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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Gaming
UK
Rank 578 570 545
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs citing Online Games 30 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 23
Median daily rate £394 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
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
14130 16091 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 30.94% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9097 10427 9723
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 578 644
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 +7 30 £394 +6.41% 43
London -4 24 £388 +3.33% 27
South East - 3 £345 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 6
Sheffield - 2 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £320 -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £345 -
East of England - 1 £525 -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £345 -
Cambridge - 1 £525 -
Brighton - 1 £320 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £525 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 61 (100.00%) Games
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.98%) TDD
4 22 (36.07%) Java
5 17 (27.87%) BDD
6 15 (24.59%) Scrum
7 14 (22.95%) QA
7 14 (22.95%) RESTful
8 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
9 12 (19.67%) CSS
9 12 (19.67%) HTML
9 12 (19.67%) Spring
9 12 (19.67%) Ruby
9 12 (19.67%) DevOps
10 11 (18.03%) Docker
11 10 (16.39%) Microservices
11 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
11 10 (16.39%) Kanban
12 9 (14.75%) Mobile Games
12 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
12 9 (14.75%) Mobile First
13 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (13.11%) React
13 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (13.11%) Online Betting
13 8 (13.11%) Node.js
13 8 (13.11%) Backbone.js
13 8 (13.11%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
13 8 (13.11%) Python

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 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) CoreMedia CMS
2 2 (3.28%) Jetty
2 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 3 (4.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (11.48%) Hazelcast
1 7 (11.48%) Neo4j
2 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.92%) GitLab
4 3 (4.92%) Grunt
4 3 (4.92%) gulp
4 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.92%) JIRA
4 3 (4.92%) Mocha
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.64%) Appium
6 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.64%) Calabash
6 1 (1.64%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) Mockito
6 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (13.11%) Online Betting
3 7 (11.48%) Retail
4 5 (8.20%) Finance
4 5 (8.20%) Publishing
5 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.28%) iGaming
7 1 (1.64%) Legal
7 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.56%) Software Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.92%) DevOps Architect
6 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Games Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Games Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Lead Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Software Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) RESTful
2 12 (19.67%) CSS
2 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 12 (19.67%) Spring
3 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
4 8 (13.11%) Backbone.js
4 8 (13.11%) Node.js
4 8 (13.11%) React
4 8 (13.11%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (11.48%) HTML5
5 7 (11.48%) Spring Integration
6 6 (9.84%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (9.84%) REST
7 5 (8.20%) CSS3
7 5 (8.20%) Java EE
8 3 (4.92%) Apache Camel
8 3 (4.92%) JSON
9 2 (3.28%) Servlets
9 2 (3.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Mobile Games
2 3 (4.92%) HTC Vive
2 3 (4.92%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (3.28%) iPhone
3 2 (3.28%) RIA
3 2 (3.28%) Social Media
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.64%) AIX
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) TDD
3 17 (27.87%) BDD
4 15 (24.59%) Scrum
5 12 (19.67%) DevOps
6 10 (16.39%) Kanban
6 10 (16.39%) Microservices
7 9 (14.75%) Mobile First
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.48%) Coaching
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.48%) Fraud Detection
9 7 (11.48%) High Availability
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Line Management
10 6 (9.84%) Refactoring
10 6 (9.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Java
2 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.67%) Ruby
4 8 (13.11%) Python
5 5 (8.20%) Scala
6 3 (4.92%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) ES6
6 3 (4.92%) SQL
7 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.64%) C#
8 1 (1.64%) F#
8 1 (1.64%) Go
8 1 (1.64%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) Korn
8 1 (1.64%) R
8 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.64%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Ansible
2 6 (9.84%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Apigee
2 3 (4.92%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) Apple
3 2 (3.28%) Tableau
4 1 (1.64%) Facebook
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec
4 1 (1.64%) Vertica
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Generous Daily Rate - Negotiable - DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pentasia
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 15 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 24 days ago