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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 510 474 533
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +59
Contract jobs citing Online Games 103 103 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.62% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 59 37
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£363 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.41

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -30 100 £358 -5.29% 53
London -3 90 £375 -6.25% 41
City of London +17 13 £250 -33.33% 6
Surrey -15 1 £300 +3.00% 1
East of England -16 1 - - 3
Guildford -16 1 £300 +3.00% 1
Hertfordshire -25 1 - - 1
South East -28 1 £300 - 2
South West - 1 £325 - 1
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 3
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Winsford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 204 (100.00%) Games
2 93 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (29.41%) Scrum
4 46 (22.55%) SQL
5 43 (21.08%) Oracle
6 39 (19.12%) TDD
7 35 (17.16%) Linux
8 34 (16.67%) Java
8 34 (16.67%) Marketing
9 33 (16.18%) Project Management
9 33 (16.18%) QA
10 32 (15.69%) HTML
11 31 (15.20%) JavaScript
12 30 (14.71%) CSS
12 30 (14.71%) ETL
13 29 (14.22%) E-Commerce
13 29 (14.22%) Microsoft
14 28 (13.73%) ITIL
15 27 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
15 27 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (13.24%) Finance
16 26 (12.75%) Data Modelling
17 25 (12.25%) Data Integration
17 25 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (11.27%) Degree
19 21 (10.29%) DevOps
19 21 (10.29%) Analytics
20 20 (9.80%) PL/SQL
21 19 (9.31%) CRM
21 19 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (5.39%) IBM Notes
2 10 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.92%) nginx
4 8 (3.92%) Apache
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.94%) CMS
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.45%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.96%) Mule
7 4 (1.96%) Drupal
8 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.49%) uiautomator
9 1 (0.49%) Jetty
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.49%) SAS
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.49%) JBoss
9 1 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.45%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.96%) SPSS
5 3 (1.47%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.49%) Maya
6 1 (0.49%) MS Project
6 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.37%) LDAP
1 13 (6.37%) Internet
2 12 (5.88%) DNS
3 10 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.92%) iSCSI
5 7 (3.43%) SAN
6 6 (2.94%) HTTP
7 5 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.45%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (1.96%) NAS
8 4 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (1.96%) NetScreen
8 4 (1.96%) Firewall
9 3 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.47%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.47%) BGP
10 2 (0.98%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.98%) Wireless
10 2 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (7.84%) QlikView
3 10 (4.90%) OLTP
4 9 (4.41%) MySQL
4 9 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.92%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.43%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.43%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.45%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.45%) Spotfire
8 5 (2.45%) OLAP
9 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.96%) Big Data
9 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.47%) Redis
10 3 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.47%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 14 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.37%) Subversion
3 7 (3.43%) JMeter
4 5 (2.45%) Axure RP
4 5 (2.45%) Mercurial
4 5 (2.45%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.96%) JIRA
5 4 (1.96%) Selenium
6 3 (1.47%) Grunt
7 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.98%) Xcode
7 2 (0.98%) JUnit
8 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.49%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.49%) JBehave
8 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.49%) ProtoShare
8 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 204 (100.00%) Games
2 34 (16.67%) Marketing
3 27 (13.24%) Finance
4 12 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.39%) Danish Language
6 3 (1.47%) Retail
7 2 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) iGaming
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (38.24%) Developer
2 29 (14.22%) Analyst
3 16 (7.84%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.35%) Java Developer
5 14 (6.86%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.88%) Designer
7 11 (5.39%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 8 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.43%) Front-End Developer
11 7 (3.43%) Insight Analyst
11 7 (3.43%) iOS Developer
12 6 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Consultant
12 6 (2.94%) Network Engineer
13 5 (2.45%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.45%) Architect
13 5 (2.45%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.69%) HTML
2 30 (14.71%) CSS
3 19 (9.31%) HTML5
4 17 (8.33%) RESTful
5 16 (7.84%) Web Services
5 16 (7.84%) CSS3
6 13 (6.37%) XML
7 12 (5.88%) jQuery
8 11 (5.39%) JSON
9 10 (4.90%) REST
10 9 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (4.41%) Spring
11 7 (3.43%) Struts
11 7 (3.43%) Hibernate
11 7 (3.43%) J2EE
11 7 (3.43%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.94%) Flash
13 5 (2.45%) XHTML
13 5 (2.45%) DHTML
13 5 (2.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.25%) Data Integration
1 25 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.88%) New Media
2 12 (5.88%) Blog
2 12 (5.88%) Social Media
3 11 (5.39%) User Experience
4 9 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.41%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.43%) iPad
5 7 (3.43%) iPhone
6 6 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.45%) W3C
7 5 (2.45%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.45%) Social Gaming
8 4 (1.96%) Open Source
8 4 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.96%) Wiki
9 3 (1.47%) Economics
9 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.16%) Linux
2 17 (8.33%) UNIX
2 17 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (6.86%) Apple iOS
4 13 (6.37%) Windows
5 8 (3.92%) CentOS
6 7 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.45%) Android
9 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.41%) Scrum
3 39 (19.12%) TDD
4 33 (16.18%) Project Management
5 30 (14.71%) ETL
6 29 (14.22%) E-Commerce
7 28 (13.73%) ITIL
8 27 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (12.75%) Data Modelling
10 21 (10.29%) Analytics
10 21 (10.29%) DevOps
11 19 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (9.31%) CRM
12 17 (8.33%) Workflow
13 16 (7.84%) Kanban
14 15 (7.35%) Dimensional Modelling
15 14 (6.86%) Data Virtualisation
15 14 (6.86%) Service Management
16 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
16 13 (6.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.55%) SQL
2 34 (16.67%) Java
3 31 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 20 (9.80%) PL/SQL
5 16 (7.84%) Ruby
6 14 (6.86%) Python
6 14 (6.86%) PHP
7 8 (3.92%) Perl
7 8 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.43%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.96%) C#
10 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.47%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 2 (0.98%) C++
11 2 (0.98%) XPath
12 1 (0.49%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.49%) R
12 1 (0.49%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.27%) Degree
2 6 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (2.45%) CCNP
4 3 (1.47%) MCSE
4 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.98%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) CCIE
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.18%) QA
2 7 (3.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.90%) Xen
3 8 (3.92%) NFS
4 7 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.47%) XenServer
6 3 (1.47%) vCloud
6 3 (1.47%) vSphere
7 2 (0.98%) Varnish
7 2 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.39%) BMC PATROL
1 11 (5.39%) Puppet
2 9 (4.41%) Nagios
3 8 (3.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 8 (3.92%) Cobbler
3 8 (3.92%) Opsview
4 6 (2.94%) SCOM
4 6 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.94%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.49%) RANCID
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (21.08%) Oracle
2 29 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.33%) Ab Initio
4 16 (7.84%) Netezza
5 11 (5.39%) Tableau
5 11 (5.39%) Lotus
6 10 (4.90%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.41%) Teradata
7 9 (4.41%) Citrix
8 8 (3.92%) Splunk
9 7 (3.43%) Veritas
9 7 (3.43%) Infoblox
9 7 (3.43%) Cisco
9 7 (3.43%) Dell
9 7 (3.43%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.94%) VMware
11 5 (2.45%) Juniper
11 5 (2.45%) NetApp
11 5 (2.45%) F5
12 4 (1.96%) Brocade
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