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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Gaming
Rank 574 538 522
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -16
Contract jobs citing Online Games 52 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 32
Average daily rate £370 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £435 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +33.84%
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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 11 February 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 9 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 11 February 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
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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 -26 51 £370 -10.30% 80
London -14 46 £381 -6.15% 53
City of London +45 12 £250 -48.05% 4
West Midlands - 3 £370 - 3
Staffordshire - 3 £370 -
Hammersmith +2 2 £475 -0.08%
Manchester -14 2 £225 +80.00%
North West -16 2 £225 +80.00%
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £370 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Games
2 50 (42.02%) JavaScript
3 38 (31.93%) Java
3 38 (31.93%) CSS
4 36 (30.25%) HTML
5 35 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (17.65%) TDD
7 19 (15.97%) Spring
7 19 (15.97%) Finance
8 18 (15.13%) XML
9 17 (14.29%) SQL
9 17 (14.29%) Scrum
9 17 (14.29%) Node.js
9 17 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 15 (12.61%) Linux
11 14 (11.76%) HTML5
11 14 (11.76%) Windows
11 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
12 13 (10.92%) Project Management
12 13 (10.92%) JSP
12 13 (10.92%) CSS3
13 12 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (10.08%) J2EE
13 12 (10.08%) OO
13 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
13 12 (10.08%) CMS
13 12 (10.08%) Content Management
14 11 (9.24%) Website Architecture
14 11 (9.24%) Taglibs

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (14.29%) Node.js
2 12 (10.08%) CMS
3 6 (5.04%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.52%) Confluence
4 3 (2.52%) JBoss
4 3 (2.52%) Jetty
4 3 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.84%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.68%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.68%) MS Office
5 1 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.88%) IaaS
2 3 (2.52%) GitHub
2 3 (2.52%) PaaS
2 3 (2.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) Firewall
2 3 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.52%) Network Security
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.68%) DNS
3 2 (1.68%) LDAP
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.84%) SAN
4 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.40%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.04%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.68%) Big Data
7 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.68%) MySQL
8 1 (0.84%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.84%) OLAP
8 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (3.36%) Grunt
2 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.52%) FishEye
3 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.52%) GitLab
3 3 (2.52%) IntelliJ
3 3 (2.52%) JIRA
3 3 (2.52%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.52%) VisualVM
4 2 (1.68%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.84%) Flyway
5 1 (0.84%) JUnit
5 1 (0.84%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.84%) NUnit
5 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 119 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (15.97%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Marketing
4 5 (4.20%) Publishing
5 3 (2.52%) Advertising
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (38.66%) Developer
2 15 (12.61%) Architect
2 15 (12.61%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (9.24%) Analyst
3 11 (9.24%) Designer
3 11 (9.24%) Games Developer
3 11 (9.24%) Java Architect
4 10 (8.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (6.72%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) UI Designer
7 6 (5.04%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Flash Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Flash Games Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Java Games Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Android Developer
9 4 (3.36%) HTML Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Java Web Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (31.93%) CSS
2 36 (30.25%) HTML
3 19 (15.97%) Spring
4 18 (15.13%) XML
5 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 14 (11.76%) HTML5
6 13 (10.92%) CSS3
6 13 (10.92%) JSP
7 12 (10.08%) J2EE
8 11 (9.24%) .NET
8 11 (9.24%) EJB
8 11 (9.24%) JavaBeans
8 11 (9.24%) Servlets
8 11 (9.24%) Taglibs
9 7 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 7 (5.88%) Flash
9 7 (5.88%) RESTful
9 7 (5.88%) Web Services
10 6 (5.04%) Struts
10 6 (5.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.40%) User Experience
2 9 (7.56%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.72%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.04%) Animation
6 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.52%) NHS
7 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.52%) Social Media
8 2 (1.68%) Blog
8 2 (1.68%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.68%) Tandem
8 2 (1.68%) W3C
9 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.84%) PKI
9 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 14 (11.76%) Windows
3 6 (5.04%) Unix
4 4 (3.36%) Android
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.65%) TDD
3 17 (14.29%) Scrum
4 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 13 (10.92%) Project Management
6 12 (10.08%) Content Management
6 12 (10.08%) OO
6 12 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (9.24%) MVC
7 11 (9.24%) Website Architecture
8 10 (8.40%) DevOps
9 9 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (6.72%) BDD
10 8 (6.72%) Front End Development
11 7 (5.88%) Product Management
11 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.04%) Kanban
12 6 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.02%) JavaScript
2 38 (31.93%) Java
3 17 (14.29%) SQL
4 9 (7.56%) C#
5 7 (5.88%) ActionScript
6 6 (5.04%) ActionScript 3.0
6 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.04%) VB
6 6 (5.04%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.04%) VB6
7 5 (4.20%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.20%) Ruby
8 4 (3.36%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.36%) Python
9 3 (2.52%) C++
10 2 (1.68%) BeanShell
10 2 (1.68%) PHP
10 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.68%) Scala
11 1 (0.84%) ES6
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) CISSP
2 3 (2.52%) GCED
2 3 (2.52%) GCIA
2 3 (2.52%) GCIH
2 3 (2.52%) GIAC
2 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.52%) ISO27002
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.68%) Docker
3 2 (1.68%) IAG
4 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) KVM
4 1 (0.84%) NFS
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.20%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.84%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.84%) Nagios
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.84%) SCCM
4 1 (0.84%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.24%) Oracle
3 7 (5.88%) VMware
4 4 (3.36%) HP
5 3 (2.52%) Adobe
5 3 (2.52%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco
5 3 (2.52%) F5
5 3 (2.52%) Perforce
5 3 (2.52%) Rally
6 2 (1.68%) NetApp
6 2 (1.68%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.68%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.84%) Facebook
7 1 (0.84%) Google
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.84%) Zend
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Gamesys
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