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 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 398 407
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9  
Contract jobs citing Online Games 9 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 19
Median daily rate £401 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £400 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £565 £525
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7968 8146 8471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.28% 37.40% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5701 5893 5999
Median daily rate £515 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 107 140
Median hourly rate £21.20 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.50 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 28 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) TDD
4 10 (35.71%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) QA
4 10 (35.71%) BDD
5 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (28.57%) Ruby
6 7 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) Scala
7 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
7 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
7 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 5 (17.86%) RESTful
8 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
8 5 (17.86%) JUnit
8 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (14.29%) SDET
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.29%) Coaching
9 4 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 4 (14.29%) JSON
9 4 (14.29%) Unix
9 4 (14.29%) MySQL
9 4 (14.29%) SOA

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 4 (14.29%) Redis
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.14%) HBase
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.57%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.57%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) Calabash
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Mockito
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) iGaming
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Games Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Games Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Java Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (17.86%) RESTful
3 4 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) Spring
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Wicket
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) GWT
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) Java EE
5 1 (3.57%) JSF
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.57%) Struts
5 1 (3.57%) Tapestry
5 1 (3.57%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) HTC Vive
1 3 (10.71%) Oculus Rift
2 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) TDD
3 10 (35.71%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
7 4 (14.29%) Coaching
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 4 (14.29%) Game Development
7 4 (14.29%) Kanban
7 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) SDET
7 4 (14.29%) SOA
7 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Line Management
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby
3 6 (21.43%) Scala
4 4 (14.29%) R
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Clojure
6 1 (3.57%) Go
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Grafana
2 3 (10.71%) StatsD
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Splunk
2 1 (3.57%) Tableau
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