The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Gaming
UK
Rank 571 583 566
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17  
Contract jobs citing Online Games 25 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 23
Median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £492 £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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Online Games over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +2 25 £400 - 48
London -5 19 £400 -4.47% 31
Sheffield - 2 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 4
South East - 2 £373 - 3
North West +28 1 - - 1
Manchester +8 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £525 -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £345 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £345 -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £525 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Online Games.

1 59 (100.00%) Games
2 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) TDD
4 22 (37.29%) Java
5 18 (30.51%) Scrum
6 16 (27.12%) BDD
7 15 (25.42%) RESTful
8 14 (23.73%) QA
8 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
9 13 (22.03%) DevOps
10 12 (20.34%) CSS
10 12 (20.34%) HTML
10 12 (20.34%) Spring
11 11 (18.64%) Ruby
11 11 (18.64%) Kanban
11 11 (18.64%) Docker
12 10 (16.95%) Microservices
12 10 (16.95%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
13 9 (15.25%) Mobile Games
13 9 (15.25%) AngularJS
13 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (15.25%) Mobile First
14 8 (13.56%) React
14 8 (13.56%) Coaching
14 8 (13.56%) Backbone.js
14 8 (13.56%) Node.js
14 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (13.56%) Ruby on Rails

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills 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 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 2 (3.39%) CoreMedia CMS
2 2 (3.39%) Jetty
2 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (11.86%) Hazelcast
1 7 (11.86%) Neo4j
2 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.17%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.08%) GitLab
4 3 (5.08%) Grunt
4 3 (5.08%) gulp
4 3 (5.08%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.08%) JIRA
4 3 (5.08%) Mocha
5 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.39%) JUnit
5 2 (3.39%) Selenium
5 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.69%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.69%) Calabash
6 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (11.86%) Online Betting
3 6 (10.17%) Retail
4 5 (8.47%) Publishing
5 4 (6.78%) Finance
6 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.39%) iGaming
8 1 (1.69%) Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Legal
8 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Ruby Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.78%) Software Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.08%) DevOps Architect
6 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Games Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Games Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Lead Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Software Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) RESTful
2 12 (20.34%) CSS
2 12 (20.34%) HTML
2 12 (20.34%) Spring
3 9 (15.25%) AngularJS
4 8 (13.56%) Backbone.js
4 8 (13.56%) Node.js
4 8 (13.56%) React
4 8 (13.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (11.86%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (11.86%) HTML5
5 7 (11.86%) Spring Integration
6 6 (10.17%) REST
7 5 (8.47%) CSS3
7 5 (8.47%) Java EE
8 4 (6.78%) JSON
9 3 (5.08%) .NET
9 3 (5.08%) Apache Camel
10 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Mobile Games
2 3 (5.08%) HTC Vive
2 3 (5.08%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) RIA
3 2 (3.39%) Social Media
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
3 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) AIX
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.07%) TDD
3 18 (30.51%) Scrum
4 16 (27.12%) BDD
5 13 (22.03%) DevOps
6 11 (18.64%) Kanban
7 10 (16.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (16.95%) Microservices
8 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (15.25%) Mobile First
9 8 (13.56%) Coaching
9 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
9 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.86%) Fraud Detection
10 7 (11.86%) High Availability
11 6 (10.17%) Line Management
11 6 (10.17%) Refactoring
12 5 (8.47%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) Java
2 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.64%) Ruby
4 7 (11.86%) Python
5 5 (8.47%) Scala
6 3 (5.08%) ES6
6 3 (5.08%) SQL
7 2 (3.39%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.39%) C#
7 2 (3.39%) C++
7 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.39%) R
8 1 (1.69%) F#
8 1 (1.69%) Go
8 1 (1.69%) Groovy
8 1 (1.69%) Korn
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) SDET
3 1 (1.69%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Ansible
1 7 (11.86%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.69%) Grafana
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) StatsD
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Apigee
2 3 (5.08%) VMware
3 2 (3.39%) Apple
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Tableau
4 1 (1.69%) Facebook
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.69%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.69%) Splunk
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec
4 1 (1.69%) Vertica