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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Gaming
Rank 618 615 506
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -109
Contract jobs citing Online Games 32 30 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.053% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.16% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 19
Median daily rate £438 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £155 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £495 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+31.94% +2.85%
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
18111 18401 17465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.54% 32.31% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11705 11540 10568
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 722 697
Median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 26 July 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 14 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 26 July 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 -14 30 £425 +6.25% 93
London +4 24 £425 +3.03% 57
South East +8 4 £320 - 3
Brighton - 3 £320 -
East Sussex - 3 £320 -
City of London +42 1 £375 +114.28% 5
Berkshire -1 1 £450 +45.16% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -2 1 £475 +13.09%
Staffordshire -4 1 £475 +13.09%
West Midlands -31 1 £475 +13.09%
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 25
Reading - 1 £450 - 1
Leeds - 1 £475 - 22
West Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 23

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 81 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) Linux
3 19 (23.46%) HTML
3 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.22%) CSS
5 16 (19.75%) E-Commerce
6 15 (18.52%) HTML5
6 15 (18.52%) Backbone.js
7 14 (17.28%) CSS3
7 14 (17.28%) AngularJS
8 13 (16.05%) Sass
8 13 (16.05%) DevOps
9 11 (13.58%) Front End Development
10 10 (12.35%) gulp
10 10 (12.35%) User Experience
10 10 (12.35%) Puppet
10 10 (12.35%) Scrum
10 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
11 9 (11.11%) SQL
11 9 (11.11%) VMware
11 9 (11.11%) Node.js
11 9 (11.11%) LESS
11 9 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (11.11%) Mobile First
12 8 (9.88%) Marionette.js
12 8 (9.88%) OpenStack
12 8 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (9.88%) Progressive Enhancement
12 8 (9.88%) TDD

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 8 (9.88%) OpenStack
2 7 (8.64%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) nginx
4 2 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.23%) InVision
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) DNS
1 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.47%) Intranet
2 2 (2.47%) SAN
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) MySQL
2 5 (6.17%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.23%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) gulp
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.47%) Grunt
3 2 (2.47%) JUnit
3 2 (2.47%) NUnit
3 2 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.23%) Ant
4 1 (1.23%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.23%) Calabash
4 1 (1.23%) Capybara
4 1 (1.23%) Geb
4 1 (1.23%) Gradle
4 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.23%) Maven
4 1 (1.23%) Protractor
4 1 (1.23%) Spock
General
1 81 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Online Betting
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Games Developer
3 9 (11.11%) UI Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Architect
5 6 (7.41%) DevOps Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Systems Architect
7 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) HTML
2 18 (22.22%) CSS
3 15 (18.52%) Backbone.js
3 15 (18.52%) HTML5
4 14 (17.28%) AngularJS
4 14 (17.28%) CSS3
5 13 (16.05%) Sass
6 9 (11.11%) LESS
6 9 (11.11%) Node.js
7 8 (9.88%) .NET
7 8 (9.88%) Marionette.js
8 5 (6.17%) Web Services
9 4 (4.94%) Ember.js
9 4 (4.94%) Express
9 4 (4.94%) Spring
10 2 (2.47%) iOS SDK
10 2 (2.47%) RIFE
10 2 (2.47%) Robotlegs
10 2 (2.47%) Spring MVC
10 2 (2.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) User Experience
2 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.94%) Online Gambling
3 4 (4.94%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.23%) Animation
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.64%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.17%) Windows
5 3 (3.70%) CentOS
5 3 (3.70%) Unix
6 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.75%) E-Commerce
3 13 (16.05%) DevOps
4 11 (13.58%) Front End Development
5 10 (12.35%) Scrum
6 9 (11.11%) Mobile First
7 8 (9.88%) Progressive Enhancement
7 8 (9.88%) TDD
8 6 (7.41%) Project Management
8 6 (7.41%) Web Development
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.17%) DNA
9 5 (6.17%) OO
10 4 (4.94%) BDD
10 4 (4.94%) MVC
10 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.94%) Web Accessibility
11 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
2 9 (11.11%) SQL
3 8 (9.88%) C#
3 8 (9.88%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) Python
4 5 (6.17%) Ruby
5 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.47%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (2.47%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.47%) VB
6 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.47%) VB6
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) Groovy
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.23%) GCED
3 1 (1.23%) GCFA
3 1 (1.23%) GIAC
3 1 (1.23%) ISEB
3 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.23%) ISO27002
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.70%) vSphere
3 2 (2.47%) Docker
3 2 (2.47%) KVM
3 2 (2.47%) NFS
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Puppet
2 8 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.64%) Ansible
4 5 (6.17%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.47%) Nagios
6 1 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.23%) Packer
6 1 (1.23%) Riemann
6 1 (1.23%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.11%) VMware
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.94%) Cisco
4 4 (4.94%) F5
5 2 (2.47%) Adobe
5 2 (2.47%) HP
5 2 (2.47%) NetApp
5 2 (2.47%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.23%) EMC
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.23%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
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Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
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Rate: From £400 to £510 per day Dependant on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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