The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 - 246
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Online Games 4 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% - 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £345 - £350
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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2207 2741 2924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.56% 30.53% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1638 1583
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 126
Median hourly rate £19.83 £32.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.03% +93.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in the South East

Online Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Online Games in the South East

Online Games
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Buckinghamshire - 4 £345 -
Online Games
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Online Games.

1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) iPad
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (66.67%) REST
3 4 (66.67%) Spring Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Bitbucket
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (66.67%) Groovy
3 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
3 4 (66.67%) Apache Camel
3 4 (66.67%) Microservices
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) MySQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) JMS
3 4 (66.67%) Java EE
3 4 (66.67%) Grails
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) NAS
5 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories

Online Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Bitbucket
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Maven
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) AIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Camel
1 4 (66.67%) Grails
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
1 4 (66.67%) Java EE
1 4 (66.67%) JMS
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
1 4 (66.67%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) iPad
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
1 4 (66.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Competitor Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Groovy
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Korn
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat