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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 469 485 522
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +37
Contract jobs citing Online Games 127 97 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 0.60% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 58 18
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£388 £378 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £286 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £178
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +68.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 123 £400 +5.96% 32
London +36 109 £400 - 27
City of London +11 14 £345 -8.00% 7
West Yorkshire - 9 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £510 +56.92%
East of England -16 3 £510 +56.92% 1
North West - 1 £125 - 2
South West - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £125 - 1
Oxford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Games
2 96 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.15%) SQL
4 56 (25.69%) Scrum
5 51 (23.39%) Oracle
6 43 (19.72%) Linux
7 37 (16.97%) Java
7 37 (16.97%) E-Commerce
7 37 (16.97%) Data Modelling
8 36 (16.51%) ETL
8 36 (16.51%) QA
9 35 (16.06%) Degree
9 35 (16.06%) TDD
9 35 (16.06%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (16.06%) ITIL
10 31 (14.22%) Finance
10 31 (14.22%) Data Integration
11 30 (13.76%) HTML
12 28 (12.84%) UNIX
13 27 (12.39%) JavaScript
13 27 (12.39%) Project Management
13 27 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (11.93%) CSS
15 25 (11.47%) Marketing
16 24 (11.01%) Web Services
16 24 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (11.01%) DevOps
17 23 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (9.63%) REST
18 21 (9.63%) Hadoop

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (4.59%) Apache
2 9 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.13%) nginx
3 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.29%) Drupal
4 5 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.29%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.83%) Confluence
6 3 (1.38%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.92%) Mule
7 2 (0.92%) uiautomator
8 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) Jetty
8 1 (0.46%) Node.js
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (2.75%) Photoshop
1 6 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.38%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.92%) SPSS
4 2 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) Office 365
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.34%) iSCSI
2 14 (6.42%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (5.96%) Firewall
4 12 (5.50%) LDAP
4 12 (5.50%) DNS
4 12 (5.50%) BGP
5 11 (5.05%) MPLS
5 11 (5.05%) OSPF
5 11 (5.05%) Internet
5 11 (5.05%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.59%) VPN
7 9 (4.13%) Network Security
7 9 (4.13%) NetScreen
7 9 (4.13%) TACACS
7 9 (4.13%) IPsec
8 8 (3.67%) NetScaler
8 8 (3.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (3.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (3.21%) SAN
10 6 (2.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.06%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (9.63%) Hadoop
3 19 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.26%) OLTP
4 18 (8.26%) Big Data
4 18 (8.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 13 (5.96%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.13%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.13%) QlikView
6 9 (4.13%) CouchDB
6 9 (4.13%) MySQL
7 8 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.21%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.21%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.29%) OLAP
10 4 (1.83%) Spotfire
10 4 (1.83%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.38%) Redis
11 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.88%) Git (software)
1 15 (6.88%) Subversion
2 11 (5.05%) JIRA
3 8 (3.67%) JMeter
4 7 (3.21%) Selenium
4 7 (3.21%) Axure RP
5 6 (2.75%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.75%) Grunt
6 5 (2.29%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.92%) Xcode
8 2 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.92%) ProtoShare
8 2 (0.92%) Hudson
8 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.92%) Appium
8 2 (0.92%) Calabash
8 2 (0.92%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.46%) FishEye
9 1 (0.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 218 (100.00%) Games
2 31 (14.22%) Finance
3 25 (11.47%) Marketing
4 10 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.29%) Danish Language
6 4 (1.83%) Retail
7 2 (0.92%) Publishing
7 2 (0.92%) iGaming
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (29.36%) Developer
2 29 (13.30%) Analyst
3 14 (6.42%) Project Manager
4 13 (5.96%) Designer
4 13 (5.96%) Business Analyst
