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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Gaming
Rank 496 480 496
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing Online Games 87 73 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.49% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 24
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £566 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+47.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 28 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 30 January 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 -4 87 £425 +6.25% 45
London +12 80 £413 +2.48% 39
City of London +17 6 £413 +10.00% 8
West Yorkshire - 4 £438 -
Yorkshire - 4 £438 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £510 - 1
East of England - 2 £510 - 1
Manchester -3 1 £125 -66.66%
North West -11 1 £125 -66.66%
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Games
2 83 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (30.32%) SQL
4 46 (24.47%) Oracle
5 45 (23.94%) Scrum
6 37 (19.68%) E-Commerce
7 35 (18.62%) Java
8 34 (18.09%) Data Modelling
8 34 (18.09%) ETL
8 34 (18.09%) QA
9 33 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (17.02%) Linux
10 32 (17.02%) Degree
11 31 (16.49%) TDD
12 29 (15.43%) HTML
13 28 (14.89%) Finance
13 28 (14.89%) Data Integration
14 27 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (13.83%) JavaScript
15 26 (13.83%) ITIL
16 25 (13.30%) UNIX
16 25 (13.30%) CSS
17 23 (12.23%) Web Services
18 22 (11.70%) Hadoop
19 20 (10.64%) Big Data
19 20 (10.64%) Cisco
20 19 (10.11%) PL/SQL
20 19 (10.11%) DevOps
20 19 (10.11%) MongoDB
20 19 (10.11%) REST

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (4.79%) Apache
2 8 (4.26%) nginx
3 6 (3.19%) Confluence
4 4 (2.13%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.13%) Drupal
5 2 (1.06%) JBoss
5 2 (1.06%) uiautomator
5 2 (1.06%) Jetty
6 1 (0.53%) Mule
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.53%) Node.js
6 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (3.19%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.60%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.53%) SPSS
5 1 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.45%) Firewall
1 14 (7.45%) iSCSI
2 13 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (6.91%) MPLS
2 13 (6.91%) OSPF
2 13 (6.91%) BGP
3 12 (6.38%) Network Security
4 11 (5.85%) VPN
4 11 (5.85%) IPsec
4 11 (5.85%) TACACS
5 9 (4.79%) NetScreen
5 9 (4.79%) Internet
6 8 (4.26%) NetScaler
7 7 (3.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (3.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (3.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (3.72%) SAN
7 7 (3.72%) VoIP
7 7 (3.72%) WAN
8 6 (3.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (11.70%) Hadoop
3 20 (10.64%) Big Data
4 19 (10.11%) MongoDB
5 18 (9.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (9.04%) OLTP
7 11 (5.85%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.79%) CouchDB
9 8 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (4.26%) MySQL
9 8 (4.26%) Apache Hive
10 7 (3.72%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.66%) OLAP
11 5 (2.66%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.13%) Spotfire
12 4 (2.13%) Data Mining
12 4 (2.13%) QlikView
13 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.85%) JIRA
2 9 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.79%) Subversion
2 9 (4.79%) Selenium
3 7 (3.72%) Axure RP
3 7 (3.72%) JMeter
4 6 (3.19%) Grunt
4 6 (3.19%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.66%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.66%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.06%) Xcode
7 2 (1.06%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.06%) Calabash
7 2 (1.06%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.06%) VisualVM
7 2 (1.06%) FishEye
7 2 (1.06%) GitLab
7 2 (1.06%) Appium
7 2 (1.06%) ProtoShare
General
1 188 (100.00%) Games
2 28 (14.89%) Finance
3 18 (9.57%) Marketing
4 8 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.13%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) iGaming
7 1 (0.53%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (28.72%) Developer
2 26 (13.83%) Analyst
3 12 (6.38%) Senior Developer
3 12 (6.38%) Project Manager
3 12 (6.38%) Designer
4 11 (5.85%) Network Engineer
4 11 (5.85%) Architect
5 10 (5.32%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.32%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) UX Designer
7 7 (3.72%) Insight Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Tester
7 7 (3.72%) Data Architect
8 6 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (2.66%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (2.66%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (2.66%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.43%) HTML
2 25 (13.30%) CSS
3 23 (12.23%) Web Services
4 19 (10.11%) REST
5 17 (9.04%) SOAP
6 14 (7.45%) HTML5
7 13 (6.91%) RESTful
8 11 (5.85%) CSS3
9 9 (4.79%) XML
9 9 (4.79%) Spring
10 8 (4.26%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.72%) Backbone.js
11 7 (3.72%) Sass
11 7 (3.72%) Struts
12 6 (3.19%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.19%) Flash
12 6 (3.19%) J2EE
12 6 (3.19%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (3.19%) LESS
13 5 (2.66%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.89%) Data Integration
2 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.85%) User Experience
4 9 (4.79%) Open Source
4 9 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.26%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.72%) Replication
7 4 (2.13%) Wiki
8 3 (1.60%) W3C
8 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.60%) Economics
8 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.06%) Psychology
9 2 (1.06%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.06%) Social Network
9 2 (1.06%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.53%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.02%) Linux
2 25 (13.30%) UNIX
3 18 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (9.57%) Windows
4 8 (4.26%) Ubuntu
4 8 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.19%) Android
7 5 (2.66%) CentOS
7 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.94%) Scrum
3 37 (19.68%) E-Commerce
4 34 (18.09%) Data Modelling
4 34 (18.09%) ETL
5 31 (16.49%) TDD
6 27 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (13.83%) ITIL
8 19 (10.11%) DevOps
9 18 (9.57%) Project Management
10 16 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (7.98%) BDD
11 15 (7.98%) OO
12 14 (7.45%) Service Management
13 13 (6.91%) Load Balancing
14 12 (6.38%) Dimensional Modelling
15 11 (5.85%) MVC
16 10 (5.32%) Workflow
16 10 (5.32%) Kimball Methodology
16 10 (5.32%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.32%) SQL
2 35 (18.62%) Java
3 26 (13.83%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.11%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.91%) Ruby
6 12 (6.38%) Python
7 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.72%) PHP
8 6 (3.19%) Perl
9 3 (1.60%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
9 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.06%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.06%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (17.02%) Degree
2 11 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.26%) CCIE
4 5 (2.66%) ISEB
4 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.60%) CCNP
5 3 (1.60%) GIAC
5 3 (1.60%) GCIA
5 3 (1.60%) GCIH
6 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.06%) PMP
6 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.53%) GCED
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.09%) QA
2 16 (8.51%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.45%) NFS
2 10 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.79%) Xen
4 5 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.66%) vCloud
4 5 (2.66%) vSphere
5 4 (2.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (5.32%) Puppet
2 8 (4.26%) Nagios
2 8 (4.26%) HAProxy
3 6 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.66%) SCOM
5 4 (2.13%) Cobbler
5 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.06%) RANCID
6 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (24.47%) Oracle
2 20 (10.64%) Cisco
3 16 (8.51%) Citrix
4 13 (6.91%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.91%) Ab Initio
5 11 (5.85%) Tableau
5 11 (5.85%) Juniper
6 10 (5.32%) VMware
7 9 (4.79%) NetApp
8 8 (4.26%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.26%) F5
9 7 (3.72%) Netezza
10 6 (3.19%) Teradata
10 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.66%) Dell
12 4 (2.13%) Brocade
13 3 (1.60%) Lattice Semiconductor
14 2 (1.06%) Perforce
14 2 (1.06%) Adobe
14 2 (1.06%) IBM
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