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 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 624 588
Rank change year-on-year +54 -36  
Contract jobs citing Online Games 17 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.053% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 28
Median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £576 £490
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15365 17649 17726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.20% 33.26% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 11571 11114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 579 649
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 12 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 25 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
England +36 17 £388 -8.82% 32
London -13 9 £401 -5.58% 21
South East - 4 £345 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £345 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £345 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 2
Birmingham - 1 - -
North West - 1 £525 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £230 - 3
Leeds - 1 £230 - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 £230 - 3
Manchester - 1 £525 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Online Games.

1 42 (100.00%) Games
2 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Java
4 12 (28.57%) TDD
5 10 (23.81%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) QA
5 10 (23.81%) BDD
6 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 8 (19.05%) Ruby
7 8 (19.05%) MySQL
8 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 7 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (16.67%) Scala
8 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (14.29%) Microservices
9 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
9 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 6 (14.29%) RESTful
9 6 (14.29%) Kanban
9 6 (14.29%) Spring
10 5 (11.90%) Unix
10 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.90%) JUnit
10 5 (11.90%) J2EE
10 5 (11.90%) Pair Programming
10 5 (11.90%) Java EE
10 5 (11.90%) Game Development
10 5 (11.90%) R

Online Games
Co-occurring 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 4 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.76%) Confluence
4 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.38%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
1 2 (4.76%) NAS
1 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.38%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) MySQL
2 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
5 4 (9.52%) Redis
6 3 (7.14%) Big Data
6 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
7 2 (4.76%) HBase
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
8 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.38%) Neo4j
8 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 5 (11.90%) Bitbucket
3 5 (11.90%) JUnit
4 4 (9.52%) Maven
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium
6 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.38%) AccuRev
7 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.38%) Calabash
7 1 (2.38%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.38%) Mockito
7 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (7.14%) Online Betting
3 2 (4.76%) iGaming
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 6 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Ruby Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Games Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Data Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (14.29%) RESTful
2 6 (14.29%) Spring
3 5 (11.90%) J2EE
3 5 (11.90%) Java EE
4 4 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (9.52%) Apache Camel
4 4 (9.52%) Grails
4 4 (9.52%) JMS
4 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 4 (9.52%) REST
4 4 (9.52%) Spring Integration
5 3 (7.14%) HTML
6 2 (4.76%) .NET
6 2 (4.76%) HTML5
6 2 (4.76%) Pixi.js
6 2 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) Apache Wicket
7 1 (2.38%) Node.js
7 1 (2.38%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) iPad
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.14%) HTC Vive
2 3 (7.14%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) RIA
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) TDD
3 10 (23.81%) BDD
3 10 (23.81%) Scrum
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (14.29%) Kanban
6 6 (14.29%) Microservices
7 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.90%) Game Development
7 5 (11.90%) Pair Programming
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.52%) Low Latency
8 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) SDET
8 4 (9.52%) SOA
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) Ruby
3 7 (16.67%) Scala
4 5 (11.90%) R
5 4 (9.52%) Groovy
5 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Clojure
7 1 (2.38%) Go
7 1 (2.38%) Korn
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) CCNA
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) COBIT
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
1 1 (2.38%) HDFS
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Grafana
2 3 (7.14%) StatsD
3 1 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.38%) Mesos
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Splunk
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) Tableau
4 1 (2.38%) Vertica
4 1 (2.38%) VMware
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