4 13 (5.96%) Senior Developer
4 13 (5.96%) Network Engineer
4 13 (5.96%) Java Developer
5 10 (4.59%) Architect
6 9 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.21%) UX Designer
8 7 (3.21%) Insight Analyst
8 7 (3.21%) Tester
8 7 (3.21%) Data Architect
9 6 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
10 5 (2.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (2.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.76%) HTML
2 26 (11.93%) CSS
3 24 (11.01%) Web Services
4 21 (9.63%) REST
5 16 (7.34%) SOAP
6 15 (6.88%) HTML5
7 14 (6.42%) RESTful
8 12 (5.50%) XML
8 12 (5.50%) CSS3
9 9 (4.13%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.13%) JSON
9 9 (4.13%) Spring
10 7 (3.21%) Sass
10 7 (3.21%) Backbone.js
10 7 (3.21%) J2EE
10 7 (3.21%) Struts
10 7 (3.21%) Hibernate
11 6 (2.75%) Flash
11 6 (2.75%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (2.75%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.22%) Data Integration
2 23 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.05%) User Experience
3 11 (5.05%) Open Source
4 9 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.67%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.21%) Replication
7 6 (2.75%) Social Media
7 6 (2.75%) Blog
8 5 (2.29%) New Media
8 5 (2.29%) Wiki
9 4 (1.83%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.83%) W3C
10 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.38%) Social Gaming
10 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.38%) Economics
10 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 43 (19.72%) Linux
2 28 (12.84%) UNIX
3 24 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (9.63%) Windows
5 10 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.59%) CentOS
6 8 (3.67%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.67%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.75%) Android
8 5 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (25.69%) Scrum
3 37 (16.97%) E-Commerce
3 37 (16.97%) Data Modelling
4 36 (16.51%) ETL
5 35 (16.06%) TDD
5 35 (16.06%) ITIL
6 27 (12.39%) Project Management
6 27 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (11.01%) DevOps
8 20 (9.17%) Service Management
8 20 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (8.26%) Workflow
10 17 (7.80%) OO
11 15 (6.88%) Kanban
12 14 (6.42%) BDD
12 14 (6.42%) Dimensional Modelling
13 13 (5.96%) CRM
13 13 (5.96%) Load Balancing
14 12 (5.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.15%) SQL
2 37 (16.97%) Java
3 27 (12.39%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.63%) PL/SQL
5 18 (8.26%) Ruby
6 17 (7.80%) Python
7 11 (5.05%) Perl
8 10 (4.59%) PHP
9 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.29%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.29%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.38%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 2 (0.92%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.46%) R
13 1 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.46%) C#
13 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (16.06%) Degree
2 12 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.21%) CCIE
4 5 (2.29%) RHCSA
4 5 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (2.29%) CCNP
4 5 (2.29%) ISEB
4 5 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.92%) GIAC
5 2 (0.92%) GCIA
5 2 (0.92%) GCIH
5 2 (0.92%) MCSE
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.51%) QA
2 17 (7.80%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (7.34%) NFS
2 14 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.50%) Xen
4 11 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.59%) Active Directory
6 7 (3.21%) vSphere
7 6 (2.75%) vCloud
8 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.92%) Snort
9 2 (0.92%) XenServer
9 2 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.46%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) Puppet
2 13 (5.96%) Nagios
3 9 (4.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 9 (4.13%) Cobbler
4 8 (3.67%) SCOM
4 8 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.67%) HAProxy
5 5 (2.29%) Opsview
5 5 (2.29%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.92%) SCCM
7 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.46%) RANCID
7 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 51 (23.39%) Oracle
2 21 (9.63%) Cisco
3 19 (8.72%) Citrix
4 18 (8.26%) Microsoft
5 14 (6.42%) Ab Initio
5 14 (6.42%) VMware
6 13 (5.96%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.05%) ServiceNow
7 11 (5.05%) Tableau
7 11 (5.05%) Juniper
7 11 (5.05%) Netezza
8 9 (4.13%) F5
8 9 (4.13%) NetApp
9 8 (3.67%) Dell
10 7 (3.21%) Teradata
11 5 (2.29%) Splunk
11 5 (2.29%) Lotus
12 4 (1.83%) Brocade
12 4 (1.83%) Veritas
12 4 (1.83%) Infoblox
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Explore Group
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago