Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 575 547
Rank change year-on-year +1 -28 -122
Contract jobs citing Online Games 52 44 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.097% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 54
London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £379 £350 £263
90th Percentile £544 £600 £546
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18161 16646 17581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.02% 36.80% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13007 11811 12365
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £293 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £652
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 308
London median hourly rate £21.21 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.78 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in London

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in London

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Online Games in London

Online Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Online Games in London

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London +8 9 £525 +27.27% 5
South London - 2 £475 -
Online Games
England

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 London region with a requirement for Online Games.

1 52 (100.00%) Games
2 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (69.23%) E-Commerce
4 35 (67.31%) Java
5 26 (50.00%) Unix
6 20 (38.46%) Retail
6 20 (38.46%) MySQL
6 20 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 20 (38.46%) RESTful
7 19 (36.54%) Scala
7 19 (36.54%) Scrum
8 18 (34.62%) Kanban
9 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
9 17 (32.69%) Spring
9 17 (32.69%) Pair Programming
9 17 (32.69%) Mac OS X
9 17 (32.69%) Relational Database
10 16 (30.77%) Hibernate
11 15 (28.85%) NoSQL
12 14 (26.92%) MongoDB
13 13 (25.00%) SOA
13 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
13 13 (25.00%) Puppet
13 13 (25.00%) QA
13 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
13 13 (25.00%) Coaching
13 13 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (23.08%) Mentoring
14 12 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
14 12 (23.08%) Redis

Online Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (9.62%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.77%) CMS
4 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (38.46%) MySQL
2 17 (32.69%) Relational Database
3 15 (28.85%) NoSQL
4 14 (26.92%) MongoDB
5 12 (23.08%) Redis
6 5 (9.62%) Big Data
6 5 (9.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (7.69%) Flink
7 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
7 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 3 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (3.85%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.62%) JUnit
5 3 (5.77%) gulp
6 2 (3.85%) Maven
7 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.92%) JIRA
7 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.92%) Moq
7 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.92%) MSTest
7 1 (1.92%) NUnit
7 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (38.46%) Retail
3 10 (19.23%) Finance
4 6 (11.54%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Developer
2 21 (40.38%) Java Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Senior Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Senior Java Developer
4 13 (25.00%) Tester
5 12 (23.08%) Automation Tester
6 11 (21.15%) Agile Developer
6 11 (21.15%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Senior Agile Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 7 (13.46%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (13.46%) Senior Automation Tester
8 7 (13.46%) Senior Tester
9 6 (11.54%) Games Developer
9 6 (11.54%) Java Games Developer
10 4 (7.69%) Data Engineer
10 4 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (7.69%) Java Engineer
10 4 (7.69%) Senior Games Developer
10 4 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) RESTful
2 17 (32.69%) Spring
3 16 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 12 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
4 12 (23.08%) JSON
5 11 (21.15%) JMS
6 9 (17.31%) JMX
6 9 (17.31%) XML
7 7 (13.46%) Spring Boot
8 6 (11.54%) CSS
8 6 (11.54%) CSS3
8 6 (11.54%) HTML
8 6 (11.54%) HTML5
9 5 (9.62%) .NET
9 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
9 5 (9.62%) Java EE
9 5 (9.62%) Servlets
10 4 (7.69%) jQuery
10 4 (7.69%) Kafka
10 4 (7.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) User Experience
2 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.92%) HTC Vive
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Unix
2 17 (32.69%) Mac OS X
3 5 (9.62%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (69.23%) E-Commerce
3 19 (36.54%) Scrum
4 18 (34.62%) Kanban
5 17 (32.69%) Pair Programming
5 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
6 13 (25.00%) Coaching
6 13 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 13 (25.00%) SOA
7 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 12 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 12 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
7 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 10 (19.23%) Multithreading
9 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 7 (13.46%) API Integration
10 7 (13.46%) SDET
11 6 (11.54%) Front End Development
11 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) Java
2 19 (36.54%) Scala
3 12 (23.08%) R
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) PHP
8 2 (3.85%) Java 9
9 1 (1.92%) C#
9 1 (1.92%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) VCP6
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) GCP
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) vCloud
1 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.62%) vSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Puppet
2 7 (13.46%) Grafana
2 7 (13.46%) StatsD
3 5 (9.62%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Splunk
2 5 (9.62%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle