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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 505 457 539
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +82
Contract jobs citing Online Games 96 118 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.85% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 63 39
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£451 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £260 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £468 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.07% +3.84%
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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 -50 95 £451 +20.26% 42
London +15 93 £451 +19.47% 33
City of London +43 13 - - 4
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South East - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Colchester - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Warrington - - - -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Games
2 58 (30.21%) Scrum
3 50 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (23.96%) Linux
5 40 (20.83%) Oracle
6 39 (20.31%) TDD
7 38 (19.79%) SQL
8 35 (18.23%) Finance
9 34 (17.71%) Java
9 34 (17.71%) QA
10 33 (17.19%) Marketing
11 32 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
12 28 (14.58%) DevOps
13 27 (14.06%) HTML
13 27 (14.06%) ETL
14 26 (13.54%) Project Management
14 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
15 25 (13.02%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (13.02%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (12.50%) Data Modelling
16 24 (12.50%) CSS
16 24 (12.50%) Ruby
17 22 (11.46%) Data Integration
18 20 (10.42%) ITIL
18 20 (10.42%) PHP
18 20 (10.42%) CRM
19 19 (9.90%) Web Services
19 19 (9.90%) Analytics
20 18 (9.38%) RESTful

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (7.29%) Apache
2 12 (6.25%) nginx
3 11 (5.73%) IBM Notes
4 9 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.65%) CMS
7 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.60%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.08%) Mule
10 3 (1.56%) Drupal
10 3 (1.56%) Node.js
11 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.52%) Jetty
12 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.52%) SAS
12 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Photoshop
1 4 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.56%) SPSS
2 3 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.56%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.52%) Maya
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.73%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.08%) Office 365
2 4 (2.08%) GitHub
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.25%) LDAP
2 11 (5.73%) DNS
3 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.65%) Internet
5 6 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (2.60%) HTTP
6 5 (2.60%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (2.60%) SAN
7 4 (2.08%) NetScreen
7 4 (2.08%) Firewall
7 4 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.56%) NAS
8 3 (1.56%) Intranet
8 3 (1.56%) VPN
9 2 (1.04%) SSL
9 2 (1.04%) Wireless
9 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.02%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (7.81%) QlikView
3 13 (6.77%) MySQL
4 10 (5.21%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.69%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.17%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.65%) OLTP
8 5 (2.60%) OLAP
9 4 (2.08%) Spotfire
9 4 (2.08%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.56%) Redis
10 3 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.56%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.56%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.29%) Subversion
3 7 (3.65%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.60%) JMeter
5 5 (2.60%) Maven
6 4 (2.08%) JIRA
7 3 (1.56%) Selenium
7 3 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.56%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.56%) Hudson
7 3 (1.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 3 (1.56%) Ant
7 3 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (1.56%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.56%) ProtoShare
7 3 (1.56%) Gradle
8 2 (1.04%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.04%) JUnit
8 2 (1.04%) JSUnit
General
1 192 (100.00%) Games
2 35 (18.23%) Finance
3 33 (17.19%) Marketing
4 13 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.73%) Danish Language
6 3 (1.56%) iGaming
6 3 (1.56%) Billing
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 71 (36.98%) Developer
2 20 (10.42%) Analyst
3 15 (7.81%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.29%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (5.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 11 (5.73%) Designer
7 9 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (4.69%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.69%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (3.65%) iOS Developer
9 7 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.60%) Consultant
11 5 (2.60%) Games Developer
11 5 (2.60%) Integration Project Manager
11 5 (2.60%) Integration Manager
12 4 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.06%) HTML
2 24 (12.50%) CSS
3 19 (9.90%) Web Services
4 18 (9.38%) RESTful
4 18 (9.38%) HTML5
5 15 (7.81%) jQuery
5 15 (7.81%) CSS3
6 11 (5.73%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (5.21%) JSON
7 10 (5.21%) XML
8 7 (3.65%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.13%) Flash
9 6 (3.13%) Ajax
10 5 (2.60%) REST
11 4 (2.08%) Memcached
11 4 (2.08%) Sinatra
11 4 (2.08%) Spring
11 4 (2.08%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.08%) JSP
11 4 (2.08%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.46%) Data Integration
2 14 (7.29%) New Media
3 13 (6.77%) Blog
4 12 (6.25%) Social Media
5 8 (4.17%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.65%) W3C
6 7 (3.65%) iPad
6 7 (3.65%) iPhone
7 6 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.13%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.60%) Wiki
8 5 (2.60%) Social Gaming
9 4 (2.08%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.56%) Social Network
10 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.56%) Open Source
10 3 (1.56%) Video on Demand
11 2 (1.04%) Data Extraction
11 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.96%) Linux
2 17 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (7.81%) UNIX
3 15 (7.81%) Windows
4 10 (5.21%) CentOS
5 7 (3.65%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.65%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (30.21%) Scrum
2 50 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (20.31%) TDD
4 32 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 28 (14.58%) DevOps
6 27 (14.06%) ETL
7 26 (13.54%) Project Management
8 25 (13.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (12.50%) Data Modelling
10 20 (10.42%) CRM
10 20 (10.42%) ITIL
11 19 (9.90%) Analytics
12 17 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (8.85%) Workflow
13 14 (7.29%) OO
13 14 (7.29%) Dimensional Modelling
13 14 (7.29%) Kanban
14 13 (6.77%) Service Management
14 13 (6.77%) Data Virtualisation
14 13 (6.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.79%) SQL
2 34 (17.71%) Java
3 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.50%) Ruby
5 20 (10.42%) PHP
6 18 (9.38%) Python
7 17 (8.85%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.65%) Perl
10 6 (3.13%) C#
10 6 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.60%) C++
12 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.04%) XPath
14 1 (0.52%) R
14 1 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (7.81%) Degree
2 5 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.60%) CCNP
3 3 (1.56%) ISEB
3 3 (1.56%) MCSE
3 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.04%) CISA
4 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.04%) CISSP
4 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.04%) ISACA
5 1 (0.52%) VCP5
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.71%) QA
2 6 (3.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.69%) Xen
3 6 (3.13%) NFS
3 6 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.13%) vCloud
4 4 (2.08%) Varnish
5 3 (1.56%) XenServer
5 3 (1.56%) vSphere
6 2 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (7.81%) Puppet
2 11 (5.73%) BMC PATROL
3 10 (5.21%) Nagios
4 8 (4.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (4.17%) Cobbler
4 8 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.17%) HAProxy
4 8 (4.17%) Opsview
5 5 (2.60%) SCOM
6 3 (1.56%) SCCM
7 2 (1.04%) Ansible
8 1 (0.52%) RANCID
8 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (20.83%) Oracle
2 26 (13.54%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.33%) Netezza
4 11 (5.73%) Lotus
4 11 (5.73%) Ab Initio
5 9 (4.69%) VMware
6 8 (4.17%) Citrix
6 8 (4.17%) Splunk
6 8 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 7 (3.65%) Veritas
7 7 (3.65%) Infoblox
7 7 (3.65%) Teradata
7 7 (3.65%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.13%) Cisco
8 6 (3.13%) Dell
9 5 (2.60%) F5
10 4 (2.08%) Tableau
10 4 (2.08%) Juniper
11 3 (1.56%) NetApp
11 3 (1.56%) Xamarin
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