The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Gaming
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 164 199
Contract jobs citing Online Games 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.030% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.076% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £375 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Online Games is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1367 1324 2193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.89% 39.32% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1614 2541
Median daily rate £535 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 54
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £11.25 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.86 £73.00 £62.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Online Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in the City of London

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Online Games in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in the City of London