The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 504 472 509
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +37
Contract jobs citing Online Games 83 66 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.54% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 41
Average daily rate £388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £437 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £306
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +28.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13894 12270 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.45% 25.73% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8594 7366 8606
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 610 744
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.12 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%

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 24 April 2014.

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 30 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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 81 £388 -3.12% 30
London +7 66 £400 - 23
City of London +9 13 £425 - 2
South East -5 7 £370 +48.00%
North West - 3 £375 - 1
Manchester - 3 £375 -
Surrey -13 2 £350 -
Middlesex - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -17 1 - - 2
East of England -26 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 3
Isle of Man - - - - 1
North East - - - - 3
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Games
2 37 (23.13%) JavaScript
2 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (22.50%) Finance
4 34 (21.25%) Java
5 33 (20.63%) Scrum
6 32 (20.00%) HTML
7 26 (16.25%) E-Commerce
8 25 (15.63%) SQL
9 24 (15.00%) TDD
9 24 (15.00%) HTML5
10 23 (14.38%) CSS
10 23 (14.38%) Linux
11 19 (11.88%) Oracle
11 19 (11.88%) QA
12 17 (10.63%) Marketing
12 17 (10.63%) OO
12 17 (10.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (10.00%) Web Services
14 15 (9.38%) Microsoft
14 15 (9.38%) Ajax
14 15 (9.38%) Subversion
15 14 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (8.75%) Ruby
15 14 (8.75%) Workflow
15 14 (8.75%) Apache
15 14 (8.75%) CSS3
16 13 (8.13%) Git (software)
16 13 (8.13%) Python
16 13 (8.13%) PHP

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 14 (8.75%) Apache
2 10 (6.25%) nginx
3 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (1.88%) Drupal
4 3 (1.88%) Node.js
5 2 (1.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.63%) Mule
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.88%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.88%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.25%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.88%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.25%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.63%) Force.com
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) LDAP
1 5 (3.13%) HTTP
1 5 (3.13%) DNS
2 4 (2.50%) Intranet
3 3 (1.88%) SAN
4 2 (1.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.63%) NAS
5 1 (0.63%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) VPN
5 1 (0.63%) LAN
5 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) MySQL
2 9 (5.63%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.13%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.50%) Big Data
8 3 (1.88%) QlikView
8 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.88%) ProClarity
8 3 (1.88%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.88%) OLAP
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.25%) OLTP
9 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.25%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (9.38%) Subversion
2 13 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.88%) Axure RP
4 7 (4.38%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.38%) Maven
5 6 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.50%) Gradle
6 4 (2.50%) Selenium
6 4 (2.50%) Ant
6 4 (2.50%) Hudson
6 4 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.88%) JIRA
7 3 (1.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (1.25%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.25%) JMeter
8 2 (1.25%) JSUnit
8 2 (1.25%) ProtoShare
9 1 (0.63%) JProfiler
General
1 160 (100.00%) Games
2 36 (22.50%) Finance
3 17 (10.63%) Marketing
4 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Billing
6 2 (1.25%) iGaming
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (36.88%) Developer
2 15 (9.38%) Analyst
3 13 (8.13%) Designer
4 11 (6.88%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (4.38%) Interaction Designer
6 7 (4.38%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Administrator
7 6 (3.75%) Web Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.13%) Security Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Information Security Risk Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Product Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Risk Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Information Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.00%) HTML
2 24 (15.00%) HTML5
3 23 (14.38%) CSS
4 16 (10.00%) Web Services
5 15 (9.38%) Ajax
6 14 (8.75%) CSS3
7 12 (7.50%) jQuery
7 12 (7.50%) RESTful
8 9 (5.63%) Flash
9 7 (4.38%) JSON
10 5 (3.13%) XML
10 5 (3.13%) JSP
10 5 (3.13%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.13%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (2.50%) .NET
11 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.50%) OpenGL
11 4 (2.50%) Apache Flex
11 4 (2.50%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.75%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.13%) Replication
4 5 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.50%) Mobile Games
5 4 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.88%) CMDB
6 3 (1.88%) New Media
7 2 (1.25%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.25%) iPad
7 2 (1.25%) W3C
7 2 (1.25%) Social Network
7 2 (1.25%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.25%) iPhone
7 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.38%) Linux
2 11 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.38%) UNIX
3 7 (4.38%) Windows
3 7 (4.38%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.75%) CentOS
5 5 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.63%) Android
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.63%) Scrum
3 26 (16.25%) E-Commerce
4 24 (15.00%) TDD
5 17 (10.63%) OO
5 17 (10.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (8.75%) Workflow
6 14 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.25%) CRM
8 10 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.25%) ETL
8 10 (6.25%) BDD
9 9 (5.63%) Analytics
9 9 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.63%) ITIL
9 9 (5.63%) Web Development
9 9 (5.63%) Information Architecture
10 8 (5.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.13%) JavaScript
2 34 (21.25%) Java
3 25 (15.63%) SQL
4 14 (8.75%) Ruby
5 13 (8.13%) PHP
5 13 (8.13%) Python
6 9 (5.63%) C#
7 8 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.75%) Perl
9 5 (3.13%) C++
10 2 (1.25%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) ABAP
11 1 (0.63%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.63%) Tcl
11 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (6.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.25%) CISA
2 2 (1.25%) CISSP
2 2 (1.25%) ISACA
2 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.63%) VCP5
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.63%) RHCE
3 1 (0.63%) MCSE
3 1 (0.63%) ISEB
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.88%) QA
2 8 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.75%) BS25999
4 2 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) Xen
3 4 (2.50%) vCloud
4 2 (1.25%) NFS
4 2 (1.25%) Varnish
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.50%) Puppet
2 8 (5.00%) HAProxy
3 7 (4.38%) Nagios
4 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (2.50%) Cobbler
4 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.25%) SCOM
5 2 (1.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.63%) Cacti
6 1 (0.63%) Munin
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (11.88%) Oracle
2 15 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.63%) Adobe
4 8 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.75%) Veritas
7 5 (3.13%) Remedy
7 5 (3.13%) Ab Initio
7 5 (3.13%) Google
8 4 (2.50%) Netezza
8 4 (2.50%) Infoblox
8 4 (2.50%) Splunk
8 4 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.50%) VMware
8 4 (2.50%) Dell
8 4 (2.50%) SAP
9 3 (1.88%) Siebel
9 3 (1.88%) HP
9 3 (1.88%) Facebook
9 3 (1.88%) LANDesk