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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 594 510 472
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -38
Contract jobs citing Online Games 39 100 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 58
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£425 £444 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £547 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+42.37% -1.66%
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
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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 18 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 4 September 2015. 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 -63 39 £425 -5.55% 63
London -57 29 £425 -5.55% 48
Hammersmith 0 4 £461 +2.27%
City of London -2 3 £150 +50.00% 3
South East -22 3 £360 +20.00% 4
West Midlands - 3 £420 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £420 -
Surrey 0 2 £400 +33.33% 3
Leeds -28 2 £500 - 5
West Yorkshire -28 2 £500 - 5
Yorkshire -29 2 £500 - 7
North East - 2 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £420 -
Guildford +1 1 £400 +33.33% 3
Maidenhead - 1 £320 -
Berkshire - 1 £320 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 95 (100.00%) Games
2 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (29.47%) Scrum
3 28 (29.47%) SQL
4 25 (26.32%) HTML
4 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 24 (25.26%) TDD
6 23 (24.21%) Java
7 22 (23.16%) CSS
8 19 (20.00%) NoSQL
9 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (16.84%) C#
11 15 (15.79%) .NET
11 15 (15.79%) Linux
12 14 (14.74%) Big Data
13 13 (13.68%) MongoDB
13 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (13.68%) DevOps
14 12 (12.63%) Flash
14 12 (12.63%) XML
14 12 (12.63%) MVC
14 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (11.58%) QA
15 11 (11.58%) Bash Shell
15 11 (11.58%) HTML5
16 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (10.53%) CSS3
16 10 (10.53%) Reactive Extensions
16 10 (10.53%) Task Parallel Library

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (8.42%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) nginx
3 4 (4.21%) CMS
4 2 (2.11%) Node.js
4 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) Drupal
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 9 (9.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.05%) Edge Animate
3 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.05%) GitHub
4 1 (1.05%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) VLAN
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.05%) MPLS
3 1 (1.05%) OSPF
3 1 (1.05%) BGP
3 1 (1.05%) TACACS
3 1 (1.05%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
3 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 14 (14.74%) Big Data
3 13 (13.68%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.47%) MySQL
5 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.32%) Hadoop
6 6 (6.32%) CouchDB
6 6 (6.32%) Redis
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.11%) OLTP
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.05%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Selenium
2 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) JBehave
3 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (3.16%) JUnit
5 3 (3.16%) Maven
6 2 (2.11%) TestNG
6 2 (2.11%) WebLOAD
6 2 (2.11%) JMeter
6 2 (2.11%) Subversion
6 2 (2.11%) Grunt
6 2 (2.11%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.05%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.05%) Ant
7 1 (1.05%) FitNesse
General
1 95 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (9.47%) Finance
3 5 (5.26%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.16%) Advertising
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.05%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Developer
2 12 (12.63%) Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
4 10 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Flash Developer
9 4 (4.21%) QA Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Java Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Flash ActionScript Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.16%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.11%) Junior Front-End Developer
11 2 (2.11%) UX Designer
11 2 (2.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) HTML
2 22 (23.16%) CSS
3 15 (15.79%) .NET
4 12 (12.63%) XML
4 12 (12.63%) Flash
5 11 (11.58%) HTML5
6 10 (10.53%) CSS3
6 10 (10.53%) Reactive Extensions
6 10 (10.53%) Task Parallel Library
6 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (6.32%) Web Services
7 6 (6.32%) jQuery
8 5 (5.26%) Spring
8 5 (5.26%) REST
8 5 (5.26%) SOAP
8 5 (5.26%) J2EE
8 5 (5.26%) JSP
9 4 (4.21%) Servlets
9 4 (4.21%) EJB
9 4 (4.21%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Public Cloud
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.26%) Animation
3 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.21%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.21%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.21%) User Experience
5 3 (3.16%) W3C
6 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.05%) Statistics
7 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.05%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Linux
2 12 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (7.37%) Ubuntu
4 4 (4.21%) CentOS
5 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.16%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) Windows
6 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.47%) Scrum
3 24 (25.26%) TDD
4 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (13.68%) DevOps
5 12 (12.63%) MVC
6 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.47%) BDD
8 7 (7.37%) Kanban
8 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.32%) ETL
9 6 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.26%) Project Management
11 4 (4.21%) Migration
11 4 (4.21%) Data Management
11 4 (4.21%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) SQL
2 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 23 (24.21%) Java
4 16 (16.84%) C#
5 11 (11.58%) Bash Shell
6 8 (8.42%) ActionScript
6 8 (8.42%) Perl
7 6 (6.32%) Ruby
8 4 (4.21%) Python
8 4 (4.21%) ActionScript 3.0
9 3 (3.16%) VB6
9 3 (3.16%) VB
9 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.11%) PHP
10 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) MCITP
3 1 (1.05%) MCSE
3 1 (1.05%) CCIE
3 1 (1.05%) CCNA
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) vSphere
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Nagios
1 7 (7.37%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.26%) Puppet
3 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.21%) Salt
3 4 (4.21%) Graphite
4 1 (1.05%) Ansible
4 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.05%) SCCM
4 1 (1.05%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) Oracle
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.21%) Splunk
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) F5
6 1 (1.05%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) Zend
6 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.05%) Tableau
6 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec
6 1 (1.05%) McAfee
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe
6 1 (1.05%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) EMC
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) Juniper
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