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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 545 503 482
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -21
Contract jobs citing Online Games 64 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 40
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
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
16917 16895 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.05% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10391 10475 8865
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 652 646
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.85 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 4 May 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 16 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 May 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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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 -32 64 £400 - 32
London -17 48 £425 +3.03% 27
South East -9 9 £381 +8.92%
Hammersmith - 8 £448 -
Surrey +9 7 £350 -
Yorkshire -4 7 £400 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
City of London +7 2 £388 -18.42% 4
West Yorkshire - 2 £304 -
Guildford - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 £304 -
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Slough -2 1 £413 +3.12%
Berkshire -4 1 £413 -8.33%
Reading - 1 £413 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Games
2 75 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (33.77%) SQL
4 44 (29.14%) Scrum
5 41 (27.15%) Linux
6 37 (24.50%) Oracle
7 35 (23.18%) TDD
8 31 (20.53%) Java
9 30 (19.87%) MongoDB
10 28 (18.54%) Big Data
10 28 (18.54%) QA
11 27 (17.88%) NoSQL
11 27 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
12 26 (17.22%) Data Modelling
13 25 (16.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (15.89%) Degree
14 24 (15.89%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (15.89%) E-Commerce
15 23 (15.23%) ETL
15 23 (15.23%) Data Integration
16 21 (13.91%) Hadoop
17 20 (13.25%) DevOps
17 20 (13.25%) Web Services
18 19 (12.58%) SOAP
18 19 (12.58%) Cisco
18 19 (12.58%) REST
19 18 (11.92%) SLA
19 18 (11.92%) UNIX
19 18 (11.92%) PL/SQL
19 18 (11.92%) Finance

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (9.27%) Apache
2 13 (8.61%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (7.95%) nginx
4 8 (5.30%) Confluence
5 4 (2.65%) Jetty
5 4 (2.65%) JBoss
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.32%) Drupal
6 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.66%) uiautomator
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.32%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.32%) Edge Animate
4 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.99%) IaaS
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) Firewall
2 14 (9.27%) Network Security
2 14 (9.27%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (7.95%) MPLS
3 12 (7.95%) OSPF
3 12 (7.95%) BGP
3 12 (7.95%) TACACS
3 12 (7.95%) IPsec
3 12 (7.95%) VPN
4 10 (6.62%) NetScreen
4 10 (6.62%) iSCSI
5 8 (5.30%) VoIP
6 7 (4.64%) WAN
6 7 (4.64%) Wireless
7 6 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (3.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (3.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (3.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.87%) MongoDB
2 28 (18.54%) Big Data
3 27 (17.88%) NoSQL
4 24 (15.89%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (13.91%) Hadoop
6 17 (11.26%) CouchDB
7 15 (9.93%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (8.61%) OLTP
8 13 (8.61%) MySQL
9 12 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (4.64%) Apache Hive
11 6 (3.97%) Redis
12 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.66%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.62%) Selenium
1 10 (6.62%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.64%) JIRA
3 6 (3.97%) Subversion
3 6 (3.97%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.31%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.65%) JMeter
5 4 (2.65%) IntelliJ
5 4 (2.65%) VisualVM
5 4 (2.65%) FishEye
5 4 (2.65%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.65%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.65%) GitLab
6 3 (1.99%) JBehave
6 3 (1.99%) Grunt
7 2 (1.32%) Maven
7 2 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.32%) ProtoShare
7 2 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 151 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (11.92%) Finance
3 9 (5.96%) Marketing
4 5 (3.31%) Retail
5 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.99%) Law
6 3 (1.99%) Legal
6 3 (1.99%) Advertising
6 3 (1.99%) Banking
6 3 (1.99%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.32%) iGaming
8 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (27.15%) Developer
2 16 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (10.60%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.27%) Analyst
4 12 (7.95%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Architect
5 10 (6.62%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.64%) Designer
6 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.97%) Data Architect
7 6 (3.97%) Tester
8 5 (3.31%) Agile Project Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.31%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.31%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.31%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Lead Network Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) UX Designer
9 4 (2.65%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.25%) Web Services
2 19 (12.58%) SOAP
2 19 (12.58%) REST
3 16 (10.60%) HTML
4 14 (9.27%) CSS
5 9 (5.96%) HTML5
5 9 (5.96%) CSS3
6 7 (4.64%) RESTful
6 7 (4.64%) Sass
6 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.64%) XML
6 7 (4.64%) .NET
7 6 (3.97%) jQuery
7 6 (3.97%) Task Parallel Library
7 6 (3.97%) Reactive Extensions
8 5 (3.31%) Backbone.js
8 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.65%) LESS
9 4 (2.65%) Kafka
9 4 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.23%) Data Integration
2 14 (9.27%) Public Cloud
3 13 (8.61%) Open Source
4 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.97%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.97%) User Experience
6 5 (3.31%) Replication
7 4 (2.65%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.99%) W3C
8 3 (1.99%) Statistics
8 3 (1.99%) Wiki
9 2 (1.32%) Social Network
9 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.32%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.66%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.66%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.15%) Linux
2 25 (16.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (11.92%) UNIX
4 17 (11.26%) Windows
5 12 (7.95%) Ubuntu
6 9 (5.96%) CentOS
7 5 (3.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.14%) Scrum
3 35 (23.18%) TDD
4 26 (17.22%) Data Modelling
5 24 (15.89%) E-Commerce
6 23 (15.23%) ETL
7 20 (13.25%) DevOps
8 17 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (9.27%) Mentoring
9 14 (9.27%) Test Automation
9 14 (9.27%) ITIL
10 13 (8.61%) BDD
11 12 (7.95%) Load Balancing
12 11 (7.28%) Kanban
12 11 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (7.28%) Project Management
13 10 (6.62%) MVC
13 10 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (5.96%) Service Management
15 8 (5.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.77%) SQL
2 31 (20.53%) Java
3 18 (11.92%) PL/SQL
4 17 (11.26%) Bash Shell
5 15 (9.93%) Ruby
6 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.95%) Perl
7 10 (6.62%) Python
8 7 (4.64%) C#
9 3 (1.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Degree
2 11 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.30%) CCIE
4 5 (3.31%) ISEB
5 4 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.99%) GIAC
6 3 (1.99%) GCIA
6 3 (1.99%) GCIH
7 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.32%) PMP
7 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.32%) CCNP
8 1 (0.66%) GCED
8 1 (0.66%) CCNA
8 1 (0.66%) CISSP
8 1 (0.66%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.54%) QA
2 18 (11.92%) SLA
3 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.62%) NFS
2 9 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.97%) Xen
3 6 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.65%) Docker
4 4 (2.65%) vCloud
4 4 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.65%) vSphere
5 2 (1.32%) Snort
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (8.61%) Nagios
1 13 (8.61%) Puppet
2 12 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.95%) HAProxy
3 4 (2.65%) SCOM
3 4 (2.65%) Salt
3 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 4 (2.65%) Cobbler
3 4 (2.65%) Graphite
4 2 (1.32%) RANCID
5 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 37 (24.50%) Oracle
2 19 (12.58%) Cisco
3 16 (10.60%) Red Hat
4 14 (9.27%) Citrix
5 10 (6.62%) Juniper
6 9 (5.96%) F5
6 9 (5.96%) VMware
7 6 (3.97%) NetApp
8 5 (3.31%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.65%) Perforce
9 4 (2.65%) Dell
9 4 (2.65%) Splunk
9 4 (2.65%) Tableau
10 2 (1.32%) Zend
10 2 (1.32%) Brocade
10 2 (1.32%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.32%) Infoblox
11 1 (0.66%) WorldPay
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