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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Gaming
UK / England
Rank 546 564 531
Rank change year-on-year +18 -33  
Contract jobs citing Online Games 24 54 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 41 24
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +28.37% -1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13156 15166 14551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.09% 31.18% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8508 9992 8903
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 525 607
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Online Games as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 18 £394 -3.07% 36
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 4
South East - 2 £373 - 1
North West +31 1 - -
East of England - 1 £525 -
Online Games
UK

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 56 (100.00%) Games
2 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (44.64%) TDD
4 21 (37.50%) Java
5 16 (28.57%) Scrum
5 16 (28.57%) BDD
6 14 (25.00%) RESTful
7 13 (23.21%) QA
7 13 (23.21%) DevOps
7 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.43%) CSS
8 12 (21.43%) HTML
8 12 (21.43%) Spring
9 11 (19.64%) Ruby
9 11 (19.64%) Docker
10 10 (17.86%) Microservices
10 10 (17.86%) Kanban
11 9 (16.07%) Mobile Games
11 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
11 9 (16.07%) Mobile First
12 8 (14.29%) Backbone.js
12 8 (14.29%) React
12 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (14.29%) Node.js
12 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 8 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Online Games
Top Related 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 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) CoreMedia CMS
2 2 (3.57%) Jetty
2 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (12.50%) Hazelcast
1 7 (12.50%) Neo4j
2 5 (8.93%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.36%) GitLab
4 3 (5.36%) Grunt
4 3 (5.36%) gulp
4 3 (5.36%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.36%) JIRA
4 3 (5.36%) Mocha
5 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.79%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.79%) Calabash
6 1 (1.79%) Mockito
6 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (12.50%) Online Betting
3 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 5 (8.93%) Publishing
5 4 (7.14%) Finance
6 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.57%) iGaming
8 1 (1.79%) Banking
8 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.79%) Legal
8 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.36%) DevOps Architect
5 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Games Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Games Tester
5 3 (5.36%) Lead Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Software Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Tester
6 2 (3.57%) Java E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) RESTful
2 12 (21.43%) CSS
2 12 (21.43%) HTML
2 12 (21.43%) Spring
3 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
4 8 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 8 (14.29%) Node.js
4 8 (14.29%) React
4 8 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (12.50%) HTML5
5 7 (12.50%) Spring Integration
6 6 (10.71%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (10.71%) REST
7 5 (8.93%) CSS3
7 5 (8.93%) Java EE
8 3 (5.36%) Apache Camel
8 3 (5.36%) JSON
9 2 (3.57%) .NET
9 2 (3.57%) J2EE
9 2 (3.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Mobile Games
2 3 (5.36%) HTC Vive
2 3 (5.36%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) RIA
3 2 (3.57%) Social Media
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) TDD
3 16 (28.57%) BDD
3 16 (28.57%) Scrum
4 13 (23.21%) DevOps
5 10 (17.86%) Kanban
5 10 (17.86%) Microservices
6 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (16.07%) Mobile First
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.50%) Coaching
8 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.50%) Fraud Detection
8 7 (12.50%) High Availability
9 6 (10.71%) Line Management
9 6 (10.71%) Refactoring
10 5 (8.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Java
2 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.64%) Ruby
4 7 (12.50%) Python
5 5 (8.93%) Scala
6 3 (5.36%) ES6
6 3 (5.36%) SQL
7 2 (3.57%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.57%) C++
7 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) C#
8 1 (1.79%) F#
8 1 (1.79%) Go
8 1 (1.79%) Groovy
8 1 (1.79%) Korn
8 1 (1.79%) R
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.79%) COBIT
3 1 (1.79%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Ansible
2 6 (10.71%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Apigee
2 3 (5.36%) VMware
3 2 (3.57%) Apple
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (1.79%) Facebook
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.79%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec
4 1 (1.79%) Vertica
London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 6 days ago