Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Online Games over the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 816 765
Rank change year-on-year +49 -51 -128
Contract jobs citing Online Games 64 57 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.058% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 42 77
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £343 £350 £281
90th Percentile £544 £598 £555
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Online Games is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31772 32617 34443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.85% 33.23% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21306 21551 22269
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 1119 1347
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.85
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Online Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in England

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in England

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Online Games in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Online Games in England

Online Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Online Games in England

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 52 £475 +8.57% 16
South East +14 8 £360 +7.46% 2
North of England +65 3 £190 -60.00% 1
North West - 2 £150 -
Yorkshire +20 1 £230 -51.58% 1
South West - 1 £475 -
Online Games
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Online Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Online Games.

1 64 (100.00%) Games
2 39 (60.94%) Java
3 38 (59.38%) E-Commerce
3 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (43.75%) Unix
5 24 (37.50%) MySQL
5 24 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 21 (32.81%) RESTful
6 21 (32.81%) Scrum
6 21 (32.81%) Retail
6 21 (32.81%) Spring
7 20 (31.25%) Scala
8 18 (28.13%) Kanban
9 17 (26.56%) Pair Programming
9 17 (26.56%) Mac OS X
9 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
9 17 (26.56%) Relational Database
10 16 (25.00%) Hibernate
11 15 (23.44%) JMS
11 15 (23.44%) QA
11 15 (23.44%) NoSQL
12 14 (21.88%) Puppet
12 14 (21.88%) MongoDB
12 14 (21.88%) SOA
13 13 (20.31%) Finance
13 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
13 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
13 13 (20.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (20.31%) Coaching
14 12 (18.75%) Mentoring

Online Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.81%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 3 (4.69%) CMS
4 2 (3.13%) Confluence
4 2 (3.13%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.56%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (37.50%) MySQL
2 17 (26.56%) Relational Database
3 15 (23.44%) NoSQL
4 14 (21.88%) MongoDB
5 12 (18.75%) Redis
6 6 (9.38%) Big Data
7 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
7 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
8 4 (6.25%) Flink
8 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
9 3 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
11 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.56%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 24 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.38%) Maven
5 5 (7.81%) JUnit
6 3 (4.69%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.69%) gulp
7 2 (3.13%) JIRA
8 1 (1.56%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.56%) Moq
8 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.56%) MSTest
8 1 (1.56%) NUnit
8 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (32.81%) Retail
3 13 (20.31%) Finance
4 8 (12.50%) Online Betting
5 3 (4.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Developer
2 25 (39.06%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 13 (20.31%) Tester
5 12 (18.75%) Automation Tester
6 11 (17.19%) Agile Developer
6 11 (17.19%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (14.06%) Senior Agile Developer
7 9 (14.06%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 7 (10.94%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (10.94%) Senior Automation Tester
8 7 (10.94%) Senior Tester
9 6 (9.38%) Games Developer
9 6 (9.38%) Java Games Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Data Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Java Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Senior Games Developer
10 4 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) RESTful
1 21 (32.81%) Spring
2 16 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 15 (23.44%) JMS
4 12 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
4 12 (18.75%) JSON
5 9 (14.06%) JMX
5 9 (14.06%) XML
6 8 (12.50%) Java EE
7 7 (10.94%) Spring Boot
8 6 (9.38%) CSS
8 6 (9.38%) CSS3
8 6 (9.38%) HTML
8 6 (9.38%) HTML5
9 5 (7.81%) .NET
9 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.81%) REST
9 5 (7.81%) Servlets
10 4 (6.25%) Kafka
10 4 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) iPad
2 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.56%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (1.56%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (1.56%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Unix
2 17 (26.56%) Mac OS X
3 12 (18.75%) Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (4.69%) Android
6 2 (3.13%) AIX
6 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (59.38%) E-Commerce
2 21 (32.81%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) Kanban
4 17 (26.56%) Pair Programming
4 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
5 14 (21.88%) SOA
6 13 (20.31%) Coaching
6 13 (20.31%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
7 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 12 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
7 12 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Multithreading
9 8 (12.50%) Microservices
9 8 (12.50%) TDD
10 7 (10.94%) API Integration
10 7 (10.94%) SDET
11 6 (9.38%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.94%) Java
2 20 (31.25%) Scala
3 12 (18.75%) R
4 11 (17.19%) SQL
5 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.38%) Python
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.69%) Groovy
7 3 (4.69%) PHP
8 2 (3.13%) Java 9
8 2 (3.13%) Korn
8 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.56%) C#
9 1 (1.56%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) VCP6
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) GCP
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Docker
1 5 (7.81%) vCloud
1 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) Puppet
2 7 (10.94%) Grafana
2 7 (10.94%) StatsD
3 5 (7.81%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.13%) Ansible
4 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Splunk
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) VMware
3 4 (6.25%) Google
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe
5 1 (1.56%) HP