration
1 11 (8.94%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.69%) Open Source
4 6 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.44%) W3C
6 3 (2.44%) Statistics
6 3 (2.44%) User Experience
7 2 (1.63%) Social Gaming
7 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Wiki
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.39%) Linux
2 17 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.94%) Windows
4 10 (8.13%) UNIX
5 9 (7.32%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.69%) CentOS
7 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.25%) Android
9 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.39%) Scrum
3 25 (20.33%) TDD
4 18 (14.63%) E-Commerce
5 14 (11.38%) Data Modelling
5 14 (11.38%) DevOps
6 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.94%) ITIL
7 11 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.94%) ETL
7 11 (8.94%) Project Management
8 10 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (8.13%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.13%) Kanban
8 10 (8.13%) Load Balancing
9 9 (7.32%) BDD
10 8 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.50%) Service Management
10 8 (6.50%) MVC
11 6 (4.88%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.64%) SQL
2 26 (21.14%) Java
3 14 (11.38%) Bash Shell
4 12 (9.76%) Ruby
4 12 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.32%) Perl
7 7 (5.69%) C#
7 7 (5.69%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) PHP
8 2 (1.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Degree
2 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.69%) CCIE
4 3 (2.44%) GIAC
4 3 (2.44%) GCIA
4 3 (2.44%) GCIH
5 2 (1.63%) CCNP
5 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.63%) PMP
5 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.81%) CISMP
6 1 (0.81%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.26%) QA
2 14 (11.38%) SLA
3 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) NFS
2 4 (3.25%) Docker
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.25%) Xen
2 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.63%) Snort
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (7.32%) Nagios
2 9 (7.32%) HAProxy
3 8 (6.50%) Puppet
4 4 (3.25%) Graphite
4 4 (3.25%) Salt
5 2 (1.63%) RANCID
5 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.63%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) Oracle
2 14 (11.38%) Cisco
3 10 (8.13%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.32%) Citrix
4 9 (7.32%) Juniper
5 8 (6.50%) F5
6 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.25%) Splunk
7 4 (3.25%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.25%) VMware
7 4 (3.25%) Perforce
8 3 (2.44%) NetApp
9 2 (1.63%) Lancope
9 2 (1.63%) Tableau
9 2 (1.63%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.63%) Google
9 2 (1.63%) Brocade
9 2 (1.63%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
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